Olympus Announces Two Mirrorless PENs And A High-End Compact

Olympus joins the Photokina news bukake-fest with two new PEN cameras and a smart compact.

Olympus is entering Photokina week with three new cameras: the E-PM2 and E-PL5 for its PEN Micro Four Thirds lineup, and the X-Z2 as a flagship compact camera.

Both PEN cameras feature a 16.1MP CMOS sensor, a max ISO of 25,600, in-body image stabilization, a 3-inch touchscreen, touch shooting, 8fps continuous shooting, photo filters, RAW files with in-camera editing, and 1080i HD video recording.

A few observations: The new E-PM2 is a tiny entry-level tiny answer to Sony's NEX cameras, but the E-PL5 is only $50 more, at $650, and gets a metal body and a flip-up screen.

Most interesting might be the compact X-Z2, with a big sensor, 4X zoom, ƒ1.8 lens and a switchable manual/digital ring around the lens which can control all kinds of things.

Also: ISO 25,600 is the new ISO 6,400.

  • Source PetaPixel
    • Eric Harrington

      “bukake-fest”? Wow, now there is something you don’t see everyday in an tech article.

    • Aaron

      “bukake-fest”? Wow, now there is something you don’t see everyday in an tech article.

      Ah, if only we did. A lot more products would be water-proof, wouldn’t they?

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