Olympus Slates New Pen And 3D Cameras
Greg Tarr On Jan 6 2011 - 6:01am
LAS VEGAS —
Olympus unveils at International
CES this week 10 new digital camera products, including
the fourth-generation Pen Micro Four Thirds
camera, in addition to a trio of 3D cameras.
The highlight of the new offerings is the E-PL2
Pen Micro Four Thirds-based mirrorless lens camera
($600 suggested retail). Offering the functionality
of a d-SLR and the form factor of a point-andshoot,
the E-PL2 features up to ISO 6400 low-light
capability, a Live Guide II user menu that now
works with video recording, an included 14-42mm
f3.5/5.6 zoom lens II, 3-inch LCD, new autofocus
system with face detection and eye detection, art
filter variations, and a range of accessories. The
accessories include three new converter lenses,
a close-up spotlight for macro shooting, and Pen
Pal Bluetooth capability to send images to a smartphone
and similar devices.
Also slated to appear is the XZ-1 ($500) featuring
an iZuiko f1.8-2.5 fixed lens with 4x zoom (28-
112mm equivalent), TruePic V image processing, a
1/1.63 inch CCD sensor, low-light shooting to 3200
ISO, 3-inch OLED monitor, Dual IS, 720p movie
mode, in-camera creative features and compatibility
with Pen camera accessories, including the PT-050
underwater housing available in January.
Other new point-and-shoots slated for introduction
include the VR-310 ($200), which is due in February
with 14-megapixel resolution, 10x optical zoom
(24-240mm equivalent), 3-inch LCD, all-metal-body
dual-image stabilization, and 720 HD video capture.
The VG-120 ($140) will ship in January offering
14-megapixel resolution, 5x optical zoom (27-130mm
equivalent) 720p HD video recording, digital image
stabilization, magic filters and AF tracking.