New pictures of what are claimed to be variants of the Olympus PEN E-P5 have appeared online ahead of a suspected official unveiling on 11 May in China - and teased by Olympus itself.

One interesting element that's clear in the pic of the rear of the new compact system camera is that the viewfinder seems to have been remodelled. The VF-2 and VF-3 rear viewfinders are rounded, whereas the one on the PEN E-P5 is more square. Also, the logo on the front seems to look different to us.

Other than those snippets, there's little else to go on. Other rumours, as mentioned by Engadget, have suggested that it will have a 16-megapixel sensor, on-board Wi-Fi, a 1.04 million dot rear tilt display, five-axis stabilisation, 5fps burst shooting and a 1/8000 shutter speed, but there will be no confirmation on these specifications until the camera launch in just over a week. We've also seen on 4/3 Rumors that the E-P5 will come with the TruePic VI image processing engine and a new autofocus system.

As for price, that's anybody's guess for now.

We'll let you know more the moment more information comes to us.