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Olympus debuts splashproof pro E-5 DSLR camera

Olympus debuts splashproof pro E-5 DSLR camera

Olympus has unveiled a new professional level DSLR camera that is tough enough to survive lots of use outside and in. The camera is called the E-5 and it has some interesting new features like the first 100% digital specific lenses and a Supersonic Wave Filter Dust Reduction System. The most interesting feature for pros that do lots of outdoor shooting may be the fact that the camera body is splashproof and dustproof with magnesium alloy construction.

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Olympus E-5 Micro Four Thirds shows a shoulder & some specs

Olympus E-5 Micro Four Thirds shows a shoulder & some specs

The first image of the Olympus E-5 has leaked, though you'd need a Victorian sensibility to truly appreciate it as so far all we can see is a shoulder.  According to 43rumors, their trusted sources have confirmed that the shot is indeed a crop of the upcoming E-5, and they've also provided some hardware specs too: a 12.1-megapixel sensor, ISO 100 to 6400 and a weatherproof magnesium body.

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Olympus PEN E-P2 black-on-black kit debuts alongside new zoom lenses

Olympus PEN E-P2 black-on-black kit debuts alongside new zoom lenses

The tipped Olympus PEN E-P2 black-on-black kit has made its official debut, a black-clad P2 Micro Four Thirds camera complete with matching M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 17mm pancake lens and FL-14 flash, priced at $999.99 when it drops in October 2010.  Meanwhile a second version - which switches the black FL-14 flash for a black VF-2 electronic viewfinder - will also be launched, at €1,079.  There are also two new lenses to choose between.

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Olympus E-P2 black kit and E-5 12MP tipped imminent

Olympus E-P2 black kit and E-5 12MP tipped imminent

Olympus' new Micro Four Thirds plans have been outed, and you won't have to wait long for the fruits of their development to arrive.  According to 43rumors, on Tuesday August 31st the company will announce a new E-P2 kit complete with a black 17mm lens and matching external flash, together with two new lenses, while on September 14th there'll be a new 12-megapixel Olympus E-5 to drool over.

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Olympus FE-5050 & FE-4050 Unveiled, Arriving in Japan Later This Month

Olympus FE-5050 & FE-4050 Unveiled, Arriving in Japan Later This Month

When it comes to point-and-shoot cameras, there doesn't seem to be much differentiation between cameras in the market. That being said, you're either a fan of them, or you're not. There's probably not that big of a middle-ground out there. Olympus is hoping to attract a few eyes from the former camp, with the introduction of two new point-and-shoots, which may not look like the fanciest cameras available (or soon to be available, to be more accurate), but at least they aren't in the dumps for features.

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Olympus PEN E-PL1 gets augmented reality demo [Video]

Olympus PEN E-PL1 gets augmented reality demo [Video]

You might remember the augmented reality business cards we wrote about all the way back in July 2009; well, Olympus has taken the same idea and turned it into a pretty neat interactive demo for their PEN E-PL1 micro-four-thirds camera.  Using a paper cut-out of the E-PL1 and your computer's webcam, the demo can show a life-sized 3D representation of the camera with clickable features, working still and video capture, and instant upload of content you create to Facebook and YouTube.

Video demo after the cut

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Olympus PEN E-PL1 Micro 4/3 Digital Camera Review

Olympus PEN E-PL1 Micro 4/3 Digital Camera Review

Micro-four-thirds cameras may be small in your pocket but their impact on your pocketbook can often still be significant. Stepping into the budget micro-4/3 market is the Olympus Pen E-PL1, packing much of the functionality from the 12.3-megapixel PEN E-P2 but with a considerably cheaper price tag. Built with mainstream consumer photographers in mind, we've been putting it through its paces for the full SlashGear review.

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