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.