While some companies bring their latest and best products to Photokina, others use this opportunity in order to tease the world with some uber-cool incoming products, and that's pretty much the case with Olympus, who's let out some very interesting information (and pics) of a future compact camera that will come with a built-in Zuiko lens.
' announcement (reported by Engadget
) contains very little useful information, and almost zero as far as the compact camera's possible tech specs are concerned.
So, what we do know is that this future “flagship compact camera” will be its first digital compact camera with a built-in Zuiko lens.
Plus, the device will apparently also come with an accessory port similar to the one found on the cameras in the PEN series
, which will let photographers add all sorts of interesting accessories to the camera, including external flash units (if that will be the case) or microphones.
Olympus expects to introduce the camera in the first quarter of 2011, which means that we've got quite a few months left to wonder about this camera
A prototype of the camera will be displayed this week at Photokina 2010, as well as at the 2010 PDN PhotoPlus Expo in the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, in late October, while Olympus estimates that we'll have to wait until Q1, 2011, in order to officially make its acquaintance.