This month we’ve gotten the opportunity to take a closer look at the Olympus Tough TG-3 rugged and waterproof camera out in the field. This camera is waterproof to 50 feet, crush-proof up to a whopping 220 pounds, dust-proof, shock-proof up to 7 feet, and freeze-proof down to 14-degrees Fahrenheit. Needless to say, once we discovered it could also shoot high-quality videos and photos, we had to get a better peek.
In addition to pushing some new next-level standard cameras this week, Olympus is revealing their Stylus Tough TG-3. This machine is rugged, able to take water, crushing, and shock to heart. The Olympus TG-3 also works with a 16-megapixel CMOS sensor to get you in with the large final images.
Olympus has just revealed its latest digital camera the takes the best of both worlds of its PEN compact design and its relatively new optical 5-axis image stabilization technology. While the camera is loaded with premium features, a lot of it revolves around shooting that perfect movie.
Olympus has had a run of success with its OM-D series of cameras, not least the E-M5 we reviewed last year, and now there's the new OM-D E-M10 to carry that torch, a model the company claims rivals APS-C DSLRs while being considerably smaller. In fact, at 63.9mm deep and 516g with the new 14-42mm EZ kit lens, the OM-D E-M10 is even smaller than the body alone of Canon's EOS Rebel SL1. We caught up with Olympus ahead of the new camera's launch to find out what makes the E-M10 so special, what the company had to do to pack so much into so little space, and to see the new lenses - including an updated version of the surprisingly popular fish-eye body cap lens - to go along with it.
As zoom lenses go, the Olympus Stylus SP-100EE IHS certainly puts the "super" into super-zoom. Also known as the "Eagle's Eye", the new 16-megapixel snapper's snout extends to accommodate a whopping 50x optical zoom - 24-1200mm, in fact - with Olympus even fitting a laser dot sight to make lining up your frame more straightforward when you're getting up close. Paired with the company's digital zoom, the SP-100 manages a near-ridiculous 100x magnification.
Olympus has added a new ruggedized camera to its Stylus Tough line-up, the TG-850, the first such model to offer a swiveling LCD. Packing a 16-megapixel BSI CMOS and a 21mm, 5x zoom - the widest, Olympus points out, in its class - the TG-850 can deal with dives down to 33 feet, as well as up to 220 pounds of crushing force, and cold temperatures of as much as -14 degrees Fahrenheit.
Only a few hours ago specifications claiming to be on the Olympus Stylus 1 digital camera leaked out. The official announcement confirms most of the specifications that leaked earlier. The official specifications for the camera outline optical 10.7x zoom lens covering a full range of 28 to 300 mm. That lens is a constant aperture F2.8 i.ZUIKO DIGITAL lens retracts all the way into the body when closed leaving the camera very compact.
A list of specifications for the anticipated mini-OMD camera Olympus is prepping, the Stylus 1, has been acquired by the folks over at Digicame Info, revealing among other things an 11.2-megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor. This isn't the first time this camera has surfaced, but this time around we get a long list of specifications to accompany the images we've already seen surface.
Olympus has trotted out an interesting new Micro Four Thirds mirrorless digital camera that has some very interesting features. Olympus says that the new digital camera will provide the highest ever image quality offered in one of its cameras thanks to a new 16.3-megapixel LiveMOS sensor and a new TruePic VII image processor. The camera also offers high-speed Dual Fast AF.
Olympus has wearable display plans of its own, a new patent reveals, effectively splitting a digital camera into two pieces - eye-worn screen and imaging unit - for more flexibility in photography. The patent, "Camera and Wearable Image Display Apparatus", describes a monocular eye-piece display that connects wirelessly to a camera body, clicking into image preview and review mode when the camera is held still to take one or more photos.