Revision based on a production and-P 2 with firmware 1.1This is the second of our new ' quick ' Reviews. We will use this format for the cameras that are functionally similar and identical in terms of output in templates that we have already reviewed. We test to confirm the quality of the image is identical (noise testing and shots of our ' than ' scene study at all), then focus the review about the differences between the two cameras. Learn all about the camera you are interested in we recommend reading not only the quick review but also the complete review of sister camera-the Olympus E-P1.Ten months passed between the ad format Micro Four Thirds mirrorless interchangeable lens and unveil its first model of Olympus. For much of this time that Panasonic had sold their G1 DSLR like while all we see from Olympus was a mock-up design that has admitted that it was not feasible at that time. But in June 2009, Olympus finally revealed the camera responsible for our preview read most ever-the E-P1. The company was able to do what very few large players present might — build a history of compact cameras to photographers. And, in doing so, appeared to provide the camera that we're asking manufacturers to make for many years-a small camera with a good level of photographic control and a large sensor (Sigma had only really tried this before).The E-P1 is able to penetrate a relatively small, most excellent E-620 DSLR company beautifully style housing made of metal in a way that appeals to well beyond the camera-geek demographic. Was not without its problems, however-the main one, as its autofocus system that was pretty slow compared to the Panasonic g-series. Its control system, inherited from system wholesale and four thirds DSLRs, not always perfectly translate how are arranged buttons (the newest, simplest and-PL 1 and firmware updated Panasonics make this more evident than it was at the time of review).Then, a little over five months later and only a few weeks later, Epson has announced a display in the viewfinder, high-resolution, Olympus has launched E-P 2. The only major difference is the addition of an accessory port on the back of the camera under the flash hot shoe Mount. This may not sound like a big deal, but allow users to address, one of the criticisms leveled at us and-P 1-lack of viewfinder and the difficulty of shooting in light that this entails.Olympus has worked hard to increase the speed of AF series pen and this quick review is based on the last version that promises faster focus yet the entire range (E-P1, P2 and and and-PL 1). However, while it was designing its new lenses, specifically the 9-18 mm wide angle and 14-150 mm superzoom, with lightweight, single internal focus group for fast focus, the company is not redesigned its zoom 14-42 mm kit to offer the same advantages 12.2 MP Four Thirds TruePic V image processor ' Live MOS ' sensorIn-body image stabilization (said to be effective for 4 stops of stabilization) engine8 ' Art Filter ' creative image effectsClassically style casingAccessory metal door for Add-ons such as trackingi viewfinderAF electronics-improve ' HD video color recovery 6400720p 100-function ' ISO (MJPEG) with sound3 2.0 stereo LCD 230 k dot "screenFace detection (up to 8 faces) virtual-horizon level adjustmentAF well adjustShadow technology Adjustment (tuning Adaptive tone curve)
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