Rumor: Five new Olympus DSLRs in 2009

olympusOlympus will launch five new digital SLRs this year, the first of those being the new prosumer class 12.3 megapixel E-30.

The new E-30 will be made available in a variety of kits with a 14-42mm lens or the new 14-54mm f2.8-3.5 II prosumer lens. Five different camera and lens bundles will be available.

New features include an in-camera “photoshop”, a 270 degree swiveling live-view LCD, and with certain lenses, the fastest autofocus in the industry. The viewfinder is said to be much larger and brighter than the first generation E1/E300 and the image quality has “improved considerably.”

The Asian lady pictured is strictly for beautification and will not be included in any kits.