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You’re Invited: Test Drive Olympus Tough TG-3 and TG-850 Cameras + Test & Wow Competition to Win a Tough Camera in London, UK Dec.2, 2014-Jan.1, 2015

Sun November 30, 2014

This video presents TG-3 Product Overview Video.

This ultra-rugged camera’s super-bright f2.0 lens delivers superb image quality in the harshest conditions. Features like WiFi (remote camera operation, easy file sharing), time-interval shooting (similar to popular action cams), time-lapse movie (sunsets! starscapes!) and advanced GPS make the TG-3 Olympus’s most versatile outdoor camera ever.

OLYMPUS INVITES YOU TO GET YOUR SKATES ON

Test Drive Olympus ‘Tough’ TG-3 and TG-850 Cameras

+

Chance to Win a Tough Camera in a Test & Wow Competition

at the Winterville festive event

FREE Admission to Winterville and FREE Entertainment

December 2, 2014 – January 1, 2015

Victoria Park
Grove Road, Bow, London, E3 5TB United Kingdom

General enquiries: info@winterville.co.uk

Visitors to the Olympus-sponsored, sparkling, outdoor ice rink (600 square metres) at Winterville, Victoria Park, East London, UK, are being invited to ‘test drive’ the ‘Tough’ TG-3 and TG-850 cameras from the Olympus range for FREE and take your pictures away with you. On arrival at the Ice Rink site, simply head to the Olympus ‘Test & Wow’ Tent to find out more.

Don’t worry about bringing a camera to Winterville. Thanks to Olympus you can test drive their Stylus Tough Cameras for free. Next to the Ice Rink is their Test & Wow Tent where you can pick up a Stylus Tough and get snapping around the event. And because the camera is nigh on indestructible – it’s not just water-proof and shock proof, it’s also freeze proof – feel free to take it on the Ice Rink where it won’t matter if you drop it.

In association with Olympus, Winterville has the best-value outdoor Ice Rink in London and it’s open every day from 10am until late…. If you’re not one for the ice, then why not relax in our bespoke rink-side cafe or on the heated terrace and watch other people glide around the ice (or at least fall over)?

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‘Test Drive’ the Olympus ‘Tough’ TG-3 and TG-850 Cameras

  • Simply visit the Test & Wow Tent from 10.30am each day where the team will provide you with one of their Stylus Tough cameras – either the TG-3 or TG-850.
  • You don’t need to leave a deposit. All you’ll need is to leave proof of identity, so a household bill or credit card will be fine as long as you have other photo ID that can prove it’s you (driving licence, passport etc).
  • Then you can take the camera away for up to two hours and all cameras will need to be returned by 9pm.
  • If you want to take your pictures home with you that day then bring your own SD card.
  • Otherwise Olympus will be putting pics up online where you can view and download your creations.

This video presents Olympus TG-850.

The Stylus TG-850, a pocket friendly rugged compact camera with outstanding image capturing capabilities. It is also the first tough camera on the market to sport a completely reversable screen to allow users to visualise themselves whilst taking a photo on dry land or below water. To capture even more of the world, the TG-850 also carries a 21mm equiv lens to allow for breathtaking scenic shots.

Furthermore, every week in December there is the opportunity to win a Tough camera for Christmas in a Test & Wow competition as follows.
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Articles

Olympus OM‐D E‐M10 Camera is the Recipient of the 2014 Design for Asia (DFA) Merit Recognition

Tue November 25, 2014

The following video presents Olympus OM-D E-M10:

The E-M10 is the latest addition to Olympus’ stellar range of critically acclaimed compact system cameras. Featuring award winning image quality, a small form factor with a large 1.44 million dot viewfinder, in a sophisticated all metal design, the E-M10 is powerful enough to produce professional quality images in a form factor that will allow you to easily take it anywhere with you.

Olympus Imaging Corporation’s OM‐D E‐M10 Mirrorless DSLR camera is the recipient of the 2014 Design for Asia (DFA) Merit Recognition. The category / subcategory is Product and Industrial Design: Computers and Communications Products.

The Design for Asia Awards (DFA Awards) seeks to raise awareness amongst businesses and the public about the value of good design as an essential component in business success, as well as for a sustainable, higher quality of life for all.

The DFA Awards is presented to companies and designers from around the world that have achieved business success through good design that reflects, or has an impact on, the Asian lifestyle.

Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC)

Here are some key features of the The DFA Merit Recognition winning Olympus OM‐D E‐M10.

  • Ultra-slim, compact and lightweight Olympus OM-D E-M10 body.
  • 16-megapixel Live MOS sensor, combined with the TruePic VII image processor and M.ZUIKO lenses for extraordinary resolution and accurate color rendition.
  • 3-axis in-body image stabilization that compensates for horizontal and vertical angular shifts (yaw/pitch) as well as camera shake along the optical axis (roll).
  • The large, easy-to-see high-resolution electronic viewfinder (1.44 million pixels) provides 1.15x magnification, double-speed 120fps refresh rate and Adaptive Brightness Technology, which automatically adjusts brightness to the optimum setting for a more natural display.
  • Built-in Wi-Fi for easy image sharing and wireless control, built-in flash for filling in the shadows.
  • High-speed sequential shooting – at a best-in-class 8fps – and super high-speed FAST AF technology ensure that you won’t miss the shot no matter how quickly your subject is moving.
  • 81-point AF grid that covers the entire image frame, giving you more focus options than basic DSLRs. Focus Peaking is available in manual focus mode. The Custom Self Timer and Interval Shooting features are particularly useful for documenting action over a span of time and for creating Time Lapse movies in the camera.
  • Many Creative Tools include Color Creator, Photo & Movie Capture (high-quality stills while shooting a movie – at an insane 5fps in P/A/S/M mode), Live Composite Mode for capturing starscapes intuitively, HDR and HDR bracketing, Twelve Art Filters and eight Art Effects, and Photo Story for shooting normal, everyday scenes from multiple viewpoints and combining them into one image.


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Contests

Reminder for Olympus Camera Users: Submit Contest Entries Online by 11P.M. EST on Oct.2, 2014

Wed October 1, 2014

OLYMPUS Global Photo Contest 2014

Photography has the power to bring people together from all over the world.
Olympus is proud to host this Global Photo Contest to connect photographers worldwide, and we would be honored to have you take part in this contest.

ARE YOU ONE OF THE WORLD’S BEST  OLYMPUS PHOTOGRAPHERS?

Compete against Olympus camera users from all over the world. You could win an OM-D E-M1, your choice of any Micro Four Thirds lens or a variety of other fantastic prizes.

Eligibility: Anyone who registers to enter.

  • If you are under 18, please obtain your parent’s or guardian’s consent before entering.

Entries are limited to photos taken with an Olympus digital camera.


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Apps

Olympus Capture Studio Tethering Application is Now Available for Download

Thu September 25, 2014

Following the recent Olympus Capture Studio Tethering Application announcement, Olympus is excited to announce that the application is now live, at no cost, for all OM-D E-M1 users. Combined with the E-M1’s tethered shooting capabilities, the Olympus Capture software allows control from both the camera and the computer, completing the studio photography experience.

You can find more information on the Olympus Capture software here.

This video presents Olympus Capture App.

  • Olympus Capture: Tethered shooting for a more satisfying studio photography experience.


Articles

Olympus Update September 17, 2014: The OM-D E-M1 Firmware Version 2.0 Upgrade (Pre-Installed on the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Silver Body) is Now Live

Wed September 17, 2014

This is an update to the previous blog, Olympus OM-D E-M1 now in Silver with Firmware 2.0 that adds Tethered Shooting Capabilities.

Following the recent OM-D E-M1 Firmware Version 2.0 upgrade announcement, Olympus has made an update to the firmware upgrade availability.

The release originally stated that the Firmware Version 2.0 upgrade would be available on September 24th at 10:00pm EST.

Please note the following update: as of today, September 17th, the OM-D E-M1 Firmware Version 2.0 upgrade (pre-installed on the Olympus OM-D E-M1 silver body) is now live.


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Press Releases

Olympus OM-D E-M1 now in Silver with Firmware 2.0 that adds Tethered Shooting Capabilities

Mon September 15, 2014

Today, Olympus announced that the OM-D E-M1 will also be available in Silver. It also announced a Firmware ver. 2.0 that adds four features to the E-M1 to allow professional workflow using the OLYMPUS Capture studio tethering application, Keystone Compensation (Digital Shift) to correct converging lines of trapezoidal distortion in Live View, Live Composite to preview long exposures in Live View (e.g. shooting star trails while checking the results in Live View), and two new Vintage and Partial Color art filters.

OLYMPUS Capture
Camera settings can be adjusted on the computer and effects can be confirmed in Live View on the computer monitor. Settings that can be adjusted on the computer include Exposure Compensation, Shutter Speed, Aperture, ISO, WB, Focus mode, Metering , RC Flash settings. Shooting mode must be selected on the camera itself.

OLYMPUS Capture

OLYMPUS Capture

OLYMPUS Capture can also be linked to OLYMPUS Viewer to cover the entire studio workflow.

OLYMPUS Capture linked with OLYMPUS Viewer

OLYMPUS Capture linked with OLYMPUS Viewer

Keystone Compensation (Digital Shift)
Digital Shift allows you to simulate the use of a shift lens to avoid converging verticals when you tilt the camera up to include the top of a tall building in your composition. On the E-M1, the two top dials are used for trapezoidal compensation and the UP, DOWN, LEFT and RIGHT buttons of the Selector is used to set the crop location.

Live Composite
This function should rejoice the heart of all those who tried to shoot star trails at night and came up frustrated. Live Composite, as its name implies, does two things: 1) shoots 1200 images of the scene and merges them into one, and 2) it allows you to do that while checking the results in Live View.

Vintage and Partial Color Art Filters
Vinr=tage Art Filter effect produces a vintage look, as in a burned print, complete with light leak effect, scratched print and discoloration. Partial Color Art Filter provides 3 different color variations. You can select to keep only one color or a variable number of colors besides the selected color, all at a simple turn of the Main Dial and utilizing an intuitive color ring of 18 available color hues on the screen.

Availability and Price
The silver E-M1 will be available in September 2014:

  • E-M1 Silver and Updated f/w Body $1,399.99 Avail in September 2014
  • Firmware 2.0 Avail in September 2014
  • ‘Olympus Capture’ studio tethering application Available September 24

Please note the following update: as of September 17th, the OM-D E-M1 Firmware Version 2.0 upgrade (pre-installed on the Olympus OM-D E-M1 silver body) is now live.

PRESS RELEASE

ADVANCED FLAGSHIP MODEL FOR PROFESSIONALS

Olympus’ Award Winning OM-D E-M1® Combines a New Look with Tethering Capabilities Ideal for Studio Photographers

CENTER VALLEY, Pa., September 15, 2014 – The award-winning flagship Olympus OM-D E-M1®, with the world’s first 5-axis image stabilization, TruePic VII image processor and Live MOS sensor is now more iconic than ever before, with the introduction of new firmware Version 2.0, enabling tethered shooting, In-Camera Digital Shift and Live Composite, and much more, also now available in a sleek, classy silver body.

Professional Workflow
In response to market demand, the new Olympus OM-D E-M1, with firmware Version 2.0 is equipped with USB tethered shooting capabilities, ideal integration in the workflow for studio photographers, utilizing Olympus’ new Olympus Capture studio tethering application. The E-M1 connects to a computer via a USB cable, and the free Olympus Capture software mirrors the camera’s Live View on the computer monitor, enabling easier, stress-free collaboration and sharing with other parties involved in a photo shoot. The software also allows the photographer to operate the camera directly from the computer.


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Press Releases

Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40-150mm f2.8 PRO lens features constant F2.8 aperture and Dust, Splash and Freezeproof construction

Mon September 15, 2014

With the introduction of the new M.Zuiko 40-150mm [80-300mm equiv.] f2.8 PRO Lens, the Olympus OM-D E-M1 encroaches into the DSLR professional market. Add the MC-14 1.4x Tele-converter to the telephoto lens, and the 35mm equivalent focal length becomes 112-420mm, without affecting the image quality.

M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f2.8 PRO + Lens Hood LH-76 + Filter + 1.4x Teleconverter MC-14

M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f2.8 PRO + Lens Hood LH-76 + Filter + 1.4x Teleconverter MC-14

The M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40-150mm f2.8 PRO Lens weighs only 870 g (including tripod baseplate) and is splash proof, as is the E-M1, making them an almost irresistive combo for covering professional sports events, come rain or shine.

This means that professional sports photographers now have a viable relatively compact and light alternative to their current long and heavy super tele lens.

The M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40-150mm f2.8 PRO Lens is also a capable macro lens, allowing you to shoot as close as 50 cm from the front of the lens and giving an image magnification of 0.42x (35mm equivalent).

Availability and Price
The M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40-150mm f2.8 PRO lens will be available in November 2014:

  • M. Zuiko 40-150mm f2.8 PRO Lens $1,499.99 Avail in November 2014
  • MC-14 1.4x Tele-converter $349.99 Avail in November 2014

PRESS RELEASE

THE OLYMPUS M.ZUIKO® ED 40-150mm f2.8 PRO LENS

Olympus’ First M.ZUIKO PRO Telephoto Zoom Lens Delivers Ultimate Optical Performance in a Portable, Lightweight Body

Olympus E -M1 with M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40-150mm f2.8 PRO lens, MC-14 Teleconverter, Lens Hood LH-76 and HLD-7 Power Battery Holder

Olympus E -M1 with M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40-150mm f2.8 PRO lens, MC-14 Teleconverter, Lens Hood LH-76 and HLD-7 Power Battery Holder

CENTER VALLEY, Pa., September 15, 2014 – Professional quality telephoto shooting is now more portable than ever with the introduction of the Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40-150mm f2.8 PRO lens (80-300mm in 35mm equivalent). This latest Olympus lens is the first telephoto in the M.ZUIKO PRO series that features a dust, splash and freezeproof construction, durable enough to withstand the rigors of professional shooting, when combined with the Olympus OM-D E-M1®.

The M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40-150mm f2.8 PRO lens maintains a constant f2.8 aperture for bright, superior optical performance that meets the needs of professional photographers. It incorporates the world’s first focusing system to power two high-grade lens elements using dual linear VCM (Voice Coil Motor) motors, for quiet, fast focusing on subjects such as fast moving subjects at sporting events. This lens is also perfect for wedding or event photography. With a minimum focus distance of just 20 inches from the front of the lens at all focal lengths, a dedicated Function button, manual focus clutch and a sliding, protective lens hood, the new M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40-150mm f2.8 PRO is versatile, portable and easy-to-use. An inner zoom mechanism allows the lens to maintain its portable size of just over 6 inches.


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Cameras, Olympus

Olympus PEN E-PL7

Thu August 28, 2014

QuickFact Sheet

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Olympus is positioning its new PEN E-PL7 as the smartphone user’s Interchangeable Lens Camera. Smartphone users take lots of pictures with their phone’s built-in camera and most of these end up on their social sites, shared with friends and families.

The tiny sensor in the smartphone cameras puts limitations in the image quality that can be obtained. That is when smartphone users eagerly look to upgrade to a dedicated camera with a larger sensor that is as easy to use as the one on their smartphone but that will give them much better image quality and more flexibility in exposure, lenses and accessories.

Enter the Olympus PEN E-PL7. It has a proven form factor, is drop dead gorgeous in its retro design and is filled with practical features prized by smartphone users.

Main Features

  • 16M Live MOS Four-Thirds Sensor
  • TruePic VII engine
  • 81-Point FAST AF
  • 3-Axis VCM In-body Image Stabilization
  • 8fps High-Speed Sequential Shooting
  • ISO 100-25600
  • 3.0-in. Tilting and Swiveling Capacitive Touch Panel Monitor (1.04M-dot)
  • Selfie Function
  • Advanced Live Guide
  • New Partial Color and Old Film Effect Art Filters
  • New Photo Story and Hold Function
  • New Scene Mode ‘Panning Shot’


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OLYMPUS PEN E-PL7 REVIEWS
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Articles

Olympus PEN E-PL7: Share Beautifully + Overview Videos

Thu August 28, 2014


This video presents Share beautifully with the new Olympus PEN EPL-7.

Introducing the smartest PEN yet! Built to deliver outstanding image quality with its ultra high speed, one-touch selfie capabilities and easy Smartphone sharing.

The following video presents Olympus PEN E-PL7 Overview:


Press Releases

Olympus PEN E-PL7 Features 180-degree Downward Flip LCD for Easy Selfies in an Advanced Interchangeable Lens Camera for Smart Phone Users

Thu August 28, 2014

Today, Olympus announces the new PEN E-PL7, a premium and portable interchangeable-lens camera enhanced with brilliant detail. The new addition to the PEN series perfects the selfie-shot with a 180-degree downward flip LCD screen that predicts your every shot. Paired with build in Wi-Fi and outstanding image quality, the PEN E-PL7 gives users the power of instantaneous sharing all in a compact, lightweight body.

PRESS RELEASE

THE NEW SMART: OLYMPUS PEN E-PL7® FLIPS THE SELFIE REVOLUTION 180 DEGREES

Capture, Connect and Create: 180-Degree Downward Flip LCD, Easy Self Portrait Mode and Advanced Performance in an Interchangeable Lens Camera for the Smart Phone User

CENTER VALLEY, Pa., August 28, 2014 — Olympus makes it easier than ever to shoot and share your stories in brilliant detail with the new PEN E-PL7®, an interchangeable-lens camera in a portable, compact and lightweight body, with a premium design. Featuring a new 180-degree downward flip touch LCD, Selfie-dedicated mode and built-in Wi-Fi®, combined with the enhanced Olympus Image Share app (OI.Share™), the PEN E-PL7 gives users the power to easily upload and share images instantly using their mobile devices.

Outstanding Image Quality
The Olympus PEN E-PL7 features much of the same technology as Olympus’s award-winning OM-D® line of cameras for a level of performance that rivals that of high-end interchangeable-lens cameras. The TruePic VII image processor combines with a 16.05 megapixel Live MOS sensor and M.ZUIKO® lenses to deliver beautiful image quality with high resolution, superior color reproduction and high sensitivity, all in a portable, compact and lightweight body, with the same high-level design and build quality of the PEN flagship, the E-P5.


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Press Releases

Olympus ‘Anywhere Classroom’ Video Series Starts June 26, 2014: An Online Free Photography Class Using Olympus OM-D Cameras & Lenses

Thu June 26, 2014

This video presents “Season 1: Episode 1 – Shooting Landscapes” in and around Gunnison, Colorado, USA.

  • “The Anywhere Classroom Series is a virtual photography class where Olympus Visionaries share their tricks and tips for taking amazing photos. In this episode, you’ll learn how to best-capture landscape shots. What are you waiting for? Class is in session.”

Shot with an OM-D E-M1 by Olympus Visionary, Jay Dickman.

Shot with an OM-D E-M1 by Olympus Visionary, Jay Dickman.

The following video presents “Season 1: Episode 2 – Shooting Wildlife” in and around Gunnison, Colorado, USA.

  • “In this episode, you’ll learn how to capture wildlife. What are you waiting for? Class is in session.”

Shot with an OM-D E-M1 by Olympus Visionary, Jay Dickman.

Shot with an OM-D E-M1 by Olympus Visionary, Jay Dickman.

This video presents “Season 1: Episode 3 – Shooting Nature” in and around Gunnison, Colorado, USA.

  • “In this episode, Olympus Visionary and National Geographic Photographer, Jay Dickman will take you on a Photo Safari. What are you waiting for? Class is in session.”

Shot with an OM-D E-M1 by Olympus Visionary, Jay Dickman.

Shot with an OM-D E-M1 by Olympus Visionary, Jay Dickman.

PRESS RELEASE

CLASS IS IN SESSION: OLYMPUS LAUNCHES
‘ANYWHERE CLASSROOM’ VIDEO SERIES

Online Series Follows Members of the Olympus Visionary Program as they Share Their Photography Expertise from Locations throughout the Country

CENTER VALLEY, Pa., June 26, 2014 — Olympus Imaging America Inc. launches today the Anywhere Classroom video series, an online photography class hosted by members of the Olympus Visionary program that inspires anyone from snap shooters to working professionals to enhance their photo skills using the Olympus OM-D® family and lens system. In season one, now available at www.getolympus.com/anywhereclassroom, National Geographic and Olympus Visionary photographer Jay Dickman takes viewers on location in Colorado to share his outdoor photography expertise.

Shot with an OM-D E-M1 by Olympus Visionary, Jay Dickman.

Shot with an OM-D E-M1 by Olympus Visionary, Jay Dickman.

In the three Anywhere Classroom season one videos, Jay adventures through the majestic scenery just outside of Gunnison, Colorado, the “Base Camp of the Rocky Mountains,” with the award-winning OM-D E-M1. During each of the approximately five-minute videos, Jay shares his insights on topics, including nature, wildlife and landscape photography, offering tips on watching for the best light, composition and choosing the right lens.

Shot with an OM-D E-M1 by Olympus Visionary, Jay Dickman.

Shot with an OM-D E-M1 by Olympus Visionary, Jay Dickman.

“Olympus developed the Anywhere Classroom as a compelling way for photographers at all levels to learn from the professionals and enthusiasts who make up our Olympus Visionary program,” said Stephanie Sherry, Director, Marketing Communications, Olympus Imaging America Inc. “There’s no better way to kick off this series than with celebrated photographer, instructor and longtime Olympus Visionary, Jay Dickman. The Anywhere Classroom videos and the online conversation happening around the series will inspire users to enhance their skills and continue to explore the possibilities of photography.”

Shot with an OM-D E-M1 by Olympus Visionary, Jay Dickman.

Shot with an OM-D E-M1 by Olympus Visionary, Jay Dickman.

Shot with an OM-D E-M1 by Olympus Visionary, Jay Dickman.

Shot with an OM-D E-M1 by Olympus Visionary, Jay Dickman.


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Cameras, Olympus

Olympus SH-1

Mon March 31, 2014

Olympus SH-1 Website

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