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Olympus PEN E-PL2 official: $600 this month

Olympus PEN E-PL2 official: $600 this month

As expected, Olympus' latest Micro Four Thirds camera, the PEN E-PL2, has made its official debut at CES 2011 this week. A 12.3-megapixel interchangeable lens camera, the PEN E-PL2 supports in-camera image stabilization, 720p HD video, a 3-inch 460k dot display with Live Guide II for photos and video, and ISO 6400 support. There's also a new iDetect feature, which goes one better than face detection and makes a subject's eyes the focus of the frame.

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Olympus XZ-1, Sony 1080p60 super-autofocus and Panasonic S-Series tipped for CES 2011 compact avalanche

Olympus XZ-1, Sony 1080p60 super-autofocus and Panasonic S-Series tipped for CES 2011 compact avalanche

A new Olympus compact camera has leaked ahead of its official release at CES 2011 next week, along with details on a new range of Sony shooters. The Olympus XZ-1, so 43rumors sources say, has the same 1:1.63 size 10.1-megapixel sensor as the Panasonic LX5 but paired with a 28-112mm f/1.8-2.5 lens.

Meanwhile, according to Sony Alpha Rumors, Sony will bring along compact cameras capable of 1080p60 recording in AVCHD format, while contrast auto-focus is tipped to be as fast as that on the Panasonic LUMIX GH2. In fact, the new models are expected to focus in just 0.1s.

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

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.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: November 23 2010

SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: November 23 2010

Dunk it in! This morning over at Android Community (or was it late last night?) Vincent reviewed the Motorola Defy - a rugged piece of machinery that'll get wet and keep on clickin. There's some 3D modeling and studying of flying snakes on SlashGear, a hands on with the Marvell Android tablet, and a gaming computer employing cooled liquid to get it down to some sub-zero temps. And then, and then! Apple announces they're going to have some Black Friday sales at their stores. Holy holiday ham! What a strange day it's turning out to be here on SlashGear Morning Wrap-up!

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Olympus PEN Lite E-PL1s updates ISO & gets new, lightweight lens

Olympus PEN Lite E-PL1s updates ISO & gets new, lightweight lens

Olympus has given its Micro Four Thirds range a slight polish, in the shape of the updated Olympus PEN Lite E-PL1s. Still dubbed the world's lightest interchangeable lens camera, the new E-PL1s gets a mild spec tweak to support up to ISO 6400 (from 3200) and a new Lithium-Ion battery; more interestingly, there's a new lens, the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II, with which the PEN manages to be just 454g.

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Olympus debuts splashproof pro E-5 DSLR camera

Olympus debuts splashproof pro E-5 DSLR camera

Olympus has unveiled a new professional level DSLR camera that is tough enough to survive lots of use outside and in. The camera is called the E-5 and it has some interesting new features like the first 100% digital specific lenses and a Supersonic Wave Filter Dust Reduction System. The most interesting feature for pros that do lots of outdoor shooting may be the fact that the camera body is splashproof and dustproof with magnesium alloy construction.

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