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New Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-150mm f4.0-5.6 II Lens: Video

Thu February 5, 2015

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-150mm f4.0-5.6 II lens: Image extracted from video below.

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-150mm f4.0-5.6 II lens: Image extracted from video below.

This video presents M.Zuiko 14-150mm II Product Overview.


Press Releases

New Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-150mm f4.0-5.6 II Lightweight, Zoom Lens: Enhanced Optical and All-Weather Performance

Thu February 5, 2015

PRESS RELEASE

A NEW BENCHMARK FOR VERSATILITY: THE OLYMPUS M.ZUIKO® DIGITAL ED 14-150mm f4.0-5.6 II LENS

Olympus’ Improved M.ZUIKO Interchangeable Lens Brings
Enhanced Optical and All-Weather Performance for Outstanding Results

CENTER VALLEY, Pa., February 5, 2015– Olympus continues to grow its interchangeable-lens lineup with the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-150mm f4.0-5.6 II (28-300mm, 35mm equivalent) lens. With 10.7x magnification, this versatile Micro Four Thirds® lens features incredible zoom capabilities in a compact, lightweight body. A dustproof, splashproof construction makes this lens durable enough to withstand the toughest shooting conditions when paired with the Olympus OM-D E-M1® or OM-D E-M5 Mark II®. With the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-150mm f4.0-5.6 II included, the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL dustproof, splashproof lens lineup now offers five exceptional lenses for all of your professional shooting needs.

An improvement upon the M.Zuiko 14-150mm f4.0-5.6, released in June 2010, this new lens also features ZERO (ZUIKO Extra-low Reflection Optical) Coating on the surface of the lens to eliminate scratches as well as reduce ghosting and lens flare, even in very bright situations, for the clearest images.

Covering focal lengths from wide-angle to telephoto, the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 14-150mm f4.0-5.6 II is perfect for capturing any type of scene, from portraiture to travel photography featuring a wide variety of subjects. The lens can capture subjects at all zoom ranges from a closest shooting distance of 20 inches (approx. 13 inches from the end of the lens). A maximum shooting magnification of 0.22x (35mm equivalent: 0.44x) is possible with close-up photography.

Smooth Controls
The M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 14-150mm f4.0-5.6 II features an internal focusing system utilizing an MSC mechanism making high-speed, silent autofocus possible for seamless still-image and movie capture. The manual focusing mechanism is designed to offer a responsive feel, with the perfect amount of resistance to enable smooth, precise operation. With silent autofocus operation, nature photographers can get the shot they need without disturbing wildlife, while all photographers will benefit from clear audio while capturing video.
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Articles

New Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860: Product Video

Thu February 5, 2015

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860, orange: Image extracted from video below.

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860, orange: Image extracted from video below.

This video presents TG-860 Sportcam Mode.


Press Releases

New Ultra-rugged Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860: 180-Degree Flip LCD, Wi-Fi, GPS, Full HD Video, Sportcam & Self-Portrait Modes, Ultra Wide-Angle 5x Zoom Lens

Thu February 5, 2015

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860, orange

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860, orange

PRESS RELEASE

OLYMPUS STYLUS TOUGH® TG-860 CAPTURES SUPER-SHARP
SELFIES IN RUGGED AND EXTREME CONDITIONS

Enhanced Rugged Performance, 180-Degree Flip LCD, Built-in Wi-Fi® and GPS, Full HD Video, Sportcam and Self-Portrait Modes, Ultra Wide-Angle 5x Zoom Lens

CENTER VALLEY, Pa., February 5, 2015 — Olympus brings an added degree of Tough functionality and photographic excellence to the renowned Stylus Tough lineup with the introduction of the ultra-rugged Stylus Tough TG-860. This tremendously powerful compact camera packs an ultra wide-angle 21mm lens with 5x optical zoom, allowing you to capture stunning landscapes and detailed portraits alike, along with offering improved video capture options, GPS with multiple satellite system support, built-in Wi-Fi, a variety of shooting modes and Art Filters for capturing and sharing expressive images directly from the camera. The camera features a 180-degree flip LCD for ease-of-use when capturing selfies. Two new customizable function buttons- one on the front and one on the back- allow for quick access to important functions like shutter release and boosting the brightness of the LCD screen.

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860, black

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860, black

True to the Tough series of rugged compact cameras, the Stylus Tough TG-860 is built to withstand extreme conditions; the camera is waterproof to depths of 50 feet (15 m), freezeproof to 14°F (-10℃), shockproof from 7 feet (2.1 m)*1, crushproof to 220 pounds (100 kgf) and dustproof. The Stylus Tough TG-860’s 21mm-105mm (35mm equivalent) f3.5–5.7, ultra wide-angle lens combined with its TruePic™ VII image processor, the same found in Olympus’ award-winning OM-D® series of interchangeable lens cameras, and a 16.0-megapixel backlit CMOS sensor capture incredibly sharp images with minimal noise, even in dim light.

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860, orange: crushproof, waterproof, shockproof, dustproof

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860, orange: crushproof, waterproof, shockproof, dustproof

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 includes built-in Wi-Fi with an easy-to-use setup process and interface. An iOS® or Android® smartphone or tablet can be paired with the Stylus Tough TG-860 in just a few seconds by scanning the QR code displayed on the camera LCD. The free Olympus Image Share app synchronizes a user’s iOS® or Android mobile device with the Stylus Tough TG-860, enabling instant image and movie transfers, and a live view through the camera’s lens. You can also control the camera remotely by touching the smartphone or tablet’s display, as if it were the camera itself, and users can send selected images directly to websites and social media. For users who also want to track where in the world their adventures have taken them, the OI Track app allows users to update the camera’s GPS assist data, transfer GPS logs and pictures from the camera to your smartphone and manage them in albums.

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860, orange

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860, orange

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 is also an incredibly capable video camera. Sportcam Mode makes four video options immediately accessible to the user. The camera captures Full HD 1080p video at 60 frames per second, with 720 60p and 480 60p options also available. Additionally, the Stylus Tough TG-860 can record High-Speed Movies at 120 frames per second at 854×480 (16:9) or 640×480 (4:3) or 240 frames per second at 640×360 (16:9) or 480×360 (4:3) resolution. A Time-Lapse Movie mode is also available, capturing images in 0.5, 1, 3, 6, 12 and 30-second intervals, while a Sport-Burst shooting mode allows photographers to capture sequential images with a shutter interval from 0.05 to 60 seconds.

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860, white

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860, white

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860, orange

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860, orange



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Press Releases

New Firmware Upgrade Version 3.0 for Olympus OM-D E-M1: Higher Sequential Shooting Speed 9 fps to Capture a Quick-Moving Subject

Thu February 5, 2015

    Olympus OM-D E-M1, silver

Olympus OM-D E-M1, silver

OLYMPUS ADVANCES FLAGSHIP CAMERA WITH INCREDIBLE
SEQUENTIAL SHOOTING SPEED

Olympus Announces Firmware Version 3.0 for the Award Winning OM-D E-M1® with Improved Capabilities for Sequential Shooting

CENTER VALLEY, Pa., February 5, 2015 – The award-winning flagship Olympus OM-D E-M1, featuring 5-axis image stabilization, TruePic VII image processor and tethered shooting, is now more impressive than ever before. With the introduction of new firmware Version 3.0, the weather-resistant camera is now capable of an impressive maximum 9 fps in the C-AF sequential shooting mode when using a Four Thirds® or Micro Four Thirds® lens, improving the ability to capture moving subjects.

The newest firmware upgrade features an enhanced algorithm for phase-detection, raising the former C-AF sequential shooting speed of 6.5 fps to a maximum high speed of 9 fps. With this update, AF tracking performance is improved when using continuous-AF (C-AF) Sequential H mode. When set to C-AF, 37-point on-chip phase detection AF is used. Now, when capturing a quick-moving subject, photographers never need to miss the shot. A maximum 10 fps remains available when set to single-AF (S-AF) Sequential H mode.

The update also adds support for the latest Version 2.5 of the Olympus Image Share Android® and iOS® app. Users can now select Movie as a shooting mode, and record movies while viewing the Live View screen on a smartphone.
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Press Releases

New Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 8mm f1.8 Fisheye PRO Lens to Be Available in Summer 2015: 16mm Focal Length (35mm Equivalent), Dustproof, Splashproof & Dedicated Underwater Lens Port

Thu February 5, 2015

PRESS RELEASE

OLYMPUS ANNOUNCES DEVELOPMENT OF
M.ZUIKO® DIGITAL ED 8MM F1.8 FISHEYE PRO LENS

16mm Focal Length (35mm Equivalent), Dustproof, Splashproof, Dedicated Underwater Lens Port

CENTER VALLEY, Pa., February 5, 2015 — Olympus announces the development of the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 8mm f1.8 Fisheye PRO lens. This high-performance wide-angle lens conforms to the Micro Four Thirds® System standard and offers a 35mm equivalent focal length of 16mm. As with other lenses in the PRO series, the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 8mm f1.8 Fisheye PRO features a dustproof and splashproof construction, enabling high-quality image capture in all weather conditions. A dedicated underwater lens port is also under development, allowing users to capture wide-angle images at depths of up to147 ft. (45 meters) when paired with the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II® and PT-EP13 protective case.

U.S. Pricing and Availability
The Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 8mm f1.8 Fisheye PRO lens is scheduled for availability in Summer 2015. Pricing is to be announced.
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Articles

Olympus UK’s ‘TEST & WOW!': Test Drive Key Olympus Products For A Full Day at No Cost

Mon February 2, 2015

The following video presents Season 2: Episode 1 – Shooting Seascapes:

The Anywhere Classroom Series is a virtual photography class where Olympus Visionaries and Trailblazers share their tricks and tips for taking amazing photos. In this episode, Olympus Trailblazer, Alex McClure will show you how to capture stunning seascape images. What are you waiting for? Class is in session.

  • Alex McClure used the Olympus OM-D E-M10 camera.

‘TEST & WOW’ is offered by participating dealers in the UK (United Kingdom). For more details please contact your local dealer.

In just a few easy steps, you could test kits such as the OM-D E-M10 Kit (includes 14‑42mm lens) + 45mm 1:1.8 + Grip, for FREE!

Book a Free Test Drive Today
Those looking for something special can try out key Olympus products…

‘TEST & WOW’ consumers have the possibility to test an Olympus product for private purposes for a full day free of charge. Via the platform or at a participating local dealer, consumers can check the availability of a product. Olympus does not guarantee the actual availability of the products.

Olympus gives you a full 24-hour day with your chosen Olympus equipment. The promotion ‘TEST & WOW’ is only implemented on certain Olympus products as follows.
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Articles, Contests

Olympus “Freeze Frame” Event at Snozone in UK: Enter a Draw Before Feb.1, 2015 for a Chance to Win an Event Ticket

Mon January 26, 2015

Olympus UK invites you to enter a draw for a chance to win a ticket to the following event:

Freeze Frame

February 10, 2015 @ 09:30 – 12:30

Snozone Xscape
602 Marlborough Gate
Milton Keynes MK9 3XS
United Kingdom
Phone: 0871 222 5673
Website: http://www.snozoneuk.com

Olympus UK is inviting a lucky few photographers to take to the slopes on February 10th 2015, for an explosively action-packed morning event at Snozone, Milton Keynes. This will provide the perfect opportunity to thaw out those photography skills, as you capture snowboarders on real snow.

There will also be a selection of OM-D bodies and M.Zuiko lenses available to try on the day if you wish.

Olympus OM‐D E‐M10

Olympus OM‐D E‐M10

 

The highlights of this event include the following.
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Articles

Olympus Teaser: “The Future of Award Winning Photography”

Fri January 23, 2015

Here’s a very exciting teaser from Olympus.

The Future of Award Winning Photography

Coming February 2015.


Articles

You’re Invited: “Peak Performance from Olympus” Event in London, UK, Jan.29, 2015

Fri January 23, 2015

The following video presents Peak Chapayev Summit 360:

Summit 360 of the first British solo of Peak Chapayev (6095m) using the Olympus TOUGH TG-3.

By Explorer Ed Farrelly

Olympus Image Space London

Presents

PEAK PERFORMANCE FROM OLYMPUS

By Explorer Ed Farrelly

FREE Admission

January 29, 2015
Time: 18:00 – 21:00

Olympus Image Space London
199 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 3TY United Kingdom

We’ve always said our Olympus Tough camera series was resilient, but find out just how tough it really is at an evening with young explorer Ed Farrelly at the Olympus Image Space, London on January 29th 2015.

Please click here for more info as well as to sign up for this event.

The recent addition to the Olympus Tough camera series is the Olympus STYLUS TOUGH TG-3.

Olympus STYLUS TOUGH TG-3

Olympus STYLUS TOUGH TG-3

The following video presents Olympus Stylus TG-3 Concept Movie.

TG-3, the pinnacle of Tough cameras, perfectly captures the most amazing moments.
With an expanded system, more scenes than ever before are now in your grasp.

Enjoy!


Articles, Firmware Updates, Press Releases

Olympus Firmware Update v2.0 for STYLUS 1: Greater Focal Length to 22.4mm, Interval Shooting & Time Lapse Movie Modes & More

Thu January 15, 2015

This video presents Stylus 1 In-depth Overview.

  • “The Stylus 1 is a true game changer that provides premium image quality for any shooting style.”

Olympus STYLUS 1 compact

Olympus STYLUS 1 compact

Today, Olympus released a FREE firmware upgrade that further enhances the specifications of the STYLUS 1 compact, a 2014 red dot design award winner.

The Firmware Upgrade v2.0’s enhancements include:

Olympus STYLUS 1 compact with WCON-08X Wide Angle Converter Lens (and CLA-14 adapter)

Olympus STYLUS 1 compact with WCON-08X Wide Angle Converter Lens (and CLA-14 adapter)

  • Making the camera compatible with Olympus’ super-slim WCON-08X Wide Angle Converter Lens (and CLA-14 adapter) that together extend its focal length to 22.4mm* without affecting the 1:2.8 aperture.
  • Giving you the creative potential of the Interval Shooting and Time Lapse Movie modes.
    • With the New Interval Shooting feature, you can take up to 999 shots at intervals of 1 second to 24 hours.
  • Small Target AF enables pinpoint focusing, while Focus Peaking makes it easier to use the manual focus by highlighting edges in white or black near the area in focus.
  • Step zoom was newly added.
    • You can jump to the selected 9 grades of magnification (28 / 35 / 50 / 70 / 85 / 100 / 135 / 200 / 300 mm, equivalent to 35 mm photography).

Please click here for the complete details of the Firmware Upgrade v2.0 (January 15, 2015) for Olympus Stylus 1.

PRESS RELEASE

New firmware for STYLUS 1 compact

01/15/2015 • Hamburg, 15 January 2015 – Olympus has released a comprehensive firmware upgrade that further enhances the specifications of its category-straddling STYLUS 1 compact. The Firmware Upgrade v2.0 endows the 2014 red dot design award winner with a greater focal range, and boosts its wide-angle potential to 22.4mm*. The new firmware also gives STYLUS 1 owners the creative potential of the Interval Shooting and Time Lapse Movie modes that have proved so popular with users of Olympus’ flagship OM-D cameras. A host of other enhancements include compatibility with OI.Share v2.5, which adds remote wireless shutter release from a smartphone. The new firmware is available free of charge for download via the Olympus Digital Camera Updater.

D-SLR features without the weight

The STYLUS 1 Firmware Upgrade v2.0 gives owners of this high-performance compact the ability to shoot impressive landscapes and indoor scenes without the need for weighty accessories. It makes the camera compatible with Olympus’ super-slim WCON-08X Wide Angle Converter Lens (and CLA-14 adapter) that together extend its focal length to 22.4mm* without affecting the 1:2.8 aperture. Photography lovers who like to travel light will also appreciate the new Step Zoom feature, that lets them easily set the zoom lever to common 35mm-equivalent focal lengths without the hassle of switching single-focal-length lenses. The focal length display in the Electronic Viewfinder now shows the 35mm equivalent familiar to D-SLR users.
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Articles

You’re Invited: “New Year, New You with OLYMPUS PEN” Photography Courses in London, UK, Jan.21, 2015

Mon January 5, 2015

OLYMPUS PEN E-PL7: Image by OlympusUK

OLYMPUS PEN E-PL7: Image by OlympusUK

Join Olympus and professional photographer Robert Pugh for the following FREE photography courses on 21 January 2015:

  • Confidence in front of the camera @ 11:30 am, 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm or 2:30 pm.
    You’re taken through the best, and most flattering, poses. They will also send you a print of your best pose after the event.
  • Confidence behind the camera @ 12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm, or 3 pm
    Using the OLYMPUS PEN E-PL7, you’ll be taken through menu settings, lighting basics and how to shoot a still life and/or a model. At the end of your session you can take your SD card home.

Both courses last 30 minutes and run from 11:30 am to 3 pm. at

Olympus Image Space London
199 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 3TY United Kingdom

If one of your New Year resolutions for 2015 is to have more confidence when having your photograph taken, or if it is to take up a new hobby such as photography then let Olympus give you a helping hand.

For more info and to book a place on one or both courses, please click here.

The following video presents The Olympus PEN Generation.

This Video is about our new campaign – Olympus PEN Generation. We created this campaign for everyone who likes fashion, beauty and of course photography. Everyone that likes to share their images or get inspired by us on Instagram: http://instagram.com/olympus_pengener… or on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OlympusPEN.E…
Our Ambassadors will share all their interesting stories about fashion, photography and lifestyle here: http://goo.gl/3bHTnB .
Please feel free to become part of our #olympusPENgeneration.

Enjoy! / Amusez-vous bien!


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