Olympus launched their new flagship compact, the XZ-1 and new Micro 4/3 Pen E-PL2 this morning. Here are some sample still images captured with the new XZ-1 camera. Specs and additional info can be found at the Olympus Malaysia website and special Facebook promotional page. Picture samples from the Pen E-PL2 are featured on the next page.
Mr Tan Tick Boon, Managing Director Olympus Malaysia, with the new XZ-1 and Mr Yong Kee Nyap, Assistant General Manager, Imaging System Division with the new Pen E-PL2.
Olympus E-PL2 black version shown with the optional Medusa LED Close-up Light.
The announced retail price of the XZ-1 in Malaysia is RM 1799 (app USD 585). The underwater housing for the XZ-1 (PT 050) is quoted as RM 1090 (app USD 354) and the underwater housing for the E-PL2 (PT-EP03) is RM 2090 (app USD 680).
Firmware version is 0.9 and all settings at factory default. No post-adjustments made except size reduction & cropping. Images saved at 50% jpeg compression for web.