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

Product Overview

Overall rating:

Olympus Pen E-P2

AWB Colour:
LCD viewfinder:
Dynamic Range:


Olympus Pen E-P2 review


Price as reviewed:


Dynamic range

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.

  1. 1. Olympus Pen E-P2 at a glance:
  2. 2. Features
  3. 3. Build and handling
  4. 4. White balance and colour
  5. 5. Metering
  6. 6. Autofocus
  7. 7. Resolution, noise and sensitivity
  8. 8. Dynamic range
  9. 9. Viewfinder, live view, LCD and video
  10. 10. Our verdict
Page 8 of 10 - Show Full List