Olympus adds to its Digital PEN line the new E-P2 Micro Four Thirds digital SLR camera, its second Micro43 camera, which is the world’s smallest 12.3-megapixel interchangeable lens system with In-body Image Stabilization.
The Olympus E-P2 features the new Continuous Autofocus (C-AF) Tracking System tracks the subject across or back-and-forward through the frame and two new art filters – Diorama & Cross Process for greater creative expression. It has a 3-inch LCD display and comes with detachable VF-2 Electronic View Finder (EVF) that provides 1.15x magnification and a 100% field of view. The new camera includes electronic image stabilization, TruePic V image processor, Live View Autofocus, Face Detection, Dust Reduction system and 19 scene-select modes. It can capture 1280x720p HD video at 30fps.
The PEN E-P2 uses Micro Four Thirds mount and comes with MMF-1 Four Thirds System Lens Adapter, so other Four Thirds lenses can also be used. The ultra compact camera accpets SD/SDHC memory cards. It will be released in December 2009 and two version will be available, one with ED 14-42mm f3.5/5.6 Zuiko Digital Zoom Lens and the other with 17mm f2.8 Zuiko Digital Zoom Lens. Both versions are priced at $1099 and include the EP-2 body, VF-2 Electronic View Finder and Shoulder Strap.