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Olympus updated Small Wonder Evolt D-SLR with E420 and a pancake 25mm Zuiko Lens

Olympus updated Small Wonder Evolt D-SLR with E420 and a pancake 25mm Zuiko Lens

Olympus updated last year’s Evolt-E410 with E-420 to carry on the world’s smallest and lightest Autofocus DSLR titles. The new Evolt now featured a larger LCD, better handgrip, burst mode, auto white balance, dust reduction, wireless flash capability, and added face detection, autofocus on live view function and last, but not least, a pancake size digital Zuiko lens ED 25mm F2.8. How’s that for a compact Evolt with a thin profile wide angle lens?

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Olympus announces New Type M+ xD-Picture Cards

Olympus announces New Type M+ xD-Picture Cards

Olympus updated their co-invention with Fujifilm, the xD-Picture Card, with a faster M+ series in preparing for PMA 2008. The new Type M + xD-Picture Card offered 1.5 times fastest than previous version of Type M series when used with Olympus digital cameras. That’s about 3.75-6 mb/s in write and read speed. The Multi Level Cell architecture in M type xD media format is capable to produce up to 8GB of storage space but the new series is still stuck in a rather disappointing capacities of 1GB and 2GB model. Olympus has not disclosed pricing but both will be available in April.

[via dpreview]

Olympus Announces World’s Toughest Digital Compact Camera

Olympus Announces World’s Toughest Digital Compact Camera

Olympus releases a rugged digital P&S for adventurers and extreme sport users. The new stylus SW1030 features a 10.1MP 1/2.35" Type CCD sensor with Digital Image Stabilization, 3.6x optical zoom (28-102mm 35mm equiv) and a 2.7-Inch Advanced HyperCrystal II LCD. But the real deal behind this camera is its physical ruggedness that’s measuring up to toughest challenges in rough shooting condition. It’s shockproof, waterproof, freezeproof, crushproof and dustproof to endure extreme expeditions and adventures.

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Olympus SP-560UZ is now supported with Wireless Flash

Olympus SP-560UZ is now supported with Wireless Flash

The $350 8mp point and shoot Olympus’ ultra-zoom series SP-560UZ gets a firmware update with the support of external FL-50R external flash and FL-36R wireless flash. Remote control is now possible using in camera’s ‘RC’ flash mode up to 32 feet away in 60-degree arc, or up to 16 feet away in a 100-degree arc with firmware 3.1. That’s quite a commitment from Olympus, show of continuer support for a point-shot digital camera.

Olympus SP-560UZ gains wireless flash through firmware 3.1 [via dpreview]

New Olympus DSLR coming tonight

New Olympus DSLR coming tonight

Nothing is really known at this point other than the fact that Olympus is releasing a DSLR tonight at midnight. Everything else is pure speculation.

It could be the E-1 successor. It could be the E3 that some journos that weren’t supposed to write about it have been buzzing about.

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Olympus DSLR Is It Called The E-3 or E-P1?

Olympus DSLR Is It Called The E-3 or E-P1?

Regardless of names, this thing looks amazing! Just from the picture you can see the flip out (and I am assuming rotational) viewing screen, the pop up flash and the 12-60mm lens.

On top of that there is an additional extended battery grip attachment, and possibly dual xD card slots as well as a CF card slot. The lens apparently uses the Four-Thirds lens mounting system which means Panasonic lenses should work as well.

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