I got a call from Simon on Friday afternoon to pick me up ..... most probably for one of our regular kopi sessions. In his car, he said simply "We're going to Olympus's office..."
I recall vaguely some talk of a new set of Oly cameras being launched a few weeks ago and could not figure out what was going on..... Olympus's star cameras, the XZ-1 and the E-PL2 had just been launched to acclaim barely a couple of months ago .....
At the Olympus boardroom the surprise turned to almost utter shock as 2 new camera bodies and 3 new lenses were placed before us...... an E-P3 , an E-PL3, a 12mm F2.0 prime (!!!) a 40-150 zoom and a 14-42 kit zoom.
Signing off the Non-Disclosure Agreement (meaning NO PUBLIC TALK/DISCUSSION of what we saw and handled). I could have the cameras and lenses for just over 24hrs being the only working prototypes in Singapore. I had to return everything on Saturday night.
The following images will speak for themselves..........
the E-P3 is on the left and the E-PL3 is on the right
The E-PL3 beats the E-P3 with its flip up-down LCD screen ........
The top deck of the E-PL3 is just so ....... sweeeet
The lines are leaner with fewer buttons and no pop up flash
The E-PL3 is smaller and no less sexy