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Olympus Announces New M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75mm f1.8 High-Grade Portrait Lens

Thu May 24, 2012

M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75mm f1.8 High-Grade Portrait Lens

M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75mm f1.8 High-Grade Portrait Lens

OLYMPUS INTRODUCES A NEW BRIGHT F1.8 MICRO FOUR THIRDS® LENS PERFECT FOR PORTRAITS AND CHALLENGING LIGHTING CONDITIONS

 New M.ZUIKO DIGITAL™ ED 75mm f1.8 High-Grade Portrait Lens Enhances the Power, Performance and Versatility of Olympus OM-D and PEN® Compact System Cameras

CENTER VALLEY, Pa., May 24, 2012 – Today, Olympus adds to the Micro Four Thirds family of lenses with the release of the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75mm f1.8 High-Grade Portrait Lens (150mm equivalent), a high-speed, single-focal-length telephoto lens that is optimized for studio, stage, indoor sports and portrait photography, encased in a high-quality, compact, stunning metal body.

The M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75mm f1.8’s nine-blade circular aperture unit delivers beautiful defocused backgrounds, while the high-quality optical design keeps the subject in sharp focus. This is due to an advanced optical design that incorporates 10 lens elements in nine groups that make extensive use of special glass materials, including three ED (Extra-low Dispersion) elements to optimally correct aberrations. Each lens element is polished to an ultra-high level of working precision, only possible with the progressive techniques developed by Olympus master craftsmen, and carefully assembled to ensure maximum accuracy and reliability. Olympus’s exclusive ZERO (ZUIKO Extra-low Reflection Optical Coating) lens coatings are applied to the elements to reduce reflectance to a level that is half that of conventional coatings.

With a total length of just 2.7 inches, the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75mm f1.8 is surprisingly small and maximizes the performance and portability of the Olympus PEN and OM-D compact system cameras. A textured metallic outer finish exudes quality and sophistication, while the large 50mm diameter glass front lens conveys a sense of power and performance.


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Olympus Announces TG-1 iHS

Tue May 8, 2012

Today Olympus announces its top of the line rugged, durable camera with the new Olympus TG-1 iHS, a Tough model that is Waterproof, Shockproof, Freezeproof, Crushproof and Dustproof. The TG-1 adds iHS technology, claimed to be the world’s first high-speed bright f2.0 lens on a Tough camera, and converter-lens compatibility to create a versatile system camera.

A converter ring allows addition of a lens converter adapter, waterproof Fisheye Converter Lens and Teleconverter Lens for use on land or in water. The Fisheye Converter Lens captures panoramic, wide-angle shots and the Teleconverter Lens extends the optical zoom from 4x to 6.8x for dramatic close-ups with professional-looking background blur.

Olympus TOUGH TG-1 iHS

Olympus TOUGH TG-1 iHS

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CAPTURE PRO IMAGE QUALITY FROM A WHOLE NEW PERSPECTIVE: OLYMPUS TOUGH TG-1 iHS

Durability Unites with DSLR-Image Quality, Best-In-Class f2.0 Lens, Full 1080p HD Video and Amazing Features for Thrill Seekers, Reef-Loving Explorers and Everyone In Between

CENTER VALLEY, Pa., May 8, 2012 – Olympus draws on its heritage of creating rugged, durable cameras that take the worry out of life-on-the-go shooting with the new Olympus TG-1 iHS. Marking a revolution for the Tough Series of Waterproof, Shockproof, Freezeproof, Crushproof and Dustproof compact cameras, the Olympus TG-1 iHS combines incredible durability with iHS technology, the world’s first high-speed bright f2.0 lens on a Tough camera and converter-lens compatibility to create a versatile system camera. The combination of durability and outstanding image quality make it possible to shoot in even the harshest conditions. Capture beautiful underwater scenes and aquatic life, snap photos of dusk-lit peaks or record your ride down the rapids in dazzling 1080p Full HD Video.

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Olympus TG-820 Review @ TrustedReviews

Fri March 30, 2012

Olympus TOUGH TG-820

Olympus TOUGH TG-820

The Olympus Tough TG-820 is one of the better ruggedised compact digital cameras on the market.

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TrustedReviews has published their review of the Olympus TG-820, an ultra compact perfect for those with an active lifestyle and featuring 12MP resolution (1/2.3-in. CMOS), 5x wide-angle optical zoom (28-140mm equiv.), Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization, 3.0-in. LCD (1030k-dot), Intelligent AUTO (iAUTO), Program AE, Scene Modes, Magic Art Filter, 3D Photos, and Full HD 1080p Movie 1920×1080 @ 30fps. The TG-820 is waterproof to 33 feet (10 m) underwater, shockproof from drops of up to 6.6 feet (2 m), freezeproof down to 14°F/-10°C and crushproof up to 220 pounds of pressure (100 kgF).

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Olympus TG-320 Review @ ePHOTOzine

Mon March 26, 2012

Olympus TOUGH TG-320

Olympus TOUGH TG-320

With a limited set of features and fairly decent performance, the Olympus Tough TG-320 is a worthy option if you are looking for a waterproof camera, but have a limited budget.

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ePHOTOzine has published their review of the Olympus TG-320, an ultra compact with 14MP resolution (1/2.3-in. CCD), 3.6x wide-angle optical zoom (28-102mm equiv.), Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization, 2.7-in. (230k-dot) LCD, Intelligent AUTO (iAUTO), Program AE, Scene Modes, Magic Art Filter, 3D Photos, and 720p HD Movie 1280×720 @ 30fps. The TG-320 is waterproof to 10 feet (3 m) underwater, shockproof from drops of up to 5 feet (1.5 m), freezeproof down to 14°F/-10°C, and dustproof.

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Olympus Road to Whistler Film Contest

Fri March 16, 2012


From getolympus

The Olympus Road to Whistler video contest gives entrants a chance to win a trip to the TELUS Ski and Snowboard Festival where they will compete for a chance to win a grand prize of up to $15,000, plus a brand new Olympus OM-D E-M5 digital interchangeable lens camera and 12-50mm lens. Two teams consisting of a videographer and up to two additional crew members will be chosen by Olympus to win the trip to Whistler.

The week of March 26, 2012, the top two videos will be selected by Olympus judges. The team members (up to three individuals) will be flown to Whistler on April 12, 2012 for a five-night trip to compete for up to $15,000, plus an Olympus OM-D E-M5 digital interchangeable lens camera, and a stage to showcase their talents. The selected videos will then be featured on www.getolympus.com and shared with the world through Olympus’ social sites.

The Road to Whistler video contest takes place now through March, 26, 2012. For consideration, entrants must visit http://bit.ly/OlyWhistler


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Olympus TG-820 Review @ ePHOTOzine

Wed March 14, 2012

Olympus TOUGH TG-820

Olympus TOUGH TG-820

The [Olympus] TG-820 does not disappoint [and is] an ideal camera for those who like to take pictures in extreme conditions.

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ePHOTOzine has published their review of the Olympus TG-820, an ultra compact perfect for those with an active lifestyle and featuring 12MP resolution (1/2.3-in. CMOS), 5x wide-angle optical zoom (28-140mm equiv.), Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization, 3.0-in. LCD (1030k-dot), Intelligent AUTO (iAUTO), Program AE, Scene Modes, Magic Art Filter, 3D Photos, and Full HD 1080p Movie 1920×1080 @ 30fps. The TG-820 is waterproof to 33 feet (10 m) underwater, shockproof from drops of up to 6.6 feet (2 m), freezeproof down to 14°F/-10°C and crushproof up to 220 pounds of pressure (100 kgF).

You can read the Olympus TG-820 Review @ ePHOTOzine.

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Olympus SP-810UZ Review @ ePHOTOzine

Wed March 14, 2012

Olympus SP-810UZ

Olympus SP-810UZ

The Olympus SP-810UZ is a versatile camera, easy to carry and is a good choice for those on a budget.

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ePHOTOzine has posted their review of the Olympus SP-810UZ with 14 MP resolution (1/2.3 in. CCD), 36x wide-angle optical zoom (24-864mm equiv.), Sensor-shift Image Stabilization, 3.0-in. LCD (230k-dot), Intelligent Auto, P, 3D Photos, Eye-Fi Compatibility, Magic Filter, Beauty Mode, In-Camera Panorama, and HD Movie 720p 1080×720 @ 30fps.

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Olympus SP-620UZ Review @ ePHOTOzine

Thu March 8, 2012

Olympus SP-620UZ

Olympus SP-620UZ

The Olympus SP-620UZ is ideal for those on a budget.

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ePHOTOzine has posted their review of the Olympus SP-620UZ with 16 MP resolution (1/2.3 in. CCD), 21x ultra wide-angle optical zoom (25-525mm equiv.), Sensor-shift Image Stabilization, 3.0-in. LCD (230k-dot), Intelligent Auto, P, 3D Photos, Magic Filter, Beauty Mode, In-Camera Panorama, and HD Movie 720p 1080×720 @ 30fps.

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Olympus SP-620UZ Review @ TechRadar

Wed February 29, 2012

Olympus SP-620UZ

Olympus SP-620UZ

Budget priced 21x superzoom suitable for beginners.

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TechRadar has posted their review of the Olympus SP-620UZ with 16 MP resolution (1/2.3 in. CCD), 21x ultra wide-angle optical zoom (25-525mm equiv.), Sensor-shift Image Stabilization, 3.0-in. LCD (230k-dot), Intelligent Auto, P, 3D Photos, Magic Filter, Beauty Mode, In-Camera Panorama, and HD Movie 720p 1080×720 @ 30fps.

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Olympus SP-620UZ Review @ PhotographyBLOG

Thu February 23, 2012

Olympus SP-620UZ

Olympus SP-620UZ

A point and shoot camera on which you get a broader than average lens reach and from which it’s possible to derive some fairly decent results.

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PhotographyBLOG has posted their review of the Olympus SP-620UZ with 16 MP resolution (1/2.3 in. CCD), 21x ultra wide-angle optical zoom (25-525mm equiv.), Sensor-shift Image Stabilization, 3.0-in. LCD (230k-dot), Intelligent Auto, P, 3D Photos, Magic Filter, Beauty Mode, In-Camera Panorama, and HD Movie 720p 1080×720 @ 30fps.

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Former Olympus Execs, Bankers Arrested

Fri February 17, 2012

Ex-president Tsuyoshi Kikukawa, former executive vice president Hisashi Mori, former auditor Hideo Yamada and 4 bankers involved in the over $1.7 billion accounting fraud have been arrested by Japanese police. Hopefully, this scandal is laid to rest as Olympus now focuses on who will run the company when its management steps down at an April 20 shareholders meeting. On Monday, it forecast a $410 million full-year loss due largely to its ailing camera operations, but its core endoscope business appeared unscathed by the scandal. Interestingly, two of the hottest digital camera companies, Sony and Fujifilm, have both expressed interests in becoming strategic partners with Olympus in its endoscope business. As far as Olympus cameras are concerned, firm representatives have adopted a “business as usual” strategy.

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Olympus Announces OM-D E-M5

Tue February 7, 2012

Olympus OM-D E-M5

Olympus OM-D E-M5

CLASSIC OM DESIGN REVIVED INTO A NEW STATE OF THE ART DIGITAL CAMERA – THE BEGINNING OF THE NEW: OLYMPUS OM-D E-M5

The Olympus E-M5 Unites an Intuitive Built-In Electronic Viewfinder with the World’s First*1 5-Axis Image Stabilization and World’s Fastest*2 Autofocusing System inside a Powerfully Portable and Rugged Dustproof and Splashproof Body

CENTER VALLEY, Pa., February 7, 2012, 9:00pm – Today Olympus builds upon the 40-year legacy of the OM SLR film camera series and marks the beginning of the new digital imaging era with the launch of the Olympus E-M5, the first of the new Olympus OM-D (OM Digital) Series of Micro Four Thirds™ products. Designed to meet the needs of advanced photographers, the Olympus E-M5 is packed with a built-in electronic viewfinder, superior image technology, blazing fast speed and total creative control in a classic, rugged body ready for sand, sun, sleet or snow.

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