Olympus has today announced the E-520, a 10-million-pixel digital SLR featuring a built-in image stabiliser and Live View system.

Olympus has today announced the E-520, a 10-million-pixel digital SLR featuring a built-in image stabiliser and Live View system.

Due to hit UK stores in June priced £479.99 (body only) the E-520 sports a 2.7in LCD screen, dust reduction and a burst rate of 3.5 frames per second for up to eight raw images.

The Four Thirds system newcomer also boasts Face Detection, wireless flash control and Shadow Adjustment Technology to help improve exposure for dark areas of a scene.

Also new from Olympus is the Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm f/4-5.6, a lens designed to deliver the 35mm viewing angle equivalent of an 18-36mm zoom.

The 280g optic will go on sale in September at a price yet to be announced. It boasts a minimum focusing distance of 25cm.

E-520: KEY FEATURES, AS SUPPLIED BY OLYMPUS UK

? Built-in image stabiliser for all lenses

? Comfortable viewing with Autofocus Live View

? Excellent dust reduction system

? 100% D-SLR quality

? Professional functions

? 6.9cm / 2.7” HyperCrystal II LCD

? 10 Megapixel Live MOS sensor

? 3.5fps with up to 8 images in RAW buffer

? Built-In flash and wireless flash control

? 32 shooting modes

? Optional Underwater Case available

? Face Detection for perfectly focused and exposed faces

? Shadow Adjustment Technology

? Four Thirds Standard

? Compact and ergonomic design

? Bracketing functions

? ISO 100-1600

? AF / AE lock functionality

? Depth of field preview

? Anti-shock (Mirror lock) function

? One-touch white balance

? Perfect image control

? 100% field of view via LCD

? TruePic III image processor

? Detailed playback info screen with histogram

? Hi-speed USB 2.0

ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 9-18mm 1:4.0-5.6 LENS ? KEY FEATURES, AS SUPPLIED BY OLYMPUS UK

? Extreme wide angle capabilities from 9-18mm (18-36mm)

? Ultra-compact dimensions (79.5mm in diameter and 73mm in length) and light weight (280g)

? 2x zoom

? Minimum focusing distance of 25cm

? 13 lens elements in 9 groups, including 1 aspherical ED lens

and 2 aspherical elements

? Based on the Four Thirds Standard

? Ideal complement to ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 18-180mm

1:3.5-6.3 (36-360mm) lens

? Compatible with all Four Thirds Standard cameras including Olympus? recently introduced E-420 and E-520

Olympus E-520Olympus 9-18mm lens

* Figure in brackets represents 35mm camera equivalent.