Wasting no time at all, Olympus has updated its Pen E-P1 camera just five months after it was released. Richard Sibley tests the Olympus Pen E-P2 to find out what has been changed
The dynamic range of the E-P2 is on a par with that of the Olympus E-P1, which has a range of around 11.5EV.This allows a good selection of tones to be reproduced by the camera. Saving images as raw files provides the most information to be recovered from highlight and shadows.
I found that the shadow areas were quite dense, suggesting a fairly smooth curve in the shadow areas. These dark areas can be brightened when shooting raw, though noise did become marginally more visible.