Hamburg, 02/13/2019 | Press Release | Camera & Audio Olympus launches the most powerful zoom lens in the mirrorless camera category yet

New 16.6x zoom lens M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-200mm F3.5-6.3 is the ideal all-round lens for photography enthusiasts

Setting new standards among zoom lenses for mirrorless cameras, the M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-200mm F3.5- 6.3 is a 16.6x high-magnification zoom lens that offers a superb optical design with excellent depictive performance across the entire focal length from wide angle to telephoto. Packing a high-speed and high- precision autofocus (AF) into an amazingly compact and lightweight form with a dust-, splash- and freezeproof design, this versatile lens is the perfect companion and ideal for landscape, street and people photography.

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Cutting-edge zoom performance in a weather-sealed lens body

With 16.6x magnification, the M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-200mm F3.5-6.3 delivers the most powerful zoom of all lenses for mirrorless cameras so far1. Covering a focal length of 12-200mm (35mm equivalent: 24-400mm) from wide angle to telephoto while maintaining the compact and lightweight design Olympus is renowned for, this lens is ideal for a variety of different shooting situations.

The reliable dust-, splash- and freezeproof construction known from the M.Zuiko PRO series adds even more versatility by allowing users to shoot under any weather condition.

Optical lens design aimed at high image quality with high-speed, precise AF performance

To thoroughly suppress chromatic aberrations and distortions across the entire zoom range while maintaining a compact lens design, Olympus engineers have given special attention to the arrangement of special optics including Super ED and aspherical lenses. ZERO (Zuiko Extra-low Reflection Optical) coating drastically reduces ghosts and flares. Furthermore, the ED 12-200mm F3.5-6.3 is equipped with the MSC (Movie and Still Compatible) focus mechanism that uses an inner focus system which moves a single lightweight lens for focusing. This allows for high- speed AF performance in order not to miss split-second photo opportunities.

Availability & pricing

The new M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-200mm F3.5-6.3 will be available from late March 2019 at a RRP2 of EUR 899.

Like every Olympus camera and lens, the ED 12-200mm F3.5-6.3 comes with a free six-month warranty extension3 when registered via the MyOlympus platform at www.my.olympus.eu.

Product specifications are subject to change without notice. Please check the Olympus website at www.olympus-europa.com for the latest specifications.

1 Highest magnification ratio on interchangeable zoom lenses for mirrorless cameras (as of February 2019).

2 Recommended retail price

3 Six months on top of the statutory warranty in the country of purchase.

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Henrik Friis

Olympus Danmark A/S

E-mail: hf@olympus.dk