Olympus has today announced a new electronic viewfinder for its Pen series of Micro Four Thirds cameras.

Due out in mid-August, priced £179.99, the silver-coloured VF-3 boasts a resolution of 922,000 dots and a 100% field of view.

‘Compact, lightweight and just as sleek as a Pen camera, the VF-3 tilts up 90 to degrees – making it easy to shoot movies and stills from tricky angles, even in difficult light,’ claimed a spokesman.

The new accessory is compatible with all Pen models, except the E-P1.