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Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II Camera Demonstrates 40-Megapixel High-Resolution Shot: Product Video

Fri February 20, 2015

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II: splashproof

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II: splashproof


This is an update to the previous blog, New Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II Camera: 5-Axis Image & Video Stabilization, Advanced Video Features, 40MP High Resolution Shot & Wi-Fi .

The following video presents OM-D E-M5 Mark II – 40M High Res Shot:


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You’re Invited: Olympus Open Day Events in UK Feb.20-22, 2015: Get The Best Out of Olympus Cameras & Lenses

Tue February 17, 2015

Olympus recently launched the new Olympus E-M5 Mark II camera.

This video presents OM-D E-M5 Mark II Sample Video: Fresh Tracks by Austin Lottimer.

  • By Olympus Visionary, Austin Lottimer:

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Get hands on with the Olympus OM-D – including a first chance to play with the much anticipated new E-M5 Mark II, a considerable step up from its predecessor with the world’s most powerful Image Stabiliser – plus PEN and Stylus cameras, a wide range of Olympus Micro Four Thirds lenses and accessories.

In addition there will be one-to-one advice from an Olympus product specialist on getting the very best out of your camera. Come and see, come and play – and make this a day to remember!

Olympus will be hosting exclusive FREE in-store Olympus Open Day events at four locations in the UK as listed below.
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#olympusPENgeneration Giveaway for The UK: Prize Includes an Olympus PEN E-PL7 Camera: Contest Closes at Midday on 18 Feb.2015

Mon February 16, 2015

OlympusUK recently announced the #olympusPENgeneration giveaway.

  • Entrants must be 18 or over and based in the UK.

OlympusUK is offering you and a friend the chance to win the #olympusPENgeneration prize, which includes:

  • the most stylish tickets in town – front row (FROW) seats to a catwalk show at the Ethologie London Fashion Week on Sunday 22nd Feb,
  • an overnight stay in a luxury five star hotel on Saturday 21st Feb,
  • plus an Olympus PEN E-PL7 camera worth £500 to snap all the high fashion action with!
Olympus PEN E-PL7

Olympus PEN E-PL7

To be in with a chance of winning this prize, all you need to do is follow Olympus on twitter and re-tweet a post featuring the giveaway OR like their facebook page and share a post featuring the giveaway.

Just follow Olympus on Twitter and RT the following text:
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Micro Four Thirds System Standard Group Now Includes DJI(SZ DJI Technology CO., Ltd.), JCD(GuangZhou) Optical Co.,Ltd., and FLOVEL CO.,LTD.

Wed February 11, 2015

PRESS RELEASE

Feb. 10, 2015

DJI(SZ DJI Technology CO., Ltd.),
JCD(GuangZhou) Optical Co.,Ltd., FLOVEL CO.,LTD. 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 three more companies have recently declared their support for the standard and will be introducing products compliant with the Micro Four Thirds System standard.

DJI(SZ DJI Technology CO., Ltd.), the leading company in the drone (multi-copter), JCD(GuangZhou) Optical Co.,,Ltd., a Chinese based optical company designing and producing the optics with the Japanese quality, FLOVEL CO.,LTD., a Japanese company designing the cutting-edge optical equipment, join the Micro Four Thirds System standard group.

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 line-up for both standards to meet the diverse needs of our customers.
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New Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II Camera: Product Video

Thu February 5, 2015


This video presents OM-D E-M5 Mark II Commercial.


Press Releases

New Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II Camera: 5-Axis Image & Video Stabilization, Advanced Video Features, 40MP High Resolution Shot & Wi-Fi

Thu February 5, 2015

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II

PRESS RELEASE

A FOCUS ON STABILITY: OLYMPUS OM-D E-M5 Mark II® CAPTURES STUNNING MOVIES FROM THE PALM OF YOUR HAND

Industry-Leading 5-Axis Image Stabilization, Variable-Angle LCD, Advanced Video Features and 40-Megapixel High-Res Shot in a Compact Interchangeable-Lens Camera

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II: splashproof

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II: splashproof

CENTER VALLEY, Pa., February 5, 2015 — Olympus introduces an exceptional high-resolution still and advanced motion picture hybrid with the new OM-D E-M5 Mark II®. This advanced interchangeable-lens camera features a compact dustproof, splashproof body, with a familiar, premium design. Packed with 5-axis image stabilization, a 40-megapixel high-resolution shot mode, sophisticated, stunning HD video, integrated Wi-Fi® and a variable-angle 3-inch touchscreen, the OM-D E-M5 Mark II makes it easy to get the shot you need, every time. The easy-to-use 2.36 million dot, super-large, high-definition electronic viewfinder has a field of view of 100%, and a viewfinder magnification of 1.48x. The camera is equipped with Adaptive Brightness Technology, which automatically adjusts the backlight brightness in accordance with environmental lighting. The new LV Boost II*1 is convenient for shooting stars, and Creative Control provides complete freedom of control over color, tone, focus, and aspect ratio.

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II, silver

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II, silver

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II, black

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II, black

Exceptional Performance
The Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II pairs a redesigned16-megapixel Live-MOS Micro Four Thirds® sensor with the Olympus TruePic™ VII processor, enabling brilliant image quality in bright and low-light conditions alike. The 1/8000 mechanical shutter allows photographers to shoot using a large aperture for maximum bokeh, even in bright, daylight conditions. Users can capture RAW images at up to 10 fps with S-AF, or 5 fps with C-AF tracking enabled. An Anti-shock mode utilizes electronic first-curtain shutter to reduce shutter shock during sequential shooting, and a new Silent mode enables a full-time 1/16000 second electronic shutter, eliminating the mechanical shutter noise entirely for absolutely silent shooting. The 81-point Fast AF provides an expanded focus area, with unparalleled speed, while Small Target AF allows users to focus on small areas across the entire frame.

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II body

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II body

World’s Most Sophisticated Image Stabilization

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II’s in-body 5-axis VCM image stabilization system, silver

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II’s in-body 5-axis VCM image stabilization system, silver

The Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II’s in-body 5-axis VCM image stabilization system offers unprecedented performance. The camera’s 16-megapixel sensor shifts horizontally, vertically and on the X (pitch), Y (yaw) and Z (roll) axes in order to provide 5.0 EV steps of compensation performance. The OM-D E-M5 Mark II can capture sharp images at shutter speeds as low as 1/4-second without the use of a tripod. Sensor shift on the X and Y axes can also assist when photographing close-up subjects. Image stabilization extends to the 3-inch, 1.04M-dot rear vari-angle touchscreen and the 2.36M-dot electronic viewfinder (1.48x magnification), providing a full image stabilization preview when the shutter button is pressed halfway.

40-Megpixel High-Resolution Shot
The Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II takes high-resolution imaging to a whole new level. In addition to the exceptional 16-megapixel stills you’ve come to expect from OM-D, the E-M5 Mark II captures 40-megapixel images*2 using an innovative pixel-shift technique that is facilitated by the voice-coil motor IS unit. The 40-Megapixel High-Res Shot mode captures eight sequential images, moving the sensor by 0.5-pixel steps between each shot. Then, the E-M5 Mark II compiles those images to produce a super-high resolution shot that rivals those captured with a 40-megapixel full-frame camera.
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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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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.


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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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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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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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