Olympus PEN ‘Mini’ E-PM1
(Compact interchangeable lens camera)
The third and final PEN camera Olympus had to announce today is a new spawn off the existing E-P and E-PL line of PEN cameras. The E-PM1 PEN “Mini” is even smaller (but still very similar) than the E-PL3 above and has fewer buttons. It’s obviously geared towards beginners looking for a portable (and possibly affordable) offering to set foot in the interchangeable lens camera market, though enthusiasts just looking for a plain and simple camera are welcome to have a look too.
The camera has a similar feature set as the PEN Lite but with even fewer buttons (notably, no mode dial), a simplified user interface and fixed-position LCD. It also comes in more colors, pick from: white, black, silver, pink, brown or purple. Price and availability also to be announced.