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in on June 30 2011

Olympus PEN ‘Mini’ E-PM1
(Compact interchangeable lens camera)
The third and final PEN camera Olympus had to announce today is a new spawn off the existing E-P and E-PL line of PEN cameras. The E-PM1 PEN “Mini” is even smaller (but still very similar) than the E-PL3 above and has fewer buttons. It’s obviously geared towards beginners looking for a portable (and possibly affordable) offering to set foot in the interchangeable lens camera market, though enthusiasts just looking for a plain and […]

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Olympus SZ30MR super-zoom announced
in on March 7 2011

Olympus SZ-30MR
Olympus introduced a new “super” super-zoom camera today, the SZ-30MR, a fixed lens camera with dual image
processors and plenty of optical zoom (24X to be exact!).

16 effective megapixels (backlit CMOS sensor)
25 – 600 mm (f3.0 – f6.9) 24X optical zoom lens
Sensor-shift image stabilization
3 inch LCD (460,000 pixels)
No manual controls
Dual TruePic III PLUS imaging processors
9 FPS continuous shooting at full resolution (but up to 5 photos in a row)
3D Picture mode can create a 3D photo out of two pictures
Panorama […]

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Olympus introduces TG-810 rugged compact camera
in on March 7 2011

Olympus TG-810
The Olympus TG-810 is a new rugged camera announced today by Olympus. It looks to be their ‘flagship’ rugged camera for 2011 with the most rugged construction of them all (the TG310 and TG610 announced earlier this year are tough, but not as super-duper tough as this camera). It even has built-in GPS, compass and a manometer, so you get to know exactly where you took your photos, wherever you bring the camera.

Waterproof (33 feet), shockproof (6.6 feet), freezeproof […]

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Olympus brings out three new cameras
in on February 9 2011

Olympus has announced three more cameras today; a big zoom camera (which appears to have dropped the “Ultra-Zoom” moniker they’ve been using for years), a compact super-zoom camera and an entry-level model.

Olympus SZ10
Ultra-zoom camera

14 effective megapixels
28 – 840 mm (f3.1 – f4.4) 18X optical zoom lens
Sensor-shift image stabilization
3 inch LCD (460,000 pixels)
Intelligent Auto and scene modes; no manual controls
3D mode for photos and Magic Filters
720p HD (1280 x 720) 30 FPS movie mode with sound
Takes SD/SDHC/SDXC cards
Uses a lithium-ion […]

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Olympus announces new cameras at CES 2011
in on January 6 2011

Olympus brought out several new cameras today, with the stars of today’s show being the new E-PL2 interchangeable lens camera, which succeeds the PEN E-PL1 released a year ago, and the new XZ1 compact prosumer camera which sports a super-bright lens and larger than average imaging sensor.

Olympus PEN E-PL2
(Mirrorless interchangeable lens camera)

12 megapixel Live MOS sensor (Micro Four Thirds, 2.0X crop factor)
Micro Four Thirds lens mount (adapters available for normal Four Thirds and Leica lenses)
Dust reduction
Sensor-shift image stabilization
3 inch […]

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Olympus teases new prosumer camera with Zuiko lens at Photokina
in on September 20 2010

Olympus is showing off their new ‘prosumer’ compact camera at Photokina this year. Details are fairly vague as Olympus plans to keep them under wraps until early next year (probably CES 2011); but so far, they’ve shown that it will be a prosumer-like model (which I am personally guessing will compete against the likes of the Canon PowerShot G12 and Nikon Coolpix P7000) with a built-in (non-interchangeable) Zuiko lens with some amount of optical zoom, a built-in popup flash, […]

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Olympus updates flagship digital SLR
in on September 14 2010

Olympus has just announced their new flagship digital SLR today, the Olympus E-5. The new E-5 introduces a few changes and improvements here and there (some of which you’ve probably already seen in Olympus’ recent consumer digital SLRs); none of which are particularly earth-shaking. But nevertheless, here’s what’s up with the Olympus E-5:

Olympus E-5
(Digital SLR camera)

12.3 effective megapixels (Live MOS sensor, 1.5X crop)
Four Thirds lens mount (2X crop factor)
Sensor-shift image stabilization
3 inch rotating LCD (921,000 pixels)
Weathersealed magnesium alloy body
Shutter […]

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Olympus comes up with new PEN E-P2 kit; two new Micro FourThirds lenses
in on August 31 2010

Olympus has just come up with a limited edition ‘all-black’ PEN E-P2 kit (two for countries outside the US), which comes with a black PEN E-P2, limited edition black 17 mm f2.8 pancake lens and your choice of a basic external flash OR external electronic viewfinder.
They’ve also announced two new lenses for the Micro Four Thirds system (PEN and Panasonic users rejoice) which cover the telephoto end of the focal range. The 40-150 mm f4.0-5.6 lens will go for $300 […]

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