Another PEN joins the ranks

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And the E-PL2 makes it four. Olympus has rounded out its PEN line with a follow-up to the entry-level E-PL1. The E-PL2 comes with a new silent autofocus m14-42mm f3.5/5.6 zoom lens, high-resolution (460K dots) three-inch display and an optional Bluetooth module called PENPal that allows you to wirelessly send images to a computer or other Bluetooth device.
The Bluetooth module works through the camera’s accessory port, which means it will also accept the VF-2 detachable electronic viewfinder and SEMA-1 external microphone adapter. Another accessory that uses the port is the Macro Arm Light, a pair of LED lights mounted on flexible arms and designed for macro photography.
The body gets a minor redesign ISO sensitivity jumps to 6400.

Olympus E-PL2 Specification Highlights

  • Sensor: 12.3 megapixel Live MOS
  • Lens mount: microFourThirds
  • Video: up to 1080×720 HD video (AVI motion JPEG)
  • Audio: Steero PCM 16bit, 44.1kHz
  • Image stabilization: mechanical, in camera
  • LCD: 3-inch 460K dots
  • Price: $599.99

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