In addition to the release of its E-M5 Mark III camera, Olympus has also announced the launch of the PEN E-PL10, a new Micro Four Thirds camera for the Japanese and Chinese markets.

The Olympus PEN E-PL10 is visually indistinguishable to the PEN E-PL9 both in the front and the rear of the camera. Like the PEN E-PL9, the E-PL10's 3" 1040k-dot touchscreen screen now flips down (instead of up) for easy video recording and selfies.

Internally, the camera doesn't look much different either compared to its predecessor. It features what we believe to be the same 16.1 Megapixel Live MOS sensor found inside the PEN E-PL9, as well as the same TruePic VIII image processor, 3-axis image stabilization (CIPA-rated for up to 3.5 stops of compensation) and contrast detection autofocus system. It also features the same 8.6 fps burst rate and 4K capture at up to 30 fps.

Olympus has added a new 'Fine Tune' option to adjust how strong the Art Filter effects are when applied to images.

On the connectivity front, the E-PL10 features a Micro USB port and Micro HDMI port on the side of the camera, as well as built-in 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi connectivity and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity for pairing with the Olympus Image Share app.

As with the PEN E-PL9, the E-PL10 will be available as body-only and a pair of kits. The first kit includes the M.Zuiko 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 'EZ' power zoom lens while the second 'Double Zoom Kit' also includes the M.Zuiko 40-150mm F4-5.6 R lens. Available colors include black, brown and white. Pricing isn't yet available, but the PEN E-PL10 is destined for the Japan and China markets in late November 2019.

Press Release:

Transform Your Photography While Embracing Creativity With the Olympus PEN E-PL10

A Compact and Sophisticated Interchangeable Lens Camera That You Can Take Everywhere

Olympus Corporation (President: Yasuo Takeuchi) is pleased to announce the newest micro Four Thirds System standard interchangeable lens camera, the Olympus PEN E-PL10, scheduled to go on sale in late November 2019. This model features a simple, sophisticated design packed with a wide array of expressive shooting functions. The compact, lightweight body is equipped with in-body image stabilization and a flip-downLCD monitor along with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, making it easy even for beginner interchangeable lens camera users to enjoy capturing and sharing creative, expressive photographs.

Main Features

– Blur-free high image quality in various scenes, such as night scenes, telephoto shooting, and video recording

– Flip-down LCD monitor for shooting at any angle and useful Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity to wirelessly transfer photos from the camera to a smartphone

– Enjoy a wealth of creative expressions using Art Filters and interchangeable lenses

– A compact, lightweight body with a simple sophisticated design that matches your style

The Olympus PEN E-PL10 is equipped with in-body image stabilization and offers blur-free high image quality with a simple touch operation. It is packed with features that expand creative expressions, such as selfie, Art Filter for impressive, artistic finishes, and compatibility with various interchangeable lenses. By using the built-in Wi-Fi or Bluetooth® in conjunction with the Olympus Image Share (OI.Share) smartphone app, the camera easily connects to a smartphone to transfer images and share them on social media. Tutorial videos are also available to learn shooting techniques using OI.Share, making it the perfect interchangeable lens camera for the beginner photographer. Packing versatile features for a rich array of photographic expressions in a simple, sophisticated, compact design, this is a model that you can take everywhere.

Olympus interchangeable lens camera systems’ biggest advantage is their amazing mobility thanks to the compact, lightweight camera system, including lenses. The combination of a high-resolution, high-performance lens lineup and powerful image stabilization results in sharp, high- quality photos and videos in a variety of scenes.

Main Features Details

Blur-free high image quality in various scenes, such as night scenes, telephoto shooting, and video recording

This model is equipped with in-body image stabilization, powerfully suppressing camera shake, which tends to occur when shooting at night, in dim indoor scenes, while shooting video and when using a telephoto lens. It also features TruePic VIII, the same image processor found in Olympus’ professional models, for clear images with minimal noise, even in low-light scenes. The combination of in-body image stabilization and TruePic VIII provides blur-free images.

Flip-down monitor for shooting at any angle and useful Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity to wirelessly transfer photos from the camera to a smartphone

Flip-down LCD monitor

Simply touch the subject shown on the LCD monitor to simultaneously focus and activate the shutter (Touch AF Shutter). When the monitor is flipped down, it automatically switches the camera to Selfie mode for easy self-portrait shooting. You can also select e-Portrait for brighter, smoother skin, or switch to movie recording with a simple touch operation. Changing the angle of the LCD monitor also makes it possible to shoot from various perspectives.

Easy connection to a smartphone

Use the built-in Wi-Fi or Bluetooth® and the Olympus Image Share (OI.Share) app to easily connect the camera and smartphone to import images and share on social media. By using the Share Order function, selected photos or videos on the camera will be automatically transferred to your smartphone once the camera is turned off. OI.Share also provides a Camera How To guide, containing tutorial videos of shooting techniques and a Digital Guidebook packed with other useful shooting tips.

Enjoy a wealth of creative expressions using Art Filters and interchangeable lenses

Art Filter

With 16 Art Filter options, you can capture creative photos with simple controls. Use the new Fine Tune option to adjust the level of Art Filter effects while checking the results on the screen to create a photo as you wish.

AP (Advanced Photo) mode

AP mode provides shooting functions that generally require advanced photography techniques with simple operations. Anyone can easily shoot a multi-exposure photo by just overlapping two images in Multi Exposure, and shoot light trails of stars or automobile lamps without the risk of overexposure in Live Composite. Silent mode, which mutes shutter and operation sounds, is now possible in P, A, S and M modes as well as AP mode.

Versatile interchangeable lenses

A versatile lineup of compact, lightweight, high-performance interchangeable lenses are available, including bright, single-focal-length lenses as well as macro lenses to achieve beautiful defocusing effects. You can choose the perfect lens depending on the subject to dramatically expand the possibilities of photographic expression.

A compact, lightweight body with a simple sophisticated design that matches your style

The E-PL10 is available in white, black, and brown. Each details of the colors of leather-feel materials and surface finish are carefully selected for exquisite texturing. This model is designed for a simple, harmonious look that is easy to match with any style. When paired with the M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ standard kit lens, it is highly portable, and is lighter than a 500 ml bottle of water.

Other Features

1. Supports high image quality 4K video and the ability to extract still images from videos

2. Maximum 8.6 fps high-speed sequential shooting so you never miss a photo opportunity

3. SCN (Scene) mode lets you capture images exactly as you imagine simply by choosing a shooting theme

4. AUTO mode for capturing beautiful photos simply by pressing the shutter release button, and leaving all the necessary adjustment to the camera.

●Separately Available Accessories

Genuine Leather Body Jacket, CS-45B, Genuine Leather Shoulder Strap, CSS-S109LL II, and Genuine Leather Lens Cover, LC-60.5GL (now on sale)

These genuine leather accessories are designed to protect the camera and enhance its design. Available in white, black, brown, and light brown, so they are easy to match with any style.