by Ian Burley
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.