Yesterday morning the guys from Olympus had a little event in Sydney for their latest range of cameras, including the new Pen EPL-1. The good news is that it's coming soon, at a reasonable price!
I managed to have a couple of minutes hands on with the micro four thirds camera, and it's nice. It feels a little cramped under the right hand (for me at least), but at the same time the build quality felt pretty good, and internal flash is cute and works well.
The E-PL1 will hit Aussie shelves in March for a body-only price of $899. Throw in a single 14-42mm lens for $100 (as in the single lens kit costs $999), while a twin lens kit will sell for $1,199. That's cheap enough to make it exciting!
Olympus also announced details for a whole range of other compact snappers too. Details are below:
SP-800UZ 14MP, 30x zoom, 3-inch LCD Launch: March, $699
SP-600UZ 12MP, 15x zoom, 2.7-inch LCD Launch: March, $399
Mju 9010 14MP, 10x zoom, 2GB internal memory, 2.7-inch LCD, Launch: March, $499
Mju 5010 14MP, 5x zoom, 1GB internal memory, 2.7-inch LCD Launch: March, $299
Mju Touch 3000 12MP, 3.6x zoom, 1GB internal memory, 2.7-inch LCD 3m waterproof, 1.5m shockproof, -10ºC freezeproof Launch: March, $399