Olympus America has unveiled the pricing for the Olympus E-PL3 a.k.a Olympus PEN Lite. The 12-megapixel Micro Four Thirds camera features a fast auto-focus, a tilt-able rear screen, a flash hot-shoe, an accessory port, an in-body image stabilization and a selection of Art Filters. The Olympus E-PL3 will be launched in September 2011 in two different configurations; a zoom kit including the M.Zuiko Digital 14-42mm lens and a prime kit including the 17mm f/2.8 pancake lens. The estimated street price for each kit is US$699.99. [PhotographyBLOG]
Wanderlust today launched the Pinwide, which is claimed as “the world’s widest digital pinhole”. Designed specifically for Micro Four Thirds cameras, the Pinwide has an angle of view similar to that of a 22mm lens on a 35mm camera. It is made from precision injection molded polycarbonate with a scientific-grade metal aperture. The Pinwide retails for only $39.99 each. See more pictures after the jump. Read more…
Olympus has decided to upgrade the E-PL2 Micro Four Thirds camera by releasing a new firmware update. The firmware update version 1.1 changes the default setting of Image Stabilizer (IS) to “On” when converter lens scene mode Fisheye Effect, Wide-angle, and Macro are selected. Olympus E-PL2 owners can download the firmware software here. [Olympus]
I read @1001noisycameras, they posted a rumor about olympus.
The rumor were from a Russian photography site and discussed @ dpreview forum.
The rumor said that Olympus will announce two new Micro Four Thirds cameras:
- Olympus M-100: The “orange carrot-cam” with the 14-70mm kit lens (28-140mm 35mm-eq)
- Olympus M-1: Weather-sealed, with HD video recording, and 3.2″ LCD, and a 12-45mm (24-90mm 35mm-eq) lens.
- Also rumored a 45-150 lens (90-300mm 35mm-eq)