Almost all gadgets popping out every month are looking more and more spiffy. All trying to look sexy and appealing to consumers. But Olympus is one of the few companies that are not entirely riding the whole trendy design stuff. That remains true when the camera company announced the new Olympus PEN E-P5, a mirrorless camera with a retro body design.
The E-P5 features a design that is similar to that of the PEN F from 1963, which is a good thing for all those who love to carry retro cameras. It may indeed look “old” on the outside, but it comes with everything that you’d expect from a modern camera: 16MP MFT sensor, tilt LCD, five-axis stabilization system, fast autofocus, built-in Wi-Fi, and shutter speed of up to 1/800th of a second.
If you like to flaunt the retro look of the Olympus E-P5 to your friends, you can do so by cashing out a hefty $999.99. And that’s for the body only. For an additional $499.99, you’ll be able to snatch the camera complete with a 17mm f/1.8 lens. But you’d still have to wait for it to be available within this month.