New Olympus E-PL2 and full Micro Four Thirds linup reviews

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There are two new Olympus E-PL2 reviews.

The polish website Optyczne (Click here to read the english translation) tested the E-PL2. In their final score the E-PL2 earns 52 points which is much more than what the Samsung NX100 (45 points) and the Sony NEX-5 (45 points) earned.
Also Peterwestphoto (Click here) tested the E-PL2: “How good is the E-PL 2? For my wife, it’s a 10 out of 10. She puts the camera in AUTO with the standard 14-54mm lens and she’s a happy camper. For me, I start with the camera on AUTO (but I’m ready to go to APERTURE, SHUTTER PRIORITY or PROGRAM mode) with the 17mm pancake lens and the 9-18mm and 14-54mm plus the 40-150mm (80mm to 300mm 35mm equivalent) telephoto and maybe the 9-18mm and 150-300mm super zoom and I’m ready to travel.”
Click those diretc links to check the E-PL2 price at Amazon, Olympus US store, Adorama, B&H, eBay.

Neocamera (Click here) made a full Micro Four Thirds lens test: “In terms of performance all is not perfect though, nor did we expect it to be for such extreme compactness. What we see is that is most M.Zuiko lenses are really strong performers at the center of the frame, even at their maximum aperture. Corners softness is a notable problem which is consistently more pronounced near wide-angle, probably a side-effect de designing lenses with such narrow barrels. It is important to know that any form of softness is visible in proportion to display size. So, corner softness which can be seen at 24×18″ may not be visible at 12×9″.

Reminder: Those are the current Olympus m43 lenses:

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  • interesting article about future camera design, apps and interface http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/future_of_the_camera.php

  • frank

    This lineup review just reminds / confirms me again I made the right choice going for the Panasonic lineup with my GF1, 20/1.7 and 7-14/4. The Olympus lineup just is not good enough for my comfort.

  • frank

    You do know that you can put your Panasonic lens on a Olympus body right? Mmm feel the lovely Olympus in body IS on your lens. Oh wait? You choosed a Panasonic body.. Never mind ;)

    • frank

      I know the lenses can be interchanged :-) But the in body lens corrections that Panasonic bodies can do on Panasonic lenses don’t seem to work when using Panasonic lenses on Olympus bodies. So I’ll just need to hold it still!

      • Well you could get DXO software which would solve that problem.

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