New Olympus E-PL5 and E-PM2 with new lens cap that is also a LENS (I am not drunk!)
Just when you perhaps thought the E-Pens started to get boring, Olympus is throwing a curveball. The newly announced Olympus E-PL5 and E-PM2 have a lens cap, except the lens cap is not just a lens cap. It is also a basic lens, with a 15mm f8 native focal length = 30mm "35mm equivalent". As you can see in the preview pictures below, it looks very photographically adorable!
The camera's main specs include a 16mp LiveMOS sensor, 8fps burst mode, a 180-degrees tilting display, TruePic VI, 1080p, etc.
The E-PL5 is available for pre-order bundled with the 14-42mm for $700 in three body colors, while the E-PM2 is availalbe for pre-order in four different body colors, either as a body only kit for $550 or with the 14-42mm lens for $600.
Olympus E-PL5 previews
+ E-PL5 preview at Imaging Resource
+ E-PL5 preview at CNet Asia
+ hands-on and spec-sheet comparison at CNet.com
+ hands-on at Photography Blog
+ hands on at Pocket Lint
+ hands on at Tech Radar
Olympus E-PL5 samples
+ 27 real-world E-PL5 samples at dpreview