Promotional materials on Olympus's site last week featured the image of a mystery PEN camera obscured by a hand. Today, they move that hand away and reveal the third Micro Four Thirds system in their digital PEN series, the E-PL1. They've offered DCR a first-look, pre-production unit and we've had our hands all over it ever since it arrived.
To complement the announcement of their third Micro Four Thirds camera, Olympus is getting official with the launch of two new Micro Four Thirds lenses.
After teasing the release of a new digital PEN camera last week, Olympus has officially taken the wraps off the E-PL1. It's their third Micro Four Thirds model, a step-down alternative to the E-P1 and E-P2. It compromises some of the features and build quality of the previous models to bring the price down, and it adds a built-in flash to the lineup for the first time.
The SP series of ultrazooms from Olympus gets two new additions today - the SP-800UZ and SP-600UZ. The SP-800UZ will feature a whopping 30x optical zoom lens, and the SP-600UZ will offer "merely" a 15x optical zoom lens. Both feature a DSLR-grade TruePic III image processor and a full slate of beginner-friendly features.
Olympus adds two more rugged cameras today to their Tough series. The Stylus Tough-8010 and Stylus Tough-6020 are shockproof, waterproof, crushproof, and freezeproof, making them ready for waves and ski slopes alike. They have a softer side, too. They're equipped with in-camera art filters and HD video recording. Read on for more of the rugged details.
The Stylus Tough-3000 will be the first of several tough cams released from Olympus this year.
Olympus updates today its point and shoot lineup with the Stylus 7040, 7030 and 5010. Their focus is offering a wide angle lens with up to 7x optical zoom range - available in the Stylus 7040 and 7030 - and a 5x zoom in the Stylus 5010.
Olympus has introduced two new cameras in its FE series, the FE-4020 and FE-47.
Olympus has announced plans to release two lenses for the Micro Four Thirds format in early 2010.
Olympus announces today the E-P2, successor to their rangefinder-style E-P1. The E-P2 now carries the banner for Olympus's chic Micro Four Thirds "Digital Pen" series, boasting improved AF performance, new art filters, and an accessory port ready to accept the articulating EVF announced with the camera today. We've got our hands on a pre-production model, so read on for hands-on photos and video with the E-P2.
The Olympus Stylus 7010 retains the old-school elegance of the original "go to" Stylus cameras that became popular with street photographers and travelers alike. The 7010 adds twenty-first century tech updates in the form of a 7x optical zoom, dual image stabilization, and a 12 megapixel sensor. Read on for our first impressions of the Stylus 7010.
It's time to pull out the "H" word - yes, the holidays are fast approaching, like it or not. And this year, we'd like the gift budget to stretch as far as possible. Thus our Head to Head battle today is an ultrazoom shootout. The Nikon Coolpix P90 and the Olympus SP-590 UZ are matched almost spec for spec, so which camera will give you the most zoom for your buck?
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