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  • Olympus EM-1 leaks ahead of expected September release
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    Olympus EM-1 leaks ahead of expected September release

    By 8 August 2013

    The Olympus EM-1, an unannounced new Compact System Camera, is the latest Olympus camera to hit the rumour mill following a spate of leaks and now comes a diagram from someone who claims to be testing the camera. Details of the new camera, published by...

  • Harrods Olympus Pen Art Edition by Suzko comes with matching Vespa
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    Harrods Olympus Pen Art Edition by Suzko comes with matching Vespa

    By 8 August 2013

    Some cameras come with lenses included, others a snazzy case, but Olympus has teamed up with Harrods in the UK to offer a special limited-edition version of its Olympus Pen camera that comes with a matching Vespa scooter. The Olympus PEN Art Edition,...

  • A week in reviews: July 15 - July 19
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    A week in reviews: July 15 - July 19

    By 20 July 2013

    It's been the hottest week of the year in the UK, so what have we been reviewing? Coffee machines, that's what. But, with Britain, you can always be sure that for every night of clammy sleep there will be another 10 where you're in dire need of being...

  • Olympus Pen E-P5 review
    Cameras 4.5 out of 5

    Olympus Pen E-P5 review

    By 19 July 2013

    Subtlety of design has always been one of the distinctions between the Olympus Pen series and other compact system cameras. In the case of the E-P5, Olympus has put its name centre stage - quite literally, as the shiny "Olympus Pen" branding across the...

  • A week in reviews: June 3 - 7
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    A week in reviews: June 3 - 7

    By 8 June 2013

    June is the month when the summer sun should come out in the UK. It's also the month when we've brought you a variety of product reviews - some ideal for soaking up the rays outdoors such as the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT, others such as Naughty Dog's PS3...

  • Olympus Stylus XZ-10 review
    Cameras 4 out of 5

    Olympus Stylus XZ-10 review

    By 6 June 2013

    At first glance the Olympus Stylus XZ-10 looks like a shrunken-down version of the comapny's top-spec XZ-2 compact. But it's both more and less than that: this middling advanced compact is a curious mix of high-spec - thanks to raw capture and the inclusion...

  • Hands-on: Olympus PEN E-P5 review
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    Hands-on: Olympus PEN E-P5 review

    By 10 May 2013

    The Olympus Pen E-P5 is all about its pro-spec quirks and build quality charm. The successor to 2011's E-P3, the latest Olympus Micro Four Thirds interchangeable lens camera has a mixture of headline features to set it apart from the ever-busying crowd....

  • Olympus Pen E-P5 gets pro: OM-D image quality, 1/8000th max shutter and Wi-Fi on board
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    Olympus Pen E-P5 gets pro: OM-D image quality, 1/8000th max shutter and Wi-Fi on board

    By 10 May 2013

    The Olympus Pen E-P5 updates 2011's E-P3 with a stack of features lifted from the successful OM-D E-M5 model. If you're after a compact system camera - namely a Micro Four Thirds model - then Olympus has gone down the designer route as the E-P5 is a mixture...

  • Olympus E-P5 pictures leak again, E-PL6 surfaces
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    Olympus E-P5 pictures leak again, E-PL6 surfaces

    By 9 May 2013

    Further leaks of the next generation of Olympus compact system camera have hit the internet, making the Olympus E-P5 launch look like an absolute certainty.  New pictures show what is purported to be a flagship Pen camera, but with special inlaid grips....

  • Olympus PEN E-P5 shot in the wild, Wi-Fi and 16-megapixel sensor rumoured
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    Olympus PEN E-P5 shot in the wild, Wi-Fi and 16-megapixel sensor rumoured

    By 1 May 2013

    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...

  • Olympus launches VH-520, hi-tech on a budget
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    Olympus launches VH-520, hi-tech on a budget

    By 21 March 2013

    Olympus has announced the VH-520, hoping to bring clever low-light tech and image processing to a budget camera. At £129.99, the VH-520 includes iHS technologies that let you snap colourful low-noise pictures in any lighting condition. The camera also...

  • Olympus Stylus XZ-10 pictures and hands-on
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    Olympus Stylus XZ-10 pictures and hands-on

    By 30 January 2013

    Ahead of its official announcement, Pocket-lint was whisked away - to the outskirts of the Mojave desert, no less - to have a play with the forthcoming Olympus Stylus XZ-10. This brand new, high-end yet amateur-targeted compact camera takes on much of...

  • Olympus Stylus XZ-2 (white) review
    Cameras 4 out of 5

    Olympus Stylus XZ-2 (white) review

    By 30 January 2013

    When Olympus announced the Stylus XZ-2 last year we did wonder why there was no white version - as per the XZ-1 release - to complement the black version. C'mon, everything has a white version these days. READ: Olympus XZ-1 review Patience, it would seem,...

  • Olympus Tough TG-2 waterproof compact camera pictures and hands-on
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    Olympus Tough TG-2 waterproof compact camera pictures and hands-on

    By 11 January 2013

    The Olympus Tough TG-2 looks set finally to elevate the tough camera concept to new heights. When we first saw the original TG-1, complete with its f/2.0 maximum aperture lens at the widest angle setting, we liked where the concept was going but found...

  • Olympus SH-50 promises to beat blur with five-axis image stabilisation
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    Olympus SH-50 promises to beat blur with five-axis image stabilisation

    By 8 January 2013

    Olympus has announced its latest flagship zoom compact, the Olympus SH-50, at CES 2013 in Las Vegas. Claiming a world’s first, the SH-50 features five-axis image stabilisation, and gives you a 24x optical zoom lens - meaning you’ll be able to grab...

  • Tough update: Olympus Tough TG-2, TG-830, TG-630 announced
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    Tough update: Olympus Tough TG-2, TG-830, TG-630 announced

    By 8 January 2013

    Olympus has updated its line-up of Tough cameras at CES 2013 in Las Vegas, with the announcement of the flagship Olympus TG-2. The Olympus TG-2 Tough compact camera features a 12-megapixel backside illuminated CMOS sensor and a 4x optical zoom lens, 25-100mm...

  • The Pocket-lint Xmas Spectacular - Day 10: Win an Olympus XZ-2
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    The Pocket-lint Xmas Spectacular - Day 10: Win an Olympus XZ-2

    By 15 December 2012

    Day 12 of the Pocket-lint Xmas Spectacular brings you the chance to win an Olympus XZ-2 digital camera. The new Olympus Stylus XZ-2 takes the high-end compact category to a new level. Building on the amazing attributes of the award-winning XZ-1, the £479 XZ-2...

  • Olympus PEN Mini E-PM2 review
    Cameras 4.5 out of 5

    Olympus PEN Mini E-PM2 review

    By 3 December 2012

    There's a lot of choice in Olympus's Pen range. The E-PM2, also known as the Pen Mini, is the baby, and smallest, model of the company's compact system camera range. But small size doesn't mean small features; like both the E-PL5 and even top-tier OM-D...

  • Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2012 in pictures
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    Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2012 in pictures

    By 30 November 2012

    The 9th annual Pocket-lint Gadget Awards saw the best and brightest from the world of technology get together for a rip-roaring bash last night in central London. A good time was had by all, winners and losers included.  As is always the case, the Pocket-lint...

  • Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2012 winners announced
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    Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2012 winners announced

    By 30 November 2012

    This year has been a bumper year for gadgets. In 2012 we've had the launch of the iPad mini, the Nexus 7 and 10, two full-sized iPads, dozens of devices from Asus and Samsung, and the Microsoft Surface and others - and that's just in tablets. When you...

  • Best compact system cameras available today
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    Best compact system cameras available today

    By 21 November 2012

    The compact system camera, a relatively new thing in the digital camera world, has now reached a maturity all of its own. There is a wide variety of CSCs to choose from, some good, some bad. Pocket-lint is only interested in the good ones. So here they...

  • Olympus PEN Lite E-PL5 review
    Cameras 5 out of 5

    Olympus PEN Lite E-PL5 review

    By 21 November 2012

    The Olympus E-PL5, otherwise known as the "PEN Lite", is the fourth iteration of the E-PL series. It's been a bit of a roller-coaster ride since this Micro Four Thirds series' conception: we've had moments of brilliance such as the retro design; but brilliance...

  • Best compact cameras available today
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    Best compact cameras available today

    By 20 November 2012

    Compact cameras are multiplying like Mogwai in water. Look away, turn back and suddenly there's hundreds you've never clapped eyes on before. So, what do you do in the face of this ever-encroaching apertured army? It's not a trick question. You've already...

  • Best camera 2012: 9th Pocket-lint gadget awards nominees
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    Best camera 2012: 9th Pocket-lint gadget awards nominees

    By 7 November 2012

    Just because cameras on smartphones were going all sorts of crazy in 2012 didn’t mean the world of the conventional shooter wasn’t exciting. Far from, it in fact, with a shiny new camera turning up at Pocket-lint Towers almost weekly. So what made...

  • Olympus Pen E-PL5 pictures and hands-on
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    Olympus Pen E-PL5 pictures and hands-on

    By 17 September 2012

    As well as the E-PM2's announcement, Olympus has also lifted the lid on the latest Pen Lite, the Olympus Pen E-PL5. As with its other Pen cousin, Pocket-lint had a play around with a pre-production model ahead of its official announcement. The E-PL5 finds...