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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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Olympus PEN E-P3, E-PL3 and E-PM1 micro four thirds official

Olympus PEN E-P3, E-PL3 and E-PM1 micro four thirds official

Olympus has outed its trio of new PEN micro four thirds cameras, each using a new 12.3-megapixel Live MOS Image Sensor supporting up to ISO 12,800, and promising faster 35-point auto-focussing, shutter response and image processing than the company's own E-5 DSLR. The Olympus PEN E-P3 is the flagship, with a 3-inch OLED 614k pixel touchscreen and a built-in flash, while the PEN E-PL3 and PEN E-PM1 have a 3-inch 460k LCD display, articulated on the PL3.

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Full frontal Olympus E-PM1 spy photo turns up

Full frontal Olympus E-PM1 spy photo turns up

Olympus is set to trot out some new digital cameras tomorrow in London. The presumption is that one of the cameras to be unveiled tomorrow will be the oft leaked E-PM1 that we are talking about here. I already talked a bit about this camera back when leaked photos of the camera top controls surfaced. We don’t have a huge amount of detail on the camera at this point. The camera will launch alongside new 12mm f/2.0 and 45mm f/1.8.

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Olympus EP-3 caught in wild

Olympus EP-3 caught in wild

Images of the fast-incoming Olympus EP-3 interchangeable lens camera have leaked, ahead of what's expected to be a June 30 launch of the new model. PhotoRumors snagged the shots and some apparent specifications, with the EP-3 supposedly having a new 12-megapixel sensor which Olympus has developed in-house, and which supports up to ISO 12800.

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