Olympus PEN E-PL6 Expression Kit
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Olympus has announced the UK launch of the previously Japan-only PEN E-PL6 compact system camera. This exquisitely designed, small and lightweight camera boasts an all-metal finish and comes bundled with the world’s slimmest pancake zoom lens for go-anywhere creativity. Other key highlights include a 16-megapixel MOS sensor, TruePic VI image processor, a large, tiltable and swivelling high-res LCD touchscreen, Full HD movies, interval shooting and a useful electronic level gauge. Together with the FlashAir card and pancake lens, the Olympus E-PL6 will be available in beautifully designed packaging from mid-July 2014, for £429.
Olympus Press Release
Freedom of expression, at full speed ahead
London, July 9, 2014 – Cameras with interchangeable lenses don’t get any slimmer** or cooler than the new PEN E-PL6. Or better equipped for posting superior shots on the Web. The latest PEN comes supplied with a WiFi-capable FlashAir SD card and a class-best, super-slim, interchangeable electronic pancake zoom lens. Just two reasons Olympus calls this package the ‘Expression Kit’. The E-PL6 is also packed with technologies inherited from Olympus’ flagship OM-D series, so it has everything it takes to capture stylish, stand-out images – anytime, anywhere and on the fly.
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 all-metal E-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 handbags, 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. The M.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
E-PL6 MAIN FEATURES:
> Exquisitely designed, small and lightweight system camera with an all-metal finish
> Supplied with the world’s slimmest** pancake zoom lens for go-anywhere creativity
> FlashAir** WiFi card included for posting via a compatible smartphone and the free and Olympus Image Share app
> Outstanding image quality thanks to the 16.1 Megapixel Live MOS sensor and TruePic VI image processor
> Large, tiltable and swivelling high-res LCD touchscreen for framing selfies and other shots at original angles
> Fast AF and fast start-up
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 PEN and 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 Time Lag 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 from mid-July 2014, for £429 (SRP, equivalent in other currencies).
Product specifications are subject to change without notice. Please check the Olympus website at http://www.olympus.co.uk for the latest specifications.
For E-PL6 feature descriptions, please see the online appendix.
For a full list of E-PL6 Limited Edition features, go to www.olympus.co.uk
* FlashAir is a trademark of Toshiba Corporation.
> 18 creative filters for adding impressive effects to Full HD movies or stills on-camera
> ISO settings as high as 25600 for great performance in low light
> Short Release Time Lag for filming fast-moving subjects
> Still interval shooting for creating stop-motion videos
> Compatible with Micro Four Thirds lenses and accessories
** The world’s shortest distance between the mount and the front end of the lens, when retracted. 3x standard zoom lens for mirrorless cameras. According to Olympus research, as of Jan 29, 2014.
*** 35mm equivalent.
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