Olympus Announces E-PL5 And E-PM2 Micro Four Thirds Cameras

Posted on Sep 17 2012 - 10:55am by Editorial Staff

Olympus today announced the “Pen mini E-PM2” and “Pen Lite Series, E-PL5” cameras. Both the cameras conform to the Micro Four Third Systems standard. The camera features 16.05-megapixel LIVE MOS Sensor and TruePic VI image processing engine for high image quality equivalent to the OM-D in a compact, lightweight body with simple, easy operation.

It further includes FAST AF for instantaneous autofocusing and Touch AF Shutter on touchscreen panel along with twelve Art Filters including a new “Water Color” filter. The E-PL5 and E-PM2 will both be available in October for $649.99 and $549.99, respectively.

The company also unveiled new lenses to release alongside, which includes 60-millimeter f/2.8 macro (120 millimeter equivalent) for $499.99. The second one is a limited edition (i.e., expensive) black version of its 12-millimeter (24 millimeter equivalent) f/2.0 wide angle prime for $1099.99. Both the lenses will be available in early October.

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