THE NEXT EVOLUTION OF OLYMPUS PEN BRINGS NEW LEVELS OF POWER AND PERFORMANCE
The stylish retro black metal body of the new E-P2 may be reminiscent of a traditional rangefinder – but there's nothing traditional about this powerful new camera from Olympus. The E-P2 is a 12.3-megapixel interchangeable lens camera, and it blends the high-quality still images of a DSLR with High Definition (HD) video, stereo Linear PCM audio recording and in-camera creativity – all inside an ultra-portable, easy-to-use body. The E-P2 also brings a new twist to the PEN lineup: an accessory port which accommodates the included VF-2 electronic view finder or optional external microphone adapter (SEMA-1).
ADAPT AND ACCESSORIZE
The E-P2 includes a port for new accessories including EMA-1 Microphone adapter and the VF-2 live-finder, a detachable electronic viewfinder that comes with the E-P2. The viewfinder easily slides onto the camera's accessory port and hot shoe to provide 1.15x magnification for a 100% field of view. The VF-2 rotates up 90 degrees which is useful when shooting subjects from challenging angles. Its diopter can be adjusted to allow most photographers to see subjects in perfect focus without wearing glasses. The external accessory port also allows for connection with the new EMA-1 external microphone connector for enhanced audio capture.
COMPLETE MULTIMEDIA FUNCTIONALITY
The E-P2 is the world's smallest 12.3-mexapixel interchangeable lens system camera, yet has the creative flexibility to give you a true professional experience with ease. A still photo, video and audio recorder in one, the E-P2 creates exceptional photos, inventive slide shows, and remarkable videos for sharing with family or for posting on many of today's social networking websites. It delivers professional quality images without the bulk of a conventional DSLR, thanks to its slim body and advanced high-speed imager AF (Live View) technologies.
GET FOCUSED, STAY FOCUSED
The E-P2's Imager Autofocus Live View with the new C-AF (Continuous Autofocus) Tracking and AF Target Registration locks your subject into focus, and constantly adjusts focus and brightness whether you or your subject is moving. With this mode, a simple push of the AF button and shutter release enables you to keep fast-moving and unpredictable subjects in focus – from left to right and front to back – automatically ensuring that even active subjects are captured clearly.
iENHANCE FOR RADIANT COLORS
The E-P2 also includes a new picture mode called iEnhance that automatically selects the correct exposure settings for subjects such as close-ups, sports and action, landscapes, portraits and night scenes, but has the power to also apply additional adjustments to color and contrast within each shot based on the subject. For example, an already beautiful sunset looks even more beautiful when warm colors are more saturated or brilliant. It is able to intelligently calculate and apply additional adjustments to make a good image exceptional! iEnhance is automatically engaged while shooting in iAuto, or can be selected through the menu as a picture mode if shooting in M A S or P.
HDMI CONTROL FROM YOUR COUCH
The E-P2 makes sharing your content easier than ever. Just connect it to your HDTV with an optional HDMI cable and use your HDTV's remote to control playback functions and navigate the camera's menus from the comfort of your couch.
MANUAL IN MOVIE MODE
The E-P2s manual movie mode (30fps and 720p) allows for independent control of aperture and shutter for expanded creative control. This fine control allows you to express your vision exactly how you want in your HD videos. Switch to shooting with Art Filters in Movie Mode for additional creative effects.
TWO NEW ART FILTERS
The E-P2 continues its tradition of innovation with eight in-camera art filters including the new Diorama and Cross Process filters. The Diorama art filter gives users a miniature model photo feeling by narrowing the depth of focus and enhancing color and contrast. The selective focus that this filter offers lends intimacy to images of even the largest subjects like canyons or cityscapes. The Cross Process art filter offers an unexpected look to images and videos by changing the color and contrast of subjects. Using this mode can result in surreal other-worldly images. These new filters are a welcome addition to the Pop Art, Soft Focus, Pale & Light Color, Light Tone, Grainy Film and Pin Hole filters previously available on the E-P1.
MAGNIFIED FOCUS ASSIST
The E-P2 provides two optional methods to help the user focus: a Magnified Focus (MF) Assist Function and Magnification Display. When using manual focus, the MF Assist feature aids with critical focus by allowing you to zoom in on part of the image by simply turning the focusing ring on the front of the lens. The Magnification Display enables you to selectively enlarge the image on the LCD at the touch of a button. This mode works for both autofocus and manual focus. Both MF Assist methods provide up to a 10x magnification of a single point of the image for critical focus; perfect for macro or still-life photography.
12 MILLION PIXELS
With 12.3 megapixels at its disposal, the E-P2 delivers image quality that makes the difference between ordinary and exceptional still and video imaging. A Live MOS image sensor is complemented by a next generation TruePic V Image Processor, resulting in excellent dynamic range, accurate color fidelity, fine image details in all highlight and shadow areas, up to 6400 ISO, and reduced noise.
AUTOFOCUS LIVE VIEW
The Live View Autofocus system works as effectively and seamlessly on the E-P2 as it does on conventional E-System DSLR and point-and-shoot cameras. Subjects are displayed in complete focus on the bright LCD as soon as the shutter is pressed half way.
BLUR-FREE, DUST-FREE IMAGING
Say goodbye to blurry and blemished images. In both still and Movie modes the E-P2 Image Stabilization excels. The E-P2's three-mode In-body Image Stabilization system compensates for up to four shutter speed steps in the still shooting modes with any of its interchangeable lenses: Mode 1 for general shooting, Mode 2 for creative high-speed horizontal capture, and Mode 3 for high-speed vertical capture. The camera's Mechanical Image Stabilization automatically compensates for camera shake in low-light situations or when using a telephoto lens. In the Movie Modes the advanced Electronic Image Stabilization tracts the images both vertically and horizontally to achieve clear sharp movies, matching the performance of the in body IS. A Dust Reduction System assures spot-free images via a patented ultrasonic technology called the Supersonic Wave Filter, which vibrates to remove dust and other particles from the image sensor and confines them to a special adhesive membrane.
A Multiple Exposure function enables you to be creative right in the camera. Multiple images can be captured and combined to create one unique image. The creative possibilities are endless.
AUTO ADJUSTMENT AND FACE DETECTION
The camera has 19 automatic scene modes, including Night-Scenes, Portraits and Landscapes. Its Intelligent Auto Mode (iAuto) identifies your shooting intent (including macro or sport photography) and adjusts the settings accordingly to achieve the best results. The ePortrait Mode allows you to soften shadows and smooth out facial features, either before image capture or during post-capture edits. And the Face Detection function captures up to eight faces, reducing the chance of blurred subjects when shooting several people at once.
You no longer need to worry about the extreme contrast between dark and bright areas in your images. The E-P2's Shadow Adjustment Technology corrects for extreme light variations with high-tech efficiency. This can also be used in post-editing.
The recording capabilities of the E-P2 are versatile enough for all your audio needs, whether shooting stills or video. With its built-in microphones, the system can capture all the subtle nuances of any sounds you're trying to capture. The E-P2 is capable of recording and playing back WAV files, and is perfect for adding narration to still images.
BE A MOVER, NOT A SHAKER
Any lens attached to the E-P2 will deliver blur-free images thanks to three modes of In-body Image Stabilization that compensate for up to four EV (exposure value) steps. Mechanical Image Stabilization automatically compensates for camera shake in low light or when shooting with out a tripod. Since the E-P2 is a very small interchangeable lens camera with built-in Image Stabilization, you'll feel comfortable taking it on the road with you to capture the action. As an added advantage, the built-in image stabilization works not only with the M. Zuiko lenses but all Four Thirds lenses and even older film-based lenses when used with the appropriate adapter for the E-P2.
TOTAL LIVE CONTROL
With the E-P2 you are in full control of all functions and imaging decisions—with split-second accuracy. Live Control, an advanced control panel system, allows you to see the image and the controls all at once on the 3-inch HyperCrystal LCD, which is noted for its vivid colors and high contrast. Whether using full manual control or all the automatic features, first-time users will feel like pros, and pros will create still images or videos that continue to push their own boundaries of creativity. The standard Olympus DSLR supercontrol panel is also available.
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The E-P2 incorporates a new port for connecting new accessories including an optional EMA-1 Microphone adapter and the VF-2 live-finder, a detachable electronic viewfinder that comes with the E-P2. The live-finder easily slides onto the camera's accessory port and hot shoe when needed to provide 1.15x magnification, a 100% field of view with amazing resolution.
MICRO FOUR THIRDS MOUNT
The Micro Four Thirds Mount on the E-P2 provides many key benefits, including the effectiveness of a digitally designed image sensor, an ultra-compact design, and expandability and compatibility with all Micro Four Thirds Lenses and Four Thirds System Lens via the MMF-1 Adapter.
FOUR THIRDS SYSTEM LENS ADAPTER
Other Four Thirds Format lenses can also be used on the E-P2 with an available MMF-1 Four Thirds System Lens Adapter, including extreme wide-angle fisheye and super-telephoto lenses. This further increases your range of creative options.
The sound recording function of the E-P2 helps you capture all the nuances of classical music, the signing of birds, or any other sounds you want to record. The system is capable of recording and playing back WAV files, and of adding the professional quality sound to digital slide shows.
TRUEPIC V IMAGE PROCESSOR
In addition to more detail, the image sensor, combined with the next-generation TruePic V Image Processor, delivers excellent dynamic range, accurate color fidelity and reduced noise, all the way up to 6400 ISO.
IN-BODY IMAGE STABILIZATION
The camera's In-body Image Stabilization system compensates for up to four shutter speed steps with any of the system's interchangeable lenses. Mechanical Image Stabilization automatically compensates for camera shake in low-light situations or when using a telephoto lens.
A series of eight built-in Art Filters for replicating countless striking and dramatic effects can be easily activated for both still and video imaging. The innovative Art Filters include Pop Art, Soft Focus, Pale & Light Color, Light Tone, Grainy Film and Pin Hole.
Multiple Exposure makes heightened creativity an easily-obtained objective. Two frames can be combined, and portions of one can be combined with those of another in any of the shooting modes. Images can be combined in playback mode or directly on the LCD through the use of the new TruePic V Image Processor.
The E-P2's powerful 12.3 megapixel Live-MOS sensor packs a powerful high-quality imaging punch for such a compact camera, allowing you to capture more detail than ever before.
The camera's Digital Leveler function is a highly functional and practical feature for such specialized requirements as architectural photography and other similar needs.
Shoot movies at 30 frames per second in 720p with available manual control over aperture and shutter speed. This new level of control allows you to express your vision exactly how you want in your HD videos.
ELECTRONIC IMAGE STABILIZATION
Electronic Image Stabilization compensates for camera shake while shooting in the movie mode.
DUST REDUCTION SYSTEM
A Dust Reduction System assures spot-free images. Every time you turn on the camera, the patented Supersonic Wave Filter silently vibrates, flinging and collecting dust so that it cannot interfere with the picture imaging at any time.
LIVE VIEW AUTOFOCUS
With the seamless precision and simplicity of a point-and-shoot, the E-P2's Live View Autofocus system displays the images to be shot in complete focus on the camera's bright LCD the moment the shutter button is pressed half way down.
For accurate manual focusing, MF Assist can be enabled during S-AF + MF operation. With it you can zoom in on the central part of the image by up to five times by turning the focus ring.
PERFECT SHOT PREVIEW
With Perfect Shot Preview, you can preview and select various photographic effects before you take the shot.
The ePortrait mode is also useful for smoothing out the facial features of your subjects, which is a tremendous plus for High Definition playback.
A Face Detection function reduces the chance of blurry faces when shooting groups of people—up to eight subjects at once—even if they're moving while you're pressing the shutter button.
SHADOW ADJUSTMENT TECHNOLOGY
Shadow Adjustment Technology corrects for extreme light variations with high-tech efficiency. It can also be used in post-editing.
The E-P2 lets you select one of four Aspect Ratios (4:3, 3.2, 16.9 and 6.6) that help frame your images to whatever proportions you'd like, for everything from conventional enlargements to viewing on widescreen monitors.
FULL MANUAL CONTROL
Full manual control for all programs and functions, including Aperture and Shutter. Shutter Priority, is at your fingertips whenever it is needed or preferred. Full automatic control is also a button-press away.
iAuto identifies your shooting intent (such as macro or action photography) and instantly adjusts the camera settings to achieve the best results.
Slideshows have never been easier or more fun to create. The E-P2's enhanced playback functions allow you to employ effective fade-in/fade-out techniques, add captivating musical soundtracks, and much more.
Choose from five separate background music files to add to your still images or video productions.
The E-P2 is the definition of state-of-the-art optical engineering in an ultra-compact body. It weighs just 11.8 ounces and measures just 4.75” (W) x 2.95” (H) x 1.43 (D), so you can to slip into a pocket or purse and to take with you anywhere.
M. ZUIKO LENSES
The accompanying Olympus M. ZUIKO lenses are small, lightweight, powerful and precision engineered.
SDHC MEDIA CARDS
The E-P2 is capable of recording video to SDHC media cards to accommodate large files. (SDHC Class 6 cards are recommended.) Videos, stills and high-fidelity audio can also be output via HDMI cable-direct to any HD television.
Live Control, an advanced camera management system, allows you to see the image being shot and the camera's controls all at once, on the bright, colorful, high definition 3-inch HyperCrystal LCD. HyperCrystal LCDs offer many times the contrast of conventional LCD monitors, and also provide a wide viewing angle of 176º.
19 AUTOMATIC SCENE MODES
The E-P2 is equipped with 19 scene-select modes for effortless picture taking. Standard scene modes like Night-Scene, Portrait and Landscape are easy-to-use solutions for everyday shooting. Edits can be made in the camera after the pictures are shot using the handy ePortrait Mode.
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