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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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Olympus HQ raided over $1.7bn fraud

Olympus HQ raided over $1.7bn fraud

Olympus has officially confirmed that Japanese prosecutors have raided its offices and the home of one of the former company executives that knew about the fraud the company was found to have committed. It has come to light that Olympus had for years hidden investment losses using questionable practices and acquisitions. The prosecutors that raided the Olympus HQ are working in conjunction with police and financial regulators.

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Olympus LS-100 Linear PCM Recorder revealed for all-in-one audio prowess

Olympus LS-100 Linear PCM Recorder revealed for all-in-one audio prowess

When you first lay eyes on this beast of an audio recorder, you're going to think it's right out of Ghostbusters or the original switches-everywhere Star Trek series, but it's not, it's the new Olympus LS-100 linear PCM audio recording device and it's about to blow the socks off the competition with its ability to record basically anything. This device is actually just the latest in a series of LS-branded recorders from Olympus, featuring two 90-degree directional stereo condenser microphones with the ability to capture both lower-bass frequencies and louder sound "with less clipping" than ever before*. Have a peek at this aesthetic and sonic masterpiece and see if its the monster for you.

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Fujifilm tipped for Olympus takeover

Fujifilm tipped for Olympus takeover

Fujifilm has been tipped as a possible buyer for ailing Olympus, swooping in to rescue the struggling Japanese camera firm as full details of its $1.1bn accounting cover-up. The rumors come as Fuji Xerox prepares a renewed push into Asian markets, particularly China, Bloomberg reports, while its rival flounders amid revelations of investment cover-ups and malpractice.

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Olympus PEN E-PM1 launches for under $500

Olympus PEN E-PM1 launches for under $500

The last time I talked about the Olympus PEN E-PM1 digital camera was back in late June when photos of the camera leaked. At the time, we didn’t know when the camera would land or what it would sell for. The wondering is now over with the camera officially debuting this week. The E-PM1 digital camera will sell for $499.99 and comes in six different colors. The size and price make this the most affordable and smallest camera in the PEN line.

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