Here is the 4th installment of the teaser for the new Olympus micro G digital camera on the Olympus Asia site. They are basically following the history of the Pen camera. The next teaser is next Tuesday, June 16, 2009 [and it looks like that’s the last space left]. Check out the Olympus Pen history, celebrating its 50th Anniversary.
The Olympus PenF was introduced in 1963. From the Olympus site, “The Olympus Pen F was the world’s first and only half-frame system single-lens reflex camera, released in 1963. The camera featured a porro-prism finder and was the first to have a rotary titanium shutter. It could be used with a highly versatile range of 20 exchangeable lenses. The Olympus Pen F was a revolutionary camera packed with innovative features.” The PenF was followed in 1966 by the PenFT, which added a built-in TTL exposure meter and a self-timer.
The Olympus PenFT is a beautiful camera and if Olympus introduces a compact “mirror-less” DSLR with all the features enthusiasts are looking for, they may just have a winner on their hands.
A Visual History of the Olympus Pen
Photos courtesy of Olympus
Please visit the Olympus web site for more info about these cameras and their features.