Olympus E-PL2 is the latest entrant into the Olympus micro 4/3 PEN series of mirror-less interchangeable lens cameras. With a 12 megapixel four-thirds size Live MOS sensor, in-camera image stabilization, 3” LCD, TruePic V processor, and 720p 30fps video, the E-PL2 is a small, lightweight camera capable of shooting high quality stills and HD video.
E-PL2 improves on the popular E-PL1 camera with faster 11-area contrast detection autofocus, larger LCD, built-in flash, and a new 14-42mm zoom lens with silent focusing for continuous autofocus video without lens noise. The camera takes advantage of a range of Olympus M.Zuiko Digital lenses, plus the excellent Panasonic Lumix G and Leica DG lenses.
E-PL2 supports manual, program, aperture, shutter speed, auto, scene and art exposure modes. Metering is accomplished via a TTL capable Digital ESP 324 zone multi-pattern system. Several white balance modes are available including custom white balance.
E-PL2 shooters now have the option of stepping up to the durability and functionality of a rugged aluminum housing for their camera. The NA-EPL2 housing from Nauticam delivers the advanced functionality of the E-PL2 in style and with the ergonomics that people have come to expect from Nauticam.
This is a very compact and lightweight housing, with all of the E-PL2 camera controls available from the ergonomic grip sculpted into the side of the housing. A choice of hand strap and left/right handle means the shooter can customize the housing to meet their specific needs.
The same Nauticam patented locking port release system used in the popular Sony NEX-5 and Panasonic GH2 housings has been incorporated, allowing easy and secure port changes. Ports are available for the major lenses that are useful underwater, including the Olympus M.Zuiko 1442mm F3.5‐5.6 II kit lens and the Olympus M.Zuiko ED 9-18mm f/4.0-5.6 wide angle zoom.
The camera is quickly mounted in the housing via a snap in camera tray, and the housing is securely closed with a locking rotary latch. The compact form factor and outstanding low light performance make this a perfect system for technical divers exploring extended range environments.
The sculpted housing fits the E-PL2 camera perfectly. No controls need to be preset when installing the camera in the housing - simply drop it in. The housing is securely closed with a locking rotary latch.
Ergonomics is one of the areas that all Nauticam housings excel and the Nauticam NA-EPL2 housing is no exception. This housing puts all of the important controls on the camera within easy reach. Shutter Release, Zoom, Movie Record, and the control dials are placed for easy access. The Fn (function) button is placed for easy access with the right thumb allowing shooters to move the autofocus functionality from the shutter release to this button.