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    Olympus launches 7 new voice recorders

    By 25 August 2008

    Olympus has announced a range of new voice recorders as part of its DS and VN ranges. The DS-75, DS-65 and DS-55, will be geared towards podcasters rather than your average bunch of journalists and lawyers while the VN models will offer those looking...

  • Olympus Mju 1050 adds tap control to digital camera
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    Olympus Mju 1050 adds tap control to digital camera

    By 25 August 2008

    Following on from the launch of the Mju 1060 at the beginning of August, Olympus has announced two more models to its Mju range. The Mju 1050 (actually called the Stylus 1050 in the US) will not only come with weatherproofing and the usual shockproof...

  • Olympus SP-570 UZ digital camera review
    Cameras 3.5 out of 5

    Olympus SP-570 UZ digital camera review

    By 21 August 2008

    Some super zooms look a little uncomfortable in their shells – a fusion of huge lens body stuck on an otherwise fairly compact camera. The Olympus takes a slightly more macho approach, looking more like a compact SLR than some of its competitors, see...

  • Olympus FE-360 and FE-370 announced
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    Olympus FE-360 and FE-370 announced

    By 20 August 2008

    Olympus has launched two new digital cameras in its FE series on Tuesday. The new models, the Olympus FE-360 and FE-370 promise a 3x and 5x optical zoom and 8-megapixel sensor. Like the newly announced mju 1060 model, the new FE series cameras will also...

  • Olympus Mju 1060 digital camera launched
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    Olympus Mju 1060 digital camera launched

    By 19 August 2008

    Olympus has announced a new model to its Mju range on Tuesday that features a 7x optical zoom lens. The new model, called the Mju 1060 hopes to offer maximum zoom capabilities without breaking out of the compact mode. Featuring a 10-megapixel sensor,...

  • Olympus E-520 DSLR camera review
    Cameras 4.5 out of 5

    Olympus E-520 DSLR camera review

    By 5 August 2008

    The E-520 arrives packed full of clever kit the likes of which would make any enthusiast snapper salivate and some pros a little envious. Like the E-510 before it, the E-520 has a 10-megapixel resolution, Live MOS sensor equipped with Olympus’ excellent...

  • Olympus and Panasonic announce Micro FourThirds for more compact DSLRs
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    Olympus and Panasonic announce Micro FourThirds for more compact DSLRs

    By 5 August 2008

    Olympus and Panasonic have announced a new, mirrorless format lens based on, and compatibile with, the FourThirds standard. The "Micro Four Thirds" system uses the same 18 x 13.5mm sensor size but allows the camera to be around 50% slimmer by removing...

  • Olympus mju 850 SW changes colour for summer
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    Olympus mju 850 SW changes colour for summer

    By 28 May 2008

    Olympus has launched two new colour models of its mju 850 SW digital camera in time for the summer. The two new colours will be a summer friendly Crystal Blue or Lemon Yellow, while the original Starry Silver model gets a Summer Kit complete with flip...

  • QuickPro DVD camera tutorials
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    QuickPro DVD camera tutorials

    By 20 May 2008

    If you're one of the people that has never quite got the most out of your D-SLR because the manual just looked far too daunting, the QuickPro's range of DVD camera guides may be worth a look. First launched three years ago, the company has now decided...

  • Olympus announces the E-520 DSLR
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    Olympus announces the E-520 DSLR

    By 13 May 2008

    The Olympus E-500 has a new addition - the E-520. The new DSLR is a compact FourThirds model. It boasts Live View capabilities "so there's no need to keep your eye glued to the viewfinder to frame shots", but instead you can use the 2.7-inch Hypercrystal...

  • Olympus launches limited edition digi compact
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    Olympus launches limited edition digi compact

    By 12 March 2008

    In January, Olympus launched the µ [mju:] 1010. Now we have news of a limited edition version of the µ [mju:] 1020; but it is a very different model and will only be available to 5000 photographers. Each of the white 10.1 megapixel models comes with...

  • Olympus E-420 DSLR launches
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    Olympus E-420 DSLR launches

    By 5 March 2008

    Olympus has launched a new entry-level DSLR that hopes to entice photography enthusiasts to switch to a digital SLR camera from their compact. The new model, called the Olympus E-420, will cost £379.99 and be available in April. The camera will offer...

  • Olympus announces a new generation of "mju" cameras
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    Olympus announces a new generation of "mju" cameras

    By 22 January 2008

    Olympus' spring line-up includes two new models for the mju line-up - the Olympus µ [mju:] 840 and µ [mju:] 1010. The two models share their TruePic III image processors, 2.7 inch screens, Dual Image Stabilisation system, Face Detection and BrightCapture...

  • Olympus launches SP-570 UZ digi compact
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    Olympus launches SP-570 UZ digi compact

    By 22 January 2008

    The latest addition to Olympus' specialist or SP range is the 10 megapixel SP-570 UZ, built around a huge 20x optical zoom lens. The lens offers an equivalent focal range of 26-520mm, making it the world’s most powerful zoom camera in this segment,...

  • Olympus adds trio to FE range
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    Olympus adds trio to FE range

    By 22 January 2008

    Wide angle performance and up to 5x time zoom are the main attractions to the latest additions to Olympus' lower-end FE range. The three new launches are the FE-310, FE-340 and FE-350. They shares an 8 megapixel sensor, the ability to record movies at...

  • Olympus launches LS-10 voice recorder
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    Olympus launches LS-10 voice recorder

    By 22 January 2008

    Olympus has kicked off the year with its spring range of cameras, but has also unveiled a new recorder. The portable Olympus LS-10 is claimed to deliver the "highest quality sound no matter the time and place – be it at a concert, a breaking news story,...

  • Olympus launches mju 1030 SW and mju 850 SW
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    Olympus launches mju 1030 SW and mju 850 SW

    By 22 January 2008

    Olympus has refreshed their shockproof, waterproof and freezeproof compact offerings with two new models. Sadly not taking the opportunity to refresh the names, the new cameras still boast crazy titles. The "µ [mju:] 1030 SW" and the "µ [mju:] 850 SW"...

  • Olympus E-510 DSLR camera review
    Cameras 4.5 out of 5

    Olympus E-510 DSLR camera review

    By 14 November 2007

    The recent announcement of the new professional E-System Olympus E3 should not be allowed to overshadow the latest in Olympus enthusiast digital SLRs, the E-510. However, the new camera has a tough act to follow in the shape of the popular and extremely...

  • Olympus launches E-3 DSLR camera
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    Olympus launches E-3 DSLR camera

    By 16 October 2007

    Olympus has launched a new flagship model to its Four Thirds Standard based on its E-System DSLR system. The new model, called the E-3, promises to give photographers "a high-performance tool that is primed for any assignment and satisfies the most stringent...

  • Olympus to launch new DSLR at midnight
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    Olympus to launch new DSLR at midnight

    By 16 October 2007

    Pocket-lint can reveal that Olympus will launch their new digital SLR at midnight tonight. The E-1 successor, that Olympus are describing as their new flagship product, will be finally unveiled after months of speculation. Nothing has been revealed by...

  • Olympus launches lime green [mju:] 790 SW
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    Olympus launches lime green [mju:] 790 SW

    By 16 October 2007

    Olympus has launched a special edition of the [mju:] 790 SW in lime green. Limited to 5000 models in Europe, Olympus say this distinctive camera is the perfect, exclusive accessory for those with active, colourful lifestyles. In addition to its attention-grabbing...

  • Olympus Mju 790SW digital camera review
    Cameras 4 out of 5

    Olympus Mju 790SW digital camera review

    By 27 September 2007

    Unlike the recently tested and ruggedised Mju 770 SW the new Mju 790 SW has a slightly lower level of toughness and a lower price at £200, a hundred quid less than the launch price of the 770. Its depth capability of 3 metres is 7m less than that of...

  • New Olympus Digital SLR camera gets a launch date
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    New Olympus Digital SLR camera gets a launch date

    By 4 September 2007

    Pocket-lint.co.uk has been able to confirm that the official "public release" date for Olympus' new digital SLR offering will be on October 17th at midnight. The E-1 successor, that Olympus are describing as their new flagship product, will be unveiled...

  • Olympus launches [mju:] 820, 830 and 1200 compact digi-cams
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    Olympus launches [mju:] 820, 830 and 1200 compact digi-cams

    By 23 August 2007

    Olympus claims their new mjus boast elegance and power, great design and strong features. Taking cues from their popular "SW" models, these three new cameras are all weatherproof - a handy feature on our damp isle. The 8-megapixel Olympus µ [mju:] 820...

  • Olympus launches SP-560 UZ camera with 18x optical zoom
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    Olympus launches SP-560 UZ camera with 18x optical zoom

    By 23 August 2007

    Olympus has launched the "extremely powerful and ergonomically designed" Olympus SP-560 UZ that they say continues where its predecessor, the award-winning SP-550 UZ, left off. Boasting an impressive 18x wide optical zoom (equivalent to 27-486mm on a...