Olympus has had a run of success with its OM-D series of cameras, not least the E-M5 we reviewed last year, and now there's the new OM-D E-M10 to carry that torch, a model the company claims rivals APS-C DSLRs while being considerably smaller. In fact, at 63.9mm deep and 516g with the new 14-42mm EZ kit lens, the OM-D E-M10 is even smaller than the body alone of Canon's EOS Rebel SL1. We caught up with Olympus ahead of the new camera's launch to find out what makes the E-M10 so special, what the company had to do to pack so much into so little space, and to see the new lenses - including an updated version of the surprisingly popular fish-eye body cap lens - to go along with it.
As zoom lenses go, the Olympus Stylus SP-100EE IHS certainly puts the "super" into super-zoom. Also known as the "Eagle's Eye", the new 16-megapixel snapper's snout extends to accommodate a whopping 50x optical zoom - 24-1200mm, in fact - with Olympus even fitting a laser dot sight to make lining up your frame more straightforward when you're getting up close. Paired with the company's digital zoom, the SP-100 manages a near-ridiculous 100x magnification.
Olympus has added a new ruggedized camera to its Stylus Tough line-up, the TG-850, the first such model to offer a swiveling LCD. Packing a 16-megapixel BSI CMOS and a 21mm, 5x zoom - the widest, Olympus points out, in its class - the TG-850 can deal with dives down to 33 feet, as well as up to 220 pounds of crushing force, and cold temperatures of as much as -14 degrees Fahrenheit.
Fujifilm has outed its latest X-Series camera, the X-T1, a 16.3-megapixel interchangeable lens model with a wide-angle 2.36m dot OLED viewfinder promising more of a preview than on any other camera. Set to hit shelves next month, the X-T1 is dust and water resistant as well as safe from freezing at up to -14 degrees Fahrenheit, while the OLED viewfinder has the highest magnification - at 0.77x - of any digital camera, paired with an ultra-fast 0.0005s lag rate.
Yesterday, Hasselblad announced plans to launch the first-ever camera with a medium format CMOS sensor. With the camera will come a generous 50-megapixels, though no other specifications for the new entrant into the photography industry were provided. According to the company, the H5D-50c will be available in March.
The world of digital photography has a rugged outdoor subset, the action camera. In that photography niche resides many different models from a variety of makers both well-known and otherwise, perhaps the most popular offerings being the GoPro and Sony's Action Cam. That hasn't stopped other makers from hawking their own wares, among them being Veho, which has introduced its new K-series Muvi action cameras.
Canon, which recently recalled some of its cameras over a possible allergic reaction issue, is on the receiving end of a leak today. A post surfaced over on the Chinese language forum Xitek detailing what are said to be the specifications for the PowerShot G1 X Mark II, the upcoming replacement for the current G1 X digital camera.
Kodak took the wraps off it competitors to Sony's QX cameras last week, the Kodak SL10 and SL25. Both are small cameras designed to snap onto Android smartphones and the iPhone, offering features that likely extend beyond the smartphone's camera offering and brings wireless control via an accompanying app. The models are very similar to the Sony QX10 and QX100, which went on sale back in September 2013.