Olympus unveils new cameras & lenses at Photokina 2016

Some new cameras and lenses from Olympus that we can look forward to in the coming months. Most of the prices and availability are yet to be announced.

The flagship OM-D E-M1 Mark II with battery grip, being flanked by three PEN E-PL8 compact mirrorless cameras.

The flagship OM-D E-M1 Mark II with battery grip, being flanked by three PEN E-PL8 compact mirrorless cameras.

The list of new cameras and lenses include the following.

  • OM-D E-M1 Mark II flagship mirrorless camera
  • PEN E-PL8 compact mirrorless camera
  • M.Zuiko 12-100mm F4 IS PRO lens
  • M.Zuiko 25MM F1.2 PRO lens
  • M.Zuiko 30mm F3.5 Macro lens
  • FL-900R external flash

A quick summary of each is included below.

OM-D E-M1 Mark II

Olympus announced the development of the new flagship OM-D E-M1 Mark II, with a 121-point all cross-type On-chip Phase Detection AF, and an 18 fps high-speed sequential shooting in AF/AE tracking.

It also features a newly developed TruePic VIII image processor, 20.4 Megapixel Live MOS sensor and a 5-axis Image Stabilisation system.

PEN E-PL8

The new “selfie-ready” compact mirrorless camera has an enhanced Touch Selfie Mode, as well as an additional Movie Clips mode with easy access to Art Filter and Movie Effect editing.

The PEN E-PL8 is available in black, white and brown and will be on sale from October 2016. Prices yet to be announced.

M.Zuiko 12-100mm F4 IS PRO lens

The first high-magnification zoom lens in the M.Zuiko PRO category.
This compact, lightweight, high-performance, high-magnification professional zoom lens features a dustproof, splashproof and freezeproof (-10°) construction along with an image stabilisation mechanism.

The M.Zuiko 12-100mm F4 IS PRO lens is one of three new lenses Olympus announced during Photokina 2016.

The M.Zuiko 12-100mm F4 IS PRO lens is one of three new lenses Olympus announced during Photokina 2016.

Olympus boasts that the lens has the world’s most powerful 6.5 shutter speed steps of compensation performance.

M.Zuiko Digital ED 12- 100mm f4.0 IS PRO is available only in black and will be on sale from November 2016. RRP TBA.

M.Zuiko 25MM F1.2 PRO lens

A large-diameter, single-focal-length lens promising excellent resolution performance and beautiful defocusing effects from the widest aperture.

It is also dustproof, splashproof and freezeproof.

M.Zuiko Digital ED 25mm f1.2 PRO lens is available only in black colour and will be on sale from October 2016. RRP TBA.

M.Zuiko 30mm F3.5 Macro lens

Designed for advanced amateurs to entry-level users for macro photography, the M.Zuiko Digital ED 30mm F3.5 Macro is a premium macro lens with a maximum image magnification of 2.5x (35mm equivalent) the highest in its class.

Olympus FL-900R Electronic flash.

Olympus FL-900R Electronic flash.

M.Zuiko Digital ED 30mm F3.5 Macro is available only in black and will be on sale from October 2016. RRP TBA.

FL-900R Electronic flash

High-intensity flash with a maximum guide number of 58, and is dustproof, splashproof and freezeproof (-10°C).

Olympus claims that it has the fastest sequential shooting tracking performance in its class.

Electronic Flash, FL-900R is available in black only and is on sale from December 2016. RRP TBA.

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