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.

Olympus E-P3 First Impressions Review

Olympus E-P3

The Olympus E-P3 is the third model in the flagship Micro Four Thirds lineup known as PEN cameras, which got started with the E-P1.  I’ve been using the Olympus E-P3 for a couple of days now and wanted to give you some of my initial thoughts on the new camera and why it’s the best PEN yet. [Read more...]

Olympus E-PM1, E-PL3 and E-P3 Unveiled

Olympus has opened up its Micro Four Thirds line of cameras to three new cameras.  The Olympus E-PM1, E-PL3 and E-P3 (shown above) essentially make up the small, medium and large categories for the series.  Of course, “large” is a relative term with respect to the Olympus Micro Four Thirds line as a whole.

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