Olympus archive

  • Olympus Mju Tough-6000 digital camera review
    Cameras 4 out of 5

    Olympus Mju Tough-6000 digital camera review

    By 3 April 2009

    So you think you're hard? Well that's what Olympus believe with its Tough range of digital cameras. But are they? And more importantly do they take good pictures? We get rugged to find out. Cased in metal, as you might expect, the Olympus Mju Tough-6000...

  • Olympus E-450 DSLR announced
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    Olympus E-450 DSLR announced

    By 31 March 2009

    Olympus has announced the launch of the E-450 digital SLR, a Four Thirds model that will fit in between the E-420 and E-520 in the company's range. The E-450 - with a "full range of Olympus E-System technology on board" - is an easy to use 10-megapixel...

  • Olympus E-30 DSLR camera review
    Cameras 4.5 out of 5

    Olympus E-30 DSLR camera review

    By 18 March 2009

    Olympus’ first and newest pro-consumer DSLR, the E-30, sits beneath the E-3, sat at the top of the Olympus FourThirds System range and above the E-520 and more effectively bridges a gap for Olympus aficionados between the keen snappers and enthusiasts....

  • Olympus Micro Four Thirds camera dated
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    Olympus Micro Four Thirds camera dated

    By 4 March 2009

    The Olympus Micro Four Thirds prototype model we first caught a peek of at Photokina last year has cropped up once again at PMA, and this time with a ship date. A notice next to the non-working concept model informs us that it will in fact be "launching...

  • Olympus E-620 digital camera
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    Olympus E-620 digital camera

    By 25 February 2009

    The E-620 digital SLR, based on the four thirds standard and apparently the smallest DSLR with built in image stabilisation. We were at Focus On Imaging to grab a hand on with the new camera. Aimed at enthusiasts who want the size benefit of the E4xx...

  • Olympus announces E-620 DSLR
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    Olympus announces E-620 DSLR

    By 24 February 2009

    Olympus has announced the launch of the E-620 digital SLR, based on the four thirds standard and apparently the smallest DSLR with built in image stabilisation. Aimed at enthusiasts who want the size benefit of the E4xx series but with "key benefits"...

  • Jessops gets Olympus X890 and X915 as exclusives
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    Jessops gets Olympus X890 and X915 as exclusives

    By 20 February 2009

    Jessops has announced the launch of two new exclusive cameras - the Olympus X890 and X915. The X915 offers 12 megapixels, 5x optical zoom, and 2.7-inch LCD screen while the X890 boasts 10 megapixels, a 3x optical zoom and the same size LCD screen. Both...

  • Olympus announces E-30 promotions
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    Olympus announces E-30 promotions

    By 13 January 2009

    To celebrate the launch of the Olympus E-30 in early February, Olympus has announced some new promotions that could see you bagging yourself some free kit with your E-30 purchase. If you register your interest in the new DSLR on Olympus' website by 28...

  • Olympus launches 5000, 7000 and 9000 compacts
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    Olympus launches 5000, 7000 and 9000 compacts

    By 8 January 2009

    The popular Olympus µ series has increased by three, with new additions unveiled at CES 2009. The µ-5000, µ-7000 and µ-9000 are all 12-megapixel cameras with optical zooms of 5x, 7x and 10x respectively. The three share a number of common features...

  • Olympus launches Tough-8000 and Tough-6000 all-weather cameras
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    Olympus launches Tough-8000 and Tough-6000 all-weather cameras

    By 7 January 2009

    For those who enjoy the more active lifestyle, two new additions have been made to the µ Tough series from Olympus, which was rebranded from the SW range in December. With trademark features that live up to the series' name, both cameras are waterproof,...

  • Olympus announces waterproof 550WP
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    Olympus announces waterproof 550WP

    By 7 January 2009

    Olympus has announced a new waterproof camera to its 2009 line-up, that it describes as the "perfect companion" to take swimming, snorkelling, or even out on a rainy day. The 10-megapixel µ-550WP is waterproof to 3 metres, and boasts a 3x optical zoom...

  • Olympus launches FE-5000, FE-3010 and FE-45
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    Olympus launches FE-5000, FE-3010 and FE-45

    By 7 January 2009

    Olympus says the FE series is "back and better than ever" with three new cameras joining the updated line-up. The FE series is apparently angled at "hobby photographers on a budget who don't want to compromise on image quality". The new cameras will be...

  • Olympus rebrands SW range to Tough
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    Olympus rebrands SW range to Tough

    By 10 December 2008

    Olympus, the camera company that introduced freezeproof, waterproof and shockproof cameras to the mass consumer market in 2006, is rebranding its range so they do what they say on the tin. Previously known as the SW range, from January 2009 the cameras...

  • Olympus announces Four Thirds-based E-30
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    Olympus announces Four Thirds-based E-30

    By 5 November 2008

    Olympus have announced earlier than expected that it will be releasing a mid-range Four Thirds DSLR early next year. The E-30 will sit between the entry-level E-520 and the professional E-3, with features that will appeal to both beginners and higher...

  • Olympus announces limited edition 1040 Crystal
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    Olympus announces limited edition 1040 Crystal

    By 13 October 2008

    Olympus has announced the limited edition µ [mju:] 1040 Crystal camera, that includes 98 Crystallised Swarovski Elements to decorate the camera with. The camera comes in midnight black and boasts 10 megapixels, 3x optical zoom and a 2.7-inch LCD screen...

  • Best Digital Camera 2008 nominations
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    Best Digital Camera 2008 nominations

    By 13 October 2008

    Here are the nominations for Best Digital Camera in The Vodafone Pocket-lint Gadget Awards: Olympus E-520 Panasonic Lumix LX3 Fujifilm F60fd Nikon D90 Kodak Zi6 The Pocket-lint awards are the longest running gadget awards in the UK (that we know of) with...

  • Olympus isn't ditching Four Thirds
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    Olympus isn't ditching Four Thirds

    By 12 October 2008

    Following Pansonic's hint that it wouldn't be developing any more Four Thirds DSLR cameras for the time being, Olympus has contacted Pocket-lint to let us know that it won't be following the same route. "We will definitely continue to develop standard...

  • Olympus promise "smaller more feature packed" cameras in 2009
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    Olympus promise "smaller more feature packed" cameras in 2009

    By 3 October 2008

    Olympus has said that it will reinvent the digital camera next year, promising smaller more advance models that will be "completely different" to the current crop available on the market today. "Do you really believe bulky digital cameras will be the...

  • Olympus Micro Four Thirds coming 2009
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    Olympus Micro Four Thirds coming 2009

    By 25 September 2008

    Olympus has confirmed that it will be launching a Micro Four Thirds digital camera in 2009. The company is currently showing a prototype on its stand at Photokina in Cologne. Miquel Angel Garcia, managing director for European marketing at the Japanese...

  • Olympus E-A1 prototype unveiled
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    Olympus E-A1 prototype unveiled

    By 25 September 2008

    If you were wondering what your next Olympus DSLR might look like, then wonder no more. Languishing behind glass Pocket-lint found a prototype model of the next Four Thirds camera from Olympus. Known internally as the E-A1, the forthcoming model is based...

  • Olympus Micro Four Thirds concept unveiled
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    Olympus Micro Four Thirds concept unveiled

    By 22 September 2008

    Olympus has already promised to wow crowds at this year's Photokina tradeshow with a new Four Thirds DSLR concept, but there's more... The camera manufacturer is also going to unveil a prototype built to the new Micro Four Thirds standard (some pics of...

  • Rumours of a new Olympus DSLR
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    Rumours of a new Olympus DSLR

    By 22 September 2008

    The tech specs may be slim on the ground, but rumour has it that Olympus is going to be offering a sneak peek at a new DSLR at Photokina this week. The E-A1, which is a new FourThirds model, is going to be launched early next year, but Olympus is set...

  • Olympus LS-10 voice recorder review
    Audio 4 out of 5

    Olympus LS-10 voice recorder review

    By 19 September 2008

    The Olympus LS-10 claims to deliver the "highest quality sound no matter the time and place – be it at a concert, a breaking news story, or out in nature", but can it live up to its claim? We get recording to find out. Taking the LS-10 out of the box...

  • Olympus E-3 DSLR camera review
    Cameras 4.5 out of 5

    Olympus E-3 DSLR camera review

    By 16 September 2008

    Olympus’ E-3 is the company’s flagship DSLR and provides a professional level of build and specification at a semi-professional price point. The first thing about the camera you notice however is its bulk. The magnesium alloy body weighs in at 810g...

  • Olympus Mju 1010 digital camera review
    Cameras 3.5 out of 5

    Olympus Mju 1010 digital camera review

    By 2 September 2008

    The Olympus Mju 1010 is a 10-megapixel snapper with a 7x optical zoom, an all-weather case, and enough in-camera tech to keep you busy rattling off all the features for some time, but does it take good pictures? We spend some time snapping to find out....