The Olympus PEN E-PL3 camera and M.ZUIKO 12mm f2.0 lens have taken out awards at this year's Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) awards, held in Cape Town, South Africa on March the 23rd.
The PEN E-PL3
was voted Best CSC (Compact System Camera) Entry Level.
TIPA states that with, "... a new 12.3 Megapixel Live MOS sensor optimised for use with M.ZUIKO lenses, in-body image stabilisation, extremely fast autofocus with 35 focus points and five frames-per-second shooting, the PEN Lite sets a high standard for the CSC category."
Our M.ZUIKO 12mm f2.0 lens
was also single out, being awarded Best CSC Fixed Focus Lens
. Along with it's fast aperture and light weight, TIPA praise the quality of the lens saying, "Beautifully built, it offers top-of-the-range image quality and fast autofocus thanks to Olympus’s MSC (Movie and Still Compatible) technology."
With the new OM-D E-M5
released a few weeks too late to qualify for this year's awards, we're sure that our new game changing camera along with the forthcoming 60mm f2.0 macro and 75mm f1.8 prime lens
will feature in the 2013 awards.