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Olympus PEN E-P5 relaunches original PEN F with digital build

Olympus PEN E-P5 relaunches original PEN F with digital build

Clad with the aesthetics of a 50-year-old film camera, the Olympus PEN E-P5 is being launched by the manufacturer for the anniversary of the original, here in 2013 filled instead with digital features throughout. This camera is what Olympus notes is the first Compact System Camera to work with a mechanical shutter capable of a speed of 1/8000th of a second. Clad with a 16-Megapixel TruePic VI Live MOS sensor as well as a 5-Axis Image Stabilization mechanism inside, the introduction of this camera by Olympus appears to be aimed both lovers of retro style and those looking for the company's furthest pushes forward in imaging technology alike.

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Olympus E-P5 digital camera shown in leaked images and specs

Olympus E-P5 digital camera shown in leaked images and specs

Olympus' snazzy E-P5 camera has been the source of a couple leaks today, with it first having its specs leaked by an unnamed source to the folks over at 43rumors, only for that to be followed up by leaked images on Mobile 01. Word has it that the camera will be officially announced in early May, although the source wasn't clear on when exactly, and nothing has been stated by Olympus.

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Olympus rolls out 1080p VH-520 compact digital camera

Olympus rolls out 1080p VH-520 compact digital camera

Olympus has introduced its new VH-520, a compact digital camera offering full 1080p high-definition recording, as well as a variety of other features. Its slim design and colorful options aside, this unit boasts excellent low-light quality due to iHS technology, which is, as the company points out, often only found in larger cameras at higher price points, making it the VH-520's most appealing feature.

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Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75-300mm f4-6.7 II Lens revealed

Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75-300mm f4-6.7 II Lens revealed

This week the folks at Olympus have shown off their newest iteration of an ultra-powerful machine: the Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75-300mm f4.8-6.7 II Super Telephone Zoom Lens. Beyond the addition of the "II" to the end of the name, this lens has attained ZERO-Coating for an improved experience with ghosts and flares, the whole unit will be printed in black only (with the exception of the thin blue ring near the focus, and the entire zoom range will be printed now instead of patched. This release will be popping up soon and will be effectively replacing the original model in all stores where fine cameras are sold.

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Olympus’ full 2013 rough-and-tumble camera range hands-on

Olympus’ full 2013 rough-and-tumble camera range hands-on

Olympus is taking the spirit of CES to heart and then some, announcing six brand new cameras during the trade show. These cameras range from sleek and slim to tough and rugged, so there should be something for almost everyone with this new range. Cameras included in this grand CES 2013 showing include the Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS, Stylus Tough TG-830 iHS, Stylus Tough TG-630 iHS, Stylus SH-50MR iHS, Stylus SZ-16 iHS, and Stylus SZ-15, each of them prepared for a 2013 release. This week we got the opportunity to get our hands on the full lot.

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Olympus announces six cameras, offers ultra-durability, long zoom, and more

Olympus announces six cameras, offers ultra-durability, long zoom, and more

Olympus has announced several new cameras that it will be rolling out this year, each with its own special something that targets a market and offers an array of applicable features. From the Stylus SZ-16 iHS to the flagship Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS, there's a little bit of everything for the photographer in you. We've got a run down of each camera and pictures after the jump.

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Olympus teases hybrid Four Thirds/Micro Four Thirds camera for 2013

Olympus teases hybrid Four Thirds/Micro Four Thirds camera for 2013

Olympus is working on a hybrid Four Thirds/Micro Four Thirds camera for release late next year, which will support both types of lenses and offer the feel of a regular DSLR. Olympus Spain chief exec Miquel Àngel Garcia confirmed the roadmap to Spanish site Quesabesde, refusing to give specific details about the new interchangeable lens camera, but suggesting that it would be for "those who want the feel of an SLR and at the same time take advantage of a small system."

 

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Olympus unveils new Micro Four Thirds 17mm f/1.8 M.Zuiko lens

Olympus unveils new Micro Four Thirds 17mm f/1.8 M.Zuiko lens

Today, Olympus officially announced the M.Zuiko Digital 17mm f/1.8 lens. The new lens is designed for street photographers, and is a fast and moderate 17mm wide-angle lens for the Micro Four Thirds system that features a maximum aperture of f/1.8, as well as depth-of-field and distance indicators. The aperture and focal length make it a great option for street, landscape, or low-light photography.

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Olympus Stylus XZ-2 Review

Olympus Stylus XZ-2 Review

The premium compact camera you're about to experience is the Olympus XZ-2, coming in hard with a 12.3 megapixel 1/1.7” BSI CMOS sensor, an ultra-bright zoom lens at 28-112mm equivalent f/1.8-2.5, and a 3-inch touchscreen on the back with full tilting action. It's not the camera you're going to buy to blow up your family's eyeballs with fashionability on the outside - it's the compact high-class shooter that's going to make the difference on the inside. What we're seeing here is a premium experience at a relatively low price considering the quality of the output, that's for certain.

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