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June 29, 2011

Olympus launches three new M43rds cameras, two M43rds lenses, one new flash

Olympus has just launched three new Micro Four Thirds E-Pen interchangeable lens cameras and two new M43rds lenses (12mm f2 and 45mm f1.8) and one new flash (FL-300R) and one interchangeable grip! Plus the two kit lenses (14-42, 40-150) will be updated as "II R" versions.

Olympus E-P3
+ review at Quesabesde including a RAW 6-pack
+ full completed review at DC Resource
+ 12-page preview and full-size real-world samples at dpreview
+ preview and studio test-samples at Imaging Resource
+ 22-page review at Digital Camera Info
+ text-based review at PDN Pulse (w/4 real-world pictures; click on picture to get full-size)
+ review at DCR
+ preview at ephotozine
+ preview at Steve's
+ hands-on at CNet UK
+ hands-on at Outback Photo

Olympus E-PL3
+ 3-page preview at d-preview
+ preview at Imaging Resource
+ preview at ephotozine
+ hands-on with camera body at Four Thirds User
+ hands-on at CNet UK

Olympus E-PM1
+ hands-on at CNet UK
+ hands-on with camera body at Four Thirds User
+ preview at ephotozine
+ press release at dpreview
+ Imaging Resource
+ six adorable body colors at Focus Numerique

E-Pen Side-by-Side
+ text-based group hands-on at Luminous Landscape
+ E-Pens vs Panasonic G3 camera bodies at ephotozine

Olympus 12mm f2 (M43rds) Lens
+ hands-on and full-size samples at Quesebesde
+ full-size samples with E-P3 at dpreview
+ four samples at dc resource
+ hands-on at Photography Blog
+ dpreview
+ Imaging Resource
+ Photoscala

Olympus 45mm f1.8 (M43rds) Lens
+ hands-on at Photography Blog
+ dpreview
+ Focus Numerique
+ Imaging Resource
+ Photoscala

14-42mm and 40-150mm kit lenses Refreshed
+ Olympus took the "R" from refresh and put it in the model name, the 14-42mm and 40-150mm kit lenses will be refreshed as "II R" models - see DC Watch Impress

Olympus FL-300R flash unit
+ Photography Blog
+ DC Resource
+ Le Monde de la Photo

And some bling...
+ rhinestone decorated ...lens caps says DC Watch

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