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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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