Olympus has issued a firmware update for the OM-D E-M5, which offers the following improvements:
1) Decreased operating sounds in photo ready mode
2) Improved 5-axis stabilization when using OM lenses with an adapter, even in Movie mode
3) All updates up to version 1.2 are included
You can get the firmware update through Olympus’ software updater.
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…]
The Olympus Stylus XZ-2 is a follow-up to the popular and powerful XZ-1. The XZ-2 adds a new hybrid control ringer and touch controls similar to what is found on the Olympus OM-D E-M5.
Olympus Stylus XZ-2 Key Features
- 12MP BSI CMOS sensor
- 4x optical zoom (24-96mm equivalent)
- Fast aperture f/1.8-2.5
- 3-inch swivel touchscreen LCD
- 5fps burst mode
- ISO 100-12800
- 1080p HD video capture
- RAW image capture
- Sensor-shift image stabilization
- Hot shoe
- Olympus Art Filters
The Olympus XZ-2 should be available in November 2012 for $599.99. Check availability here at B&H Photo.
The Olympus E-PL5 is a new Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera with a 16MP LiveMOS sensor. The new mirrorless camera sports an all-metal body, a 170-degree tilting LCD and captures 1080i HD video.
Olympus also introduced a new body cap alongside the E-PL5 that sports a built-in 15mm f/8 lens, which means you can grab a quick shot without a bulky lens (you know, since it’s a lens too…).
Olympus E-PL5 Key Features
- 16MP Live MOS Sensor
- TruePic VI Image Processor
- RAW Image Capture
- 8fps Frame Rate
- M. Zuiko 14-42mm f/3.5 Lens
- 3.0″ Flip Portrait LCD w/ Touch Control
- Full 1080i HD Video
- F.A.S.T. Auto Focus
- In-Body Image Stabilization
- ISO Range to 25600
- 12 In-camera Art Filters
- Includes FL-LM1 Flash Unit
The Olympus E-PL5 should be available in October for $699. Check availability here at B&H Photo.
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.
Expect plenty of new cameras on Monday from Olympus, including the new E-PL5 and E-PM2, as well as the previously mentioned XZ-2. Both new cameras will sport a 16.05MP Live MOS sensor (apparently the same one used in the OM-D EM-5). [click to continue…]