In the Field
The E-PL2 carries forward a very similar design to the E-PL1. Its rangefinder-inspired design has a nice, though small, grip protruding from the front. This time, Olympus has laid textured rubber over that grip, which goes a long way to making the E-PL2 more comfortable to hold than its forebear. On the back of the camera, a ridge runs above, below, and on the left side of the video button. This is welcome, since the same button on the E-PL1 was prone to accidental presses, especially if you wore the camera around your neck.