Olympus has announced the new Olympus PEN E-P2 Black Edition – an update to the E-P1 (12.3mp, 3″ live view, anti-shake sensor, 4fps) – it is being made available with the Olympus 17mm Pancake lens in black, FL-14 flash accessory in black, and new “F” lens cap. The special edition black kit will be available for $999 US dollars, in October.
Olympus has also announced two new Micro Four Thirds lenses: “M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75-300 MM F4.8-6.7 (150-600mm equivalent) and M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40-150MM F4.0-5.6 (80-300mm equivalent), which feature a high-speed, silent autofocus during still shooting and HD movie capture.”
“In the past year, the Olympus PEN family has won a series of high profile awards, including the CEA CES Innovations Award, the EISA Best European Camera and the Red Dot Design Award. Today, meet the newest member of the world-renowned family: the Olympus PEN E-P2 black-on-black kit. For the first time, the PEN E-P2’s stylish retro black metal body is complemented by a black M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 17mm lens and a black FL-14 flash in an exclusive, limited availability kit. Look what you can do with a PEN E-P2 kit. Just like the original, it blends high-quality still images like those taken with a Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) with High Definition (HD) video, stereo linear PCM audio recording and In-Camera Creativity inside an ultra-portable body.”