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  • Olympus Pen E-PM2 pictures and hands-on
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    Olympus Pen E-PM2 pictures and hands-on

    By 17 September 2012

    Olympus has refreshed its Pen range on an annual basis, and with each increment there tends to be a trickle of new features. But the E-PM2, or "Pen Mini" as it's otherwise known, pulls in the same 16-megapixel sensor as found in the OM-D E-M5 and is the...

  • Olympus Stylus XZ-2 pictures and hands on
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    Olympus Stylus XZ-2 pictures and hands on

    By 17 September 2012

    High-end compact camera fans pay attention: Olympus has updated the XZ-1 with the brand new Olympus Stylus XZ-2, and Pocket-lint was on hand to have a play with a pre-production model of this supped-up compact. Amid the flurry of large-sensor compacts...

  • Photokina 2012: The cameras we're expecting to see
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    Photokina 2012: The cameras we're expecting to see

    By 16 September 2012

    Every two years the major camera manufacturers all gather at a huge convention centre in Cologne, Germany, to show off their latest camera gear. The 2012 show ought to be a biggie, particularly after  natural disasters in 2011 put the brakes on production...

  • New Olympus Pen camera teased pre Photokina 2012
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    New Olympus Pen camera teased pre Photokina 2012

    By 13 September 2012

    Olympus has teased a new camera in the run up to Photokina 2012 in the guise of a Twitter competition on a Tumblr page.  The post on dramatictone.tumblr.com (dramatic tone being one of the Olympus Art Filters) shows a street shot with a camera scratched...

  • Olympus VH-410 touchscreen-controlled compact camera
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    Olympus VH-410 touchscreen-controlled compact camera

    By 22 August 2012

    Targeting the amateur photographer with ideas of grandeur, the Olympus VH-410 does the hard work so you don’t have to, with a host of automatic settings to allow a simple point-and-shoot tactic. Implementing a three-inch LCD touchscreen, users can press...

  • Olympus SP-820UZ takes 40x superzoom wide
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    Olympus SP-820UZ takes 40x superzoom wide

    By 22 August 2012

    Olympus has announced a new superzoom camera, the Olympus SP-820UZ. Not only does this camera offer 40x optical zoom, but Olympus has also made it a respectably wide 22.4mm. So that lens gives you 22.4-896mm (in 35mm terms), beating most of the competition...

  • Olympus: New E-System DSLR body in the works
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    Olympus: New E-System DSLR body in the works

    By 17 August 2012

    Olympus has confirmed that it is working on a new high-end body, looking to deliver the sort of focusing performance that has characterised the recent OM-D compact system camera. Usually it's the tech press that starts rumours, but in this case, it appears...

  • Compact system cameras (CSC): Which mirrorless system camera is best for me?
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    Compact system cameras (CSC): Which mirrorless system camera is best for me?

    By 23 July 2012

    Compact system cameras. No, wait, mirrorless interchangeable cameras. Or is it digital single lens mirrorless? It's no wonder that the onslaught of this relatively new camera market has caused its fair share of confusion. The announcement of the Canon...

  • Olympus Tough TG-1 review
    Cameras 3 out of 5

    Olympus Tough TG-1 review

    By 17 July 2012

    Olympus has been on the tough and waterproof camera tip for a long time now. Its range of mju and Tough cameras has often delivered in the rugged stakes, but lacked higher spec features to make for a really attractive prospect. Can the latest Olympus...

  • Olympus TG-1 pictures and hands-on
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    Olympus TG-1 pictures and hands-on

    By 21 June 2012

    Competition in the tough camera arena is fiercer than ever. This year we have models from Canon, Nikon, Fujifilm, Pentax, Panasonic and alternatives from Olympus itself. The TG-1 is pitched as Olympus's "flagship" tough camera and we got our hands on...

  • Olympus SH-21 review
    Cameras 3.5 out of 5

    Olympus SH-21 review

    By 10 May 2012

    Billed as the ideal point-and-shoot camera for travellers, the Olympus SH-21 is designed for versatility: it’s just about small enough to fit into your jacket or trouser pocket, features a 12.5x optical zoom equivalent to a 24-300mm lens, can record...

  • Olympus TG-1, toughest ever compact camera?
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    Olympus TG-1, toughest ever compact camera?

    By 8 May 2012

    Olympus has officially unveiled a compact camera that the manufacturer promises will deliver expert shots to a depth of 12 metres underwater. As part of the Olympus Tough range, the TG-1, which had been inadvertently leaked on the net, is kitted out with...

  • Olympus OM-D E-M5 review
    Cameras 4.5 out of 5

    Olympus OM-D E-M5 review

    By 4 May 2012

    Olympus’s latest Micro Four Thirds release - the OM-D E-M5 - builds on the brand’s heritage. Like the digital PEN (E-P) series that came before it, the OM-D is a digital reimagining of the original Olympus OM series - a 35mm film camera series that...

  • Olympus TG-1 iHS toughcam details leaked on Best Buy website
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    Olympus TG-1 iHS toughcam details leaked on Best Buy website

    By 1 May 2012

    A brand new toughcam from Olympus, the TG-1 iHS, has been leaked accidentally on to the Best Buy website. Details of the camera appeared on a now removed webpage and show what looks like a fairly formidable compact waterproof snapper.  Specs-wise, the...

  • Olympus SZ-14 review
    Cameras 3.5 out of 5

    Olympus SZ-14 review

    By 6 April 2012

    The travel zoom compact is still proving popular and Olympus is building a raft of small-bodied, big-zoom, low-cost cameras for 2012. Setting sail in the wake of the SP-620UZ ‘Ultra Zoom’ we reviewed a few weeks back (16 megapixels and 21x optical...

  • Olympus SP-620UZ review
    Cameras 3.5 out of 5

    Olympus SP-620UZ review

    By 21 February 2012

    In recent months we’ve witnessed super zooms or "bridge" cameras straying into the luxury bracket. We’ve seen the Leica V-Lux 3 and Fujifilm X-S1 for example, matching semi-pro DSLRs for cost and many of their specifications. Though, like the aforementioned,...

  • First Look: Olympus OM-D E-M5  review
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    First Look: Olympus OM-D E-M5 review

    By 17 February 2012

    The Olympus OM-D is a new line of Micro Four Thirds cameras, pitched above the current Pen line. The E-M5 is the first model in this new range, which Olympus is pushing out with the tagline "the beginning of something new". But how new is it? Importantly,...

  • Olympus OM-D: Five hot features of the E-M5
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    Olympus OM-D: Five hot features of the E-M5

    By 17 February 2012

    Olympus is using the tagline "the beginning of the new" to describe its latest camera. The OM-D line is new and this model, the E-M5, is the first of a more advanced breed of compact system camera. We spent a day with Olympus's new Micro Four Thirds camera...

  • ALL NEW: Pocket-lint Podcast #71 - Todd McFarlane, Super Bowl ads and Nikon D800
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    ALL NEW: Pocket-lint Podcast #71 - Todd McFarlane, Super Bowl ads and Nikon D800

    By 10 February 2012

    In this week's edition of the 30-minute spectacular that is the Pocket-lint Podcast, the team looks at the camera launches by Olympus, Nikon and Canon, and chat to comic book legend  Todd McFarlane, executive art director of the superb new role-playing...

  • Olympus SZ-31MR sails the compact superzoom flagship
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    Olympus SZ-31MR sails the compact superzoom flagship

    By 8 February 2012

    Along with the official launch of the OM-D and the unveiling of the Tough TG-820 and TG-620 cameras, Olympus has also found time to announce the successor to its SZ-30MR super-zoom compact - the Olympus SZ-31MR. Packing the same 16-megapixel backlit sensor...

  • Olympus Tough TG-820 and TG-620 cameras flash in
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    Olympus Tough TG-820 and TG-620 cameras flash in

    By 8 February 2012

    Hot on the heels of the Pentax Optio WG2-GPS and the Canon PowerShot D20, Olympus has unleashed the TG-820 and TG-620 Tough duo - the latest wannabes for the compact camera hard gang. These sturdy compacts boast the usual array of 'proof features, including...

  • Olympus OM-D (E-M5) pictures and hands-on
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    Olympus OM-D (E-M5) pictures and hands-on

    By 8 February 2012

    After weeks of rumours Olympus has confirmed the launch of a new Micro Four Thirds camera: the Olympus OM-D. And as you've come to expect, Pocket-lint has already had a play with the new model, letting us bring you some of the details first hand. The...

  • Olympus OM-D brings retro style to your Micro Four Thirds life
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    Olympus OM-D brings retro style to your Micro Four Thirds life

    By 8 February 2012

    The Olympus OM-D, the digital remastering of a classic SLR camera, has now been announced by Olympus following weeks of leaks and rumours. So now the Olympus OM-D, or E-M5 as it is marked, is official, let's run down what you get. Adopting the Micro...

  • More Olympus OM-D pictures leaked... by Amazon
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    More Olympus OM-D pictures leaked... by Amazon

    By 6 February 2012

    New confirmed specifications and pictures of Olympus' much-rumoured OM-D micro four-thirds camera have been leaked ahead of its (now) expected launch on 8 February, by none other than Amazon. The Japanese arm of the online retailer posted pictures and...

  • Olympus OM-D coming Spring, will cost around £850 claims leak
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    Olympus OM-D coming Spring, will cost around £850 claims leak

    By 23 January 2012

    We've already started seeing rumours appear for the yet to be confirmed next generation of Olympus Micro Four Thirds Camera, the Olympus OM-D, and now we've got some more news thanks to another leak. This time, rather than a leaked spy shot, it's a...