Olympus archive

  • Olympus OM-D camera to launch in February, according to leak
    Cameras

    Olympus OM-D camera to launch in February, according to leak

    By 23 January 2012

    Olympus is about to bring its classic OM film camera kicking and screaming into the digital age, if numerous rumours and leaks are to be believed. Pictures have even started to emerge of the controls and logo for the new camera, what we understand will...

  • Sigma Digital Neo series lenses will dress your Micro Four Thirds or NEX cameras
    Cameras

    Sigma Digital Neo series lenses will dress your Micro Four Thirds or NEX cameras

    By 10 January 2012

    Sigma has announced a new line of lenses called the Digital Neo, or DN for short. The new lenses mark the imaging company's entrance into the compact system camera market, bringing more lens choice to those with a Micro Four Thirds or Sony NEX E-mount...

  • Olympus Tough TG-320 camera leads new budget charge
    Cameras

    Olympus Tough TG-320 camera leads new budget charge

    By 10 January 2012

    Olympus has announced a bevy of compact cameras for those on a budget at CES in Las Vegas this week. The new models try to cover all angles from tough to ultra zoom and will all cost under £230 when they launch in the UK in the coming weeks. On the tough...

  • CES 2012 preview: we're here
    Phones

    CES 2012 preview: we're here

    By 8 January 2012

    The International CES 2012 is now upon us and Pocket-lint is on the ground in Las Vegas, ready and poised to bring you all the action as it happens. But what will be at the biggest consumer electronics trade show this year to get us all excited about...

  • 9 companies fighting to stay alive in 2012
    Gaming

    9 companies fighting to stay alive in 2012

    By 4 January 2012

    We love our gadgets, we all do, but as the competition continues to get tougher and tougher, companies have to make better and better gadgets to stay not just relevant, but in business. Here are nine companies that are going to find 2012 tough. Some will...

  • Olympus compact system camera to take on Fujifilm X100 in retro stakes
    Cameras

    Olympus compact system camera to take on Fujifilm X100 in retro stakes

    By 3 January 2012

    With all eyes on Las Vegas for CES 2012, which kicks off next week, Olympus is rumoured to be about to throw a CSC-shaped curve ball into the equation and announce its latest camera at the beginning of February, completely bypassing the big tech expo....

  • The Pocket-lint Xmas Spectacular - Day 10: Win an Olympus PEN E-PL3
    Cameras

    The Pocket-lint Xmas Spectacular - Day 10: Win an Olympus PEN E-PL3

    By 15 December 2011

    Pocket-lint has teamed up with Olympus to bring you the chance of winning an Olympus PEN Lite two lens kit as part of our Pocket-lint Xmas Spectacular. The new Olympus PEN Lite benefits from a tiltable 3-inch LCD screen that makes it easy to capture stand-out...

  • The Pocket-lint Xmas Spectacular - Day 7: Win an Olympus XZ-1
    Cameras

    The Pocket-lint Xmas Spectacular - Day 7: Win an Olympus XZ-1

    By 12 December 2011

    Pocket-lint has teamed up with Olympus to bring you the chance of winning an Olympus XZ-1 compact camera as part of our Pocket-lint Xmas Spectacular. A baby’s first Christmas, children excitedly tearing at wrapping paper, and grandpa dancing to festive...

  • Olympus E-PM1 Pen Mini review
    Cameras 4 out of 5

    Olympus E-PM1 Pen Mini review

    By 12 December 2011

    The 12.3-megapixel E-PM1 - from a 13.1 MP Live MOS (or CMOS) sensor - is the new baby of the Olympus range of interchangeable lens compacts, or, as its manufacturer prefers, ‘Pen’ system. The other two models are the flagship E-P3 for just under a...

  • Olympus VR-310 review
    Cameras 3 out of 5

    Olympus VR-310 review

    By 30 November 2011

    Looking for a knockabout pocket camera with larger than average zoom that won’t cost the earth? The metallic silver VR-310 we had in for review – with black, red, or purple also available - is both attractive in an unassuming way, bit also an all-too...

  • Pocket-lint Awards 2011: Time is running out to cast your vote
    Gaming

    Pocket-lint Awards 2011: Time is running out to cast your vote

    By 25 November 2011

    It's the awards show that everybody is talking about. Apparently Angelina is going to be wearing Dior and Brad's tux is a Hugo Boss vintage number. Not Jolie or Pitt you understand - Angelina and Brad who work in the bookies near Pocket-lint Towers. They...

  • Best looking camera accessories: making your gadgets beautiful
    Cameras

    Best looking camera accessories: making your gadgets beautiful

    By 15 November 2011

    From the flash bulbs of the catwalk, to the pavement or the beach, cameras are strangely sexy. The people behind them, the people in front of them, there is an undeniable allure to photography. It's about capturing the moment, it's about sharing, it's...

  • The best looking cameras in the world. Ever.
    Cameras

    The best looking cameras in the world. Ever.

    By 15 November 2011

    There are few gadgets that cause us such strong emotional reactions as cameras. From the ultra modern compacts to the most ancient of pin-holes, there's just something magical when you get one in your hand. There are, however, a select few that cause...

  • 8th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2011: Voting goes live
    Gaming

    8th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2011: Voting goes live

    By 15 November 2011

    Voting for the 8th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards has now gone live, giving you the chance to say which gadgets you think should be crowned top for 2011. As you will see over on the voting page, each of the 10 categories has five products that have been...

  • 8th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2011: Nominations announced
    Online

    8th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2011: Nominations announced

    By 14 November 2011

    Picking the best of the best is never an easy job, but after much deliberation and debate, the Pocket-lint team has whittled down and weeded out the best gadgets and tech from the past year. That means we now have a definitive shortlist for the Pocket-lint...

  • Olympus TCON-17X boosts your XZ-1, we go hands-on
    Cameras

    Olympus TCON-17X boosts your XZ-1, we go hands-on

    By 31 October 2011

    The Olympus XZ-1 is one of our favourite high-end compact cameras, packing a lot into its pocketable casing. When the Tele Converter TCON-17X arrived on our doorstep, we thought it only fair to put it through its paces and see what it offers. First up,...

  • Best Digital Camera 2011: 8th Pocket-lint Awards contenders
    Cameras

    Best Digital Camera 2011: 8th Pocket-lint Awards contenders

    By 31 October 2011

    November is nearly upon us which can mean only two things. And this isn’t an article about Bonfire Night. Yes, drop your fireworks and pick up your thinking caps, it’s time to start nominating for the 8th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards. If you want to...

  • Olympus VR-320 review
    Cameras 3 out of 5

    Olympus VR-320 review

    By 27 October 2011

    The Olympus VR-320, which falls into the ‘compact super zoom’ or travel zoom category, is the bigger brother to the VR-310. Fielding a 12.5x optical zoom that is a match for the similarly-featured Casio EX-ZR100 at twice the price and bettering its...

  • Olympus E-PL3  review
    Cameras 3.5 out of 5

    Olympus E-PL3 review

    By 29 August 2011

    Priced just a pound dearer than Panasonic’s rival Micro Four Thirds compact system camera, the Lumix DMC-GF3, and bundled with M.Zuiko Digital 14-42mm F/3.5-5.6 II T lens kit zoom, the Olympus E-PL3 is also being touted as the "Pen Lite". It sits between...

  • Lumix G X lenses bring power to Micro Four Thirds
    Cameras

    Lumix G X lenses bring power to Micro Four Thirds

    By 26 August 2011

    Panasonic has pulled the covers off a new premium line of lenses for its Lumix G series cameras: the X lenses. The new high-end lenses launch with two zoom models, a 14-42mm and 45-175mm. We don’t normally cover lenses here on Pocket-lint, but these...

  • Nikon Coolpix AW100 rugged camera breaks cover
    Cameras

    Nikon Coolpix AW100 rugged camera breaks cover

    By 24 August 2011

    Nikon is to launch a new rugged camera to take on the Olympus Tough compact camera models and Panasonic FT3 on Wednesday 24 August - all according to a leaked press release.  The news, which hasn’t yet been made official by Nikon, has slipped out...

  • 7 days living with.....a budget tough compact camera
    Cameras

    7 days living with.....a budget tough compact camera

    By 15 August 2011

    Not a week goes by on Pocket-lint where we don't report on some sort of tough gadget that claims to be waterproof, dustproof, shockproof, nuclear-war proof and so on. So I thought I'd take one of these, so-called, tough gadgets for a spin 7 days style....

  • Olympus Pen E-P3   review
    Cameras 4.5 out of 5

    Olympus Pen E-P3 review

    By 9 August 2011

    The latest Olympus Pen, the E-P3, adds some long-needed features to the series. While the first two E-P installments lacked a built in flash, the E-P3 finally delivers on this front. And any moans of slow autofocus from previous models should also now...

  • Best compact travel cameras
    Cameras

    Best compact travel cameras

    By 26 July 2011

    We're now well into the holiday season and if you're lucky then you'll be off to sunnier climes for a much-needed vacation. This is the perfect to time to invest in a new snapper to capture all your holiday memories, but with so many options available,...

  • Olympus SZ-30MR review
    Cameras 3.5 out of 5

    Olympus SZ-30MR review

    By 11 July 2011

    In recent years we’ve seen the size of big zoom cameras dropping. What once sat in a body just smaller than a DSLR, now fills a space just larger than a typical compact. The Olympus SZ-30MR typifies this move, offering a staggering 24x zoom in a body...