Olympus rumours: black E-P2 compact kit, new lenses and E-5 dSLR coming up

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Currently sizzling away on the 43rumors site are some hot rumours of a mini-flurry of new Olympus camera-related launches coming up.

The site predicts that there will be two different announcements from Olympus on August 31st and September 14th, promising a new EP-2 kit in mean’n’moody black, some Micro Four Thirds new lenses and a new dSLR, the highly spec’d E-5.


If the rumours are true, the first announcement will see Olympus revealing a new E-P2 kit with black 17mm lens and black external flash (see photo above). We have to say the combo looks positivity divine to our eyes too!

Olympus rumours: black E-P2 compact=

There’ll also be two new MFT lenses: a M.Zuiko ED 75-300mm f/4.8-6.7 (equivalent of 150-600mm in 35mm) which will be touted as the world’s smallest 600mm zoom lens, weighing 430 grams and boasting a demure diameter of 7cm and 11.6cm length.

The second lens is the new M.Zuiko ED 40-150mm f/4.0-5.6 (80-300mm  35mm equiv) which weighs 190 grams and will be available in November 2010 for $299.99.

Olympus E-5 dSLR

Expected to be announced on Sept 14th is the new high end Olympus e E-5, offering 12MP capture  (up from the 10MP of its predecessor, the E-3), the new TruePic 5 engine for better detail, 720p hd video at 30p, 11 pt af, 920k dot res lcd, 3 inches, art filters and a mic jack.


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