Olympus archive

  • Canon, Olympus, and Nikon unveil App-e-ture: the app store for your digital camera
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    Canon, Olympus, and Nikon unveil App-e-ture: the app store for your digital camera

    By 1 April 2010

    Canon, Olympus, and Nikon have announced a new partnership (CON) to create an app store for digital cameras, that will allow you to download a range of applications for your digital camera, while at the same time inviting Samsung and Panasonic to join...

  • Olympus E-PL1 camera   review
    Cameras 4 out of 5

    Olympus E-PL1 camera review

    By 5 March 2010

    Newly introduced, and at the exact same price as Olympus' recently reviewed E-600 Four Thirds digital SLR with 14-42mm kit lens, is the manufacturer's latest Micro Four Thirds system hybrid in the E-PL1 Digital Pen. Like that DSLR "proper" it also comes...

  • Micro Four Thirds cameras take bite out of DSLR market
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    Micro Four Thirds cameras take bite out of DSLR market

    By 4 March 2010

    Cameras like the Panasonic GF1 and Olympus E-P1 are starting to make a dent in Digital SLR sales according to new figures from market research company GfK. GfK Retail and Technology is claiming around 10% of cameras with an interchangeable lens sold in...

  • Olympus teams with Harley Davidson for studded camera cases
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    Olympus teams with Harley Davidson for studded camera cases

    By 23 February 2010

    You like gadgets, you like motorbikes, and now you can show your love for both with a new range of Harley Davidson Olympus camera bags say the two companies.   The cases will come with "silver studs, buckles, chains and the iconic Harley-Davidson motorcycle...

  • Olympus Pen E-P2 digital camera review
    Cameras 4.5 out of 5

    Olympus Pen E-P2 digital camera review

    By 4 February 2010

    When the Olympus Pen E-P1 flashed onto the scene in June last year, we knew we were looking at something special, not just from its distinctive looks, but also because it was so much fun to use. There were shortcomings, however, and the second coming...

  • Olympus Pen E-PL1 digital camera hands on
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    Olympus Pen E-PL1 digital camera hands on

    By 4 February 2010

    Olympus launched its "budget" Micro Four Thirds camera on Wednesday and Pocket-lint was on hand (in a coffee shop) to bring you the low down on the third instalment in Olympus' "hybrid" Pen range. The new model, which swaps metal for plastic, will...

  • Olympus PEN E-PL1 revealed early
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    Olympus PEN E-PL1 revealed early

    By 2 February 2010

    Olympus' new micro four thirds PEN has been outed in the States ahead of its official launch that was complete with obligatory teaser campaign. As we predicted, the new model enters the PEN range at the consumer end with a $600 price tag and some user-friendly...

  • Zoomy Olympus SP-800UZ and SP-600UZ announced
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    Zoomy Olympus SP-800UZ and SP-600UZ announced

    By 2 February 2010

    Claiming to be "scaling new heights in the compact market", Olympus has announced two new models for its ultra-zoom camera series. Equipped with a "staggering" 30x wide optical zoom covering the equivalent 28-840mm focal length, the 14-megapixel SP-800UZ...

  • Olympus announces 8010 and 6020 Toughs
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    Olympus announces 8010 and 6020 Toughs

    By 2 February 2010

    Olympus has launched two new cameras into its "Mju Tough" range with the introduction of the 8010 and the 6020, compacts you can soak, drop and freeze, should you so desire. Both 14-megapixel options, the new Toughs offer 5x optical zoom, HD movie recording...

  • Olympus teases new camera from behind a hand
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    Olympus teases new camera from behind a hand

    By 27 January 2010

    Olympus has started a teaser campaign for a new camera on its US site with what looks like another retro-styled model hidden behind a hand. To be found under the "coming soon" section and with the line "You can't hide INNOVATION" we've no clue as to what...

  • Olympus updates Mju compacts with big zoom and big storage
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    Olympus updates Mju compacts with big zoom and big storage

    By 7 January 2010

    As well as being known for their rugged snappers, Olympus has also revamped its Mju range with small but powerful modestly priced options. The Mju 5010 comes in at £199, the Mju 7040 at £240 and the Mju 9010 at a top-end £290. They all shoot HD footage...

  • Olympus adds to rugged camera range with the Tough 3000
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    Olympus adds to rugged camera range with the Tough 3000

    By 7 January 2010

    Olympus has just announced a refresh of its Mju Tough camera range with the Tough 3000, at CES in Las Vegas. Like its predecessors it's waterproof to 3 metres, shockproof to a drop of 1.5 metres and can withstand temperatures as low as -10 degrees Celcius....

  • Countdown to Christmas: Buy an Olympus Pen E-P1 get flash free
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    Countdown to Christmas: Buy an Olympus Pen E-P1 get flash free

    By 11 December 2009

    In today's Countdown to Christmas deal we bring you news of an offer from Olympus, featuring its Pen E-P1. In the UK, from Saturday 12 December, when you buy a Pen E-P1 you'll qualify for a free FL-14 flash, with the offer open until the end of January...

  • Olympus E-600 DSLR camera   review
    Cameras 4 out of 5

    Olympus E-600 DSLR camera review

    By 10 December 2009

    If the compact E-600 Four Thirds system digital SLR from Olympus has crept in under your radar, that's because it's basically an E-620 "lite", on sale exclusively through the Currys electronics group in the UK, and also on general release across North...

  • The low down: Best Digital Camera 2009
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    The low down: Best Digital Camera 2009

    By 25 November 2009

    Day 3 of our Vodafone Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2009 nominees round-up means it's camera time. With these little devils getting more and more sophisticated, it's hard to keep up with just what it is that makes the best in show these days. So, before you...

  • Olympus Pen E-P1 gets Swarovski treatment
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    Olympus Pen E-P1 gets Swarovski treatment

    By 24 November 2009

    The retro-styled Micro Four Thirds Olympus Pen E-P1 digi-cam has been ruined, sorry enhanced with a "dazzling makeover" by Crystal Roc. Now covered in hundreds of "sparkling" Swarovski crystals it will be available exclusively to order from Harrods' Micro...

  • Best Digital Camera 2009 nominations
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    Best Digital Camera 2009 nominations

    By 16 November 2009

    Here are the nominations for Best Digital Camera in The Vodafone Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2009. The following products were chosen because we feel they represent the best digital cameras on sale in the last 12 months that are available in the UK. The...

  • Olympus E-P2 digital camera
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    Olympus E-P2 digital camera

    By 13 November 2009

    Olympus has unveiled the second edition of its PEN series, the E-P2, and we were lucky enough to get hands-on and have a little play with it. As you might hope, it retains the chunky body and reassuring weight of its predecessor, while still being small...

  • Olympus unveils E-P2 camera
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    Olympus unveils E-P2 camera

    By 13 November 2009

    Olympus has unveiled a new version of its E-P1 camera called - you guessed it - the E-P2. The second edition matches its older brother in every way, but exceeds it in several, too. For starters, there's now an electronic viewfinder available, that plugs...

  • Olympus Pen E-P2 announced
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    Olympus Pen E-P2 announced

    By 4 November 2009

    Olympus has followed up the June launch of its retro-chic Pen E-P1 with the new E-P2 Micro Four Thirds digital camera. Adding a port for an electronic viewfinder or external microphones, the E-P2 gets two additional "Art Filters" as well as the new i-Enhance...

  • Vodafone Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2009 - digital cameras
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    Vodafone Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2009 - digital cameras

    By 3 November 2009

    2009 has seen the digital camera arms race continue at an ever increasing speed. With Canon announcing that its profits were down over 80% in the fourth quarter of last year and the rise of the cameraphone, one might have thought it was going to be a...

  • Olympus WS-560M digital voice recorder launches
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    Olympus WS-560M digital voice recorder launches

    By 8 October 2009

    Olympus has introduced the WS-560M digital voice recorder and mass storage device with the bold claims that it's "the sleekest and most eye-catching product on the market".   With six recording modes including Windows Media Audio and three stereo options,...

  • Daily Tech Deal: Free kit with Olympus E-30 and E-620 cameras
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    Daily Tech Deal: Free kit with Olympus E-30 and E-620 cameras

    By 8 October 2009

    Olympus are offering an interesting deal on two digital SLRs at the moment in the form of the Olympus E-30 and the Olympus E-620. Both cameras are pretty high-end, the E-620 retailing at around £500 and E-30 £600, but if you're in the market you can...

  • Snow white Olympus FE-4010 announced
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    Snow white Olympus FE-4010 announced

    By 23 September 2009

    Not particularly ground-breaking news, unless you have a penchant for white gadgetry, but Olympus has announced the launch of the new FE-4010 in "snow white". Released for the Christmas present-buying crowds, the new entry-level snapper gets a "Double-Layered...

  • Five great rangefinder cameras
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    Five great rangefinder cameras

    By 9 September 2009

    SLRs may have the whizz-bang-flash of photography but there's a definite refined elegance of the rangefinder cameras. These snappers have been around for the best part of 100 years and there's something of a resurgence going on in look, as with the Olympus...