An impressively compact and versatile lens
This super-compact, retractable Olympus M. Zuiko lens changes the equation, giving you the flexibility you might expect from a traditional 3X kit zoom lens — in a form that extends out only about 1" from the camera's front surface when fully retracted. It's lightweight as well, weighing in at a scant 3.2 ounces. It's the perfect lens choice to have mounted to your Micro Four Thirds camera when you're not sure what's next — a dramatic landscape, a child's face out on the playground — or a candid group shot.
With its quiet, Movie & Stills Compatible (MSC) autofocus system, this lens also excels at enabling you to gather excellent sound while capturing video. There's even a variable speed electronic zoom mechanism for smooth, virtually silent zoom control during shooting. Of course, the superb optical performance you've come to expect from Olympus is still here in spades. Aspherical, extra-low dispersion, and super-high refractive index glass lens elements make your images as sharp and artifact-free as they can be.