Olympus E-PL2

Olympus E-PL2

Is this the Olympus E-PL2?

Pictures of the Olympus E-PL2, that I was talking about few days ago, are now circulating the Web. The camera is expected to be announced within the next two months. Some of the upgrades from the previous model include a direct movie button, a new high resolution screen, maximum ISO of 6400 and a new 14-42mm f3.5/5.6 lens. Several forums report also that some new accessories will be available for this model. One of them will probably be a Bluetooth module (previously discussed here) that will allow photos sharing and possible geotagging through a mobile phone:

Other accessories for the Olympus E-PL2 may include an underwater housing (this could actually be produced by a third party) and some kind of LED light/flash unit (the translation is not very clear).

Olympus is expected to release at least one more advanced camera. There is a good chance that this could be the Olympus Zuiko equipped compact camera prototype that was shown at Photokina:

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  • Mark

    That last photo is the interesting tidbit. I see a very flat (pancake) lens and it says “optical zoom” so it is a zoom lens with a low profile.

    • Eric

      That 2nd photo is of their upcoming small sensor compact that will compete against the LX5, Canon S95, Canon G10, etc. They announced it a few months back. Should be released any time now.

  • Hallelujah! Finally they found out that there are some actually useful screens there… I was beginning to think that their stubborn atitute with a 230k LCD from 2005 had something to do with selling more EVFs.

  • John Bowen

    The E-PL1 already HAS a direct movie button. What is that marketing monkey playing at?

  • Matt

    I can’t believe how ugly it is! Did they pay someone to style it like that? Ugh. I’m reluctantly shopping an e-pl1 now…

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