Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Brand New Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-50mm f3.5-6.3 EZ Lens Review and Photo Sample Images

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-50mm f3.5-6.3 EZ Lens Photo Shoot in NYC From H and B Digital.com

Camera: Olympus PEN E-PL2
Lens: Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-50mm f3.5-6.3 EZ
Mode: Auto

Product Highlights

  • Micro Four Thirds Lens
  • MSC (Movie & Still Compatible) Mechanism
  • High Imaging Performance
  • Equivalent to 24-100mm in 35mm Format
  • Lightweight (7.44 oz/211g)
The 12-50mm f/3.5-6.3 ED M.Zuiko EZ Micro 4/3 Lens (Black) from Olympus is a compact, lightweight 4.2x zoom lens that covers a lot of ground. With a digital-dedicated design as well as multi-coating on all lens surfaces, this exceptionally lightweight (7.44 oz/211 g) Micro 4/3 lens boasts very high imaging performance. Covering wide-angle to telephoto focal lengths (35mm equivalent of 24-100mm), this lens is suitable for landscapes, wide interior shots, portrait shooting, day-to-day photography and travel photography.

This superb lens incorporates the MSC (Movie & Still Compatible) design, which makes it ideal for use in both still and video applications, and has Linear Motor Drive for even faster, quieter focusing. Dust and Splash Proof construction protects the lens when shooting in wet or dusty conditions. And with macro photography operating as close as 7.87" (19.98 cm), there's very little you can't do with this lens.
MSC (Movie & Still Compatible) mechanism
Micro Four Thirds lens
Multi-coating on all lens surfaces
Only weighs 7.44 oz (211 g)
Improved faster autofocus with Linear Motor Drive
High imaging performance
Dust and Splash Proof construction allows use in challenging conditions

Video Testing with the Olympus 12-50mm Lens:

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January 31, 2012, New year Photo Resolution

2012 New Years Photo Resolution - a photo a day for a year

January 31, 2012

Camera: Nikon D5100 Digital SLR
Lens: Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S DX VR Nikkor Zoom
Location: New York, NY

Shooting around the city in a New York minute!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Samsung TL320 Digital Camera Review and Photo Sample Images

Samsung TL320 Digital Camera Photo Shoot in NYC From H and B Digital.com

Camera: Samsung TL320
Mode: Auto

Product Features:
  • 12 megapixels
  • 5x optical zoom
  • Optical image stabilization
  • 3″ AMOLED screen
  • HD 720p video recording
The Samsung TL320 is a 12 megapixel point and shoot camera. The TL320 carries the trendy form that is becoming rather expected among Samsung cameras. The immediate standout features are two analog gauges on the top of the camera, which give you readouts on remaining battery life and memory card capacity.

The new TL320 goes above and beyond traditional compact point-and-shoot digital cameras, offering an impressive list of features that set the camera apart from the competition. The TL320 features a Schneider lens, renowned for quality and trusted by professionals worldwide, and offers consumers a more versatile 24mm ultra-wide angle focal length paired with a powerful 5x optical zoom.

Utilizing the same advanced technologies found in its revolutionary AMOLED televisions, Samsung was able to incorporate a three-inch, 460,000-dot HVGA AMOLED screen in the new TL320, the largest AMOLED screen on a digital camera to date. In comparison to a traditional TFT-LCD screen, the TL320′s AMOLED consumes less power and offers a higher contrast ratio of 10,000:1, producing darker black levels, more vibrant colors, and a brighter display which can easily be viewed outdoors and even in direct sunlight. Additionally, unlike a TFT-LCD, the TL320′s AMOLED screen has the ability to display images that can be reviewed at any angle, while fully maintaining the same color gamut.

Samsung’s new TL320 also offers advanced high-definition video recording at a resolution of 720p, as well as HDMI connectivity through the use of a cradle to view one’s video and photos in HD clarity on an HDTV. The camera’s 5x optical zoom can be used while recording, and because the camera utilizes H.264 compression (a codec for high-definition video that yields three times the recording length than that of MJPEG video) users can record HD video for longer periods of time with the TL320.

For added stability and blur-free images, Samsung has outfitted the TL320 with both Optical and Digital Image Stabilization. The shooter has the option of simply using Optical Image Stabilization or choosing Dual Image Stabilization, combining the strengths of Optical and Digital Image Stabilization.

For the more advanced user who prefers to have more control over camera settings, the TL320 offers aperture priority, shutter priority, full manual shooting, as well as Samsung’s unique Advanced Picture Mode. Much more precise than simple white balance presets, Advanced Picture Mode gives users the ability to fine tune color tones before image capture by adjusting the color temperature from 2,800‑10,000K, in 100K increments, or by manually configuring the camera’s color space shift.

For users looking for simplicity when it comes to taking digital images, the TL320 offers a comprehensive suite of automatic controls designed to help them capture better images with ease, including the camera’s Smart Auto mode. When selected, Smart Auto will automatically choose from one of the TL320′s 11 scene modes, determining which best suits the environment the user may be shooting in. For example, the TL320′s Smart Auto feature will automatically set the camera to its Landscape scene mode if the user is taking an image of a mountain range, and then switch gears and automatically select the Portrait scene mode if the user proceeds to take an image of an individual. No manual interaction is required.

In addition to Smart Auto, the TL320 also incorporates Samsung’s proprietary Smart Album program. Smart Album is useful tool which allows users to easily search for a specific image they have saved on their memory card. Smart Album automatically organizes the user’s digital images and gives them the ability to narrow their search based on specific criteria. Users can quickly sort by the date or week the image was taken, the overall color tone, as well as whether they’re searching for portraits or specific file types, including  photos, videos, or voice memos.

Users can also take advantage of the TL320′s Face Detection, Blink Detection, Smile Shot, and Beauty Shot technologies. Designed to help capture better portraits and group shots of family and friends, Face Detection technology detects up to nine faces and automatically adjusts focus and exposure to ensure better composition and image quality. Smile Shot automatically triggers the TL320 to take a photo only when the camera detects smiles on the subjects’ faces, and Blink Detection will automatically fire two consecutive shots if the camera detects that a subject’s eyes are closed. Beauty Shot is a unique functionality which will automatically enhance and balance skin tones as well as remove blemishes.

Featuring a brushed stainless steel finish, the TL320 is as stylish as it is advanced. The camera offers a compact form factor highlighted by two analog dials found on top of the TL320′s body. The two dials give the TL320 a retro look and provide users with the ability to quickly glance down at the camera for an approximate readout of remaining battery life and memory capacity.

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Nikon Coolpix P7100 Digital Camera Review and Photo Sample Images

Nikon Coolpix P7100 Digital Camera Photo Shoot in NYC From H and B Digital.com

Camera: Nikon Coolpix P7100
Mode: Auto

Product Highlights

  • 10.1Mp Resolution
  • 3.0" Vari-Angle Monitor
  • NIKKOR ED Lens 28-200mm 35mm Equiv.
  • 7.1x Optical Zoom
  • EXPEED C2 Image Processor
  • 720p HD Movie Capture
  • 4-Way VR Image Stabilization
  • 3200 ISO
  • High-Speed Continuous Shooting
  • In-Camera Special Effects
The Nikon COOLPIX P7100 Digital Camera lets you take your creativity wherever you go. Whether you're at a party, on vacation, or you simply want a lightweight option to carry around, the P7100 is ready to go wherever you go! While plenty of cameras can do that, they can't all provide you with the same amazing versatility and creativity options that this compact Nikon can.

Before we even get to the in-camera special effects or the manual options, let's consider that this "point-and-shoot" (technically anyway) has 10.1Mp of power behind it and a 1/1.7" CCD image sensor. That sensor, along with the EXPEED C2 Image Processor, works to not only create beautiful and incredibly detailed images; the two ensure a fast and efficient camera. Often referred to as the heart of the camera, these two enable features like high-speed continuous shooting and the noise-reduction filter.
More than a still camera though, the P7100 also captures 720p high definition video with stereo sound. That translates into great looking and great sounding videos on your HDTV for the whole family to enjoy. Additional movie recording features include optical zoom control and auto focus.

Of course, the P7100 wouldn't get you very far without a stellar lens. The 7.1x Zoom-NIKKOR ED glass lens doesn't disappoint. With a 28-200mm (35mm equivalent) focal range you can go from wide-angle to telephoto without even blinking an eye. Those close-up shots and all the sweeping vistas your heart desires will be easily within your reach. The lens also works together with the camera's 4-Way VR image stabilization system for clean, motion-free images.

While the hallmark of a pocket camera is the ability to shoot on fully automatic, Nikon knows you want to do more than that with the P7100. That's why they gave the camera versatile manual controls. There's even a front command dial so you're fully in charge of operating the camera at all times. Other features, such as an ISO of 3200, bracketing options, and even a virtual horizon, ensure that you'll get just the shot you want. Of course, the choice of four classic exposure modes (P/S/A/M) is essential to this type of shooting. Add the aforementioned in-camera special effects and other features like macro capture and HDR setting, and you've got one great little camera that puts the joy back into point-and-shoot photography.
Your Passion for Photography Doesn't Take a Vacation
If you're looking for a compact companion to your D-SLR gear for road trips and vacations, grab the Nikon COOLPIX P7100 and keep on shooting. This portable camera doesn't compromise quality or creativity, delivering the versatility, performance and speed that keep you in the game. Get amazing photos and HD (720p) movies with intense detail powered by a large 10.1Mp, 1/1.7" CCD sensor and Nikon's imaging technology. Process every moment with faster performance-even minimize image blur with VR image stabilization. Then add in-camera special effects to take your photos in a new direction. You'll keep the photography passion burning
Superior Nikon Image Quality: Large 10.1Mp 1/1.7" CCD Image Sensor
Perfectly portable, the P7100 delivers high performance to ensure that images and movies astound you with incredible detail and sharpness. A large 10.1-Mp, 1/1.7" CCD sensor minimizes image noise and faithfully renders superb color in everything from portraits to travel photos. Fast image processing powers through your most demanding needs for capturing spontaneous shots, frame after frame. The P7100 even minimizes the chance of a blurred shot thanks to VR image stabilization paired to a 7.1x wide angle Zoom-NIKKOR ED glass lens. Keep photography your non-stop passion with a non-stop camera
Capture the "Decision Moment": High-Speed Performance
As a photographer, nothing is more important than capturing "the decisive moment." And nothing is more essential than a camera that can grab the moment. The P7100 captures each photo with incredible responsiveness powered by Nikon's EXPEED C2 image processing engine technology. Fire frame after frame the moment you turn on the camera-compose then shoot. Fast auto focus ensures images are caught in sharp detail. Go ahead, shoot in RAW for greater control. Get high-resolution photos or shoot HD movies with the compact, yet powerful P7100 in your pocket. Heed the creative call when the moment beckons
Pursue Your Creative Vision: Manual Control Puts You in Charge
You see an image a certain way. Pursue that vision. Don't let your camera limit what you create. With the P7100, you control the camera's functionality, which means you have the power to customize each shot the way you desire. The P7100 puts you squarely in the driver's seat via dedicated controls for P/S/A/M and a multitude of camera functionality commands. Every exposure nuance is in your hands. Wish to personalize even more? Consider adding in-camera special effects such as the new Cross Process or HDR
Put Your Vision in Motion: 720p HD Movies with Stereo Sound
Put your vision in motion with HD movie recording, and make dazzling photojournalism, travel movies, even mini documentaries in HD 720p with stereo sound. The P7100's versatile 7.1x wide angle Zoom-NIKKOR ED glass lens gives you control from wide angle to telephoto to macro. The director in you will love how easy and fun it is to create productions. Tell your own vision
A New Angle On Your World: Ultra High-Resolution Vari-Angle Monitor
The P7100's 3" Vari-Angle (921,000-dot) monitor not only delivers great viewing of in-camera still and movie creations, it also lets you take your creative passion to new levels. Whether working indoors or out, capture what you see from most any point of view. Adjust the Vari-Angle monitor, with its Clear Color Display and anti-reflection coating, to observe what the camera sees-even when you're in the most unconventional position or stretching the limits to reach a unique angle
Level the Playing Field
Display the Virtual Horizon indicator on the LCD to ensure the camera is level relative to the horizontal plane and also confirm horizontal inclination
Enhance NRW (RAW) File Format
Nikon's own NRW (RAW) file format contains the original image information read by the CCD image sensor for each shot. This permanent record of the unprocessed data lets you modify and edit the image freely without worrying about any degradation in image quality
User-Define Focal Length Settings
Zoom Memory lets you quickly switch between seven preset focal lengths as though you were choosing instantly between one of seven different prime lenses
Quick and Precise Image Adjustment
Tone level information lets you easily confirm tone levels for any point within the framed image, and from there make fine adjustments to exposure compensation, aperture, shutter speed or even ISO settings
Vibration Reduction
Lens-shift VR
Monitor Frame Coverage
Shooting mode: 96% horizontal, 100% vertical Playback mode: 100% horizontal
Storage File System
DCF, EXIF 2.3, DPOF compliant
Voice Memo Function
Record notes to self
Scene Modes
Back Light, Beach, Black and White Copy, Close Up, Dusk/Dawn, Fireworks Show, Food, Landscape, Museum, Night Landscape, Night Portrait, Panorama Assist, Party/Indoor, Pet Portrait, Portrait, Scene Auto Selector, Snow, Sports, Sunset
In-Camera Image Editing
Black Border, Crop, D-Lighting, Filter Effects, NRW (RAW) Processing, Quick Retouch, Skin Softening, Small Pic, Straighten
Continuous Shooting Options
Best Shot Selector, Continuous, Continuous Flash, Interval Timer, Multi-Shot 16, Single
Electronically-controlled 6-blade iris diaphragm
Accessory Shoe
Supported Languages
Arabic, Czech, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (European and Brazilian), Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
Battery Life
Approximately 350 shots per charge

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January 30, 2012, New Year Photo Resolution

2012 New Years Photo Resolution - a photo a day for a year

January 30, 2012

Camera: Nikon D5100 Digital SLR
Lens: Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S DX VR Nikkor Zoom
Location: Bryant Park, NYC

 I absolutely loved how the vibrant orange color from the light that surround Bryant Park popped out against the blue sky and dark shades of trees and buildings

Sunday, January 29, 2012

January 29, 2012, New Year Photo Resolution

2012 New Years Photo Resolution - a photo a day for a year

January 29, 2012

Camera: Nikon D5100 Digital SLR
Lens: Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S DX VR Nikkor Zoom
Location: Bryant Park, NYC

Beautiful flowers still blooming in the midst of January!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

January 28, 2012, New Year Photo Resolution

2012 New Years Photo Resolution - a photo a day for a year

January 28, 2012

Camera: Canon EOS Rebel XSI
Lens: Canon EF 18-55mm
Location: North Jersey

My beautiful sister, Stephanie Mary Dedovitch!

Friday, January 27, 2012

January 27, 2012, New Year Photo Resolution

2012 New Years Photo Resolution - a photo a day for a year

January 27, 2012

Camera: Canon PowerShot ELPH 510HS
Location: Times Square, NYC

 YES! THAT'S RIGHT, H and B Digital is calling you, come visit our store located in Little Brazil, Manhattan, 29 West 46th St. New York, NY 10036!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

January 26, 2012, New Year Photo Resolution

2012 New Years Photo Resolution - a photo a day for a year

January 26, 2012

Camera: Samsung TL320
Location: New York, NY

Olympus PEN E-P2 Digital Camera Review and Photo Sample Images

Olympus PEN E-P2 Digital Camera with 14-42mm and 17mm Lens Photo Shoot in NYC From H and B Digital.com

Camera: Olympus PEN E-P2
Lens: Olympus M.Zuiko 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II and Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm f/2.8
Mode: Auto

The E-P2 incorporates a new port for connecting new accessories including an optional EMA-1 Microphone adapter and the VF-2 live-finder, a detachable electronic viewfinder that comes with the E-P2. The live-finder easily slides onto the camera's accessory port and hot shoe when needed to provide 1.15x magnification, a 100% field of view with amazing resolution, brightness and contrast. The viewfinder refreshes quickly to minimize image ghosting on fast-moving subjects.

The VF-2 rotates up to 90 degrees to enable photographers to look down into it, which is useful when shooting subjects from challenging angles. The built-in diopter adjustment and high magnification offer easy viewing with and without glasses.

For those who want to capture enhanced audio, the new EMA-1 external microphone connector can be plugged into the new camera's external accessory port. The connector will accept the optional Olympus ME-51S stereo microphone or any microphone of their choice. Olympus has a variety of other accessories to maximize the functionality of the new PEN, including the previously released 14-42mm and 17mm Micro Four Thirds lenses. The MMF-1 Four Thirds System Lens Adapter makes E-P2 compatible with all Olympus ZUIKO Digital SpecificTM lenses and other Four Thirds System lenses from Sigma, Panasonic and Leica. Olympus OM film-based lenses can be attached to the E-P2 with the MF-2 OM Lens Adapter. Additionally, an optional FL-14 flash unit, suitably small for the camera, adds more lighting versatility to your shots.

Olympus PEN E-P2 digital camera highlights
The E-P2 with optional EMA-1 microphone adapter
Stay focused on Your Targets Wherever They Roam
Sometimes it can be hard enough to keep up with kids, let alone take pictures of them. The E-P2's new C-AF Tracking and AF Target Registration locks your subject into focus, and constantly adjusts focus and brightness whether you or your subject is moving. With this mode, a simple push of the shutter release enables you to keep fast-moving and unpredictable subjects in focus--tracking subjects from left to right and from front to back--within the frame, automatically ensuring that even active subjects are captured clearly.

Even More Ways to Create
Olympus pioneered easy-to-use in-camera art filters for still images captured inside its E-System DSLRs. It was the first company to offer the ability to apply art filters to High Definition video recordings captured with the E-P1. Now, the E-P2 continues this tradition of innovation with eight in-camera art filters, including two new filters: the Diorama and Cross Process. The Diorama art filter gives users a miniature model photo feeling by narrowing the depth of focus and enhancing color and contrast. The selective focus that this filter offers lends intimacy to images of even the largest subjects like canyons or cityscapes.

The Cross Process art filter offers an unexpected look to images and videos by changing the color and contrast of subjects on the fly. Using this mode can result in surreal other-worldly images. Whether you're a videographer, documentarian or established director--or just want to shoot like one --Art Filters set your images and videos apart from the pack. Since they're built into the camera, you can achieve dramatic results on the go without needing a computer or editing software. These new filters are a welcome addition to the Pop Art, Soft Focus, Pale & Light Color, Light Tone, Grainy Film and Pin Hole filters previously available on the E-P1.

Because the PEN is an interchangable lens system camera, you also have more creative options for video capture. You can attach any one of the new super-compact Micro Four Thirds lenses or, because the camera can accept many of the other Four Thirds Format lenses with an available MMF-1 Four Thirds System Lens Adapter, you can add anything from an extreme wide-angle fisheye lens to a super telephoto lens for a wide range of expressive options. All the while you will have more DSLR-like control over depth of field, focus, white balance and ISO. It begs the question, "What will you create?"

iEnhance for Radiant Colors
The E-P2 includes a new picture mode called iEnhance, which analyzes colors and brightness. The new mode mimics what the naked eye sees. For example, a beautiful sunset looks awesome in person and generally seems to fade when captured in an image. With iEnhance, the warm yellow and orange colors are heightened to be brilliant and closer to the actual scene. The result is exceptionally clear imaging with a dramatically lifelike color. iEnhance can be used in any shooting mode--from program to manual--and automatically engages when in iAuto.

HDMI Control from Your HDTV Remote
The new PEN makes sharing your content easier than ever. Just connect the E-P2 to your HDTV with an optional HDMI cable and use your HDTV's remote to control playback functions and navigate the camera's menus from the comfort of your favorite couch or chair.

Manual in Movie Mode
The E-P2's manual movie mode allows for independent control of aperture and shutter for expanded exposure and creative control. Now you can adjust the shutter to control the depth of focus while using the aperture to set the overall brightness of the video. This level of control allows you to express your vision exactly how you want in your HD videos.

Make a Design Statement
The E-P2's high-end, stainless-steel all-black body is easy to handle and carry, and has the styling and refinement of a precision chronometer. Its retro-chic look turns heads, from tech-aficionados and camera buffs to the style-conscious and everyday point-and-shooter. Built rock solid, it fits comfortably in a jacket pocket or a handbag for impromptu street-shooting or any spontaneous adventure. The E-P2 lets you do more and go more places while capturing your life, thanks to its compact size--4.74"(W) x 2.75" (H) x 1.37" (D)--and light 11.1-ounce body. Attention to detail is visible in every aspect of the PEN's design, including the currently available small and lightweight 14-42mm and 17mm M. Zuiko Digital lenses as well as the newly announced 9-18mm f4.0-5.6 (18-36mm equivalent) and 14-150mm f4.0-5.6 (28-300mm equivalent) M. Zuiko Digital lenses.

Ultra-Compact Body Delivers Superior Image Quality
The E-P2 has everything you need to produce vibrant DSLR-quality images: a large 12.3-megapixel imager, In-body Image Stabilization, fast Imager Autofocus, the proven Olympus Dust Reduction System and the new TruePic V Image Processor.

Olympus PEN E-P2 digital camera highlights
Standard point-and-shoot sensor vs. the PEN E-P2 sensor
As the second Micro Four Thirds camera from Olympus, the E-P2 provides the same image quality as current Four Thirds format E-System cameras because it has the same image sensor size as the E-30 and E-620 DSLR models, but in a much smaller body. This high-performance 12.3-megapixel Live MOS image sensor delivers excellent dynamic range, accurate color fidelity, and a state-of-the-art amplifier circuit to reduce noise and capture fine image details in both highlight and shadow areas.

The E-P2's Live MOS image sensor is complemented by Olympus' TruePic V Image Processor, which produces clear and colorful photos using all the pixel information for each image to provide the best digital images possible. The image processor is noted for accurate natural color, true-to-life flesh tones, brilliant blue skies and precise tonal expression; it also lowers image noise in photos shot at higher ISO settings (ISO 100 to ISO 6400), enabling great results in low-light situations.

Be a Mover, Not a Shaker
Any lens attached to the E-P2 will deliver blur-free images thanks to three modes of In-body Image Stabilization that compensate for up to four steps EV (exposure value). Mechanical Image Stabilization automatically compensates for camera shake in low light or when shooting without a tripod. Since the PEN is the world's smallest interchangeable lens camera with In-body Image Stabilization, you'll feel comfortable taking it on the road with you to capture the action. As an added advantage, the built-in image stabilization works not only with the M. Zuiko lenses but all Four Thirds lenses and even older OM film-based lenses when used with the appropriate adapter for the E-P2.

Small Real Estate with an Amazing 3-Inch LCD View
Consumers accustomed to composing and focusing using a point-and-shoot camera's LCD will appreciate the E-P2's 100 percent accurate, 3-inch full color HyperCrystal LCD, which gives them the same easy, seamless experience when shooting still images or videos. The camera's Live Control function makes it easy to compose, edit and shoot pictures or videos without stopping to access various menus. The E-P2's fast Imager Autofocus in Live View also enables you to compose, focus and capture the shot quickly and easily without ever taking your eyes off the large LCD.

Olympus PEN E-P2 digital camera highlights
The LCD displays 230,000 pixels in vivid color and includes HyperCrystal technology, which offers many times the contrast of conventional LCD monitors for easier viewing in both preview and playback. It also provides a wide viewing angle of 176 degrees, which ensures that images can be composed from even the most obscure angles.

This Camera Leaves Others in the Dust
You don't have to waste precious time worrying about dust ruining the perfect image; instead, spend more of that time shooting with the E-P2. The proven Olympus Dust Reduction System produces spot-free photos with the exclusive Supersonic Wave Filter, a patented ultrasonic technology that vibrates to remove dust and other particles from the front of the image sensor, capturing it on a special adhesive membrane every time the camera is turned on.

What You See Is What You Get
When viewing the LCD in Live View, Art Filter effects and settings like white balance and exposure are viewable right on the LCD, and their impact is seen instantly on the display. Real-time monitoring offers amazing versatility and creative control, and users who apply a setting have instant gratification because what they see on the camera's LCD is what they've captured. For musicians used to applying audio effects like reverb to their instruments before recording them, the concept of setting the E-P2 to capture precisely the kind of image they want before they press the shutter makes perfect sense. For imaging purists who want to shoot without filters, and apply them to images inside the camera later, or just edit images back at their computers, the E-P2 provides these options and opens more in-the-field creative possibilities.

Mix It Up with Multiple Exposure
With the E-P2's Multiple Exposure function available for still image capture, you are free to tell a visual story your way, whether in a portrait, a landscape or a combination of both. The image capture options allow you to shoot one shot, then another and combine them in real time, or capture both shots separately and combine them in the camera later. Overlay your face on top of your pet's face. Create an "identical twin" of yourself. Put the moon in the sky at noon. Your ability to manipulate space and time makes this new creative multimedia device a veritable time machine.

Frame Your Works of Art Inside the PEN
You can often achieve greater photographic expression by framing a scene in a unique way. The E-P2 provides four aspect ratios that serve as masks to frame your image to the desired proportions, including: the standard 4:3 aspect ratio that is suited to an 8 x 10-inch enlargement; the 16:9 aspect ratio that will display your images beautifully on a widescreen television; and other popular aspect ratios such as 3:2 and 6:6. The Multi-Aspect Shooting further expresses your creative vision when combined with Art Filters and multiple exposures. What will you create?

Stereo Audio Sounds As Good As the PEN Images Look
Like the innovative Olympus LS-11 portable audio recording device that puts the power of a recording studio in your pocket, the E-P2 features uncompressed CD-quality 16 bit/44.1kHz Linear PCM stereo recording capability to capture the rich sound quality of your scene. When you shoot with the E-P2, it's like having a sound technician built into your camera to capture the nuances of the audio happening all around you. It has the versatility to record and play back in the WAV format and can record with its built-in stereo microphone. Whether recording audio while shooting a video or adding audio by recording a narration to your still images, the E-P2's audio sounds as great as its images look. Now, with the new stereo microphone adapter, there is new freedom in audio capture with the PEN.

Create Your Own Multimedia Slideshows with Stills, Video and Audio Inside E-P2
Content is king, and with the E-P2 you have your own portable kingdom of still images, HD video, and audio to remix at your command. In playback mode you can seamlessly mix stills and movies inside the camera to create a multimedia slideshow; dub in one of five built-in dramatic background music options to provide a soundtrack for your cinematic creation. Plug the E-P2 into any HD television with an HDMI cable and show off your masterpieces to your audience before your DVD arrives in stores!

Olympus PEN E-P2 digital camera highlights
As Easy to Use as a Point-and-Shoot with SLR-Quality Technologies
The E-P2 is equipped with 19 scene-select modes for effortless picture taking. Standard scene modes like Night-Scene, Portrait and Landscape are easy-to-use solutions for everyday shooting. Capturing beautiful portraits is easy with the new ePortrait Mode. It enables you to smooth your subject's skin--all in the camera and before capture! Additionally, edits can be made post-capture using the ePortrait mode.

Shooting scenes with both highlights and shadows can often be a challenge because of the extreme contrast between dark and bright areas. The E-P2 addresses this challenge with Shadow Adjustment Technology that adjusts for extreme light variations and maintains visible detail in both the shadow and highlight areas of the scene. Now users can see and preview the gradation on the Live View LCD and capture images showing the shadow detail they saw. This feature is also accessible in the Edit menu after the shot has been taken.

The E-P2's Face Detection reduces the chance of blurred subjects in images by recognizing up to eight people's faces and the background, tracking the faces within the image area, even if people are moving, and automatically focusing and optimizing exposure for sharp, brilliant portrait pictures (ideal for large family or party group photos).

Don't like changing camera settings for each shooting situation? The E-P2's Intelligent Auto Mode automatically identifies what you're shooting (Portrait, Landscape, Night + Portrait, Macro, Sports) and adjusts settings to capture the best result depending on the situation. First-time users will enjoy this quick and hassle-free feature, which does the thinking for them and produces incredible images like a pro.

The E-P2 offers ease-of-use and flexibility to meet your shooting style. Choose the Live Control technology, an advanced control panel system that incorporates the use of the sub dial and enables you to see the image and the menu controls all at the same time on the LCD. As a result, you can use the main and sub dials to select modes and adjust settings without having to take your eyes off the subject. Or if you prefer, shoot with the Super Control Panel, which is familiar to any serious shooter. These options along with the camera's intuitive button layout make the camera simple to use. The E-P2 records to SDHC media cards to accommodate large files including videos with In-Camera Creative Features and uncompressed audio.

Digital Leveler
The E-P2 is equipped with an internal Digital Level Sensor that detects the camera's pitch and roll and indicates it on the control panel. This Digital Leveler is a tremendous benefit when capturing architecture and landscapes. Level the perfect coastline shot on your next tropical vacation without being tethered to a computer and editing software.

Magnified Focus Assist
The E-P2 provides two optional methods to help the user focus: a Magnified Focus (MF) Assist Function and Magnification Display. When using manual focus, the MF Assist feature aids with critical focus by allowing you to zoom in on part of the image by simply turning the focusing ring on the front of the lens. The Magnification Display enables you to selectively enlarge the image on the LCD at the touch of a button. This mode works for both autofocus and manual focus. Both MF Assist methods provide up to a 10x magnification of a single point of the image for critical focus; perfect for macro or still-life photography.

18x18 Metering Modes
This mode divides the image area into an 18 x 18 grid, metering each of the 324 separate cells to obtain optimum exposure. In addition to 324-division ESP metering, center-weighted metering and spot metering modes are also available.

Olympus Master 2 Software
Use the included Olympus Master 2 software (Mac and PC) to easily download images and videos from the camera or other external device, such as a USB drive, and automatically organize them into albums and groups and by date. Develop high-quality RAW images, apply Art Filter effects, edit and print images. Also, apply the most common editing functions to your HD videos. Update camera and lens firmware through the software and download additional menu languages. A direct link makes uploading your images and videos to YouTube easier than ever.

Olympus Studio 2 (Trial Edition Included)
Extend the capability of Olympus Master 2 with Olympus Studio 2. In addition to the functions of Olympus Master 2, this software includes a lightbox mode and selection marks for comparing and sorting multiple images. RAW processing is enhanced with additional controls for finer adjustments. The trial edition can be used for 30 days after installation. After the trial period has expired, a license key is required for further use.

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