Olympus today announced their newest MFT shooter, the E-P2. Seeming to be a single step up from the E-P1, it sports many of the same features, adds AF tracking, manual controls to movie mode, a new black finish, and the availability of a sweet tilting LCD viewfinder (an oft criticized “omission” in its very entry-level oriented brother). The body, other than the new finish, will look very familiar to anyone familiar with the E-P1, and with two bodies in the same style I think I can now call it a pedigree.
We’ll have more info soon. Continuing the now beloved tradition of manufacturers everywhere we don’t even get the information on these things until the day they’re out and every tech blog and their brother have already been unable to run the rumors and have the specs up at midnight. Whereas Nick and myself still can’t see clearly for the lack of coffee and now there’s a camera.
Oh! And some lenses! Oly announced a new 9-18mm for the Micro Four-Thirds format, and a new 14-150mm for it as well. I’d say between Panasonic and Olympus this new platform is developing pretty rapidly.
More pictures of this new beastie, including the tilting EVF and the obvious E-P pedigree after th jump.