Launched onto the Japanese market last year, the E-PL6 features only minor changes over the Pen E-PL5.

Olympus is keen to market the camera as a ‘small and lightweight’ system camera. It comes with a pancake zoom lens in the shape of the M Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 EZ.

Differences over the E-PL5, which was announced in 2012, include a minimum ISO of 100, compared to ISO 200 on the E-PL5, and the addition of interval shooting of between 1 second to 24 hours, for up to 99 shots.

The kit comes supplied with a FlashAir SD card, designed to enable images to be transferred via Wi-Fi.

The E-PL6 carries a 16.1-million-pixel Live MOS imaging sensor and a TruePic VI processor.

Features include 18 creative filters, a top ISO of 25,600 and a 3in, ‘tilt and swivel’ (460,000-dot) LCD screen.

Priced £429.99, the Pen E-PL6 is due on sale in mid-July.