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January 05, 2011

Olympus E-PL2 is officially announced (12th M43rds camera so far)

And now that we have dispensed with 42 (!) new mass-market P&S cameras, it is time to focus on the (probably) two most interesting (so far) cameras, starting with the 12th Micro Four Thirds digital camera, the Olympus E-PL2 [13th if you count the AG-AF10X camcorder].

The camera will use the new MSC (movies and stills) kit lens, not to be confused with the original 14-42mm Micro Four Thirds lens.

The E-PL2 with the 14-42mm lens is available for pre-order at Amazon for $600.

Hands-on and Samples
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+ preview and samples at DSLR Magazine
+ hands-on at CNet Asia
+ first look at Pocket Link and also
+ six samples at Steve's Digicams
+ preview at Imaging Resource
+ hands on at Crunch Gear

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