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Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III review: Ideal for amateurs?
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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 about the OM-D range - the Micro Four Thirds sensor and raft of available lenses, class-leading in-camera... Read more

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 OM-D E-M1 Mark II review: The most formidable Olympus camera, ever
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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 standard. We happened to really like it (ok, we loved it).Now we have the second-generation model,... 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 it to be. There are chunky lines, exposed bolt heads, locks on all the flaps and so on.Such are the... 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 Pen-F review: Not F-ing about
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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 original Pen-F - the half-frame film camera that looks very similar to this 2016 digital re-work.There's... 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 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 confidence: rather than reaching into the numbers pool and being named an E-M27 or something, the... 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 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 users. However, experienced photographers can find plenty of depth to keep their interest, with... Read more

Hands-on: Olympus OM-D E-M5 II review: Adding extra muscle to the OM-D line

Hands-on: Olympus OM-D E-M5 II review: Adding extra muscle to the OM-D line

By Mike Lowe

Having first seen the new Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II a week ago - having aligned its products into their hierarchical roles, Olympus is now "doing a Canon" with its models, hence the "MkII" name - we've since explored the camera's capabilities at the Olympus... 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 OM-D E-M1 silver adds updated firmware in addition to spangly exterior (hands-on)

Olympus OM-D E-M1 silver adds updated firmware in addition to spangly exterior (hands-on)

By Mike Lowe

Olympus held off from releasing any major products at Photokina 2014, but did unveil the OM-D E-M1 in a rather lovely silver finish.The E-M1 is exactly what it sounds like: a silver-colour version of the original black model, but one that also delivers... 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

Olympus Stylus 1 review
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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 it's not: this is a high-end compact camera with design cues adopted from the company's top-end interchangeable... 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 snaps to product images that you might have seen in some other Pocket-lint reviews - made all the easier... 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 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 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 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

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 Stylus SP-100EE, however, has proven enough to make us stand up and notice.Ahead of its official... 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 also comes with a number of firsts.Principal to the TG-850's design is a tilt-angle screen that can... 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. When we got to see this camera in action ahead of the official announcement over in Las Vegas... 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

Hands-on: Olympus Stylus 1 review

Hands-on: Olympus Stylus 1 review

By Mike Lowe

Well, well, well, if it isn't a mini Olympus OM-D. Only it's not. The Olympus Stylus 1 is like a head-on collision between the compact system camera and the Japanese company's high-end XZ-2 compact camera. With a 28-300mm f/2.8 lens thrown in the mix... 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 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 has put its name centre stage - quite literally, as the shiny "Olympus Pen" branding across the... 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: this middling advanced compact is a curious mix of high-spec - thanks to raw capture and the inclusion... 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

Olympus Stylus XZ-2 (white)
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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. C'mon, everything has a white version these days.READ: Olympus XZ-1 reviewPatience, it would seem,... 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 maximum aperture lens at the widest angle setting, we liked where the concept was going but found... Read more