The Olympus PEN E-PL9 is Finally Coming to the US

The new Olympus PEN E-PL9 comes in a sophisticated design aimed at trendy photographers looking to go beyond smartphone photography

Olympus finally announced today the North American availability and pricing of the Olympus PEN E-PL9, the newest model in its legendary PEN lineup. The compact and lightweight interchangeable lens camera sports a stylish design aimed at the younger market of trendy shooters, bloggers, and travelers. As we’ve reported earlier, it features a number of improvements worth noting; the latest Olympus TruePicTM VIII Image Processor, 4K video at 30p, built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, a much-improved grip, and built-in flash.

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The Fujifilm X-A1 Was Leaked Again, This Time Looks Official

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There were rumors abound of the X-A1 before, and now it seems to be super official. Photo rumors has apparently received official product photos and a press release via leaks. According to that, it is another 16MP APS-C sensor interchangeable lens camera, lightweight, has a vari-angle LCD screen, ISOs up to 25,600, and will come in black, blue or red. Plus, there is a really short shutter lag–which most folks stepping up to cameras like this probably won’t understand.

We’ve got no official word on the camera yet, but if it indeed is coming this means that Fujifilm is really trying hard to grab the entry level crowd.

Five Cameras for the Person Stepping up From a Point and Shoot

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Sony NEX 3N product photo (1 of 1)ISO 1601-200 sec at f - 2.0

Not everyone has a DSLR, but there are many that are trying to step up to one. But guess what: you don’t necessarily have to. You can instead move up to any other type of interchangeable lens camera. The advantage of most DSLRs is that they have an optical viewfinder. But if you don’t necessarily need that and you just want to keep the package small and the image quality big, then you’ll want to take a look at some of our favorite options.

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First Impressions: Olympus E-PL5

Olympus PEN Lite E-PL5

I’m currently in the middle of reviewing both the E-PL5 and its little brother, the XZ-2. Whereas the XZ-2 is a fixed lens compact, the E-PL5 chooses to go down a route similar to that of the Sony NEX-7. It is a small, interchangeable lens camera that promises to give you excellent image quality that you can fit in your pocket. Lets take a brief look at what the E-PL5 has to offer.

 

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