Olympus archive

  • Olympus E-PL2: New options and new accessories
    Cameras

    Olympus E-PL2: New options and new accessories

    By 6 January 2011

    Olympus has updated it’s E-PL1 Micro Four Thirds camera at CES in Las Vegas bringing with it a number of new features, a slightly refined body and the ability, with an optional Bluetooth accessory, to have images sent wirelessly to a smartphone nearby....

  • Olympus XZ-1 takes on Canon S95 and Panasonic LX5
    Cameras

    Olympus XZ-1 takes on Canon S95 and Panasonic LX5

    By 6 January 2011

    First shown at Photokina in 2010, Olympus has made the XZ-1 prototype a reality at this year’s CES in Las Vegas.  The new camera, the Olympus XZ-1, will become Olympus’ new flagship model offering consumers something that sits just under the company’s...

  • First Look: Olympus XZ-1   review
    Cameras 0 out of 5

    First Look: Olympus XZ-1 review

    By 6 January 2011

    The brand new Olympus XZ-1 is a top-spec compact camera – the very first Olympus model to offer such a high standard in a small package, and looking to compete with the likes of the Canon PowerShot S95 and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5. Developed by the...

  • First Look: Olympus E-PL2   review
    Cameras 0 out of 5

    First Look: Olympus E-PL2 review

    By 6 January 2011

    Olympus has just announced the new Olympus E-PL2 Micro Four thirds hybrid camera at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show 2011 in Las Vegas and we managed to get our hands on the new model ahead of the game. Read on to find out what we thought of the...

  • CES 2011: The latest news, previews, photos, and more
    Gaming

    CES 2011: The latest news, previews, photos, and more

    By 2 January 2011

    The world's biggest tech show is about to start in Las Vegas and Pocket-lint will be there live, covering all the news as it happens so you know what's what. CES in Las Vegas sees a whopping 2500 exhibitors from 140 countries trying to lure us with their...

  • How to get close to the action: superzooms rated
    Cameras

    How to get close to the action: superzooms rated

    By 29 December 2010

    In November the Kuwait Times published a story about a ban on DSLRs in Kuwait. It raised a few eyebrows until they published a retraction - there was no ban after all. But by that point it was too late. Pocket-lint had already started thinking. Seven...

  • Olympus E-5   review
    Cameras 4 out of 5

    Olympus E-5 review

    By 20 December 2010

    Olympus has pioneered the compact/digital SLR hybrid camera over the last 2 years with its Micro Four Thirds system Pen series, and to some critical acclaim too. But it now returns to a slightly more conventional digital SLR styling and original Four...

  • Olympus FE-4050 review
    Cameras 3.5 out of 5

    Olympus FE-4050 review

    By 26 November 2010

    Can you pick up a reasonable digital compact for less than £100, if only by a penny? Past experience has suggested not. So will the Olympus FE-4050 be the camera to force us to re-examine our prejudices and take a good, long hard look at ourselves? For...

  • Win an Olympus Mju Tough 3000 with Pocket-lint
    Cameras

    Win an Olympus Mju Tough 3000 with Pocket-lint

    By 23 November 2010

    Would you like to be in with a chance to win an Olympus Mju Tough 3000? Yep, thought you would. Well, all you have to do is press the "Like" button above and start following Pocket-lint on Facebook. We've dug deep into the Pocket-lint, eh, Pocket to give...

  • What the hell is Micro Four Thirds?
    Cameras

    What the hell is Micro Four Thirds?

    By 20 November 2010

    If you've been looking into upgrading your camera recently, then chances are you will have come across the seemingly baffling phrase "Micro Four Thirds". Retailers and tech websites have been throwing the three-word moniker around with gay abandon, apparently...

  • Olympus FE-5050   review
    Cameras 3 out of 5

    Olympus FE-5050 review

    By 18 November 2010

    Want a digital camera that offers broader creative flexibility than your phone’s tiny built-in lens, yet don’t have much more than two beans to rub together? Topping a trio of recently released FE-series point and shoots from Olympus is the attractive...

  • Olympus Zuiko camera concept hands-on
    Cameras

    Olympus Zuiko camera concept hands-on

    By 22 September 2010

    While some sites merely look through glass - we actually go hands on. Yep that's right the concept Olympus Zuiko camera in our grubby mitts. Olympus isn't saying anything official on this in terms of specs but the clues are there for all to see. First...

  • Olympus creates professional point and shoot camera
    Cameras

    Olympus creates professional point and shoot camera

    By 20 September 2010

    Olympus has announced a new compact camera at Photokina in Cologne, Germany have is the "world's first digital compact camera with integrated ZUIKO lens" The new camera will be available in the first quarter of 2011 confirmed President Masaharu Okubo at...

  • Photokina 2010: Pocket-lint live at the show
    Cameras

    Photokina 2010: Pocket-lint live at the show

    By 20 September 2010

    Photokina, the camera show that only happens every two years is upon us again, and that means a bevy of camera news and first looks are on their way on Pocket-lint this week. We are live at the show in Cologne, Germany to bring you all the latest at is...

  • Olympus E-5 hands on
    Cameras

    Olympus E-5 hands on

    By 14 September 2010

    Olympus has, finally, announced the official arrival of the long awaited successor to the E-3 - the much debated Olympus E-5 - and, according to a Pocket-lint source, it may well be the final conventional SLR that the camera giant makes.  We were given...

  • Olympus E-5 rumours focus in on 14 September launch
    Cameras

    Olympus E-5 rumours focus in on 14 September launch

    By 31 August 2010

    Olympus will launch a follow-up to its E-3 DSLR camera on 14 September according to rumours doing the rounds on the Internet. 43rumours, a Four Thirds rumour site, is claiming it has the inside scoop on Olympus' next camera to come out of the gates. According...

  • Olympus E-P2: Paint it black edition released
    Cameras

    Olympus E-P2: Paint it black edition released

    By 31 August 2010

    Do you like the colour black? Good because Olympus has launched two exclusive kits for its Micro Four Thirds flagship the E-P2 on Tuesday, ahead of Photokina and the rumoured launch of the E-5 later in the month - the colour black being its main focus....

  • Olympus FE-4050, FE-5040 and FE-5050: Three's the magic number
    Cameras

    Olympus FE-4050, FE-5040 and FE-5050: Three's the magic number

    By 18 August 2010

    You can wait all year for a range of compact cameras, and then be hit by a swarm of them. Olympus is the latest to join the fray, by announcing three new additions to its range, each with an emphasis on ease-of-use and fun. The FE-4050 is the company's...

  • Olympus LS-5 to fulfil all your voice recorder needs
    Audio

    Olympus LS-5 to fulfil all your voice recorder needs

    By 18 August 2010

    While most people just use the voice recording feature on their mobile phone, having a dedicated digital voice recorder is still a big business for Olympus. And so we have news of the company's launch of a follow up to its very good LS-10; the LS-5. The...

  • Shoot like a pro - what camera do you need?
    Cameras

    Shoot like a pro - what camera do you need?

    By 10 August 2010

    So you want to be a professional photographer or maybe you think you already are. Now that you've got the idea you need the kit to go with it, so the first thing that you need know without reading much further is that it ain't going to come cheap. While...

  • Make showers snappy with the Olympus camera soap
    Gadgets

    Make showers snappy with the Olympus camera soap

    By 16 July 2010

    Avid readers of Pocket-lint will know that we are suckers when it comes to geeky novelty items. There's just something about geek-culture in everyday life that we can't get enough of. So when we saw these Olympus camera shaped soaps from Stinkybomb we...

  • Olympus SP-800UZ   review
    Cameras 3.5 out of 5

    Olympus SP-800UZ review

    By 15 July 2010

    Though it offers what its manufacturer claims to be "the world's strongest" zoom on a bridge camera - at a 35mm equivalent 28-840mm, or 30x optical zoom - it is the 14 effective megapixel SP-800UZ's overall size, or comparative lack of it, that impresses....

  • Eye spy: Olympus patent reveals optical optmisation
    Cameras

    Eye spy: Olympus patent reveals optical optmisation

    By 8 July 2010

    It's been a busy few days when it comes to looking at what the future may hold for us in terms of digital photography. First up, we saw the incredible demo by Canon on its 2030 Wonder Camera. Then Nikon chief Makoto Kimura spilled the beans about its...

  • Olympus voice recorder turns speech to text
    Gadgets

    Olympus voice recorder turns speech to text

    By 12 May 2010

    Coming with Dragon Naturally Speaking Recorder Edition software, the Olympus VN-5500 PC DNS will transcribe your own voice recordings at up to 160 words per minute, and with 99 per cent accuracy. Dictate into the microphone, download the audio files to...

  • Adobe Lightroom 2.7, Camera Raw 5.7 and DNG Converter 5.7 released
    Cameras

    Adobe Lightroom 2.7, Camera Raw 5.7 and DNG Converter 5.7 released

    By 6 April 2010

    Adobe has updated its Lightroom, Camera Raw and DNG Converter software packages to support a host of new cameras recently released. The updates add raw file support for nine new popular camera models, including the Canon EOS 550D, Sony A450 and Olympus...