43Rumors has attained the first photograph of Olympus’ E-PM1, one of 3 micro 4/3 cameras they plan to release. Apparently the auto focus of these models is blazing fast (faster than most DLSR’s). We’ll be keeping an eye on these cameras as they become available to see how they compete with FujiFilm’s X100.
The E-PM1 is really very small. The body size is very similar to the XZ-1 (Click here to see it) (similar depth and height, and a little less wide. Autofocus speed is awesome (faster than the E-30/E-5 by any means). And the AF is not only fast, it’s accurate! It has touchscreen, but it also has enough buttons like the E-PL1.) Overall it is a camera you can handle very easy. Looking at the size of the E-PM1 it might will not sue the BLS-1/5 battery, I am not sure about that but I think it could use the Li-70B battery from the XZ-1? All three new PEN cameras do have touchscreen and a new circuitry that reduces power consumption and increases the battery autonomy. – 4/3 Rumors