The Olympus E-PL2 has just been announced at CES in Las Vegas, and wouldn’t you know it, we were on hand to check out the model, which uses the Micro Four Thirds interchangeable lens system.
The follow up to the beginner focused E-PL1, the Olympus E-PL2 is a gobsmackingly beautiful little shooter, with a solid metal build. The sensor hasn’t changed: it still reels off 12.3 megapixel pics, and 720p HD video.
But there’s now a larger 3-inch LCD screen, and a few intriguing features for novices – we were shown how the Olympus E-PL2 can instantly share its snaps over Bluetooth with your phone. It certainly worked quickly, so could be handy for slinging pics off to friends and family in a jiffy.
The buttons and dials have also been rejigged with the Olympus E-PL2, while a a new 14-43mm albs is bundled in with it, promising quieter auto focusing during video, one of the few irks we have with Olympus’ awesome, compact PEN line.
The Olympus E-PL2 is out in February – we’re chasing UK pricing for you as you read this. We’re sure be plenty more digital cameras to read about as the show goes on.
Out February | £TBC | Olympus