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    Default Field Test: The Olympus E-PL2

    Introduction
    This is my first micro four thirds camera and I will not do comparison review. I have a Canon DSLR system and I find the system is too heavy for family outdoor photography. So I decide to give a lighter weight, Olympus E-PL2 a test out and below is my reviews

    Technical Specifications
    Please refer to this link http://www.olympusimage.com.sg/products/dslr/epl2/spec/

    My Overall Reviews
    Pro
    1. 12.3 megapixel capture very details quality esp.for a compact camera.
    2. Built-in pop-up flash is to prevent shadow of the lens taken in wide angle pictures.
    3. Art filters are fun to play with and also work in movie mode.
    4. ISO now goes up to 6400 which is useful for extremely low lighting.
    5. 22 scene-select modes allow effortless pictures taking.
    6. In-body Image Stabiliztion system compensates for up to three shutter speed steps in the still shooting modes with any of its interchangeable lenses.
    7. Grainy B&W mode from Art Filter gives very nice b&w grainy effect .
    8. Dust reduction system assures spot-free images.
    9. Good skin tone color for portrait pictures.
    10. Metering is reliable and accurate.
    11. Lighter weight compare to DSLR.

    Con
    1. RAW viewer software needs more improvement for preview custom WB of multiple selected pictures.
    2. Unable to include nickname name into the EXIF data.
    3. Focusing is slightly slower than my Cannon DSLR. This could be due using LCD focusing which takes up too much power from the battery.
    4. Limit lens choices esp. fast prime lens.
    5. Battery life is kind of disappointment. Recommend to bring a spare battery for outdoor photography.
    Last edited by megaweb; 12th May 2011 at 11:05 AM.
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    Skin Tone
    I love the skin tone color of the Olympus E-PL2.



    Art Filter > Pin Hole Effect
    Ha! No need photoshop to create this effect



    Art Filter > Pop Art
    The color may look weird but sometimes look nice for creativity shots
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    Art Filter > Dramatic Tone Effect
    You can see more flower details (2nd shot) after apply this effect



    Art Filter > Grainy film
    The grainy effect looks more like b/w film
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    Art Filter > Diorama
    Miniature Effect looks like a toy



    Conclusion
    After used for 3 months, I like it very much esp. the quality, features and the light weight. I am still newbie for this system. I need to spend more time with it. My next focus will be into Macro insect photography as well as landscape panorama photography.
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    Default Re: Field Test: The Olympus E-PL2

    Hey! Long time no see! I also got myself into m43 (got a E-PL1) a few days ago! Yes, the Olympus colors are very pleasing...

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    I'm very new to this but was drawn to the M4/3 of EPL2. My colleague is recommending the Canon G12 instead. Considering the bulkiness and the sheer lack of knowledge (as well as lifespan of interest), could someone possibly guide me? My current objective is to capture moments presented in a more beautiful manner. Greatly appreciated for any guidance

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    Default Re: Field Test: The Olympus E-PL2

    go m4/3 ..... G12 while a good camera is a different category camera with fixed zoom and alot smaller sensor size ...... its already got its hands full holding its own already vs LX5 , ZX-1 and EX1
    shaddap and just shoot .... up close
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    Thanks man. Anything i should be lookin out for while deciding on the purchase? Like where can i get a good deal as well as what lenses to purchase? Or is it like default package?

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    Default Re: Field Test: The Olympus E-PL2

    go read up the many threads regarding prices and where to buy here in the M4/3 sub-forum
    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/forum...-(4-3-and-m43)
    shaddap and just shoot .... up close
    Walkeast

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