Olympus PEN E-PL2
Top 62%575 points
Top 62%
Megapixels
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Top 95%
746 cameras
10.91MP - 19.73MP
NaN% of all camerasYes
No
megapixels
sensor size
maximum light sensitivity
continuous shooting at high resolution
video recording
12.3
MP
Panono Camera
108MP
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Olympus PEN E-PL2: 45 facts and highlights

1. megapixels

12.3MP
Panono Camera: 108MP
288
0

2. sensor size

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
17.3 x 13mm
Polaroid Snap: 81.2 x 38mm
245
0

3. focus points

The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.
11
Sony Alpha a6500: 425
185
0

4. noise

The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.
573ISO
Sony Alpha 7S: 3702ISO
176
0

5. continuous shooting at high resolution

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
3fps
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: 60fps
171
0

6. weight

317g
HTC Re: 65.5g
141
0

7. image quality

A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.
55
Sony Alpha 7R II: 98
131
0

8. maximum light sensitivity

With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.
6400ISO
Nikon D5: 3280000ISO
126
0

9. video recording

720 x 30fps
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II: 2160 x 60fps
113
0

10. color depth

The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.
21.4bits
HP Photosmart R927: 42bits
87
0

11. fastest shutter speed

A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
0.00025s
Canon EOS-1D C: 0.00000125s
80
0

12. pixel density

326ppi
Sony Alpha 7R: 544ppi
77
0

13. width

115.4mm
DxO One: 26.2mm
76
0

14. dynamic range

The better the dynamic range the system captures a wider number of values from dark to light leading to more details in low and highlights. Source: DxOMark.
10.2Evs
Nikon D810A: 14.8Evs
72
0

15. volume

352.36cm³
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 65.29cm³
71
0

16. higher resolution (screen)

A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
460k dots
Fujifilm FinePix X-Pro1: 1230000k dots
71
0

17. height

72.7mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V: 39mm
71
0

18. battery power

1150mAh
Samsung Galaxy NX Mirrorless: 4360mAh
69
0

19. resolution

783 x 587px
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2: 1517 x 1920px
69
0

20. screen size

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
3"
Samsung Galaxy NX Mirrorless: 4.8"
58
0

21. has AF tracking

With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.
Olympus PEN E-PL2
73% have it
56
0

22. has a flash

A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.
Olympus PEN E-PL2
88% have it
51
0

23. shutter lag

The amount of time it takes the camera to take a photo, without having to focus.
0.434s
Leica M Typ 240: 0.00025s
49
0

24. has continuous autofocus when recording movies

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
Olympus PEN E-PL2
66% have it
48
0

25. power up delay

It takes less time for the camera to turn on and take a first picture.
1.3s
Nikon D70: 0.01s
44
0

26. shoots raw

A raw image file contains minimally processed data from the image sensor. Raw files are so named because they are not yet processed and therefore are not ready to be printed or edited with a bitmap graphics editor.
Olympus PEN E-PL2
55% have it
41
0

27. has a CMOS sensor

CMOS image sensors are slowly replacing CCD sensors, due to reduced power consumption and better image quality. They can be very compact and cost relatively little to produce.
Olympus PEN E-PL2
67% have it
41
0

28. Has a hot shoe

A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.
Olympus PEN E-PL2
51% have it
40
0

29. has a serial shot mode

You can shoot multiple pictures in a row.
Olympus PEN E-PL2
88% have it
40
0

30. flash sync speed

Flash synchronization is defined as the firing of a photographic flash coinciding with the shutter admitting light to the image sensor. In general, faster flash sync speeds are better if the photographer needs to flash-fill subjects that are backlit and wants to avoid motion blur, or wants to increase depth of field by using a high aperture.
0.00625s
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 + Panasonic Lumix G Vario 12-32mm F/3.5-5.6 ASPH: 0.00006s
40
0

31. lenses

A bigger variety of brand lenses means that you have more options and can find one that suits your needs.
26
Nikon D5: 400
38
0

32. has manual exposure

This allows to manually set the exposure.
Olympus PEN E-PL2
63% have it
37
0

33. exposure time

When the camera shutter is open for a long time, more light is absorbed by the sensor. You can use this slow shutter speed to produce vivid night time photography, or capture the trajectory of moving objects such as motorway traffic.
60s
Hasselblad X1D-50c: 3600s
37
0

34. cross-type focus points

Cross-type focus points, in contrast to normal focus points, can detect both horizonal and vertical making them the most precise and reliable focus points to use.
11
Sony Alpha a6500: 169
35
0

35. has manual focus

This allows to manually set the focus.
Olympus PEN E-PL2
59% have it
34
0

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