Olympus E-PL2 Manual — PDF Now Available For Download

First published on: Sunday, 6 February 2011

Olympus E-PL2

The English Language Olympus PEN E-PL2 12.3MP Micro Four Thirds Electronic Viewfinder Interchangeable-Lens Digital Camera user manual / operating instructions (Olympus calls it the “E-PL2 Digital Camera Instruction Manual”) is now online and available for download at olympusamerica.com (right-click and save the user guide to your hard drive).

Olympus E-PL2 Manual

If the download link didn’t work for you, go to the Product Support page for the E-PL2 and manually locate the file “E-PL2 Instruction Manual (English) (4.42 MB)”.

The guide is also available in Spanish and French.

Unlike with Nikon, Olympus allows you to freely print the E-PL2 owner’s handbook without building in any password protection into the PDF.

The file size of 124-page Olympus E-PL2 Adobe Acrobat PDF document is 4.6 MB (megabytes).

The guide discusses the features of the E-PL2 and how to use the camera.

It also describes the use of, and camera settings for several optional accessories. One example is found on Page 105: External Flash Shooting, where a table presents the functions available with various Olympus flash units such as FL-50R, FL-36R, FL-20, FS-RF11, TF-22 and the new FL-14.

External flash shooting functions, on Page 105 of the Olympus E-PL2 Manual

For a list of compatible accessories, download the Olympus E-PL2 System Chart (1 page, 414 KB PDF document), which is also available at the same product support page as the instruction manual.

Olympus E-PL2 System and Accessories Chart

Here’s a list of related photography tips, books, DVDs and media that you might want to refer to for a tutorial-based approach to learning how to take great digital photos with the Olympus E-PL2:


  1. A couple of general pointers in Photography Tips.

  2. Digital Photography Secrets — Starts off with a free e-course on the basics of great photography.

  3. Popular Olympus E-PL2 books and other printed literature and reading material in the Arts & Photography and Books section on Amazon.com.

  4. DVDs on Photography and Photography Tutorials.

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