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Olympus to ship E-M5 starting March 31

Olympus to ship E-M5 starting March 31

Olympus has announced that it has a new high-end digital camera called the E-M5 that will start shipping on March 31. The camera will launch in Asia first and the listing in the photo is from Amazon Japan. The camera is reportedly expected to hit US stores in the middle of April with some retailers showing availability on the 10th.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: February 8, 2012

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: February 8, 2012

Incase you've been living under a rock, there's one whole heck of a lot of press flying around surrounding hackers and their devlish ways, most recently this group from over the sea cutting down Symantec with leaks of their old, old codes. Next there's some big time cameras coming out this spring, here with the Olympus OM-D E-M5 a bit of retro on the outside and power on the inside. For the mobile world, get ready for the Nokia customization party to commence as they ax thousands of jobs - and rely entirely on Windows Phone for power.

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Olympus OM-D E-M5: Retro outside, Groundbreaking inside

Olympus OM-D E-M5: Retro outside, Groundbreaking inside

Olympus knows what photographers really want: something so teeth-clenchingly retro on the outside that they weep tiny tears of joy, but jam-packed full of the latest tech inside so that they're not embarrassed on Flickr. The Olympus OM-D E-M5 promises to deliver just that, with classic OM analog styling from the 1970s brought neatly up to date with a digital revamp. Out goes the Kodachrome, replaced with a 16.1-megapixel Live MOS sensor, 120fps high-res electronic viewfinder (EVF) and a 3-inch posable OLED touchscreen.

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Olympus announces new cameras that are tough, offer amazing zoom

Olympus announces new cameras that are tough, offer amazing zoom

Olympus has taken the covers off three new digital cameras today, the SZ-31MR iHS, the TG-820 iHS, and the OM-D E-M5. Okay, so that doesn't mean anything. Unlike smartphones, digital camera model names are still just a confusing conglomeration of letters and numbers. But here's what is cool - the SZ-31MR iHS has 920,000-dot touch-screen LCD display, the TG-820 iHS offers protection from everything from water to being crushed, and the OM-D E-M5 has the world's fastest autofocusing system.

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Olympus OM-D interchangeable lens camera leaks again

Olympus OM-D interchangeable lens camera leaks again

More details and a clearer image of the Olympus OM-D interchangeable lens camera have leaked, with the retro-styled mirrorless compact promising to revolutionize the DSLR world. Following on from the first leaks last month, the new image shows a clearer view of the top panel of the OM-D, 43 Rumors, reports, with plenty of knurled dials and what looks to be the beginning of a flash hot-shoe.

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Olympus OM-D camera surfaces in first leaked image

Olympus OM-D camera surfaces in first leaked image

The first image of Olympus' upcoming OM-D Micro Four Thirds camera has leaked. The OM-D camera is expected to be Olympus' first digital shooter to join its flagship OM series that's turning 40 years old this year. The image only shows part of the camera, but does at least reveal a well-built high quality finish.

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Samsung weighing Olympus partnership

Samsung weighing Olympus partnership

Samsung may swoop in and rescue ailing manufacturer Olympus, though its superhero moves will be in the shape of a partnership not an acquisition. "We are open to the possibility of an alliance with Olympus" an internal source at Samsung tells Reuters, though the interest is not in the company's camera business but its healthcare division. The Korean company joins other rumored curious parties Sony and Panasonic, who are also believed to be sniffing around.

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Olympus VG-160, VR-340 and Tough TG-320 point-and-shoots launch

Olympus VG-160, VR-340 and Tough TG-320 point-and-shoots launch

Olympus has outed three new compact cameras at CES, the VG-160, VR-340 and Tough TG-320, offering point-and-shoot practicality along with 720p HD video recording. The Olympus Tough TG-320 packs a 14-megapixel sensor and 3.6x wide-angle optical zoom lens into a waterproof, shockproof, freezeproof and dustproof casing, with a 3D photo mode - that works underwater - and an HDMI port for easy TV connectivity.

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Olympus SP-620UZ and SZ-12 superzooms revealed

Olympus SP-620UZ and SZ-12 superzooms revealed

Olympus has launched a set of new super-zoom cameras, the SP-620UZ UltraZoom with a 21x lens and the SZ-12 with a 24x lens in a compact body. Fresh to CES 2012, the SP-620UZ has a 16-megapixels sensor and can create 3D shots by combining a pair of slightly-offset 2D images; the SZ-12, meanwhile, has a 14-megapixel sensor and dual image-stabilization along with 720p HD video recording.

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