Olympus announced its new E-series cameras line up with the E-520, replacing the E-510, featuring 10-megapixel, 2.7-inch LCD and a more advanced live preview.
Photographers not only can use autofocusing but also see the effects of changes to exposure and white balance before taking the shot. The camera also shoots faster, at up to 3.5 frames per second, and includes both face detection and shadow compensation to bring out detail in darker areas.
Other additions include wireless flash support and an upgraded image stabilization feature. The E-520 will ship in July. A basic, body-only unit will sell for $600, while a kit with a starter 14-42mm lens will sell for $700.
Olympus has also introduced a stand-alone, 9-18mm, f/4.0-5.6 lens designed for very wide angle shots. It supports all cameras with Olympus’ mounting system and will ship in the fall for $600.