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  • Olympus launches [mju:] 790 SW rugged digital camera
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    Olympus launches [mju:] 790 SW rugged digital camera

    By 23 August 2007

    Olympus has updated its tough-guy SW offering again - this time it's the [mju:] 790 SW that wants you to push it to the extreme. Shockproof against falls from 1.5 metres and waterproof to a water pressure equivalent of 3 metres, this newest addition to...

  • Olympus launches FE-270, FE-280, FE-290 and FE-300 compacts
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    Olympus launches FE-270, FE-280, FE-290 and FE-300 compacts

    By 23 August 2007

    As part of a wider range refresh today, Olympus has launched four new budget compacts into their range. The Olympus FE-270 keeps it cheap and easy. It boasts 7.1-megapixels plus a 3x optical zoom and a 6.4cm LCD, along with a range of selectable scene...

  • Olympus launches six digital voice recorders
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    Olympus launches six digital voice recorders

    By 8 August 2007

    Olympus has launched six digital voice recorders, ranging from compact, simple offerings to more fully-featured devices that can be used as MP3 players. The compact WS-311M and WS-321M digital voice recorders are the newest additions to the Olympus WS...

  • Olympus denies E1 DSLR rumours
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    Olympus denies E1 DSLR rumours

    By 16 July 2007

    Olympus has moved to quash rumours online about a leaked PowerPoint presentation that supposedly contained info about its forthcoming "P-E1" digital SLR. In a statement to Pocket-lint a spokesman for the company said: "We are not in a position to comment...

  • More details of Olympus' coming-soon DSLR
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    More details of Olympus' coming-soon DSLR

    By 16 July 2007

    A leaked Olympus document suggest that the coming-soon Olympus E-P1 could be announced in October and launched in November. We've known that there is a new DSLR looming from Olympus for a while now - the company has previously shown off prototypes at...

  • Olympus E410 Digital SLR camera review
    Cameras 4.5 out of 5

    Olympus E410 Digital SLR camera review

    By 28 June 2007

    Barely 6 months on from the launch of the E400, Olympus announced an updated version of that camera which, while almost identical, has a couple of important differences. Overall, its design, build, and shooting options remain unchanged (also read my Olympus...

  • Olympus tease us with "coming soon"  image
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    Olympus tease us with "coming soon" image

    By 6 June 2007

    Olympus has got something up their sleeves for this summer, it appears. Currently showing on their website is this teaser image hinting at an exciting product heading our way soon. Keep your browsers pointed firmly at Pocket-lint.co.uk - as soon as we...

  • Olympus Mju 770SW digital camera review
    Cameras 4.5 out of 5

    Olympus Mju 770SW digital camera review

    By 11 May 2007

    Hard on the heels of the recently tested Olympus Mju 725SW comes the latest in the company's ruggedised compact range, the 770SW. Olympus says it is: “the world’s first compact camera that’s waterproof to 10m, shockproof against falls from up to...

  • Olympus Mju 760 digital camera review
    Cameras 4 out of 5

    Olympus Mju 760 digital camera review

    By 25 April 2007

    The Mju 760 looks lovely (I tested the model with the blue facia, which looks great) and builds on the Mju 700-sereis lineage following on from the aforementioned 750. It has to be said the 760 improves over the already pretty 750 with an even more slender...

  • PMA 2007: Olympus teases with images of new professional DSLR
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    PMA 2007: Olympus teases with images of new professional DSLR

    By 7 March 2007

    Olympus has released teaser images of the successor to the E-1. Although not formally announced yet, the professional camera has the code name P-1. The camera looks thick and solid, but its various knobs and buttons don't hint at what the specifications...

  • Olympus mju 780 compact digital camera announced
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    Olympus mju 780 compact digital camera announced

    By 5 March 2007

    Olympus has announced an update to its mju range in the guise of the mju 780 giving consumers the chance to get in on the action in all weather conditions. The new metal-bodied weatherproof camera features a 5x optical zoom, and a 7.1 megapixel sensor...

  • Olympus E-410 and E-510 DSLR digital camera announced
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    Olympus E-410 and E-510 DSLR digital camera announced

    By 5 March 2007

    Following a short teaser campaign, Olympus has announced two new compact and lightweight entry level DSLR cameras ahead of PMA. The new DSLR cameras, called the Olympus E-410 and E-510 are the successors to the E-400. Both new models come with Live View...

  • Olympus DS voice recorders also playback music
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    Olympus DS voice recorders also playback music

    By 28 February 2007

    Olympus has upgraded its voice recorders to include more multimedia functionality. The new DS range encompasses three digital recorders that not only capture voice but also playback music tracks, podcasts, and audio books. A choice of mono or stereo recording...

  • Olympus also makes hard drive radios
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    Olympus also makes hard drive radios

    By 28 February 2007

    Olympus is not just the purveyor of cameras and voice recorders; apparently it also makes radios as well. The VJ-10, which looks like it's only ever going to be sold in Japan, records radio to its 37GB hard disk drive, and from the image, looks as though...

  • Olympus tease with new DSLR offering
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    Olympus tease with new DSLR offering

    By 25 February 2007

    Olympus has started a teaser campaign on its European website enticing viewers that the company will be launching a new DSLR camera on the 5 March. The company has yet to give any details beyond the silhouetted picture on its homepage. The image actually...

  • Olympus Mju 750 digital camera review
    Cameras 4.5 out of 5

    Olympus Mju 750 digital camera review

    By 12 February 2007

    The wedge shaped Olympus Mju 750 slots into the company’s range between the Mju 1000 and the Tonka-tough Mju 725SW, which boasts full shock and waterproofing, compared here with “mere” weatherproofing. In fact, the camera can contend with “splashing...

  • Five more compact cameras refresh Olympus' spring range
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    Five more compact cameras refresh Olympus' spring range

    By 26 January 2007

    In addition to the two cameras we've already told you, Olympus unveiled another five compact cams, including two to its Mju range of style cameras. The Mju 770 SW is designed to be shockproof to falls up to 1.5m, waterproof to 10m, and able to withstand...

  • Olympus unveils SP-550 UZ with 18x zoom
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    Olympus unveils SP-550 UZ with 18x zoom

    By 26 January 2007

    Olympus made the rather odd marketing choice of launching seven new cameras in a day, some of which feature interesting new specs. At the top of the launch is the SP-550 UZ, which boasts a record 18x optical zoom. Superzooms, up to 30x or 40x are becoming...

  • Win an Olympus digital camera with Photographypress.co.uk
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    Win an Olympus digital camera with Photographypress.co.uk

    By 17 January 2007

    We know how you like the chance to win free stuff, so our sister site that covers all things photography related from digital cameras to printers and more, Photographypress, has teamed up with Olympus to offer one lucky reader the chance to win an Olympus...

  • Olympus Mju 1000 All Weather digital camera review
    Cameras 3.5 out of 5

    Olympus Mju 1000 All Weather digital camera review

    By 27 December 2006

    Another week and another 10-megapixel compact arrives and it’s the Olympus Mju 1000, the 11th model in the Mju range. The 1000 is a very smart, stainless steel bodied compact that certainly looks very pretty. It is also weatherproofed; that all metal...

  • Olympus Mju 725SW digital camera review
    Cameras 4.5 out of 5

    Olympus Mju 725SW digital camera review

    By 20 December 2006

    About 2 weeks ago I finished the test of Ricoh’s 500G Wide, a ruggedised digital compact; it espoused design finesse for practicality and provided a great package as a family snapper the kids could use and yet remain the workman’s tool it is designed...

  • Olympus E400 DSLR digital camera review
    Cameras 4.5 out of 5

    Olympus E400 DSLR digital camera review

    By 11 December 2006

    On its announcement in July 2006, the E400 entered the world of digital photography as the Worlds smallest and lightest DSLR; Nikon has introduced the also svelte D40 since then but it is light four million pixels compared to the E400. Other key kit includes...

  • Four Thirds manufacturers publish joint catalogue
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    Four Thirds manufacturers publish joint catalogue

    By 20 October 2006

    Olympus, Panasonic, and Sigma are now jointly publishing a catalogue of their interchangeable lenses. All three manufacturers make lenses according to the Four Thirds system, which is an open standard so that lenses and camera bodies are interchangeable....

  • Two novelty cameras unearthed at Photokina
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    Two novelty cameras unearthed at Photokina

    By 29 September 2006

    Our woman on the ground at Photokina in Cologne, Germany, has dug up two interesting little numbers, one of which maz never go into production. The first device is an Olympus digital camera in Mju form encased in wood. The prototype that we were shown...

  • Olympus unveils E400 DSLR and two new lenses
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    Olympus unveils E400 DSLR and two new lenses

    By 14 September 2006

    Nine months after announcing the E330, and a full year after launching the E-500 Olympus has launched a new camera in its E-system of entry-level DSLR. The E-400 (not to be confused with the recently announced 400D from canon) is the smallest and lightest...