Olympus PEN E-PL2 leaks: new lens kit & PENPAL Bluetooth dongle

Dec 28, 2010
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Olympus PEN E-PL2 leaks: new lens kit & PENPAL Bluetooth dongle

A new micro four thirds camera has leaked, the Olympus PEN E-PL2, ahead of its official debut at CES 2011 next week. According to 43rumors, the E-PL2 has a new high-resolution 3-inch 460k-dot LCD and will be paired with a 14-42mm f3.5/5.6 MSC (Movie & Still Compatible) kit lens; optionally, it can also be used with the Olympus PENPAL, a Bluetooth dongle that attaches to the E-PL2's hot-shoe and wirelessly sends photos to Android or Windows Phone 7 smartphones.

Once there, they can be automatically published to online galleries such as Flickr or Facebook. To help you look your social-network best there's a new "Dramatic Tone" art filter, and up to ISO 6400 is supported. The sensor itself is the same as in the PEN E-PL1 we reviewed back in July.

A direct movie record button, as on the Panasonic LUMIX micro-4/3 range, rounds out the main changes, though we imagine there'll be plenty more detail once Olympus officially announce the camera next week. It'll supposedly hit the market in February 2011, pricing tba.

[Thanks Tony!]


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