Olympus unveils PEN E-PL5 and PEN Mini E-PM2 with OM-D sensor

Olympus unveils PEN E-PL5 and PEN Mini E-PM2 with OM-D sensor

Olympus unveils PEN E-PL5 and PEN Mini E-PM2 with OM-D sensor

Olympus has introduced two new cameras to sit in its range of PEN cameras – the Olympus PEN E-PL5 and the Olympus PEN Mini E-PM2.

Both of the new Olympus cameras use the 16.1 million pixel sensor from the Olympus OM-D from the Olympus OM-D and will sit in the middle and bottom of Olympus’ PEN lineup.

The new Olympus PEN Lite E-PL5 and new Olympus PEN Mini E-PM2 also inherit the OM-D’s True Pic VI image processor, as well as touchscreen functionality.

The Olympus PEN E-PL5 (aka the PEN Lite E-PL5) offers a tiltable 3in, 460,000-dot LCD screen to allow photographers to shoot at different angles, and its ISO range goes up to ISO 25,600.

The Olympus E-PL5 also records Full HD videos at 1080p and offers 12 creative art filters and 8fps shooting.

The Olympus PEN Mini E-PM2 specs include the same ISO range as the E-PL5, as well as Full HD video capability, 12 art filters and 8fps – the main difference being its 460,000-dot LCD screen is fixed.

The Olympus PEN E-PL5 price tag will be £599, while the Olympus PEN Mini E-PM2 price is set for £100 cheaper at £499, with release dates believed to be November 2012.

Read our testing team’s hands-on Olympus PEN E-PL5 review and Olympus PEN Mini E-PM2 review over on our sister site, TechRadar.

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