Alongside the announcement of the new E-P3 this week, Olympus also launched a new generation PEN Lite in the form of the E-PL3 as well as a brand new addition to the PEN family: the PEN Mini, aka the E-PM1.
Olympus E-PL3 // PEN Lite
Packed with the same FAST AF technology as the top-of-the-range E-P3, the new PEN Lite can also lay claim to having the world's fastest* autofocus system.
Olympus fans will notice a few changes in the look of the E-PL3 when compared to it's predecessor. This new model sports a sleeker and more compact design with brushed aluminium casing as well as the addition of a new first for PEN system cameras: a tiltable three-inch LCD screen.
In comparison: E-PL3 vs E-PL2
|HD Video Max||1080p @60 fps||720p @30 fps|
|LCD Screen (pixels)||Tiltable 3.0" (460k)||3.0" (460K)|
Olympus E-PM1 // PEN Mini
This new addition to the range of Olympus PEN system cameras packs SLR quality features into a pocket-sized body that's compatible with a range of lenses and accessories. It features the same FAST autofocus system as it's older siblings, the E-P3 and E-PL3 and comes equipped with six art filters for creative shooting in both movie and still modes.
- 12.3 megapixels
- Image sensitivity up to ISO 12800
- 1080i full HD movie recording capability
- 3.0 inch LCD screen
- 35 autofocus points
- Approx 4.1 fps
- Only 216g (without battery or card)
- Available in Black, Silver, White, Brown, Purple and Silver-Rose
Both the Olympus E-PL3 and E-PM1 are expected to be availble in Autumn 2011 with pricing yet to be confirmed.*As of June 2011