Latest Olympus camera news

Olympus launches OM-D E-M10 MKIII with 4K video and upgraded image processor
Olympus launches OM-D E-M10 MKIII with 4K video and upgraded image processor By Max Langridge

Olympus has announced the latest version of its OM-D E-M10 interchangeable lens camera, in the form of the Mark 3. This latest model offers evolutionary, rather than revolutionary upgrades over the MKII, such as 4K video capture and a new TruePic VIII... Read more

Olympus Tough TG-5 packs a 12MP sensor and 4K video into a tough-as-nails body
Olympus Tough TG-5 packs a 12MP sensor and 4K video into a tough-as-nails body By Max Langridge

Olympus has updated its rugged Tough range of portable compact cameras with the TG-5. It borrows much of the same technology as 2015's TG-4, but has a few notable upgrades to make it the ideal companion for adrenaline junkies. Olympus TG-4 is a compact... Read more

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II matches mirrorless muscle with pro spec and coming to the UK
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II matches mirrorless muscle with pro spec and coming to the UK By Rik Henderson

Olympus has revealed that its flagship OM-D mirrorless camera is coming to the UK in December.The Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II has a 20.4-megapixel Live MOS sensor, TruePic VIII image processing, electronic viewfinder and 3-inch Vari-angle LCD touchpanel... Read more

Olympus TG-Tracker 4K camera tracks your location, speed and much more
Olympus TG-Tracker 4K camera tracks your location, speed and much more By Rik Henderson

Olympus has announced its latest action camera in the Olympus Tough range and it records all-manner of extra data to go along with the footage.As well as film in 4K, the Olympus TG-Tracker measures altitude, depth, air and water temperature, geo-location,... Read more

Olympus OM-D E-10 Mark II enhances line-up with 5-axis image stabilisation
Olympus OM-D E-10 Mark II enhances line-up with 5-axis image stabilisation By Rik Henderson

Olympus has announced a successor to the OM-D E-10 compact system camera, giving it a Mark II suffix and adding 5-axis image stabilisation to the mix.The OM-D E-10 Mark II will be available in mid-September from £550 for the body alone, up to £800 for... Read more

Olympus redesigned its E-M5 Mark II: See the limited-edition titanium model in pictures
Olympus redesigned its E-M5 Mark II: See the limited-edition titanium model in pictures By Elyse Betters

Olympus is about to launch a new, limited-edition version of the E-M5 Mark II.The retro, high-end camera will be available in a titanium-tinted body that's reminiscent of the original Olympus OM series. It also comes with a OM-D-branded leather strap... Read more

Olympus Tough TG-4 is a compact for the more adventurous snapper who wants to shoot in RAW
Olympus Tough TG-4 is a compact for the more adventurous snapper who wants to shoot in RAW By Rik Henderson

Olympus has introduced a rugged flagship compact camera in its Stylus series and as well as being shockproof to a height of 2.1-metres, it can also be used underwater up to a depth of 15-metres without a housing.The Tough TG-4 is also crush proof to a... Read more

Olympus Stylus SH-2 compact camera boasts 5-axis stabilisation, cheaper price point than predecessor
Olympus Stylus SH-2 compact camera boasts 5-axis stabilisation, cheaper price point than predecessor By Mike Lowe

Movie remakes, they're all the rage at the moment. Take a perfectly good flick and recreate it, often scene for scene. Which is a bit like the Olympus Stylus SH-2 compact camera: it's a carbon copy of its SH-1 predecessor from last year, adding only a... Read more

Olympus Tough TG-860 may be the hardiest waterproof camera yet, and it's gunning for GoPro
Olympus Tough TG-860 may be the hardiest waterproof camera yet, and it's gunning for GoPro By Luke Edwards

Olympus has updated its strong camera range with the new Tough TG-860 and it's setting its sights on GoPro.After the TG-850 was released last year Olympus must have had some success since it's now back with an improved model. It's clearly aimed at offering... Read more

Olympus Air 101 takes on Sony Cyber-shot QX10 with open platform remote lens
Olympus Air 101 takes on Sony Cyber-shot QX10 with open platform remote lens By Luke Edwards

Until now Sony hasn't had to worry about competition for its remote lens Cyber-shot QX10. But Olympus has now stepped up with its Olympus Air 101 that should rock Sony's world.The Olympus Air 101, unlike Sony's offering, works on any phone as it's an... Read more

Olympus interchangeable lens mount for smartphones incoming, 'open platform' camera module revealed
Olympus interchangeable lens mount for smartphones incoming, 'open platform' camera module revealed By Mike Lowe

Tucked away in the corner of the Olympus stand at Photokina 2014 was what could be described as a digital box Brownie with a Micro Four Thirds lens mount attached and a smartphone to its side. That's the fun of a show - you never know what you're going... Read more

Olympus PEN E-PL7 CSC offers iPhone connectivity and reversable screen for the ultimate selfie
Olympus PEN E-PL7 CSC offers iPhone connectivity and reversable screen for the ultimate selfie By Rik Henderson

Olympus has announced a compact system camera that is primarily designed for "fashion bloggers" and selfie fans. The Olympus PEN E-PL7 is compatible with the brand's interchangeable lenses, yet, like Samsung's NX Mini, retains the fun factor found on... Read more

Now Brits can get hold of the Olympus PEN E-PL6 superslim CSC too
Now Brits can get hold of the Olympus PEN E-PL6 superslim CSC too By Rik Henderson

Olympus has announced that it is bringing the PEN E-PL6 compact system camera to the UK. Previously available in Japan, the superslim interchangeable lens camera also comes with a FlashAir SD card in the box, so you can transfer pictures to a smartphone... Read more

Olympus talks Pocket-lint readers through low-light photography at the Tech Tavern
Olympus talks Pocket-lint readers through low-light photography at the Tech Tavern By Stuart Miles

Photography enthusiasts joined professional photographer Robert Pugh on Tuesday night at the Pocket-lint Tech Tavern for a mini master class with Olympus in getting the most out of their cameras in low-light conditions.After a quick briefing with the... Read more

Calling all photographers: Join us for an Olympus mini photo shoot at the Pocket-lint Tech Tavern tonight
Calling all photographers: Join us for an Olympus mini photo shoot at the Pocket-lint Tech Tavern tonight By Stuart Miles

Photography fans, listen up. Pocket-lint has teamed up with Olympus as part of the Pocket-lint Tech Tavern in association with O2 to bring you the chance to participate in a mini model photo shoot using the OM-D EM-10 camera and hosted by professional... Read more

Olympus Stylus SH-1 compact camera with 5-axis OIS says goodbye to blur
Olympus Stylus SH-1 compact camera with 5-axis OIS says goodbye to blur By Luke Edwards

Olympus has announced the Stylus SH-1 compact camera that should do away with the usual blur associated with smaller cameras, thanks to 5-axis optical image stabilisation.Most compact cameras only correct for yaw and pitch whereas the SH-1 apparently... Read more

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3 camera takes on low light and rough conditions
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3 camera takes on low light and rough conditions By Luke Edwards

Olympus has sent a new leader onto the field of rugged-cam battle with its Stylus Tough TG-3 compact camera.But the TG-3 is more than just tough as it also features screw-on lens adapters, multiple macro settings and Micro Four Thirds processing smarts.The... Read more

Win: An Olympus OM-D E-M10 system camera and other Olympus prizes
Win: An Olympus OM-D E-M10 system camera and other Olympus prizes By Mike Lowe

We've been having a ball of late thanks to an Olympus OM-D Challenge that's running on site. We've been off into the Mojave desert to shoot a model, interview photographer Damian McGillicuddy en route, almost get arrested - that wasn't part of the original... Read more

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 is the first waterproof compact camera to add a tilt-angle screen
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 is the first waterproof compact camera to add a tilt-angle screen By Mike Lowe

Olympus has announced the world's first waterproof camera with a tilt-angle LCD screen, the Stylus Tough TG-850.Complete with a 21mm equivalent wide-angle lens and 5x optical zoom, the TG-850 is designed for all manner of environments. Its waterproof... Read more

Olympus OM-D goes entry-level: E-M10 adds pop-up flash, maintains top-tier 16MP image quality
Olympus OM-D goes entry-level: E-M10 adds pop-up flash, maintains top-tier 16MP image quality By Mike Lowe

Olympus is set to expand its OM-D compact system range with the announcement of the E-M10 model. The baby of the OM-D trio, the E-M10 sits beneath the E-M5 and top-spec E-M1 models, but still features many of the same top specs.An all-metal build, full... Read more

Olympus Stylus SP-100EE: 'Eagle eye' superzoom camera adds dot-sight targeting feature
Olympus Stylus SP-100EE: 'Eagle eye' superzoom camera adds dot-sight targeting feature By Mike Lowe

Olympus steps up its superzoom game with the announcement of the Stylus SP-100EE - the world's first superzoom to feature a dot-sight crosshair targeting system to assist when capturing subjects at distance.The 50x optical zoom packs in a whopping 24-1200mm... Read more

Olympus OM-D challenge part 3: Light like a pro
Olympus OM-D challenge part 3: Light like a pro By Mike Lowe

If you've not been following our OM-D challenge photo story thus far, then a quick recap. At the beginning of January we were plucked from Las Vegas to observe a photographic adventure alongside pro photographer Damian McGillicuddy on a shoot in Death... Read more

Olympus OM-D challenge part 2: Light, lenses, action
Olympus OM-D challenge part 2: Light, lenses, action By Mike Lowe

Amid the madness of the Consumer Electronics Show at the beginning of January we managed to extract ourselves from the Las Vegas strip - not for a debauched Nic Cage style party, but instead for a photographic adventure. Olympus had invited us to follow... Read more

Olympus OM-D challenge: Fear and loathing in Las Vegas
Olympus OM-D challenge: Fear and loathing in Las Vegas By Mike Lowe

Every year at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas there’s a veritable feast of tech to get our teeth into. But this year, beyond the glitzy lights and manufacturers’ bold claims for their latest products, we were invited to really put things... Read more

Olympus Stylus 1: Compact camera pools XZ-2 sensor in OM-D clothing with 28-300mm f/2.8 lens
Olympus Stylus 1: Compact camera pools XZ-2 sensor in OM-D clothing with 28-300mm f/2.8 lens By Mike Lowe

Olympus has expanded its compact camera market with the new premium Stylus 1 compact. It's like an XZ-2 in OM-D E-M5 clothing with a 28-300mm f/2.8 zoom thrown into the mix.Many were anticipating a large sensor for this model, but Olympus has stuck with... Read more

Olympus OM-D E-M1: The 'mirrorless E-7' removes low-pass filter, intros new sensor with dual autofocus
Olympus OM-D E-M1: The 'mirrorless E-7' removes low-pass filter, intros new sensor with dual autofocus By Mike Lowe

Olympus has unveiled its new, top-spec camera, the OM-D E-M1. And boy, oh boy, does it look like hot stuff.But it's not the replacement to the OM-D E-M5 as previously thought. Nope, the E-M1 is the embodiment of the would-be E-7 wrapped up in a compact... Read more

Olympus EM-1 leaks ahead of expected September release
Olympus EM-1 leaks ahead of expected September release By Stuart Miles

The Olympus EM-1, an unannounced new Compact System Camera, is the latest Olympus camera to hit the rumour mill following a spate of leaks and now comes a diagram from someone who claims to be testing the camera.Details of the new camera, published by... Read more

Harrods Olympus Pen Art Edition by Suzko comes with matching Vespa
Harrods Olympus Pen Art Edition by Suzko comes with matching Vespa By Stuart Miles

Some cameras come with lenses included, others a snazzy case, but Olympus has teamed up with Harrods in the UK to offer a special limited-edition version of its Olympus Pen camera that comes with a matching Vespa scooter.The Olympus PEN Art Edition, which... Read more

Olympus Pen E-P5 gets pro: OM-D image quality, 1/8000th max shutter and Wi-Fi on board
Olympus Pen E-P5 gets pro: OM-D image quality, 1/8000th max shutter and Wi-Fi on board By Mike Lowe

The Olympus Pen E-P5 updates 2011's E-P3 with a stack of features lifted from the successful OM-D E-M5 model. If you're after a compact system camera - namely a Micro Four Thirds model - then Olympus has gone down the designer route as the E-P5 is a mixture... Read more

Olympus E-P5 pictures leak again, E-PL6 surfaces
Olympus E-P5 pictures leak again, E-PL6 surfaces By Chris Hall

Further leaks of the next generation of Olympus compact system camera have hit the internet, making the Olympus E-P5 launch look like an absolute certainty. New pictures show what is purported to be a flagship Pen camera, but with special inlaid grips.... Read more

Olympus PEN E-P5 shot in the wild, Wi-Fi and 16-megapixel sensor rumoured
Olympus PEN E-P5 shot in the wild, Wi-Fi and 16-megapixel sensor rumoured By Rik Henderson

New pictures of what are claimed to be variants of the Olympus PEN E-P5 have appeared online ahead of a suspected official unveiling on 11 May in China - and teased by Olympus itself.One interesting element that's clear in the pic of the rear of the new... Read more

Olympus launches VH-520, hi-tech on a budget
Olympus launches VH-520, hi-tech on a budget By Hunter Skipworth

Olympus has announced the VH-520, hoping to bring clever low-light tech and image processing to a budget camera. At £129.99, the VH-520 includes iHS technologies that let you snap colourful low-noise pictures in any lighting condition.The camera also... Read more

Tough update: Olympus Tough TG-2, TG-830, TG-630 announced
Tough update: Olympus Tough TG-2, TG-830, TG-630 announced By Chris Hall

Olympus has updated its line-up of Tough cameras at CES 2013 in Las Vegas, with the announcement of the flagship Olympus TG-2.The Olympus TG-2 Tough compact camera features a 12-megapixel backside illuminated CMOS sensor and a 4x optical zoom lens, 25-100mm... Read more

Olympus SH-50 promises to beat blur with five-axis image stabilisation
Olympus SH-50 promises to beat blur with five-axis image stabilisation By Chris Hall

Olympus has announced its latest flagship zoom compact, the Olympus SH-50, at CES 2013 in Las Vegas.Claiming a world’s first, the SH-50 features five-axis image stabilisation, and gives you a 24x optical zoom lens - meaning you’ll be able to grab... Read more

The Pocket-lint Xmas Spectacular - Day 10: Win an Olympus XZ-2
The Pocket-lint Xmas Spectacular - Day 10: Win an Olympus XZ-2 By Pocket-lint Promotion

Day 12 of the Pocket-lint Xmas Spectacular brings you the chance to win an Olympus XZ-2 digital camera.The new Olympus Stylus XZ-2 takes the high-end compact category to a new level. Building on the amazing attributes of the award-winning XZ-1, the £479 XZ-2... Read more

Olympus Pen E-PM2 pictures and hands-on
Olympus Pen E-PM2 pictures and hands-on By Mike Lowe

Olympus has refreshed its Pen range on an annual basis, and with each increment there tends to be a trickle of new features. But the E-PM2, or "Pen Mini" as it's otherwise known, pulls in the same 16-megapixel sensor as found in the OM-D E-M5 and is the... Read more

New Olympus Pen camera teased pre Photokina 2012
New Olympus Pen camera teased pre Photokina 2012 By Chris Hall

Olympus has teased a new camera in the run up to Photokina 2012 in the guise of a Twitter competition on a Tumblr page. The post on dramatictone.tumblr.com (dramatic tone being one of the Olympus Art Filters) shows a street shot with a camera scratched... Read more

Olympus VH-410 touchscreen-controlled compact camera
Olympus VH-410 touchscreen-controlled compact camera By Danny Brogan

Targeting the amateur photographer with ideas of grandeur, the Olympus VH-410 does the hard work so you don’t have to, with a host of automatic settings to allow a simple point-and-shoot tactic.Implementing a three-inch LCD touchscreen, users can press... Read more

Olympus SP-820UZ takes 40x superzoom wide
Olympus SP-820UZ takes 40x superzoom wide By Chris Hall

Olympus has announced a new superzoom camera, the Olympus SP-820UZ. Not only does this camera offer 40x optical zoom, but Olympus has also made it a respectably wide 22.4mm.So that lens gives you 22.4-896mm (in 35mm terms), beating most of the competition... Read more

Olympus: New E-System DSLR body in the works
Olympus: New E-System DSLR body in the works By Chris Hall

Olympus has confirmed that it is working on a new high-end body, looking to deliver the sort of focusing performance that has characterised the recent OM-D compact system camera.Usually it's the tech press that starts rumours, but in this case, it appears... Read more

Olympus TG-1, toughest ever compact camera?
Olympus TG-1, toughest ever compact camera? By Danny Brogan

Olympus has officially unveiled a compact camera that the manufacturer promises will deliver expert shots to a depth of 12 metres underwater.As part of the Olympus Tough range, the TG-1, which had been inadvertently leaked on the net, is kitted out with... Read more

Olympus TG-1 iHS toughcam details leaked on Best Buy website
Olympus TG-1 iHS toughcam details leaked on Best Buy website By Hunter Skipworth

A brand new toughcam from Olympus, the TG-1 iHS, has been leaked accidentally on to the Best Buy website. Details of the camera appeared on a now removed webpage and show what looks like a fairly formidable compact waterproof snapper. Specs-wise, the... Read more

Olympus OM-D: Five hot features of the E-M5
Olympus OM-D: Five hot features of the E-M5 By Chris Hall

Olympus is using the tagline "the beginning of the new" to describe its latest camera. The OM-D line is new and this model, the E-M5, is the first of a more advanced breed of compact system camera. We spent a day with Olympus's new Micro Four Thirds camera... Read more

Olympus SZ-31MR sails the compact superzoom flagship
Olympus SZ-31MR sails the compact superzoom flagship By Paul Lamkin

Along with the official launch of the OM-D and the unveiling of the Tough TG-820 and TG-620 cameras, Olympus has also found time to announce the successor to its SZ-30MR super-zoom compact - the Olympus SZ-31MR.Packing the same 16-megapixel backlit sensor... Read more

Olympus Tough TG-820 and TG-620 cameras flash in
Olympus Tough TG-820 and TG-620 cameras flash in By Paul Lamkin

Hot on the heels of the Pentax Optio WG2-GPS and the Canon PowerShot D20, Olympus has unleashed the TG-820 and TG-620 Tough duo - the latest wannabes for the compact camera hard gang.These sturdy compacts boast the usual array of 'proof features, including... Read more

Olympus OM-D brings retro style to your Micro Four Thirds life
Olympus OM-D brings retro style to your Micro Four Thirds life By Chris Hall

The Olympus OM-D, the digital remastering of a classic SLR camera, has now been announced by Olympus following weeks of leaks and rumours. So now the Olympus OM-D, or E-M5 as it is marked, is official, let's run down what you get.Adopting the Micro... Read more

More Olympus OM-D pictures leaked... by Amazon
More Olympus OM-D pictures leaked... by Amazon By Rik Henderson

New confirmed specifications and pictures of Olympus' much-rumoured OM-D micro four-thirds camera have been leaked ahead of its (now) expected launch on 8 February, by none other than Amazon.The Japanese arm of the online retailer posted pictures and... Read more

Olympus OM-D coming Spring, will cost around £850 claims leak
Olympus OM-D coming Spring, will cost around £850 claims leak By Stuart Miles

We've already started seeing rumours appear for the yet to be confirmed next generation of Olympus Micro Four Thirds Camera, the Olympus OM-D, and now we've got some more news thanks to another leak.This time, rather than a leaked spy shot, it's a more... Read more

Olympus OM-D camera to launch in February, according to leak
Olympus OM-D camera to launch in February, according to leak By Rik Henderson

Olympus is about to bring its classic OM film camera kicking and screaming into the digital age, if numerous rumours and leaks are to be believed. Pictures have even started to emerge of the controls and logo for the new camera, what we understand will... Read more

Olympus Tough TG-320 camera leads new budget charge
Olympus Tough TG-320 camera leads new budget charge By Stuart Miles

Olympus has announced a bevy of compact cameras for those on a budget at CES in Las Vegas this week.The new models try to cover all angles from tough to ultra zoom and will all cost under £230 when they launch in the UK in the coming weeks.On the tough... Read more