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  • First Look: Olympus Pen E-P3  review
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    First Look: Olympus Pen E-P3 review

    By 1 July 2011

    Olympus have only just unveiled their brand new flagship Pen E-P3 camera and we were on hand to take a look. The new Pen is a major step in the right direction for the mirrorless camera, boasting what could be a spec sheet that brings it up to speed with...

  • Olympus Pen Mini (E-PM1) hands-on
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    Olympus Pen Mini (E-PM1) hands-on

    By 1 July 2011

    The Mini, or E-PM1 to give it its full product name, is the baby of the newly announced Olympus Pen family and Pocket-lint was at the European launch of the new camera to get a hands-on play to see what it's all about.  We say hands-on, but sadly this...

  • Olympus Pen Lite (E-PL3) hands-on
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    Olympus Pen Lite (E-PL3) hands-on

    By 1 July 2011

    Olympus recently announced a trio of updates to its Micro Four Thirds Pen range; the E-P3, E-PL3 and E-PM3 and guess what - we managed to bag some hands-on time with the new "Lite" model at the European event so we can tell you what to expect when it...

  • Olympus Pen E-P3 hands-on
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    Olympus Pen E-P3 hands-on

    By 30 June 2011

    Olympus has carved out a crafty little niche in the camera market with its trendy take on the compact mirrorless camera. Previous generations of Pen cameras were adopted for their looks as much as their size and portability.  The entry level DSLR however...

  • Olympus unleashes trio of interchangeable lens cameras - PEN E-P3, E-PL3 and E-PM1
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    Olympus unleashes trio of interchangeable lens cameras - PEN E-P3, E-PL3 and E-PM1

    By 30 June 2011

    Olympus has officially announced not one, not two, but three new interchangeable lens cameras; the PEN E-P3, PEN E-PL3 and the PEN E-PM1. The launch includes a whopper of an update for its cutting edge mirrorless PEN range in the form of the E-P3. This...

  • Best waterproof cameras
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    Best waterproof cameras

    By 28 June 2011

    Most people take a camera on summer hols with them, but how many of them end up giving their snapper an accidental dunking in the hotel swimming pool? Quite a few, we'd wager. Sun, sand and surf is all very well, but it's even better if you can take your...

  • New Olympus Pen pics emerge
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    New Olympus Pen pics emerge

    By 22 June 2011

    Pictures of the new Olympus E-PM1 have appeared online showing what looks like an even smaller take on the companies' micro four thirds Pen range.  Olympus is expected to announced three new Pen cameras on 30 June, which rest assured Pocket-lint will...

  • Olympus SZ-20   review
    Cameras 3.5 out of 5

    Olympus SZ-20 review

    By 4 May 2011

    Like Nikon with its Coolpix S9100, Olympus is a late entrant into the travel zoom class. But not to be outdone it’s shoehorning a 12.5x optical zoom into a 16-megapixel pocket snapper with the launch of the SZ-20, the headline spec an exact match for...

  • Olympus LS-20 sound recorder adds HD movie capture
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    Olympus LS-20 sound recorder adds HD movie capture

    By 3 May 2011

    Olympus has announced the launch of the LS-20 PCM recorder, a high-def digital sound recorder which it claims offers "recording studio sound quality" along with HD movie recording to boot. Openly admitting that HD movie recording on cameras it not always...

  • What is a pancake lens?
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    What is a pancake lens?

    By 8 March 2011

    Today is Pancake Day. Whether you're going to spend your evening flipping bits of fried batter or not is neither here nor there because the kinds of pancakes we're interested in on Pocket-lint are ones you can strap to the front of your camera - pancake...

  • Olympus TG-810 tough HD and 3D shooting
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    Olympus TG-810 tough HD and 3D shooting

    By 2 March 2011

    Olympus has unveiled the world's first crushproof camera - the Olympus Tough TG-810 - that can withstand a hefty 100kg of weight being put upon it. The compact snapper is also waterproof up to 10m, due to its sliding double lock mechanism and it will...

  • Olympus SZ-30MR offers simultaneous movie and stills shooting
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    Olympus SZ-30MR offers simultaneous movie and stills shooting

    By 2 March 2011

    Olympus only announced the SZ-10 ultra-zoom camera back in February, but it has already revealed a couple of follow up models in the SZ range - the flagship SZ-30MR and the SZ-20. The SZ-30MR has a Dual Engine TruePic III+ image processor which means...

  • 7 days living with... the Olympus XZ-1
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    7 days living with... the Olympus XZ-1

    By 27 February 2011

    Olympus has flexed a little high-end muscle and given us the XZ-1, a camera looking to stir things up at the top of the compact pile. It’s an increasingly congested place with some substantial offerings from the likes of Canon, Panasonic and more recently...

  • Olympus XZ-1  review
    Cameras 4.5 out of 5

    Olympus XZ-1 review

    By 21 February 2011

    With the ranks of high performance compact cameras swelling by the week, Olympus has come late to the party with its own 10 megapixel, 4x optical zoom XZ-1. Already enjoying the sausage rolls and Vimto are the very similar PowerShot S95 from Canon, Panasonic’s...

  • Olympus SZ-10 brings HD and 3D to the ultra-zoom range
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    Olympus SZ-10 brings HD and 3D to the ultra-zoom range

    By 8 February 2011

    If you're in the market for a new ultra-zoom compact camera then you're in luck. On Monday Canon announced a couple of new PowerShot models, and now Olympus has unveiled its latest zoomy-model - the SZ-10. The SZ-10 is a 14-megapixel camera that packs...

  • Pentax Optio WG1: Adventurers sign up here
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    Pentax Optio WG1: Adventurers sign up here

    By 7 February 2011

    Pentax is hoping those who like to go tough when it comes to their photography won’t be fussed with the latest offerings from Olympus or Panasonic and opt for its new models instead. The company has got two brand new all terrain models, the Optio WG1...

  • Best snow-proof camcorders and action cams
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    Best snow-proof camcorders and action cams

    By 2 February 2011

    As part of Snow Week, Pocket-lint is bringing you all the latest gadgets, apps, and tips for your next trip to the slopes. We've already given you a round-up of the best snow-proof cameras around, but if you're after some video footage then are a few...

  • The best snow-proof cameras
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    The best snow-proof cameras

    By 2 February 2011

    With the ski and snowboard season now well under way, Pocket-lint is bringing you all the latest gadgets, apps and tips as part of Snow Week. If you're jetting off to the slopes then it's likely that you'll want to take a camera on the piste with you....

  • Olympus E-PL2   review
    Cameras 4.5 out of 5

    Olympus E-PL2 review

    By 17 January 2011

    The Olympus E-PL2 replaces, or rather modifies, the Olympus E-PL1, Olympus’ Micro Four Thirds hybrid camera. As an “update” it doesn’t rewrite the book, it doesn’t usher in a new round of features or a new design, but it does make a few tweaks...

  • 2011 Gadget Calendar - when can you buy that new gadget from CES
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    2011 Gadget Calendar - when can you buy that new gadget from CES

    By 12 January 2011

    CES has packed up for another year, so now you know all about the new gadgets that are on the way. But when will you actually be able to get your mitts on them? We've put together a list of all the launch dates that we know about to save you scrabbling...

  • Olympus XZ-1 vs Canon PowerShot S95
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    Olympus XZ-1 vs Canon PowerShot S95

    By 6 January 2011

    The launch of the Olympus XZ-1 camera at CES 2011 brings yet another contender into what has become a very exciting genre of device for both enthusiasts and beginners alike. We’ve already had our review team give the Canon PowerShot S95 the one, twice,...

  • Olympus XZ-1 vs Panasonic LX5
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    Olympus XZ-1 vs Panasonic LX5

    By 6 January 2011

    The launch of the Olympus XZ-1 high end point and shoot camera at CES 2011 brings yet another contender into what has become a very exciting genre of device for both enthusiasts and beginners alike. We’ve already had our review team give the Panasonic...

  • Olympus SP610U camera zooms onto the scene
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    Olympus SP610U camera zooms onto the scene

    By 6 January 2011

    How close do you really need to go, that’s the question Olympus is hoping you’ll be asking around February time when its latest zoom camera hits the shops. Olympus has announced the SP-610UZ digital camera, a new 22x wide zoom camera (28mm-616mm)...

  • Olympus VG120 and VG130
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    Olympus VG120 and VG130

    By 6 January 2011

    Aside from it’s two brand new flagship models, the XZ-1 and the E-PL2, Olympus has announced the launch of the VG-120 and VG-130, two 14 megapixel snappers that both feature a 5x optical zoom and 3-inch screen. The new models, which are aimed at the...

  • Olympus TG-610 and TG-310 cameras keep things tough
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    Olympus TG-610 and TG-310 cameras keep things tough

    By 6 January 2011

    How tough do you need your digital camera to be? Tough say Olympus as it wheels out a new update to it’s tough range of digital cameras; the TG-610 and TG-310. The new HD movie capable cameras are waterproof, shockproof and freezeproof with Olympus...