"You can't hide innovation" says Olympus, and then promptly proves themselves wrong by obscuring their latest digital camera behind an unfortunately-placed hand. The company's newest teaser has already got tongues wagging, with the rumor forerunner being a fresh micro 4/3rds camera.
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.
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.
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.
Confirmation of Olympus' second Micro Four Thirds camera, the Pen E-P2, has been spotted over at the company's Chinese site. While there's no actual product page for the E-P2 - and as such no definitive specifications - it is listed as a new camera under the Pen Digital category.
The DSLR market has had several new additions this month for shoppers looking to move up to the DSLR world from the point-and-shoot. Last week Sony whipped out a trio of Alpha DSLR cameras that were notably lacking video recording capability. Today Olympus has announced a new entry-level DSLR.
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.
In case you've been holding out for a new model camera that sports a rough around the edges appeal, you might be pleased to hear Olympusrevealed today their Stylus TOUGH-6010 series, which offers a tough outer shell and competent features.
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.
Olympus' E-P1 Micro Four Thirds digital camera is expected to make its official debut on Tuesday, but that doesn't mean we don't want to hear about the appealing snapper today if we can. The E-P1 is, according to the latest spec-leak, expected to have a 13-megapixel sensor, 200-6400 ISO range and 60-1/4000 shutter speed, together with supporting 720p video recording.