NEW from Olympus: the PEN E-PL5, E-PM2 and STYLUS XZ-2

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Yesterday, September 17, Olympus announced three new cameras – two to their PEN® series (the PEN E-PL5 and E-PM2) and one to the Stylus family (the XZ-2).

The Olympus PEN E-PL5 and PEN E-PM2 feature the image quality of the OM-D E-M5 with a 16 MP Live MOS image sensor and TruePic VI image processor for outstanding image quality in a compact, lightweight body. Both feature 8 fps sequential shooting, F.A.S.T AF technology and immediate response Touch Shutter AF system. The new Olympus PENs also feature superior Dust Reduction System, In-Body Image Stabilization and an incredible line-up of lenses and accessories.


Key Features:

  • 16MP Live MOS sensor
  • 1080i HD video
  • 25,600 ISO
  • In-Body Image Stabilization
  • 12 In-Camera Art Filters
  • TruePic™ VI Image Processor
  • 3” Flip Portrait LCD
  • F.A.S.T. AF with Face and Eye Detect
  • Immediate Response Touch Control
  • Accessory Port

>> Read the press release

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Available October 2012; MSRP: (body only) $649.99, (w/ 14-42mm) $699.99


Key Features:

  • 16MP Live MOS sensor
  • 12 In-Camera Art Filters
  • 1080i HD video
  • Direct Live Guide Button
  • F.A.S.T Autofocus
  • 8fps Sequential Shooting
  • In-Body Image Stabilization
  • Face and Eye Detection
  • Built-In Grip
  • Responsive Vertical Bar Touch Navigation on 3” LCD
  • iAuto and 23 Scene Select Modes

>> Read the press release

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Available October 2012; MSRP: (body only) $549.99, (w/ 14-42mm) $599.99


The Olympus STYLUS XZ-2 boasts a bright f/1.8-2.5, large-diameter, 4x optical zoom i.ZUIKO digital lens, along with the world’s first hybrid control ring – providing easy-to-use yet advanced manual controls that experienced photographers expect.

Key Features:

  •  12MP BSI CMOS sensor
  • Bright, super-fast 1.8 to 2.5 lens
  • 4x optical zoom
  • 11 Art Filters
  • Full 1080p HD Video
  • 3″ Swivel Touch LCD

>> Read the press release

Available October 2012; MSRP: $599.99