Monday, January 10, 2011

Olympus PEN E-PL2 the latest micro 4/3

Body with14-42mm kits lens: RM2,499
Body with pancake lens: RM2,499
Body with 14-42mm and 40-150mm RM2,999
Underwater housing PT-EP03: RM2,090 


Product TypeProduct typeMicro Four Thirds interchangeable lens system camera
MemorySD Memory Card (SDHC/SDXC compatible)*
* Class 6 is recommended for Movie shooting
Screen size17.3 mm (H) x 13.0 mm (V)
Lens mountMicro Four Thirds Mount
Image Pickup ElementProduct type4/3" High-Speed Live MOS Sensor
No. of pixelsNo. of effective pixels: 12.3 million pixels,
Total no. of pixels: Approx. 13.1 million pixels
Aspect ratio1.33 (4:3)
Dust reductionSupersonic Wave Filter (dust reduction system for image sensor)
Recording (Still)Recording formatDCF, DPOF compatible/Exif, PRINT Image Matching III
File formatRAW (12-bit lossless compression), JPEG, JPEG+RAW
Recording image size[RAW] 4032 x 3024 pixels
[JPEG] 4032 x 3024 pixels - 640 x 480 pixels
Recording (Movie)Recording formatAVI Motion JPEG (30 fps)
* Except for some of the Art Filters
Movie modeHD: 1280 (H) x 720 (V) Aspect 16:9, SD: 640 (H) x 480 (V) Aspect 4:3 (VGA) 
Maximum recording timeHD: Approx. 7 min., SD: Approx. 14 min.
* Except for some of the Art Filters
Recording (Sound)Recording formatWAVE Format, Stereo Linear PCM/16-bit, Sampling Frequency 44.1 kHz
Live ViewDisplay mode100% field of view, Exposure compensation preview, White balance adjustment preview, Gradation auto preview, Face detection preview (up to 8 faces), Grid line, Histogram, 7x/10x/14x magnification display, Perfect shot preview, Off
Compatible Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) (Optical viewfinder not provided)
* Cannot be used with an accessory mounted on the hot shoe.
External electronic viewfinderVF-2
No. of display dotsApprox. 1.44 million dots
Field of view / Magnification100% / 1.15x magnification (-1m-1, 50 mm at infinity)
Eye pointApprox. 18 mm (-1 m-1)-
Diopter adjustment range-3.0 - +1.0m-1
Brightness / Colour temperature control±7 levels / ±7 levels
Image StabilizationSystemBuilt in (Image sensor shift type), 3 modes (I.S.1, I.S.2, I.S.3)
Focal length settingAvailable
IS for movieDigital image stabilization
MonitorLCD monitor3.0-inch HyperCrystal LCD, Approx. 460,000 dots, 100% field of view
Brightness / Colour temperature control±7 levels / ±7 levels
FocusingAF systemHigh-Speed Imager AF
Focus modeSingle AF (S-AF) / Continuous AF (C-AF) / Manual Focus (MF) / S-AF + MF / AF Tracking (C-AF + TR)
* When a Four Thirds System lens (including high-speed imager AF compatible lenses) is used, it works as S-AF in C-AF mode.
Enlarge select AFAvailable
Focusing point11-area multiple AF (Auto target, Single target)
AF lockLocked at first position of Shutter button in Single AF mode
Manual focus assistLive View image is magnified when the focus ring is rotated(S-AF+MF or MF mode)
Exposure ControlMetering system
(TTL image sensor metering)
(1) Digital ESP metering (324-area multi pattern metering)
(2) Centre-weighted average metering
(3) Spot metering
(4) Spot with Highlight control
(5) Spot with Shadow control
Metering rangeEV 0 - 20 (at normal temperature, 17mm f2.8, ISO 100)
Exposure mode(1) iAUTO
(2) P: Programme AE (Programme shift can be performed)
(3) A: Aperture priority AE
(4) S: Shutter priority AE
(5) M: Manual
(6) Scene select AE
(7) Art Filter
Scene select AEPortrait, e-Portrait, Landscape, Landscape + Portrait, Sport, Night, Night + Portrait, Children, High Key, Low Key, DIS mode, Macro, Nature Macro, Candle, Sunset, Documents, Panorama, Fireworks, Beach & Snow, Fisheye Converter, Wide Converter, Macro Converter
ISO sensitivityAUTO: ISO 200 - 6400 (customizable, Default 200-1600) / Manual: ISO 200 - 6400, 1/3 or 1 EV steps
Exposure compensation±3 EV in 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV steps selectable
AE lockLocked at first position of Shutter button
Exposure bracketing2, 3 or 5 frames in 0.3/0.5/0.7/1 EV steps selectable, 7 frames in 0.3/0.5/0.7 EV steps selectable
ISO bracketing3 frames in 0.3, 0.7, 1 EV steps selectable
White BalanceWhite balance modeAuto WB, 7 Preset WBs, Custom WB (colour temperature registerable), One-touch WB
WB compensation±7 steps in each A-B/G-M axis (in Auto / Preset / One-touch WB mode)
WB bracketing3 frames in 2, 4, 6 steps selectable in each A-B/G-M axis.
Colour ModeColour matrixsRGB, Adobe RGB
Picture ModeModei-ENHANCE, Vivid, Natural, Muted, Portrait, Monotone, Custom
Gradation4 levels (Auto, High Key, Normal, Low Key)
ShutterProduct typeComputerized focal-plane shutter
Shutter speed60 - 1/4000 sec., Bulb: up to 8 min. (default) (1/3, 1/2 or1 EV steps selectable)
Self-timerOperation time: 12 sec., 2 sec. (cancel available)
DriveDrive modeAvailable (with optional RM-UC1 Remote cable.)
Sequential ShootingSequential shooting speedSingle-frame shooting, Sequential shooting, Self-timer
Max. recordable pictures on sequential shootingRAW mode: Max. 10 frames. JPEG mode: Depends on compression ratio and no. of pixels (LN mode: 17 frames with TOSHIBA Super High Speed Class 6 SDHC 4GB Card, under Olympus's standard testing conditions)
Integrated FlashFlash control modeTTL Auto (TTL pre-flash mode), Auto*, Manual
* Available on the external flash
Built-in flashRetractable flash, GN=10 (ISO200), GN=7 (ISO100)
Flash modeAuto, Red-eye reduction, Red-eye reduction slow sync. (1st curtain), Slow sync. (1st curtain), Slow sync. (2nd curtain), Manual (Full, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64), Fill-in, Off
Synchronization speed1/180 sec. or less (Super FP: 1/125 - 1/4000 sec.)*
* Available on the external flash
Flash intensity controlUp to ±3 EV in 0.3, 0.5 or 1 EV steps selectable
Flash bracketing3 frames in 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1EV steps selectable
Wireless Flash ControlCompatible external flashFL-50R, FL-36
Control method / Flash control modeTriggered and controlled by built-in flash light (Olympus Wireless RC Flash system compatible) / TTL Auto, Auto, Manual, FP TTL Auto, FP Manual
Number of channel4 channels / 3 groups
Art FilterModePop Art, Soft Focus, Grainy Film, Pin Hole, Diorama, Dramatic Tone
Multi-ExposureNo. of pictures / Functions2 pictures/ Auto gain, Exposing on Recorded picture
Multi-AspectAspect Ratio4:3 / 3:2 / 16:9 / 6:6
SoundMicrophone / SpeakerMono*/mono (Mute, Volume control available)
* Stereo sound recording is available when optional SEMA-1 Microphone Set 1 is attached.
PlaybackPlayback modes
* Customize function
Single-frame, Information display, Index (4/9/25/100 frames), Calendar, Close-up (2 - 14X), Picture rotation (manual), Movie (with sound, FF/REW/Pause), Slideshow (with BGM/BGM + Sound/Sound available)
Information display
* Customize function
Histogram (independent luminance/RGB available), Highlight/Shadow point warning, AF frame, Photographic information, Off
MenuLanguagesAvailable from 34 languages including English, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese
Custome SettingMy Set4 settings can be registered
Image EditingEditing functionRAW development, Gradation auto, Monotone, Sepia, Red-eye fix, Saturation, Resize (1280 x 960, 640 x 480, 320 x 240), Trimming, Aspect, e-Portrait, Image composition
Post-recordingAudio dubbing possible for still images (up to 30 sec.)
PrintPrint functionPrint reservation (DPOF), Direct print (PictBridge compatible)
Input/OutputPC interfaceUSB 2.0 Hi-Speed
TV interfaceHDMI-OUT (HD/Stereo), VIDEO-OUT (SD/Mono)
USB/AV connectorDedicated multi-connector (Video: NTSC/PAL selectable), Optional RM-UC1 Remote Cable
HDMI connectorMini HDMI type-C
Flash attachmentHot shoe
Accessory portDedicated multi-connector (Available for VF-2 Electronic Viewfinder, SEMA-1 Microphone Set 1, Macro Arm Lighr MAL-1, Communication Unit OLYMPUS PENPAL PP-1)
Power RequirementsBatteryBLS-5 Li-ion battery (included)
Sleep modeAvailable (1, 3, 5, 10 min., off selectable)
No. of recordable picturesApprox. 280 shots (with BLS-5 and TOSHIBA Super High Speed Class 6 (4GB) SDHC card under CIPA testing standard
Dimensions /
Dimensions115.4 mm (W) x 72.7 mm (H) x 42 mm (D) (excluding protrusions)
WeightApprox. 317 g (body only), Approx. 362g (CIPA guideline compliant, with BLS-1 battery and SDHC memory card)
Operating EnvironmentTemperature0 - 40° (operation) / -20 - 60° (storage)
Humidity30 - 90% (operation) / 10 - 90% (storage)
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