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KIT FOCUS PEN range gets mightier

Cutting edge technology from the O-MD E-M5 has been incorporated into two new PENs, making them the most advanced Olympus CSCs to date. Both the E-PL5 (PEN Lite) and E-PM2 (PEN mini) feature a combination of the O-MD’s Live MOS sensor and TruePic VI image processor. The result is a dynamic PEN duo that delivers super fast autofocus speeds and outstanding picture quality.



The primary difference between the two models is the E-PL5’s tiltable touchscreen rear LCD. In most other aspects, they’re identical – in-body Image Stabilisation to reduce camera shake, 12 Art Filters for creativity and a direct wireless link to social media sites for sharing images via a smartphone.


Turning on the Stylus Olympus used Photokina to announce that all of its compacts will now come under the Stylus brand banner, then promptly introduced the Stylus XZ-2 as the new flagship for the range. Much like the XZ-1 it supersedes, the XZ-2 has a bright f/1.8 lens and a DSLR level of control, but also a touchscreen LCD and compatibility with FlashAir that shares images on social media sites.

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AFTER DARK IN COLOGNE WITH THE NEW 60MM MACRO LENS As part of our trip to Photokina in Cologne, Germany, an intrepid member of our team headed out after dark with a new 60mm Macro lens and a model to test the lens’ low light capabilities for portrait work. Watch the video on the right to see how they fared...


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