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Olympus Introduces Entry-Level Olympus PEN Lite E-PL6 with High-end Image Quality

By Alvin Soon - on 26 Jul 2013, 11:30am

Olympus Introduces Entry-Level Olympus PEN Lite E-PL6 with High-end Image Quality

Olympus has just announced the entry-level Pen Lite E-PL6, their answer to Panasonic's Lumix DMC-GF6. The E-PL6 features a touch AF shutter, the same outstanding image quality from the Olympus OM-D E-M5, twelve Art Filters and a 170 degree swivel monitor.

The E-PL6 comes with the same 16MP Live MOS sensor and TruePic VI image processing engine found in the flagship E-M5 and Pen E-P5. The camera doesn't come with the same advanced 5-axis image stabilization, but like with all Olympus Micro Four Thirds cameras it comes with built-in image stabilization. The rear capacitive touch-screen now comes with a touch AF shutter which lets you tap to focus and shoot.

The rear screen can swivel 170 degrees to face the front.

Unlike the Panasonic GF6 however, the E-PL6 doesn't come with built-in Wi-Fi. Instead, you'll need to use a Toshiba FlashAir SDHC memory card with its built-in Wi-Fi to share images with an iPhone or Android device. It's a glaring omission in a day and age when instant sharing between cameras and mobile devices is becoming the norm and not the exception.

The Olympus Pen Lite E-PL6 will come in white, silver, black and red, and will be available in two kits; S$888 with the M.Zuiko Digital 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 IIR kit lens, S$1,088 with the M.Zuiko Digital 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 IIR and 40-150mm f/4-5.6 R kit lenses. The Panasonic Lumix GF6 is a very competitive S$749 with 14-42mm kit lens and S$1049 with the 14-42mm & 45-150mm kit lenses.

The E-PL6 will be available in Singapore from the end of July.

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