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Olympus Air A01 first-impressions: Modular Micro 4/3

Olympus Air A01 first-impressions: Modular Micro 4/3

You’d be forgiven if, after taking a quick glance at Olympus' new Air A01 doohickey, you dismissed it as a lens of some sort. In fact it’s more, much more. Think of the Air A01 as a Micro Four Thirds or Micro 4/3 camera minus the lens and display: ultra portable, allowing you to place or mount it anywhere your creativity takes you, and paired up wirelessly with an iOS or Android device. While add-on cameras are something we’ve already seen from Sony, Kodak, and others, Olympus’ decision to go for interchangeable lenses sets the Air A01 apart; read on for my first impressions.

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Eyefi adds integration for Olympus and GoPro cameras

Eyefi adds integration for Olympus and GoPro cameras

On Tuesday, Eyefi announced integration for Olympus cameras with WiFi and GoPro cameras. Those with a HERO or applicable Olympus digital camera will be able to use Eyefi to immediately transfer and organize their content along with any content taken with their smartphone when using the maker's Mobi WiFi SD card. This makes it faster to get content off the SD card and into an organized system for later access and use, and comes with some benefits like patterns and smart tags.

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Olympus rains down new lenses, updates, titanium E-M5 Mark II

Olympus rains down new lenses, updates, titanium E-M5 Mark II

Olympus must be having a blast. Today it is announcing not one, not even two new things. Actually, it's better if we don't count. At the top of their list, of course, comes its two new M.ZUIKO DIGITAL PRO lenses that add wide angle shots to your digital photography arsenal. It is also announcing an upcoming firmware update to both its OD-M E-M1 Micro Four Thirds System camera as well as its still new E-M5 Mark II that improve on their underwater powers. And finally, that last camera is also getting a tinge of class with a limited edition Titanium-armored version.

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Olympus Stylus 1s half a step up from its predecessor

Olympus Stylus 1s half a step up from its predecessor

Sometimes, a product can be so successful that it makes more sense to slightly tweak its design and improve on it rather than putting out a completely new generation product. That might just have been the line of thinking that Olympus employed when it revealed the Olympus Stylus 1s. As you can tell by the name, it has its feet planted firmly in the compact yet capable Stylus 1 that was launched last year. Of course, it has a few tricks up its sleeve to make it worth your while.

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Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is ready for your rough adventure

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is ready for your rough adventure

We love to take our smartphones everywhere with us, not just for communication, but also for capturing moments. But there are just some situations where taking out your phone to get that once in a lifetime shot is not only impossible, it would also constitute cruelty to the device. Even the most rugged smartphone will not survive long in extreme temperatures or even underwater. Fortunately, Olympus has you covered with its line of Stylus Tough digital cameras, and the latest TG-4, the toughest one yet, has a few more tricks up its sleeves.

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Olympus Air A01 module helps turn lens into a rocket lookalike

Olympus Air A01 module helps turn lens into a rocket lookalike

It may seem that April Fools came a bit late, but make no mistake, this is serious business. Thanks to the Olympus Air A01 module and a ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 300mm f/2.8 lens, your smartphone camera, puny in comparison, can achieve a super telephoto lens effect equivalent to 1,200 mm. There is just one catch. The module is so long and so big that the only comfortable way to use it would be to hoist in on your shoulders, effectively making it look like you're about to literally shoot something instead.

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Olympus Stylus SH-2 packs 24x zoom, OIS and WiFi

Olympus Stylus SH-2 packs 24x zoom, OIS and WiFi

Olympus has outed a new retro-styled camera, the Stylus SH-2, a compact point-and-shoot that still squeezes in a 24x optical zoom, image stabilization, and RAW support. Offered with its aluminum alloy body in either silver or black, the SH-2 has a 16-megapixel sensor and records 1080/60p video, though is also capable of turning its metaphorical hand to 120fps and 240fps slow motion. Unlike many point-and-shoots, meanwhile, in addition to spitting out JPEGs the latest Stylus can deliver RAW format frames as well.

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CP+ 2015 Wrap Up – New Camera Gear In Full Swing

CP+ 2015 Wrap Up – New Camera Gear In Full Swing

Situated in the beautiful Port City of Yokohama, The CP+ Camera and Imaging Technology show draws a huge crowd every year, and most vendors wait until right before the show to make their big announcements for that year. Of course there are many Camera Technology Shows throughout Japan, but CP+ in Yokohama is the biggest. Vendors from around the world come to present their latest and greatest gear, and this year was no different. There were some big announcements from Canon, Nikon, and Olympus on the horizon.

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Olympus Air A01 wireless camera leverages your smartphone

Olympus Air A01 wireless camera leverages your smartphone

Olympus has introduced its own lens-shaped wireless camera designed specifically for use with smartphones: the Olympus Air A01. This camera is similar to Sony's own recent lens cameras, offering the quality you get with a dedicated digital camera while leveraging all the features (connectivity, instant sharing, etc.) of a smartphone. This is an open platform camera joined by eight apps, nearly two dozen filter and art effects, and it'll be available starting early next month through the maker's online store.

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