New Olympus PEN Taking on New “PEN F” Design?

Olympus PEN F

New rumors over at Photo Rumors point to an upcoming Olympus PEN Micro Four Thirds model that will follow closely to the design of the old PEN F film camera. Additional rumors suggest a built-in viewfinder, which would be a welcomed feature on the mirrorless model.

No other details on specs are being tossed around at this time; however, such a camera would presumably reside at the top of the PEN line-up while the E-PM and E-PL series rounded out the low- and mid-range PEN options. It’s been a couple of years since we’ve seen a new top-level camera in the PEN series (the E-P3 in 2011, which is now discontinued).

Reasonable expectations for a release time frame would be Summer 2013.

Apple Digital Camera RAW Update 4.02 Adds Support for Sony NEX-5R, NEX-6, A99, Panasonic GH3 and More

Apple Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 4.02

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.

Olympus ED 12-50mm f/3.5-6.3 EZ Lens

Olympus 12-50mm Lens

Olympus has unveiled the ED 12-50mm f/3.5-6.3 EZ lens for its Micro Four Thirds cameras. The new lens covers a 24-100mm equivalent field of view on full frame cameras and is optimized for HD video capture via a motorized zoom and quiet AF motor.

The Olympus ED 12-50mm f/3.5-6.3 EZ should be available in January 2012 at an initial retail price of $499.99.  Check availability on Amazon.

Olympus E-PM1 Kit Priced at $499

Olympus E-PM1

The recently-announced Olympus E-PM1 has been officially priced at $499 and will include a 14-42mm kit lens.

As a refresher, the E-PM1 is the smallest of the PEN series cameras.  It features a 12.3MP Micro Four Thirds image sensor, 1080i HD video capture and a sensitivity range up to ISO 12800.

The E-PM1 should start shipping in September.

Check availability at B&H Photo and Amazon.