Olympus UK to bundle FlashAir WiFi cards and offer free 15mm Body Cap lenses

Let the new Olympus Pen promotions roll

Olympus UK is set to bundle 8GB Toshiba FlashAir wireless LAN cards with the new Olympus Pen Lite E-PL5 and the Pen Mini E-PM2 when the cameras go on sale in November. In a separate promotion you will be able to buy the m.Zuiko 40-150mm tele zoom bundled with a lens case plus a FlashAir card at a special price.

While the new Pens have built-in software functionality designed to make the use of a FlashAir card simpler, any Pen or other camera that use SD cards should be FlashAir compatible, enabling your smartphone, tablet or PC access camera images stored in the card via a direct WiFi connection to a hotspot served up by the card. A router is not needed.

I have seen FlashAir working on a Pen Lite EPL-5 and it works well. Olympus has developed iPad/iPhone and Android apps to work with FlashAir and you can even apply Art Filters to images downloaded from the cards.

We'll have more detailed information in due course.