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  • Panasonic Lumix GF1 takes on Olympus E-P1
    Cameras

    Panasonic Lumix GF1 takes on Olympus E-P1

    By 2 September 2009

    Debuted early in an advert by mistake, Panasonic has now officially launched the Lumix GF1, its third Micro Four Thirds camera at IFA in Berlin on Wednesday. The new LUMIX DMC-GF1 debuts as the world’s smallest and lightest system camera with built-in...

  • Olympus E-600 DSLR debuts
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    Olympus E-600 DSLR debuts

    By 31 August 2009

    Olympus has announced a new E-Series model on Monday; the E-600, that will sit under the slightly higher spec'ed E-620. The cutbacks mainly affect software for the new digital SLR that will come with a 12.3-megapixel image sensor, 2.7-inch swivel LCD...

  • Olympus Mju 7010 digital camera  review
    Cameras 3 out of 5

    Olympus Mju 7010 digital camera review

    By 24 August 2009

    Looking to upgrade from your camera phone to a "proper" camera or just after an unobtrusive point-and-shoot for a weekend break? Having produced shockproof, waterproof and freeze proof compacts for its Mju Tough range, Olympus is, it seems, going further...

  • Olympus FE-5020 digital camera review
    Cameras 3.5 out of 5

    Olympus FE-5020 digital camera review

    By 17 August 2009

    A 12-megapixel resolution plus a wider than average 5x optical zoom range equivalent to 24-120mm on a 35mm film camera, and all for a UK asking price of £169, doesn’t sound a bad deal on the face of it. Or perhaps that should be "fascia", as the entry...

  • Beyond Megapixels, 10 innovative compact cameras
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    Beyond Megapixels, 10 innovative compact cameras

    By 13 August 2009

    The compact camera market is a dog fight for tech companies. Hundreds of the things are launched every year and, now that the megapixel war has moved on to mobiles and everyone's teamed up with a quality lens maker, it's getting tougher and tougher to...

  • Olympus Mju Tough-6010 digital camera  review
    Cameras 3.5 out of 5

    Olympus Mju Tough-6010 digital camera review

    By 13 August 2009

    Olympus is no stranger to waterproofing cameras, they've been doing it for years. The Mju Tough-6010 comes in as an incremental step-up over the Tough-6000 bringing it up to 12 megapixels. In appearance it looks the same as the Tough-6000, with bold "tough"...

  • Panasonic Lumix GF1 fights back against Olympus E-P1
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    Panasonic Lumix GF1 fights back against Olympus E-P1

    By 6 August 2009

    The Olympus E-P1 micro four thirds camera could be about to get a new challenger from Panasonic, if images that have appeared on camera forums on the Internet are real. Supposedly called the Panasonic Lumix GF1, the new compact camera looks to take on...

  • Olympus announces FE-5020, FE-4000 and FE-26
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    Olympus announces FE-5020, FE-4000 and FE-26

    By 22 July 2009

    Olympus has announced the release of a new range of FE cameras, described as affordable. With pricing from £99, the FE-26, FE-4000 and FE-5020 will go on sale in the UK from August. All models offer 12-megapixels, up to 5x optical zoom, advanced face...

  • Olympus announces Mju 7010
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    Olympus announces Mju 7010

    By 22 July 2009

    Olympus has announced the new Mju 7010, claiming an "incredibly slim and stylish metal design" for the new mid-range compact. The vital stats for the new compact are a 12-megapixel sensor, a 7x optical zoom (28-196mm) and a 2.7-inch HyperCrystal II sunlight-viewable...

  • Olympus launches Mju TOUGH-6010
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    Olympus launches Mju TOUGH-6010

    By 17 July 2009

    Olympus has launched the new "Myu TOUGH-6010" describing the rugged camera as "ready for action". The 12-megapixel compact is shockproof for drops of 1.5-metres, waterproof to 3-metres, and freezeproof to -10C. With a 3.6x wide optical zoom lens, the...

  • Olympus Pen E-P1 digital camera review
    Cameras 4.5 out of 5

    Olympus Pen E-P1 digital camera review

    By 13 July 2009

    Olympus’ latest digital camera harks back, in terms of the name at least, to the famed Pen range of half frame (a half frame of 35mm film that is) Olympus cameras first introduced in 1959 and that heralded the sale of 17-million units between its launch...

  • VIDEO: 50 years of the Olympus PEN
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    VIDEO: 50 years of the Olympus PEN

    By 7 July 2009

    The new Olympus Pen E-P1 micro four thirds camera has only just made it into the shops in the UK, but that hasn't stopped Olympus releasing this video celebrating 50 years of the PEN brand. What's so special about it? Well it's made with thousands of...

  • Five podcasting gadgets
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    Five podcasting gadgets

    By 1 July 2009

    Video might be all the rage at the moment, but that shouldn't stop you from making your own podcast to share your thoughts and experiences with the world wide web. Here are five gadgets to get you started. Samson microphone, £145 If you're going to record...

  • Olympus Pen E-P1 - First Look review
    Cameras 0 out of 5

    Olympus Pen E-P1 - First Look review

    By 18 June 2009

    We saw the prototype of the E-P1 behind glass at a number of shows in 2008, but always questioned whether Olympus would actually go through with the nostalgia-infused camera that is the new Pen. We spent the day with the new Micro Four Thirds model at...

  • Jessops announces Olympus Pen E-P1 launch event
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    Jessops announces Olympus Pen E-P1 launch event

    By 18 June 2009

    Jessops has announced that it will be offering the new Olympus Pen E-P1 with a launch event open to all customers at its London New Oxford Street store on 25 June. At the launch event - that will see photographer David Bailey in attendance - starting...

  • VIDEO: Olympus E-P1 Pen sample footage
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    VIDEO: Olympus E-P1 Pen sample footage

    By 17 June 2009

    It's short it's sweet (in more ways than one), but here is a quick sample of what you can expect from the new Olympus E-P1 "Pen" Micro Four Thirds camera when you flick the dial to video. But don't worry, even though there is only 13 seconds of video...

  • Olympus E-P1 camera
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    Olympus E-P1 camera

    By 16 June 2009

    The E-P1 is only a day old and we've been fortunate to have our hands all over the retro Micro Four Thirds snapper from Olympus. With Olympus taking the retro effect to the extreme, they have even made a leather strap and half case for the camera, pictured...

  • Olympus E-P1 Pen gets Will it Blend? treatment
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    Olympus E-P1 Pen gets Will it Blend? treatment

    By 16 June 2009

    Olympus has chosen an innovative way to show off all the elements that go into its new digital camera by teaming up with Blendtec's Will it Blend? team. The viral video sees the host of the long running internet show blend a number of different Olympus...

  • Olympus E-P1 Pen official photos
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    Olympus E-P1 Pen official photos

    By 16 June 2009

    Olympus announced their new E-P1 model on Monday evening at a retro-fantastic event in Berlin, Germany. The new Micro Four Thirds camera comes with a 12.3-megapixel Live MOS sensor and a 3-inch LCD display around the back. In terms of controls the back...

  • Olympus E-P1 sees official launch
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    Olympus E-P1 sees official launch

    By 16 June 2009

    Olympus officially launched their long-anticipated Micro Four Thirds model, adopting the Pen name, on Monday evening at an event in Berlin, Germany. Sighted as a prototype at various photo events during 2008, and subsequently in online leaks, the 12.3-megapixel...

  • Leaked pics of the Olympus E-P1
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    Leaked pics of the Olympus E-P1

    By 15 June 2009

    Just a day away from its rumoured unveiling, high quality images of the Olympus E-P1 have leaked online. What's said to be a new Micro Four Thirds offering, the E-P1 gets the rumoured retro styling, complete with a nice bit of beige, textured PVC. It...

  • Olympus "E-P1" leaked
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    Olympus "E-P1" leaked

    By 8 June 2009

    We brought you the news that Olympus is hinting at a new, possibly retro-styled, addition to its Micro Four Thirds line-up previously, and now spy-shots have been revealed. The snaps show the "E-P1" in a chrome finish with a 17mm f2.8 pancake lens attached....

  • VIDEO: Olympus celebrates Pen's 50 year anniversary
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    VIDEO: Olympus celebrates Pen's 50 year anniversary

    By 2 June 2009

    Olympus is marking 50 years since the launch of the Olympus Pen with a series of videos looking at the various models in the range. The next update is promised for 9 June, with some speculating the whole shebang could lead to the launch of the retro-styled...

  • Olympus E-620 DSLR camera review
    Cameras 4.5 out of 5

    Olympus E-620 DSLR camera review

    By 22 April 2009

    The E-620 is the latest addition to Olympus’ E-series of DSLRs and sits above the (bulkier) E-520 and below the recent E-30, with which it shares many features, including the 12.3MP Live-MOS sensor. In fact it’s hard to put your finger on exactly...

  • Olympus Mju 9000 digital camera review
    Cameras 3.5 out of 5

    Olympus Mju 9000 digital camera review

    By 13 April 2009

    Olympus has launched a 12-megapixel 10x optical zoom compact in the guise of the Mju 9000 but should you bother? We get zooming to find out. Like the Canon SX200, which actually sports a 12x optical zoom instead of 10, the Olympus is a chunky monkey....