Latest Olympus camera reviews

Olympus Pen E-PL9 initial review: Modest updates for the mirrorless selfie snapper
Olympus Pen E-PL9 initial review: Modest updates for the mirrorless selfie snapper By Timothy Coleman

The entry-level Olympus Pen sees a new update for 2018: the E-PL9, which is aimed at newbies and smartphone users looking to upgrade to a user-friendly... Read more

Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III review: Ideal for amateurs?
4.0 stars Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III review: Ideal for amateurs? By Mike Lowe

Say hello to the Olympus OM-D E-M10 for its third innings, in Mark III form.This new addition to the OM-D family boasts many of the same features we love... Read more

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II review: The most formidable Olympus camera, ever
5.0 stars Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II review: The most formidable Olympus camera, ever By Timothy Coleman

If you're unfamiliar with the Olympus OM-D E-M1 from three years back, it was the company's flagship compact system camera (CSC), built to a really high... Read more

Olympus Tough TG-5 preview: For the hardcore generation
Olympus Tough TG-5 preview: For the hardcore generation By Chris Hall

Olympus has announced its latest Tough camera, the TG-5. Following the family of Tough cameras before it, the new Olympus model is everything you expect... Read more

Olympus Pen-F review: Not F-ing about
4.0 stars Olympus Pen-F review: Not F-ing about By Mike Lowe

Say hello to the first Olympus Pen with a built-in viewfinder: the Pen-F. If you were knocking around 50-years back then you might know it as, well, the... Read more

Olympus OM-D E-M5 II review: OM-D has landed
4.5 stars Olympus OM-D E-M5 II review: OM-D has landed By Mike Lowe

Thank the stars that Olympus has settled on a name and number, with the second-generation OM-D E-M5 deploying the "Mark II" badge of honour. That's earned... Read more

Olympus Pen E-PL7 review: Stylish system camera
4.5 stars Olympus Pen E-PL7 review: Stylish system camera By Timothy Coleman

With fun features such as a "selfie screen", pared down controls and a user-friendly interface, the Olympus PEN E-PL7 is primarily aimed at point-and-shoot... Read more

Olympus Stylus 1 review
4.0 stars Olympus Stylus 1 review By Mike Lowe

One glance at the Olympus Stylus 1 and it's hard to ignore how much it looks like a smaller version of the interchangeable lens Olympus OM-D series. Only... Read more

Olympus OM-D E-M1 review
5.0 stars Olympus OM-D E-M1 review By Mike Lowe

We've been using the Olympus OM-D E-M1 for a number of months now. This compact system camera has seen us through many different shoots - from personal... Read more

Hands-on: Olympus Stylus SP-100EE review
Hands-on: Olympus Stylus SP-100EE review By Mike Lowe

Every major manufacturer has a superzoom camera of note, but Olympus has typically struggled to keep up with the advancing pack in this category. The Olympus... Read more

Hands-on: Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 review
Hands-on: Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 review By Mike Lowe

Olympus is no stranger to the waterproof compact camera, and from what we've seen the Stylus Tough TG-850 not only looks to be its best effort yet, but... Read more

Hands-on: Olympus OM-D E-M10 review
Hands-on: Olympus OM-D E-M10 review By Mike Lowe

Say hello to the Olympus OM-D E-M10, the company's entry-level model into the OM-D compact system camera series. But by "entry-level" we don't mean low-end.... Read more

Olympus Pen E-P5 review
4.5 stars Olympus Pen E-P5 review By Mike Lowe

Subtlety of design has always been one of the distinctions between the Olympus Pen series and other compact system cameras. In the case of the E-P5, Olympus... Read more

Olympus Stylus XZ-10 review
4.0 stars Olympus Stylus XZ-10 review By Mike Lowe

At first glance the Olympus Stylus XZ-10 looks like a shrunken-down version of the comapny's top-spec XZ-2 compact. But it's both more and less than that:... Read more

Olympus Stylus XZ-2 (white)
4.0 stars Olympus Stylus XZ-2 (white) By Mike Lowe

When Olympus announced the Stylus XZ-2 last year we did wonder why there was no white version - as per the XZ-1 release - to complement the black version.... Read more

Olympus Tough TG-2 waterproof compact camera pictures and hands-on
Olympus Tough TG-2 waterproof compact camera pictures and hands-on By Mike Lowe

The Olympus Tough TG-2 looks set finally to elevate the tough camera concept to new heights. When we first saw the original TG-1, complete with its f/2.0... Read more

Olympus PEN Mini E-PM2
4.5 stars Olympus PEN Mini E-PM2 By Mike Lowe

There's a lot of choice in Olympus's Pen range. The E-PM2, also known as the Pen Mini, is the baby, and smallest, model of the company's compact system... Read more

Olympus PEN Lite E-PL5
5.0 stars Olympus PEN Lite E-PL5 By Mike Lowe

The Olympus E-PL5, otherwise known as the "PEN Lite", is the fourth iteration of the E-PL series. It's been a bit of a roller-coaster ride since this Micro... Read more

Olympus Tough TG-1
3.0 stars Olympus Tough TG-1 By Mike Lowe

Olympus has been on the tough and waterproof camera tip for a long time now. Its range of mju and Tough cameras has often delivered in the rugged stakes,... Read more

Olympus SH-21
3.5 stars Olympus SH-21 By Sam Kieldsen

Billed as the ideal point-and-shoot camera for travellers, the Olympus SH-21 is designed for versatility: it’s just about small enough to fit into your... Read more

Olympus OM-D E-M5
4.5 stars Olympus OM-D E-M5 By Mike Lowe

Olympus’s latest Micro Four Thirds release - the OM-D E-M5 - builds on the brand’s heritage. Like the digital PEN (E-P) series that came before it,... Read more

Olympus SZ-14
3.5 stars Olympus SZ-14 By Gavin Stoker

The travel zoom compact is still proving popular and Olympus is building a raft of small-bodied, big-zoom, low-cost cameras for 2012. Setting sail in the... Read more

Olympus SP-620UZ
3.5 stars Olympus SP-620UZ By Gavin Stoker

In recent months we’ve witnessed super zooms or "bridge" cameras straying into the luxury bracket. We’ve seen the Leica V-Lux 3 and Fujifilm X-S1 for... Read more

Olympus E-PM1 Pen Mini
4.0 stars Olympus E-PM1 Pen Mini By Gavin Stoker

The 12.3-megapixel E-PM1 - from a 13.1 MP Live MOS (or CMOS) sensor - is the new baby of the Olympus range of interchangeable lens compacts, or, as its... Read more

Olympus VR-310
3.0 stars Olympus VR-310 By Gavin Stoker

Looking for a knockabout pocket camera with larger than average zoom that won’t cost the earth? The metallic silver VR-310 we had in for review – with... Read more

Olympus TCON-17X boosts your XZ-1, we go hands-on
Olympus TCON-17X boosts your XZ-1, we go hands-on By Chris Hall

The Olympus XZ-1 is one of our favourite high-end compact cameras, packing a lot into its pocketable casing. When the Tele Converter TCON-17X arrived on... Read more

Olympus VR-320
3.0 stars Olympus VR-320 By Gavin Stoker

The Olympus VR-320, which falls into the ‘compact super zoom’ or travel zoom category, is the bigger brother to the VR-310. Fielding a 12.5x optical... Read more

Olympus E-PL3
3.5 stars Olympus E-PL3 By Gavin Stoker

Priced just a pound dearer than Panasonic’s rival Micro Four Thirds compact system camera, the Lumix DMC-GF3, and bundled with M.Zuiko Digital 14-42mm... Read more

Olympus Pen E-P3
4.5 stars Olympus Pen E-P3 By William Perceval

The latest Olympus Pen, the E-P3, adds some long-needed features to the series. While the first two E-P installments lacked a built in flash, the E-P3... Read more

Olympus SZ-30MR
3.5 stars Olympus SZ-30MR By Chris Hall

In recent years we’ve seen the size of big zoom cameras dropping. What once sat in a body just smaller than a DSLR, now fills a space just larger than... Read more

Olympus Pen Mini (E-PM1) hands-on
Olympus Pen Mini (E-PM1) hands-on By Hunter Skipworth

The Mini, or E-PM1 to give it its full product name, is the baby of the newly announced Olympus Pen family and Pocket-lint was at the European launch of... Read more

Olympus SZ-20
3.5 stars Olympus SZ-20 By Gavin Stoker

Like Nikon with its Coolpix S9100, Olympus is a late entrant into the travel zoom class. But not to be outdone it’s shoehorning a 12.5x optical zoom... Read more

Olympus XZ-1
4.5 stars Olympus XZ-1 By Gavin Stoker

With the ranks of high performance compact cameras swelling by the week, Olympus has come late to the party with its own 10 megapixel, 4x optical zoom... Read more

Olympus E-PL2
4.5 stars Olympus E-PL2 By Chris Hall

The Olympus E-PL2 replaces, or rather modifies, the Olympus E-PL1, Olympus’ Micro Four Thirds hybrid camera. As an “update” it doesn’t rewrite... Read more

Olympus E-5
4.0 stars Olympus E-5 By Gavin Stoker

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... Read more

Olympus FE-4050
3.5 stars Olympus FE-4050 By Gavin Stoker

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... Read more

Olympus FE-5050
3.0 stars Olympus FE-5050 By Gavin Stoker

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... Read more

Olympus SP-800UZ
3.5 stars Olympus SP-800UZ By Gavin Stoker

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... Read more

Olympus E-PL1 camera
4.0 stars Olympus E-PL1 camera By Gavin Stoker

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... Read more

Olympus Pen E-P2 digital camera
4.5 stars Olympus Pen E-P2 digital camera By Chris Hall

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,... Read more

Olympus E-600 DSLR camera
4.0 stars Olympus E-600 DSLR camera By Gavin Stoker

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... Read more

Olympus Mju 7010 digital camera
3.0 stars Olympus Mju 7010 digital camera By Gavin Stoker

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,... Read more

Olympus FE-5020 digital camera
3.5 stars Olympus FE-5020 digital camera By Gavin Stoker

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... Read more

Olympus Mju Tough-6010 digital camera
3.5 stars Olympus Mju Tough-6010 digital camera By Chris Hall

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... Read more

Olympus Pen E-P1 digital camera
4.5 stars Olympus Pen E-P1 digital camera By Doug Harman

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... Read more

Olympus E-620 DSLR camera
4.5 stars Olympus E-620 DSLR camera By Doug Harman

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... Read more

Olympus Mju 9000 digital camera
3.5 stars Olympus Mju 9000 digital camera By Stuart Miles

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... Read more

Olympus Mju Tough-6000 digital camera
4.0 stars Olympus Mju Tough-6000 digital camera By Stuart Miles

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... Read more

Olympus E-30 DSLR camera
4.5 stars Olympus E-30 DSLR camera By Doug Harman

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... Read more

Olympus E-3 DSLR camera
4.5 stars Olympus E-3 DSLR camera By Doug Harman

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... Read more

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