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Olympus showing off compact camera with built-in Zuiko lens

Date posted: Monday, September 20, 2010

Olympus is showing off a prototype of their own at Photokina, but details are VERY sparse. All they've said is that it's compact, has a built-in Zuiko Digital lens, a hot shoe, and supports add-ons like an external microphone. No word on the sensor size or any other features. The real thing is expected to ship sometime in early 2011. A short press release and photo can be found after the break.

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PRESS RELEASE:

OLYMPUS DEVELOPING NEW FLAGSHIP COMPACT CAMERA WITH BUILT-IN ZUIKO® LENS

CENTER VALLEY, Pa., September 20, 2010 – Since 1936, photographers have appreciated Olympus's critically acclaimed Zuiko® lenses for their innovative design, high quality and superior reliability. Today, Olympus is pleased to announce that it is developing a new flagship compact camera that will be its first digital compact camera with a built-in Zuiko® lens. Olympus expects to introduce the camera in the first quarter of 2011.

Like the Olympus PEN® E-P2 and E-PL1 cameras, the new camera will include an accessory port so photographers will be able to expand its versatility by attaching optional accessories like the SEMA-1 external microphone adapter set.

A prototype of the camera will be displayed this week at Photokina 2010, the world's largest trade fair for the photographic and imaging industries held September 21-26 in Cologne, Germany. It will also be on display from October 28-30 at the 2010 PDN PhotoPlus Expo in the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.