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Olympus OM-D E-M1 Product Movie

Tue September 10, 2013

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2014-05-20 Olympus E-M1 Neocamera
2013-09-22 Olympus OM-D E-M1 Luminous Landscape
2013-09-10 Olympus OM-D E-M1 Press Release

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Olympus Announces OM-D E-M1

Tue September 10, 2013

NEW FLAGSHIP OLYMPUS OM-D E-M1® CAMERA IS THE PINNACLE OF OLYMPUS INNOVATION

Micro Four Thirds® Camera Delivers Maximum Four Thirds® Lens Performance, DSLR Image Quality, Rugged Durability and Super-Large EVF; New Lenses Establish M.ZUIKO® PRO Category

CENTER VALLEY, Pa., September 10, 2013 – In response to the demand for a compact system camera as powerful as a professional DSLR, Olympus introduces the OM-D E-M1®, its new premium flagship camera and worthy Micro Four Thirds successor to the Olympus E-5 DSLR. The E-M1 has a revolutionary design for advanced photographers looking for a high-performance tool in a compact system camera package. The powerful E-M1 is packed with incredible speed and image quality that rivals full-frame DSLRs, in a portable yet lightweight body designed to go anywhere.

The Olympus OM-D E-M1 now works seamlessly with all ZUIKO Digital lenses, in addition to working with M.ZUIKO Digital lenses, so photographers can enjoy optimum performance of the entire Olympus lens lineup. This is possible due to advanced DUAL FAST AF system that combines both Contrast AF and On-Chip Phase Detection AF. DSLR users familiar with an optical viewfinder will marvel at its electronic viewfinder (EVF) that is as large as a full-frame DSLR viewfinder and has added creative control. Its ergonomic body provides easy access to all manual controls and is ready for action in the most difficult shooting conditions.

Olympus also announces today the development of two new high-performance lenses, establishing the M.ZUIKO PRO lens category. The ZUIKO Digital ED 12–40mm f2.8 PRO lens (24–80mm, 35mm equivalent) and the ZUIKO Digital ED 40–150mm f2.8 PRO (80–300mm, 35mm equivalent) will expand the imaging options for professionals and serious photo enthusiasts alike.

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OLYMPUS OM-D E-M1 REVIEWS
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2014-05-20 Olympus E-M1 Neocamera
2013-09-22 Olympus OM-D E-M1 Luminous Landscape
2013-09-10 Olympus OM-D E-M1 Press Release

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Olympus teases: A Revolutionary New Camera is Coming…

Tue August 27, 2013

I received this “Revolutionary Teaser” in my mailbox today from Olympus. You can register to be among the first to know the specs as soon as it comes out.
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Articles

Olympus PEN E-P5: European Advanced Compact System Camera 2013-2014 EISA Award Winner

Fri August 16, 2013

European Advanced Compact System Camera 2013-2014: Olympus PEN E-P5

The Olympus PEN E-P5 has won the European Advanced Compact System Camera 2013-2014 EISA Award. The E-P5 is a compact mirrorless interchangeable lens camera housed in a beautiful retro design body and features fast AF, a 5-axis image stabilization, low noise images, a top shutter speed of 1/8000 sec., and built-in Wi-Fi.


EUROPEAN ADVANCED COMPACT SYSTEM CAMERA 2013-2014 – Olympus PEN E-P5 from EISA on Vimeo.

The Olympus PEN E-P5 is a high-speed and technically very modern compact system camera with a retro Sixties design. The camera’s top shutter speed of 1/8000sec is one of the shortest for a compact system model, while the 5-axis image-stabilisation system is unique in this category. The camera offers a 16-million-pixel, four thirds sensor with an ISO range of 100 to 25,600, built-in Wi-Fi and many creative shooting modes and art filters. Suitable for using in all types of lighting conditions and photographic situations, the PEN E-P5 is a stylish but practical model that is compatible with a large range of special accessories and grips.


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Olympus Stylus XZ-10 Review @ Neocamera

Thu August 15, 2013 | by Itai Danan

Olympus Stylus XZ-10 Review

Olympus Stylus XZ-10 Review

The Olympus Stylus XZ-10 is the smallest camera to offer a zoom lens which remains bright from wide-angle to telephoto. With a stabilized 5X wide-angle optical zoom lens with maximum F/1.8 aperture at 26mm-equivalent and F/2.7 at 130mm, the XZ-10 can shoot in lower light than most fixed-lens camera. Its lens is paired with a 12 megapixels CMOS sensor with fast 5 FPS continuous drive and full 1080p HD video-recording capability.

The advanced camera includes full manual-controls and dual control-dials. Its traditional mode-dial, customizable function button and touchscreen give it many more controls than the majority of compact cameras. Read the detailed review to find out how it performs.

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OLYMPUS XZ-10 REVIEWS
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2013-08-15 Olympus XZ-10 Neocamera
2013-05-07 Olympus XZ-10 TechRadar

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Firmware Updates

Olympus Firmware for OM-D, PEN and XZ-2 Cameras

Sat June 15, 2013

Olympus recently announced the release of new firmware for the PEN E-PL5 and PEN E-PM2 which offers the following improvements:

  1. Improved stability of touch panel operation during playback
  2. Support for new VF-4 electronic viewfinder (automatic display switching by the VF-4 eye sensor is not supported)

New firmware has also been released for the OM-D E-M5, PEN E-P2, E-P3, E-PL1, E-PL2, E-PL3, E-PM1 and XZ-2 which offers the following improvement:

  1. Support for new VF-4 electronic viewfinder (Automatic display switching by the VF-4 eye sensor is not supported)

There are two options for updating the firmware:

  1. Simply launch the included Olympus camera software and connect the camera via USB cable to an internet connected computer. Choose the Update function from the Camera menu in the software to apply available updates for camera bodies, lenses and accessories.
  2. Download the software updater from the following link:
    http://www.olympusamerica.com/cpg_section/cpg_downloads_updater.asp and follow the installer instructions.

Press Releases

Olympus Canada + Toronto Police + Henry’s: 2013 Gun Amnesty “Pixels for Pistols” Program June 3-17-30, 2013

Mon June 3, 2013

Pixels for Pistols kicks off today, June 3, 2013, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada:

  • The Toronto Police Service, the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, and the City of Toronto are  partnering with Olympus Canada and Henry’s to present the Pixels for Pistols gun amnesty program
    • Pixels for Pistols program will result in the safe recovery and disposal of firearms by the Toronto Police Service

    • As an incentive for citizens who surrender operational firearms for disposal, Henry’s and Olympus Canada will provide the following Firearm Exchange Incentive package:

      1. an Olympus VG-160 Digital point and shoot camera
      2. and a Henry’s School of Imaging gift card: $75

      Total Retail Value $175.00

  • This project has been made possible by a grant from the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services

The following video presents “Police ‘Pixels for Pistols’ pick-up” in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada:

  • Watch the Winnipeg Police carry out a gun pick-up as part of their Pixels for Pistols program on November 9, 2012

Beginning June 3, 2013, for a two week period, take advantage of the Pixels for Pistols program, that allows you to safely surrender an operational firearm(s) in exchange for an Olympus VG-160 digital camera from Henry’s.

Please note:

  • Firearms CANNOT be brought into any police facility
  • Firearms CANNOT be exchanged at any Henry’s location
  • The gun amnesty is available to residents of Toronto only

     June 3 to
    June 17 to
    June 30, 2013

For more information, please contact Staff Sergeant Chris Boddy, Toronto Police Service by:

  • Phone: 416-808-8079
  • Email: chris.boddy@torontopolice.on.ca

Please click here for more info about the Pixels for Pistols program (pdf).

NEWS RELEASE

Monday, June 3, 2013

Media Advisory
Monday, June 3, 2013, 10 a.m.,
Headquarters, media gallery,
Launch of 2013 Gun Amnesty “Pixels for Pistols”

On Monday, June 3, 2013, at 10 a.m., in the media gallery, Chief William Blair will launch the 2013 Gun Amnesty “Pixels for Pistols” program.

Guest speakers will include Chief Blair, Ian Landy of Henry’s Camera; Rick Sasserath, Technical Specialist, PR for Olympus Canada; and Councillor Jaye Robinson for the City of Toronto.

The Toronto Police Service, in partnership with Henry’s Camera, Olympus Canada, Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, has created an opportunity for Torontonians to surrender firearms to the Toronto Police Service and receive an incentive gift from Henry’s and Olympus for doing so.

The Toronto Police Service believes that every gun taken off the street is one less gun that can be put into the hands of a criminal.

The 2013 Gun Amnesty will provide an opportunity for citizens to become involved and contribute to the safety of our city.

“We are thrilled that Pixels for Pistols has been embraced in cities across Canada since its launch in 2008, and look forward to a second very successful camera−for−guns amnesty in Toronto,” said Ian Landy, President and CEO of Henry’s.

“Olympus is proud to partner with the Toronto Police Service and Henry’s to bring awareness to Pixels for Pistols. We are confident that our camera donation will not only help support a safer Toronto community, but educate local residents about this unique program as well as the joys of photography,” said Stephanie Sherry, Director of Marketing Communications for Olympus.


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Videos

Olympus PEN E-P5 Product Video & Sample Images

Fri May 10, 2013

Today Olympus marks the 50th anniversary of the legendary PEN F with the launch of the new Olympus PEN E-P5, a digital update of a classic film camera designed with breakthrough technology and incredible performance advancements. Developed for photographers looking for superior image quality in a portable body, the PEN E-P5 delivers a stellar shooting experience with 1/8000th of a second shutter speed – a world-first for the Compact System Camera class – built-in Wi-Fi, autofocus advancements, easy-access manual controls and a host of other features.

The new optional high-definition VF-4 viewfinder provides an impressive 1.48X magnification, a 2.36 million dot LCD, eye detect to turn it on at the right time, and intuitive functionality that enable real-time viewing of shooting conditions.

View Olympus official sample images.


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Olympus PEN E-P5

Fri May 10, 2013

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Retro. The Olympus PEN E-P5 is the successor to the popular E-P3. It merges the cool retro design of the compact PEN F rangefinder camera with the high-end qualities of a [mirrorless] DSLR. New is the requisite Wi-Fi social sharing features (with easy set-up using QR code) we see cropping up in all new cameras. This allows Wireless Touch AF Shutter (view the image on your smartphone and use touch AF on smartphone to trigger the shutter on the camera) and Geo-tagging.

The distinctive styling of the PEN F rangefinder camera is carried over quite attractively. The use of high-quality textured metal for the top plate, shutter button, lens release button and arrow pad cover lends a premium look and feel to the camera. Olympus claims countless mock-up prototypes were used to finalize the design and placement of controls and dials. The PEN E-P5 will be available in an all-black, silver top and black, or white body.

The PEN E-P5 probably comes closest to match the high-end features of a DSLR: 1/8000 sec. max. mechanical shutter speed, Continuous Shooting at 9fps, 5 axis image stabilization, 1/320 sec. sync speed with the built-in pop-up flash, up to 1/4000 sec. sync speed with Super FP external flash, a high-speed AF (30% faster than E-P3), short release time lag mode, 3.0-in. 1.04 million pixels tiltable LCD, 0.5 sec. start-up, Focus Peaking function with use of manual focus lenses, optional external VF-4 EVF (2.36 million dot and 1.48x viewfinder magnification) with eye-sensor.

A new feature for those who travel a lot is the Photo Story theme that allows you to include multiple photos (or views of the scene) in a single one. Other features include Time Lapse and Art Filters.

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OLYMPUS PEN E-P5 REVIEWS
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Olympus Announces PEN E-P5 with Wi-Fi

Fri May 10, 2013

Olympus PEN E-P5

Olympus PEN E-P5

PRESS RELEASE

THE ONLY THING RETRO ABOUT IT IS THE WAY IT LOOKS: NEW OLYMPUS FLAGSHIP PEN E-P5® TAKES COMPACT SYSTEM CAMERAS TO A NEW LEVEL

Advanced Performance in a Classic Design: 1/8000th of a Second Shutter, Built-in Wi-Fi, Custom Control, Creative Functions, Optional VF-4 Viewfinder and More

CENTER VALLEY, Pa., May 10, 2013 – Olympus marks the 50th anniversary of the legendary PEN F with the launch of the new Olympus® PEN E-P5, a digital update of a classic film camera designed with breakthrough technology and incredible performance advancements. Designed for photographers looking for superior image quality in a portable body, the PEN E-P5 delivers a stellar shooting experience with 1/8000th of a second shutter speed – a world-first for the Compact System Camera class – built-in Wi-Fi, autofocus advancements, easy-access manual controls and a host of other features.

The new flagship in the Olympus PEN series exudes detailed craftsmanship, from a seamless design to an all-metal casing that houses many of the same award-winning technologies found inside Olympus’s premier Micro Four Thirds® camera, the OM-D E-M5®: 16-Megapixel TruePic VI Live MOS sensor, FAST AF, 5-Axis Image Stabilization and more.

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OLYMPUS E-P5 REVIEWS
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Olympus XZ-10 review @TechRadar

Tue May 7, 2013 | by techradar

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TechRadar has published its Olympus XZ-10 review.

The Olympus XZ-10 occupies the lucrative premium compact camera space that seems to be ever-growing in the number of options available to consumers. These cameras offer much more than a bog-standard compact, and certainly much more than a smartphone. Generally offering full manual control, other inviting features include fast aperture lenses and raw format shooting.

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Olympus TG-2 review @TechRadar

Tue May 7, 2013 | by techradar

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TechRadar has just published its Olympus TG-2 review.

The new Olympus TG-2, which replaces the Olympus TG-1, has all the usual tough credentials. It’s waterproof down to 15m (49ft), shockproof for drops from up to 2m (6.6ft), freezeproof down to -10C (14F) and crushproof to 100kg (22lbs).

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OLYMPUS TG-2 REVIEWS
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2013-05-07 Olympus TG-2 TechRadar
2013-03-27 Olympus TG-2 Neocamera

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