Amazon has the Olympus E-PM2 16MP Micro Four Thirds camera with the 14-42mm and 40-150mm lenses for $349 as its Gold Box Deal of the Day for today only (Dec. 4). The E-PM2 usually runs $499 with just the 14-42mm lens. Check it out here on Amazon.com.
Olympus instant rebates up to $150 off cameras, lenses and accessories expire this week on August 17. Check them all out here at B&H Photo.
Olympus has issued firmware updates for the PEN E-PL5 and PEN E-PM2. The new firmware provides the following improvements:
- Improved stability of touch panel operation during playback
- Support for new VF-4 electronic viewfinder (automatic display switching by the VF-4 eye sensor is not supported)
Additionally, support for the new VF-4 EVF has been added to firmware updates for the following Olympus cameras: OM-D E-M5, PEN E-P2, E-P3, E-PL1, E-PL2, E-PL3, E-PM1 and XZ-2.
There are two options for updating the firmware:
- Launch the included Olympus camera software and connect the camera via USB cable to an internet connected computer. Choose the Update function from the Camera menu in the software to apply available updates for camera bodies, lenses and accessories.
- Download the software updater from the following link: http://www.olympusamerica.com/cpg_section/cpg_downloads_updater.asp and follow the installer instructions.
With each method, users can choose to display information related to what the update will apply, prior to performing the update.
Apple has issued an update to Digital Camera RAW 4.01, which adds RAW image compatibility for the following cameras to Aperture 3 and iPhoto ’11:
You can download the update from Apple’s website.
Alongside the Olympus E-PL5, the new Olympus E-PM2 rounds out Olympus’ lineup of mirrorless cameras for Photokina 2012.
The E-PM2 features the same 16MP LiveMOS sensor as found in the E-PL5. Likewise, the E-PM2 sports a 3-inch touch screen LCD and 1080i HD video capture. [click to continue…]
Samy’s Camera has product pages and pre-orders listed for the Olympus E-PL5 and E-PM2, as well as new lenses with US pricing info confirmed.
The Olympus E-PM2 with 14-42mm kit lens is priced at $599 (link). The E-PL5 with 14-42mm kit lens is priced at $699 (link). As previously reported, both new cameras will sport a 16.05MP Live MOS sensor (apparently the same one used in the OM-D EM-5).
A pair of new lenses, the 60mm f/2.8 Macro (link) and the 12mm f/2 Limited Edition (link) are priced at $499 and $1099, respectively.
Expect official announcements on these products to hit tomorrow.