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  • Olympus Stylus SH-1 compact camera with 5-axis OIS says goodbye to blur
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    Olympus Stylus SH-1 compact camera with 5-axis OIS says goodbye to blur

    By 31 March 2014

    Olympus has announced the Stylus SH-1 compact camera that should do away with the usual blur associated with smaller cameras, thanks to 5-axis optical image stabilisation. Most compact cameras only correct for yaw and pitch whereas the SH-1 apparently...

  • Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3 camera takes on low light and rough conditions
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    Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3 camera takes on low light and rough conditions

    By 31 March 2014

    Olympus has sent a new leader onto the field of rugged-cam battle with its Stylus Tough TG-3 compact camera. But the TG-3 is more than just tough as it also features screw-on lens adapters, multiple macro settings and Micro Four Thirds processing smarts....

  • A week in reviews: 24 - 28 March
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    A week in reviews: 24 - 28 March

    By 29 March 2014

    It's the week when HTC claimed all glory by announcing and releasing its latest handset, the new HTC One (also known as the M8), in the same day. We had one acting as our day-to-day phone the week prior and have dug deep to deliver the verdict on whether...

  • Olympus Stylus 1 review
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    Olympus Stylus 1 review

    By 27 March 2014

    One glance at the Olympus Stylus 1 and it's hard to ignore how much it looks like a smaller version of the interchangeable lens Olympus OM-D series. Only it's not: this is a high-end compact camera with design cues adopted from the company's top-end interchangeable...

  • Best compact cameras 2014: The best pocket cameras available to buy today
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    Best compact cameras 2014: The best pocket cameras available to buy today

    By 26 March 2014

    If you're looking for the best compact cameras of 2014 then you've come to the right place. We will guide you through the hottest cameras to save you time when it comes to buying one from your local shop or online. Compact cameras are plentiful. With...

  • A week in reviews: 17 - 21 February
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    A week in reviews: 17 - 21 February

    By 22 February 2014

    It's the week before Mobile World Congress 2014, the mobile phone show of the year, so expect plenty of smartphones and tablets to be covering these pages over the coming days. During the quiet before the storm it's been a week dominated by cameras....

  • Olympus OM-D E-M1 review
    Cameras 5 out of 5

    Olympus OM-D E-M1 review

    By 20 February 2014

    We've been using the Olympus OM-D E-M1 for a number of months now. This compact system camera has seen us through many different shoots - from personal snaps to product images that you might have seen in some other Pocket-lint reviews - made all the easier...

  • Best compact system cameras 2014: The best mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras available to buy today
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    Best compact system cameras 2014: The best mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras available to buy today

    By 10 February 2014

    You're looking to buy a compact system camera (CSC) but don't know what to go for? Perhaps the term alone confounds: we've seen plenty of names being thrown around of late, from simple "mirrorless" through to terms such as "digital single lens mirrorless...

  • Win: An Olympus OM-D E-M10 system camera and other Olympus prizes
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    Win: An Olympus OM-D E-M10 system camera and other Olympus prizes

    By 29 January 2014

    We've been having a ball of late thanks to an Olympus OM-D Challenge that's running on site. We've been off into the Mojave desert to shoot a model, interview photographer Damian McGillicuddy en route, almost get arrested - that wasn't part of the original...

  • Olympus Stylus SP-100EE: 'Eagle eye' superzoom camera adds dot-sight targeting feature
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    Olympus Stylus SP-100EE: 'Eagle eye' superzoom camera adds dot-sight targeting feature

    By 29 January 2014

    Olympus steps up its superzoom game with the announcement of the Stylus SP-100EE - the world's first superzoom to feature a dot-sight crosshair targeting system to assist when capturing subjects at distance. The 50x optical zoom packs in a whopping 24-1200mm...

  • Olympus OM-D goes entry-level: E-M10 adds pop-up flash, maintains top-tier 16MP image quality
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    Olympus OM-D goes entry-level: E-M10 adds pop-up flash, maintains top-tier 16MP image quality

    By 29 January 2014

    Olympus is set to expand its OM-D compact system range with the announcement of the E-M10 model. The baby of the OM-D trio, the E-M10 sits beneath the E-M5 and top-spec E-M1 models, but still features many of the same top specs. An all-metal build, full...

  • Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 is the first waterproof compact camera to add a tilt-angle screen
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    Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 is the first waterproof compact camera to add a tilt-angle screen

    By 29 January 2014

    Olympus has announced the world's first waterproof camera with a tilt-angle LCD screen, the Stylus Tough TG-850. Complete with a 21mm equivalent wide-angle lens and 5x optical zoom, the TG-850 is designed for all manner of environments. Its waterproof...

  • Hands-on: Olympus Stylus SP-100EE review
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    Hands-on: Olympus Stylus SP-100EE review

    By 29 January 2014

    Every major manufacturer has a superzoom camera of note, but Olympus has typically struggled to keep up with the advancing pack in this category. The Olympus Stylus SP-100EE, however, has proven enough to make us stand up and notice. Ahead of its official...

  • Hands-on: Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 review
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    Hands-on: Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 review

    By 29 January 2014

    Olympus is no stranger to the waterproof compact camera, and from what we've seen the Stylus Tough TG-850 not only looks to be its best effort yet, but also comes with a number of firsts. Principal to the TG-850's design is a tilt-angle screen that can...

  • Hands-on: Olympus OM-D E-M10 review
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    Hands-on: Olympus OM-D E-M10 review

    By 29 January 2014

    Say hello to the Olympus OM-D E-M10, the company's entry-level model into the OM-D compact system camera series. But by "entry-level" we don't mean low-end. When we got to see this camera in action ahead of the official announcement over in Las Vegas...

  • Olympus OM-D challenge part 3: Light like a pro
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    Olympus OM-D challenge part 3: Light like a pro

    By 23 January 2014

    If you've not been following our OM-D challenge photo story thus far, then a quick recap. At the beginning of January we were plucked from Las Vegas to observe a photographic adventure alongside pro photographer Damian McGillicuddy on a shoot in Death...

  • Olympus OM-D challenge part 2: Light, lenses, action
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    Olympus OM-D challenge part 2: Light, lenses, action

    By 17 January 2014

    Amid the madness of the Consumer Electronics Show at the beginning of January we managed to extract ourselves from the Las Vegas strip - not for a debauched Nic Cage style party, but instead for a photographic adventure. Olympus had invited us to follow...

  • Olympus OM-D challenge: Fear and loathing in Las Vegas
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    Olympus OM-D challenge: Fear and loathing in Las Vegas

    By 7 January 2014

    Every year at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas there’s a veritable feast of tech to get our teeth into. But this year, beyond the glitzy lights and manufacturers’ bold claims for their latest products, we were invited to really put things...

  • Only Canon, Nikon, and Sony can fend off smartphone camera takeover, says report
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    Only Canon, Nikon, and Sony can fend off smartphone camera takeover, says report

    By 30 December 2013

    The smartphone takeover is so crippling for camera manufacturers that only Nikon, Canon and Sony will survive, or at least that's what the latest report from Reuters seems to preach. Much like the smartphone industry, which iOS and Android dominate,...

  • Best digital system camera 2013: 10th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees
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    Best digital system camera 2013: 10th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

    By 19 November 2013

    It has been a great year for cameras and the first year we've split the camera category into two - dedicated compacts and, as you're seeing here, system cameras. That includes more traditional DSLR cameras and mirrorless compacy system cameras. Both sides...

  • Best digital compact camera 2013: 10th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees
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    Best digital compact camera 2013: 10th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

    By 19 November 2013

    Compact cameras are brilliant - and they continue to get better year on year. It's a wide-ranging category, as ever, with 2013 being no different. With releases and updates flooding the market every couple of months, there is a compact out there for every...

  • Olympus Stylus 1: Compact camera pools XZ-2 sensor in OM-D clothing with 28-300mm f/2.8 lens
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    Olympus Stylus 1: Compact camera pools XZ-2 sensor in OM-D clothing with 28-300mm f/2.8 lens

    By 29 October 2013

    Olympus has expanded its compact camera market with the new premium Stylus 1 compact. It's like an XZ-2 in OM-D E-M5 clothing with a 28-300mm f/2.8 zoom thrown into the mix. Many were anticipating a large sensor for this model, but Olympus has stuck with...

  • Hands-on: Olympus Stylus 1 review
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    Hands-on: Olympus Stylus 1 review

    By 29 October 2013

    Well, well, well, if it isn't a mini Olympus OM-D. Only it's not. The Olympus Stylus 1 is like a head-on collision between the compact system camera and the Japanese company's high-end XZ-2 compact camera. With a 28-300mm f/2.8 lens thrown in the mix...

  • Olympus OM-D E-M1: The 'mirrorless E-7' removes low-pass filter, intros new sensor with dual autofocus
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    Olympus OM-D E-M1: The 'mirrorless E-7' removes low-pass filter, intros new sensor with dual autofocus

    By 10 September 2013

    Olympus has unveiled its new, top-spec camera, the OM-D E-M1. And boy, oh boy, does it look like hot stuff. But it's not the replacement to the OM-D E-M5 as previously thought. Nope, the E-M1 is the embodiment of the would-be E-7 wrapped up in a compact...

  • Hands-on: Olympus OM-D E-M1 review
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    Hands-on: Olympus OM-D E-M1 review

    By 10 September 2013

    Want to know what an Olympus camera looks like when the Japanese giant goes all out? Look no further than the OM-D E-M1, the latest interchangeable lens model that represents not only a push in the OM-D line, but also the death of the company's commitment...