CNET también está disponible en español.

Ir a español

Don't show this again

Kit

The E-PL2 comes with a new kit lens; it's the same f3.5-5.6 14-42mm optics as the old lens, but uses an internal focus mechanism for quieter operation while autofocusing during video shooting.

Updated:Caption:Photo:Sarah Tew/CNET
1
of 5

Body

While the body design and shape is fundamentally the same as the E-PL1, I like the E-PL2's all black a little better than the black with silver of its predecessor.

Updated:Caption:Photo:Sarah Tew/CNET
2
of 5

Redesigned controls

Olympus changed the large buttons and four-way-navigation keys to smaller buttons and a dial for navigation. It looks a lot nicer and I like the dial, but the buttons may be small for some people. The movie record button is also recessed a bit more, to prevent accidental operation. This newer generation model also supports the more recent version of the accessory connector for an add-on EVF, the new PEN Pal Bluetooth module and the antenna-like macro light.

Updated:Caption:Photo:Sarah Tew/CNET
3
of 5

Relatively compact

Though not the smallest of the various ILC options, the E-PL2 is still a good size; it's not so big that its onerous to carry, and not so small that it's onerous to operate.

Updated:Caption:Photo:Sarah Tew/CNET
4
of 5

Mode dial

The grip is shallow, but enough to give you something to hang onto. For this model, Olympus has added a faux-HDR Art Filter and added some variations to existing ones. You can now use the Live Guide for adjusting settings for shooting video as well.

Updated:Caption:Photo:Sarah Tew/CNET
5
of 5
Up Next

London's taxi drivers send Uber a message