Olympus prepares Pen mini E-PM1 for 7 October retail in Japan
Are you looking to get a new digital camera? Olympus has announced 7 October as the retail date for their new Pen Mini E-PM1 interchangeables lens mirrorless camera in Japan. The Pen E-PM1 was unveiled together with E-P3 and E-PL3 in June this year, though the launch of the product came later than its siblings.
Olympus has announced the retail date for their Micro Four Thirds system OLYMPUS PEN mini E-PM1, on 7 October in Japan. The estimated retail price is around 70,000 yen (US$916) with kit lens; 90,000 yen (US$1,177) for twin lens kit; and 60,000 yen (US$785) for the camera body alone. The E-PM1 will be available in six colors – white, silver, black, pink, purple and brown. The standard zoom kit lens is M. ZUIKO DIGITAL 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II R, while the twin lens kit consist of the standard zoom and M. ZUIKO DIGITAL 17mm F2.8.
The Olympus Pen E-PM1 incorporates high-speed 12.3-megapixel Live MOS sensor with formula sensor shift image stabilizer, ISO sensitivity of ISO 200 to 12800, and supports AVCHD video recording. It does not come with integrated flash, though you can use an external flash unit. The E-PM1 measures 109.5 × 63.7 × 34mm and weighs 265g with battery and memory card. According to local retailers, the Olympus Pen mini E-PM1 should retail next month. Pricing details not available at press time.