We got pretty excited over the arrival of the Olympus E-P1 – that mix of retro-styled looks and modern-day Micro Four Thirds being a heady mix for the semi-pro photographer. But just months after the original launched, there's an update – the Olympus E-P2 camera.
It irons out a few niggles with the first model and adds a few new bits and pieces. Still a Micro Four Thirds (all the functionality of a digital SLR, but none of the bulk), the new model adds a port for an electronic viewfinder or (should you need one) external microphones, a couple of art filters, an i-Enhance function to improve your finished snaps and the ability to record 7 minutes of AVI format movies in 30fps at HD (1280x720p) resolution.
Other than that, there's a 12.3-megapixel Live MOS sensor with dust reduction and image stabilisation, up to ISO 6400 ffor detailed images in low light, a 3-inch HyperCrystal LCD, 20 shooting modes, face detection and the option to store images on SD or SDHC memory cards.
Black only for your colour option (which is a shame, we loved that old school brown), the Olympus E-P2 should be here for January 2010 at a price of £850 – those enhancements costing another £100 on the original.
Via Pocket Lint