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Olympus PEN E-P2 Micro Four Thirds camera now shipping

Olympus PEN E-P2 Micro Four Thirds camera now shipping

Micro Four Thirds lovers, break open your piggy-banks now!  Olympus' PEN E-P2 digital camera has finally gone on sale, having been announced all the way back in early November, but the price still isn't any easier to swallow.  Amazon and various other retailers have the E-P2 - which packs a 12.3-megapixel sensor and interchangeable lens support into a compact body - priced at $1,099.

Olympus PEN E-P2 launched: new accessories & sky-high pricing

Olympus PEN E-P2 launched: new accessories & sky-high pricing

Thanks to previews on the company's own site, the launch of the new Olympus PEN E-P2 Micro Four Thirds camera comes as little surprise.  Still, we've been waiting to see exactly what tweaks and changes - beyond an optional electronic viewfinder - the company has made, and while we'll save our final judgement until the reviews come in, right now it's looking like a reasonable upgrade.  The PEN E-P2 adds a continuous autofocus tracking system which can be used in both still and video modes, and adds that all-important accessory connector port for various add-ons to the hot-shoe.

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Olympus Pen E-P2 accessories spotted; launch on November 13th?

Olympus Pen E-P2 accessories spotted; launch on November 13th?

Olympus' own little Pen E-P2 tip may have been nothing more than a menu mention, but thanks to 43rumors we now have a better idea not only what the Micro Four Thirds camera might look like, but what its rumored rangefinder might look like.  As for a timescale for the Pen E-P2's launch, Olympus have apparently sent out invitations for a press event on Friday November 13th at the Photo Fair in Stockholm.

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Olympus Stylus-7010, FE-5020, FE-4000 and FE-46 12MP digicams announced

Olympus Stylus-7010, FE-5020, FE-4000 and FE-46 12MP digicams announced

Olympus have announced four new digital cameras, each packing 12-megapixels.  The Olympus Stylus-7010 squeezes a 7x optical wide-angle zoom into a casing around an inch thick, and includes both optical and digital image stabilization.  Meanwhile the Olympus FE series - the FE-5020, FE-4000 and FE-46 - have a range of in-camera "Magic Filters" such as "Pop Art" and "Pin Hole" together with AF Tracking.

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Olympus E-P1 “Digital PEN” announced: $750 this month

Olympus E-P1 “Digital PEN” announced: $750 this month

Olympus have announced their new E-P1 Micro Four Thirds camera, as expected, and they're describing the 12.3-megapixel snapper as a "digital PEN" in honor of their classic PEN-range.  Combining the scale of a point-and-shoot with the interchangeable lens system of a DSLR, the E-P1 boasts ISO 100-6400, 20 shooting modes including five exposure modes and a full automatic setting, and Olympus' TruePic V image processing engine.

 

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