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Jan072011

CES: Olympus XZ-1, PEN E-PL2 Digicams and Compact Conversion Lenses Unleashed

At CES in Las Vegas, Olympus announced two new cameras — the diminutive XZ-1 and classy PEN E-PL2.

XZ-1 is Olympus’ response to other high-end compacts, such as Canon S95, Nikon Coolpix P7000, and Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5. XZ-1’s f/1.8 lens is remarkable in a compact and will let in lots of light (PowerShot S95 is f/2.0) for shooting in dimly-lit areas or for better producing the bokeh, or background blur effect, popular for portrait photography.

Olympus XZ-1

The XZ-1’s 10 megapixels is about right for the 1/1.63-inch CCD sensor. Othe features: Zoom — 28mm to 112mm, 3-inch OLED /600k resolution, auto ISO range–100 to 3200, shutter speed –60 – 1/2000 sec, 720p HD video recording in stereo sound.

Olympus PEN E-PL2 can swap lenses, and is a 12.3-megapixel sensor,and comes with updated f/3.5-5.6 and 14mm-24mm lens. Olympus added new accessories, one is calls the MAL-1 “macro arm,” for positioning light for close-up shots or shooting HD video. Also new: Bluetooth accessory called PENPal.

Olympus PEN E-PL2

Besides the camera, Olympus also announced three new compact conversion lenses: fisheye, wide-angle and macro.

Olympus Coversion lense

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