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Olympus PEN E-P2 launched: new accessories & sky-high pricing

Olympus PEN E-P2 launched: new accessories & sky-high pricing

Thanks to previews on the company's own site, the launch of the new Olympus PEN E-P2 Micro Four Thirds camera comes as little surprise.  Still, we've been waiting to see exactly what tweaks and changes - beyond an optional electronic viewfinder - the company has made, and while we'll save our final judgement until the reviews come in, right now it's looking like a reasonable upgrade.  The PEN E-P2 adds a continuous autofocus tracking system which can be used in both still and video modes, and adds that all-important accessory connector port for various add-ons to the hot-shoe.

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Olympus Pen E-P2 accessories spotted; launch on November 13th?

Olympus Pen E-P2 accessories spotted; launch on November 13th?

Olympus' own little Pen E-P2 tip may have been nothing more than a menu mention, but thanks to 43rumors we now have a better idea not only what the Micro Four Thirds camera might look like, but what its rumored rangefinder might look like.  As for a timescale for the Pen E-P2's launch, Olympus have apparently sent out invitations for a press event on Friday November 13th at the Photo Fair in Stockholm.

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Olympus Pen E-P2 Micro Four Thirds camera prematurely listed

Olympus Pen E-P2 Micro Four Thirds camera prematurely listed

Confirmation of Olympus' second Micro Four Thirds camera, the Pen E-P2, has been spotted over at the company's Chinese site.  While there's no actual product page for the E-P2 - and as such no definitive specifications - it is listed as a new camera under the Pen Digital category.

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Olympus offers E-600 DSLR to entry-level shoppers

Olympus offers E-600 DSLR to entry-level shoppers

The DSLR market has had several new additions this month for shoppers looking to move up to the DSLR world from the point-and-shoot. Last week Sony whipped out a trio of Alpha DSLR cameras that were notably lacking video recording capability. Today Olympus has announced a new entry-level DSLR.

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Olympus Stylus-7010, FE-5020, FE-4000 and FE-46 12MP digicams announced

Olympus Stylus-7010, FE-5020, FE-4000 and FE-46 12MP digicams announced

Olympus have announced four new digital cameras, each packing 12-megapixels.  The Olympus Stylus-7010 squeezes a 7x optical wide-angle zoom into a casing around an inch thick, and includes both optical and digital image stabilization.  Meanwhile the Olympus FE series - the FE-5020, FE-4000 and FE-46 - have a range of in-camera "Magic Filters" such as "Pop Art" and "Pin Hole" together with AF Tracking.

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Olympus Stylus TOUGH-6010 series revealed

In case you've been holding out for a new model camera that sports a rough around the edges appeal, you might be pleased to hear Olympus revealed today their Stylus TOUGH-6010 series, which offers a tough outer shell and competent features.

Olympus E-P1 “Digital PEN” announced: $750 this month

Olympus E-P1 “Digital PEN” announced: $750 this month

Olympus have announced their new E-P1 Micro Four Thirds camera, as expected, and they're describing the 12.3-megapixel snapper as a "digital PEN" in honor of their classic PEN-range.  Combining the scale of a point-and-shoot with the interchangeable lens system of a DSLR, the E-P1 boasts ISO 100-6400, 20 shooting modes including five exposure modes and a full automatic setting, and Olympus' TruePic V image processing engine.

 

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Olympus E-P1 Micro Four Thirds camera detailed early

Olympus' E-P1 Micro Four Thirds digital camera is expected to make its official debut on Tuesday, but that doesn't mean we don't want to hear about the appealing snapper today if we can.  The E-P1 is, according to the latest spec-leak, expected to have a 13-megapixel sensor, 200-6400 ISO range and 60-1/4000 shutter speed, together with supporting 720p video recording.

Olympus E-P1 Micro Four Thirds camera leaks

Olympus E-P1 Micro Four Thirds camera leaks

Olympus' E-P1 Micro Four Thirds camera has shown up in the wild, complete with a a 17mm f2.8 prime lens.  Details regarding the camera are scant - in fact these images are pretty much all we have to go on - but it's suggested that Olympus will release the E-P1 in July this year.

Size comparison diagram after the cut

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Olympus E-450 DSLR debuts

Olympus E-450 DSLR debuts

Olympus announced a brand new camera today that targets the entry-level market. The E-450 is a DSLR that provides a cheaper alternative to the more expensive models while still offering up a decent amount of features.

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Olympus Evolt E-620 DSLR postponed in Japan

Olympus Evolt E-620 DSLR postponed in Japan

Previously announced and is scheduled to set free this weekend in Japan, Olympus has today postponed the only DSLR announced in 2009 so far – Evolt E-620 – to March 20, details of the holdback were not disclosed.

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Olympus outs firmware for Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm F4.0-5.6

Olympus outs firmware for Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm F4.0-5.6

Olympus has today announced a firmware update for its Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm F4.0-5.6, the Four Thirds System standard wide-angle zoom lens, to further improve ”IMAGER AF operation under certain conditions“.

To load the firmware, both camera and lens are required; for Olympus, update can be applied via the camera supplied software, while Panasonic user can obtain a firmware updater via Olympus website here.

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