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E-PL2 Vs 620e

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by Joe777, Aug 2, 2012.

  1. Joe777

    Joe777 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Apr 11, 2012
    Oregon
    General question to anyone with experience on both.

    Please advise how the E620 compares to the E-PL2. Thanks.
     
  2. Promit

    Promit Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 6, 2011
    Baltimore, MD
    Promit Roy
  3. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    Dara
    Compares in what aspect?

    In terms of image quality, the E-PL2 has a sharper sensor slightly lower noise at high ISOs.

    But they're different systems. The E-620 is a small DSLR. It doesn't take m4/3 lenses. So unless you already have the E-620, it's an odd comparison to make.

    DH
     
  4. Joe777

    Joe777 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Apr 11, 2012
    Oregon
    Promit.

    Thanks, I have the E-PL2 and the OM-D, but don't know too much about other Olympus digital camera's. Have a chance at buying a E620 cheap. Looks like they are about the same according to DXOMark.

    Cheers.
     
  5. Joe777

    Joe777 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Apr 11, 2012
    Oregon
    dhazeghi.

    Compares in what aspect?

    In terms of image quality, the E-PL2 has a sharper sensor slightly lower noise at high ISOs.

    But they're different systems. The E-620 is a small DSLR. It doesn't take m4/3 lenses. So unless you already have the E-620, it's an odd comparison to make.

    DH


    For me it's not odd question as I know jack about Olympus DSLR camera's and wonder how the image quality compares. Have a chance to buy one real cheap with lens, hardly used. Thanks.
     
  6. M4/3

    M4/3 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Sep 24, 2011
    All the E-400x, E-500x and E600x Olympus four thirds cameras are cheap nowadays ($150-300) and it's routine to find them with low shutter counts.

    Image quality of the E-620 is decent, but a little worse than the E-PL2 due to a stronger anti-aliasing filter. E-620 is a substantially larger and heavier camera than the E-PL2
     
  7. BarefootPilgrim

    BarefootPilgrim Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Dec 23, 2009
    Westchester, IL
    Bob
    They may be the same sensor, but the E-PL2 delivers much finer detail than the E-620 because it has a much weaker AA filter. I have both cameras and while I prefer the handling of the E-620, I'd much rather struggle with the smaller E-PL2 just to see the finer detail. E-620 has one of the strongest AA filters on any Olympus camera.
     
  8. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    Dara
    I certainly wouldn't buy it for the image quality alone. Any m4/3 will offer better. Of course image quality depends on lenses, but if the lens with the E-620 is the kit lens, it won't be much of a step up from the E-PL2 kit lens.

    If you specifically want a DSLR for reasons beyond IQ (say handling), it's not a bad little camera if you can get one that AFs reliably (mine did not).

    DH
     
  9. snkenai

    snkenai Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Sep 5, 2010
    I have the E-620 and E-p2 . Each has it's own purpose. To me they are "good enough" most of the time. But there are times when I want "better". But don't we all?

    The real down side to the 620, for me, is on my walks. I despise straps of any kind. I hand carry. I can "palm" the p2, for instant accessibility. The 620 is a bit too bulky for comfort, but doable.

    But the 620 has a somewhat "reasonable" VF, for bright sun use, and also on board flash that is pretty effective.
     
  10. Joe777

    Joe777 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Apr 11, 2012
    Oregon
    Thanks for the help guys.
     
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