Olympus has launched a new slim and powerful PEN camera, the E-PL6, in the UK.
The latest in the line of PEN cameras comes equipped with a Wi-Fi capable FlashAir SD card and a class best, super slim interchangeable electronic pancake lens in the ‘Expression Kit’ package.
The camera has a 16.1 megapixel Live MOS sensor and a large, tiltable swiveling high resolution LCD touchscreen allowing you to frame selfies and other shots easily.
The camera will be available from mid July for an SRP of £429. For more information take a look at the Olympus website.
P for Personality
For anyone who likes to express themselves and their own sense of style,the Expression Kit is the camera-lens-card combination of choice. The allmetalE-PL6 has the feel-cool factor that comes from renowned PEN’s trademark design and adds a contemporary design icon to any outfit. Like every PEN, it’s built to feel great – and look beautiful – in your hands. For a camera of this calibre, it’s also light and compact, so it will fit easily in most hand bags, even with the supplied lens attached. In fact, the lens is exactly what makes this the most portable PEN yet.
Enhancing your creative options are 12 striking Art Filters and 6 Art Effects to choose from ensuring the E-PL6 has the potential to spread some serious envy online, with one-touch, one-of-a-kind clips and shots.
E for Excellence
The E-PL6 is compatible with a wide range of Micro Four Thirds specialist lenses made by the M.ZUIKO experts, and the Expression Kit includes one of their latest achievements. The M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-42mm*** 1:3.5-5.6 EZ pancake zoom lens is the world’s slimmest in this category. TheM.ZUIKO signature is unmistakeable – in the startling size of the lens, the quiet motor, and the quality of the images it captures.Speed, power and portability are key to spontaneous, individual and stylish photography – and the PEN E-PL6 has all three in abundance. In combination with any Micro Four Thirds lens and the powerful TruePic VI image processor, super-quick start-up and autofocus mean the camera reacts as fast as you think, even in low light. It delivers 16.1-Megapixel stills and 1080 Full HD movies with the consistently rich gradation, low noise and wide dynamic range that compacts and smartphones can’t hope to achieve.
When these images are shared, the difference in quality is even more striking: Post a picture of a moving subject shot in poor light on a smartphone, then count the likes. There’s no better argument for the PENand its versatile ISO settings.
The E-PL6 has a raft of new PEN features to help you quickly adjust settings, frame your shot, and capture a remarkable image. For example,Level Gauge overlays a grid on the LCD when there’s no horizon as a reference. Interval shooting for stills stitches together stop-motion videos while Small AF Target Mode makes it easy to focus on tiny parts of the subject, then magnify these for more precise focusing. Short Release TimeLag Mode combines with Fast AF to reduce the delay that can otherwise make it difficult to accurately capture fast-moving subjects.
N for Network
The E-PL6 is all about shooting and showing, and that includes posting your oeuvre online. The supplied FlashAir WiFi card lets you quickly transfer photos and videos to your smartphone via the Olympus Image Share app, then effortlessly on to social media sites. The large and tiltable 3-inch monitor swivels up and right round so it’s visible from the front of the camera, giving you the flexibility to frame a whole new class of selfie – or other shots from unusual angles.
The PEN E-PL6 comes in a black or white body and is compatible with a variety of accessories that customise the look. For example, a matching grip. Together with the FlashAir card and pancake lens, it will be available in beautifully designed packaging.