Olympus E-PL1s announced, for now only in Japan

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The rumors were true: the freshly announced Olympus E-PL1s features a new M. ZUIKO DIGITAL 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II kit lens and for now will be sold only in Japan.

Changes from E-PL1 version (all Google translated):

  • A zoom lens kit included with the product, the smaller and lighter, can also shoot video optimized "MSC (Movie & Still Compatible) mechanism," equipped with "M. ZUIKO DIGITAL 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II", "M. ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40-150mm F4.0-5.6" to change
  • ISO6400 high sensitivity for shooting
  • Body color, white / red / black deployed in three colors. The same color as the body color body side frame
  • Lithium-ion battery compatible with the new safety standards "BLS-5", Li-Ion battery charger "BCS-5" Bundle

E-PL1s Additional features

  • 4 / 3 Live MOS type 1230 high-speed megapixel sensor, image processing engine "TruePic V" the adoption of high image quality of SLR
  • Intuitive operation with large buttons, extensive customization capabilities
  • Established a dedicated movie button, regardless of shooting mode, enabling a more seamless movie stills
  • Transfer to the full realism mode, finish the subject "i-FINISH"
  • Shake Reduction in the body that correspond to a wide range of lenses
  • With a single touch zoom buttons to enlarge
  • Review and Focus AF AF frame can be easily expanded
  • Multi-exposure shooting function that can be taken while the finished image
  • High Definition "Finder" live high-quality and "Mike adapters" can be installed
  • Multi-functional aspect can be selected as desired screen aspect ratio and four representing
  • Can also play movies on TV picture quality HDMI jacks
  • BGM slide show feature with "Multi Mix" Slide Show
  • Smooth the skin express "e" portrait function
  • Support the operation manual zoom auto focus "MF Assist function"
  • High-precision metering systems 324
  • Outdoor relief interchangeable lenses. Dust and proven reliability
  • Continue focusing on a moving subject tracking AF
  • Beautiful background pictures that can be taken face "Face & Back Control"
  • In time, such as backlight, auto tone and minimize dark portions of the shadow of the bright highlights
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  • benjamin

    first!

  • E-thug Trollworth

    do these companies still innovate

  • camaman

    This alone is worth the upgrade for me:

    “Lithium-ion battery compatible with the new safety standards “BLS-5″, Li-Ion battery charger “BCS-5″ Bundle”

  • SZRimaging

    Extremely tempting as an additional camera. Now all we need to know is when it comes to the US….

  • lorenzino

    Groundbreaking… NOT!

  • Matt

    Does anyone else think the camera+lens doesn’t look as good with this new lens? I think it might be something about it having a smaller diameter, as so the lens mount ring is more visible…?

    • PhilW

      It didn’t bother me…
      Until you mentioned it. :)

    • WoutK89

      it is not that visible on the grey camera with grey lens, and probably on the other bodies with the grey lens a lot less as well.

  • Bjorn

    I’ve been using the E-PL1 for nearly eight months as a everyday carry about & alternative to toting the larger dslr’s. Like all mechanical devices it has its limitations, however it excels at doing exactly what I bought it for. Personally I’ll wait to see if there’s an E-PL2 not far down the road.

    If there’s still no E-PL2 by the time Fuji releases it’s x100 & the IF the Fuji gets favorable reviews then I’ll buy the X100. For anyone thinking of buying the E-PL1 don’t hesitate, it’s a great compact-ish camera that delivers astonishing results.

  • http://www.simplyness.com Ness

    Wow that’s so cool, I hope they release it here in the U.S . soon. I’m looking for a smaller backup camera, this will also really serve as a great everyday walk around camera ready for action.

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