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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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Olympus PEN E-PL5 Review @ Neocamera

Mon April 8, 2013 | by Itai Danan

Olympus PEN E-PL5 Review

Olympus PEN E-PL5 Review

An express review of the Olympus PEN E-PL5 review was just published at Neocamera. This compact mirrorless camera is the mid-level model among Micro Four-Thirds cameras and features a high-speed CMOS sensor with 16 megapixels and is capable of both 8 FPS continuous shooting and full 1080p HD video capture.

Find out how it performs in the E-PL5 review and take a look at images in the samples gallery to see how it performs at all ISO sensitivities.

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2013-04-08 Olympus E-PL5 Neocamera
2012-09-17 Olympus E-PM2 and E-PL5 Press Release

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Exclusive Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 Review @ Neocamera

Wed March 27, 2013 | by Itai Danan

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 Review

 

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 Review

An exclusive review of the flagship rugged camera from Olympus, the Stylus Tough TG-2 was just published at Neocamera. This is the toughest model from Olympus and is ready to go anywhere with a completely waterproof body that can be taken underwater to 15m below the surface, in the cold to -10C, dropped from up to 2.1m and survive 100kg of pressure.

The TG-2 is optimized for low-light performance with a bright F/2 lens paired with a 12 megapixels high-speed CMOS sensor capable of ISO 100 to 6400 and shooting continuous at 5 FPS. Needless to say, it can also capture full 1080p HD video.

Read the review to see how the TG-2 performs and compares.

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Olympus Announces New STYLUS XZ-10® IHS: Ultra-Portable, Lightweight, High-Performance Compact Camera

Tue February 19, 2013

Olympus STYLUS XZ-10

Olympus STYLUS XZ-10

“Today Olympus refines its X-Series with the extremely compact and lightweight Olympus STYLUS XZ-10, which incorporates many of the same high-performance features of the flagship STYLUS XZ-2 in a stealthier body. The new high-end compact is an ideal combination of optical brilliance and usability in a pocket-sized design that blends a super-bright f1.8 to 2.7 zoom lens, pro-style manual settings, ISO 6400, 12-Megapixel backlit CMOS sensor and powerful TruePic VI image processor.”

This video presents “Olympus Stylus XZ-10″:

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THE OLYMPUS STYLUS XZ-10® IHS PROVES LESS IS MORE WITH LIGHTWEIGHT HIGH PERFORMANCE

 New Ultra-Portable, Ultra-Bright High-End Compact Puts Power in Your Pocket at an Affordable Price

CENTER VALLEY, Pa., February 19, 2013 – Olympus refines its X-Series with the extremely compact and lightweight Olympus STYLUS XZ-10, which incorporates many of the same high-performance features of the flagship STYLUS XZ-2 in a stealthier body. The new high-end compact is an ideal combination of optical brilliance and usability in a pocket-sized design that blends a super-bright f1.8 to 2.7 zoom lens, pro-style manual settings, ISO 6400, 12-Megapixel backlit CMOS sensor and powerful TruePic VI image processor.

Its flexible 26-130mm* wide-angle iZuiko® Digital 5x optical zoom lens with excellent brightness, even at its maximum zoom, fits into a body that is about 40 percent smaller by volume** than its predecessor. Olympus’s advanced iHS image processing technology, and a 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor combine with the large-aperture lens to deliver high-sensitivity, low noise and blazing auto-focus performance that translates to excellent image quality from a compact camera. Even at high ISO settings, iHS technologies deliver low noise and radiant colors with crisp details and rich gradation in both dark and light parts of the frame.


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Olympus Introduces Redesigned Super-Telephoto Micro Four Thirds Lens

Wed January 30, 2013

Today Olympus makes high-performance super-telephoto shooting more accessible than ever before with the affordable M.ZUIKO ED 75-300mm f4.8-6.7 II lens (35mm equivalent 150-600mm). Olympus has redesigned the lens to match the distinctive OM-D E-M5 and PEN Micro Four Thirds series cameras and added a new advanced ZERO (Zuiko Extra-low Reflection Optical) coating to keep scratches off, and eliminate ghosting and lens flare even in bright lights.

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Micro Four Thirds System Standard Gains 5 New Adopters

Mon January 21, 2013

Five more companies have announced their support for the Micro Four Thirds System standard. This is good news in the sense that there might soon be a profusion of mFT cameras and lenses, hopefully of high quality and affordable, setting it as a de facto standard for interchangeable lens cameras and videos both for consumers and manufacturing. The main advantage of the mFT system standard is, of course, the ability to exchange lenses across different camera brands.

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January 21, 2013

Blackmagic Design Pty. Ltd., JK Imaging Ltd., PHOTRON LIMITED, SVS-VISTEK GmbH and ViewPLUS Inc. join the Micro Four Thirds System Standard Group

Olympus Imaging Corp. and Panasonic Corporation jointly announced the Micro Four Thirds System standard in 2008 and have since been working together to promote the standard. Now we are pleased to announce that five more companies have recently declared their support for the standard and will be introducing products compliant with the Micro Four Thirds System standard.

Blackmagic Design Pty. Ltd., one of the world’s leading innovators and manufacturers of creative video technology; JK Imaging Ltd., new representative for the world-famous “KODAK” branded cameras; PHOTRON LIMITED, the world’s leading manufacturer of high speed digital imaging systems; SVS-VISTEK GmbH, an innovative company that develops professional machine vision components and systems and ViewPLUS Inc., a developer of advanced imaging-related equipment. With the addition of exciting new products from these companies, the Micro Four Thirds lineup will become much more diverse, further increasing the potential of this advanced digital imaging system.

As the company responsible for initiating both the Four Thirds System and Micro Four Thirds System standards, Olympus Imaging Corp. will continue to develop and enhance the product lineup for both standards to meet the diverse needs of our customers.

Blackmagic Design Pty. Ltd. :
An Australian company established in 1984 that manufactures high quality electronic equipment for broadcast and video production.
Blackmagic Design Pty. Ltd. Website : http://www.blackmagicdesign.com/

JK Imaging Ltd. :
An American company established in 2012, and the recently announced brand licensee for “KODAK” branded cameras, pico projectors and other digital imaging products.
JK Imaging Ltd. Website : http://www.kodakcamera.jkiltd.com

PHOTRON LIMITED. :
A Japanese company established in 1968 that provides manufacturing, sales and service of professional film and video equipment and photo- instrumentation.
PHOTRON LIMITED. Website : http://www.photron.com/

SVS-VISTEK GmbH :
A German company established in 2001 that develops, manufactures and distributes professional machine vision components and systems.
SVS-VISTEK GmbH Website : http://www.svs-vistek.com/

ViewPLUS Inc. :
A Japanese company established in 1998 that provides video equipment and the solutions which link communication and image processing as well as sensing technology.
ViewPLUS Inc. Website : http://www.viewplus.co.jp/english.html

The outlines of the standards can be checked at the Four Thirds website;
http://www.four-thirds.org/en/
http://www.four-thirds.org/en/microft/

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Olympus Announces STYLUS SZ-16 iHS and SZ-15

Mon January 7, 2013

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OLYMPUS EXTENDS LONG ZOOM CAMERA LINE WITH NEW STYLUS SZ-16 iHS® AND STYLUS SZ-15

24x Optical Zoom Power and Incredible Performance Packed into Two Compact, Stylish and Affordable Models

CENTER VALLEY, Pa., January 7, 2013 – Olympus today unveils two powerful, yet incredibly compact long zoom cameras, the STYLUS SZ-16 iHS and STYLUS SZ-15, both equipped with a 24x optical wide-angle zoom lens (25-600mm equivalent*), for adventurers looking for a lightweight, easy-to-carry companion ready to capture stunning panoramas or brilliant close-ups of their travels. The STYLUS SZ-16 iHS provides a level of imaging performance that feels like a DSLR, while the STYLUS SZ-15 has many of the same traits at an even more affordable price.

Both long zooms have similar features, but the STYLUS SZ-16 iHS is optimized for moviemaking with 1080p Full HD video and Multi-Motion Movie Image Stabilization to record virtually blur-free videos even when the camera is moving. Its 16-megapixel CMOS sensor combined with the TruePic™ VI image processor, first developed for the Olympus PEN®, captures beautiful, sharp images of subjects even in challenging low-light situations and backlit scenes.

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Olympus Announces STYLUS SH-50 iHS

Mon January 7, 2013

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READY, STEADY, GO WITH OLYMPUS STYLUS® SH-50 IHS: WORLD’S FIRST POINT-AND-SHOOT CAMERA WITH 5-AXIS VIDEO STABILIZATION

READY, STEADY, GO WITH OLYMPUS STYLUS® SH-50 IHS: WORLD’S FIRST POINT-AND-SHOOT CAMERA WITH 5-AXIS VIDEO STABILIZATION

CENTER VALLEY, Pa., January 7, 2013 – Shooting video with a point-and-shoot camera or a mobile phone can sometimes be a hit-or-miss experience, with jerky results that could cause motion sickness. To provide a better experience, Olympus has created the STYLUS SH-50, a new premium, compact long zoom camera that’s equipped with 5-Axis Video Stabilization, 3-Axis Image Stabilization for stills and Full 1080p HD Video. A first for point-and-shoot cameras, its 24x optical zoom lens (25-600mm equivalent)* combines with an advanced image stabilization mechanism, originally developed for the Olympus OM-D E-M5 flagship interchangeable lens camera, to compensate for image blur¬¬¬¬¬¬ in all situations regardless of the scene. The result is brilliant still images and beautiful movies, even while using zoom.

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Olympus Announces STYLUS TOUGH TG-830 iHS and TG-630 iHS

Mon January 7, 2013

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MORE TOUGH LOVE: TWO NEW OLYMPUS STYLUS TOUGH® IHS CAMERAS JOIN THE LINEUP

Explore the mountains with the STYLUS TOUGH TG-830 iHS or take a dip in the pool with the STYLUS TOUGH TG-630 iHS

CENTER VALLEY, Pa., January 7, 2013 – The Olympus TOUGH line gets even tougher with the new mid-range STYLUS TOUGH TG-830 iHS and entry-level STYLUS TOUGH TG-630 iHS. Active photographers who want an action-packed camera to help them capture brilliant stills and high-speed full 1080p HD video as proof of their rugged adventures will gravitate to the STYLUS TOUGH TG-830 iHS. The rugged TG-830 iHS is perfect for a mountain adventure where a waterproof (down to 33 feet), shockproof (from 6.6-foot drops), crushproof (up to 220 pounds), freezeproof (down to 14°F) and dustproof body can withstand the elements. As intelligent as it is durable, it captures worry-free images in the most challenging environments with a 16-megapixel Back-Side Illuminated CMOS sensor and TruPic VI™ image processor.

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