Olympus is set to display a mock-up of their next flagship compact at Photokina, Cologne, Germany, this week, but it's not known at this stage whether it will adopt the company's FT format sensor. The unnamed compact will feature a Zuiko Digital branded zoom lens, and uses the same accessory port as the E-P2 and E-PL1 mFT cameras, allowing the option of an electronic viewfinder and stereo microphone (albeit not at the same time). Olympus are being coy as to whether the sensor is an mFT size imager, meaning it's likely not.
Photokina mock-up to reveal new compact flagship Olympus developing world’s first digital compact camera with built-in ZUIKO lens
Hamburg, 20 September 2010 – Olympus is developing a new flagship digital compact camera that for the first time will incorporate a lens from its critically acclaimed ZUIKO lens system. A mock-up of the new flagship compact will go on show from 21 to 26 September at Photokina, the world’s leading fair for photography and imaging, held in Cologne, Germany. Olympus Imaging President Masaharu Okubo expects the new camera to go on sale in the first quarter of 2011. In addition to a lens from the award-winning ZUIKO system, the new camera’s accessory port will be compatible with accessories for Olympus’ ground-breaking PEN E-P2 and E-PL1 cameras. Other features and specifications are yet to be revealed.
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