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Olympus TOUGH TG-810 “crushproof” camera packs GPS

Olympus TOUGH TG-810 “crushproof” camera packs GPS

Olympus' second camera of the day can't do anything as fancy as shoot high quality video and images simultaneously, but you can at least throw it under the nearest 100kg weight and still expect it to function. The Olympus TOUGH TG-810 arguably tempts fate by describing itself as "crushproof," and packs a 14-megapixel sensor, 5x optical zoom, dual-image stabilization and  integrated GPS and electronic compass.

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Olympus SZ-30MR shoots simultaneous 1080p HD video & 16MP stills

Olympus SZ-30MR shoots simultaneous 1080p HD video & 16MP stills

It's not the Micro Four Thirds camera we were hoping for, but Olympus has outed a pair of new Super Zooms which it claims are the first to shoot Full HD video and 16-megapixel stills simultaneously. The Olympus SZ-30MR and SZ-20 each have dual image stabilization and a backlit 16-megapixel sensor, which the SZ-30MR pairs with a 24x optical zoom and the SZ-20 with a 12.5x optical zoom.

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Olympus May Announce New Micro Four Thirds Cameras March 2nd

Olympus May Announce New Micro Four Thirds Cameras March 2nd

Fans of the compact lens system may be getting some new cameras next week if rumors are true. 43 Rumors is reporting that three new models from Olympus may be landing on March 2nd.

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Carl Zeiss AG enters micro four thirds lens market

Carl Zeiss AG enters micro four thirds lens market

When it comes to camera optics and lenses, one of the biggest names in the industry is Carl Zeiss. The company has announced that it will be entering into the micro four thirds market with Olympus. The new Zeiss HD video lenses will be launched at a later date for video cameras and at this point details on the new lens is scant.

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Olympus PEN E-PL2 official: $600 this month

Olympus PEN E-PL2 official: $600 this month

As expected, Olympus' latest Micro Four Thirds camera, the PEN E-PL2, has made its official debut at CES 2011 this week. A 12.3-megapixel interchangeable lens camera, the PEN E-PL2 supports in-camera image stabilization, 720p HD video, a 3-inch 460k dot display with Live Guide II for photos and video, and ISO 6400 support. There's also a new iDetect feature, which goes one better than face detection and makes a subject's eyes the focus of the frame.

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Olympus PEN E-PL2 leaks again with Close Up Spotlight accessory

Olympus PEN E-PL2 leaks again with Close Up Spotlight accessory

A second shot of the Olympus PEN E-PL2 has leaked ahead of the micro four thirds camera's official debut at CES 2011 next week, and it seems a Bluetooth dongle isn't the only unusual accessory the company has planned. 43Rumors' latest shot shows the E-PL2 with a Close Up Spotlight addition, two independently posable LED lights that attach to the hot-shoe.

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Olympus XZ-1, Sony 1080p60 super-autofocus and Panasonic S-Series tipped for CES 2011 compact avalanche

Olympus XZ-1, Sony 1080p60 super-autofocus and Panasonic S-Series tipped for CES 2011 compact avalanche

A new Olympus compact camera has leaked ahead of its official release at CES 2011 next week, along with details on a new range of Sony shooters. The Olympus XZ-1, so 43rumors sources say, has the same 1:1.63 size 10.1-megapixel sensor as the Panasonic LX5 but paired with a 28-112mm f/1.8-2.5 lens.

Meanwhile, according to Sony Alpha Rumors, Sony will bring along compact cameras capable of 1080p60 recording in AVCHD format, while contrast auto-focus is tipped to be as fast as that on the Panasonic LUMIX GH2. In fact, the new models are expected to focus in just 0.1s.

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Olympus PEN E-PL2 leaks: new lens kit & PENPAL Bluetooth dongle

Olympus PEN E-PL2 leaks: new lens kit & PENPAL Bluetooth dongle

A new micro four thirds camera has leaked, the Olympus PEN E-PL2, ahead of its official debut at CES 2011 next week. According to 43rumors, the E-PL2 has a new high-resolution 3-inch 460k-dot LCD and will be paired with a 14-42mm f3.5/5.6 MSC (Movie & Still Compatible) kit lens; optionally, it can also be used with the Olympus PENPAL, a Bluetooth dongle that attaches to the E-PL2's hot-shoe and wirelessly sends photos to Android or Windows Phone 7 smartphones.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: November 23 2010

SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: November 23 2010

Dunk it in! This morning over at Android Community (or was it late last night?) Vincent reviewed the Motorola Defy - a rugged piece of machinery that'll get wet and keep on clickin. There's some 3D modeling and studying of flying snakes on SlashGear, a hands on with the Marvell Android tablet, and a gaming computer employing cooled liquid to get it down to some sub-zero temps. And then, and then! Apple announces they're going to have some Black Friday sales at their stores. Holy holiday ham! What a strange day it's turning out to be here on SlashGear Morning Wrap-up!

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Olympus PEN Lite E-PL1s updates ISO & gets new, lightweight lens

Olympus PEN Lite E-PL1s updates ISO & gets new, lightweight lens

Olympus has given its Micro Four Thirds range a slight polish, in the shape of the updated Olympus PEN Lite E-PL1s. Still dubbed the world's lightest interchangeable lens camera, the new E-PL1s gets a mild spec tweak to support up to ISO 6400 (from 3200) and a new Lithium-Ion battery; more interestingly, there's a new lens, the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II, with which the PEN manages to be just 454g.

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Olympus Micro Four Thirds plans could eclipse entry-level DSLRs

Olympus Micro Four Thirds plans could eclipse entry-level DSLRs

Olympus expects its ageing entry-level DSLRs to be replaced by Micro Four Thirds models, rather than new DSLRs, according to product manager Toshiyuki Terada.  Speaking to fotopolis, Terada said that while no specific models could be announced, the company had no "concrete plans" to update the E-620 and other entry-level DSLRs.

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Olympus Zuiko lens compact camera teased at Photokina

Olympus Zuiko lens compact camera teased at Photokina

Olympus are teasing a new camera of their own today, in the shape of a new prototype that uses an integrated Zuiko lens.  Expected to make its commercial debut in Q1 2011, the so-far unnamed compact camera doesn't use a removable lens system like Olympus' Micro Four Thirds models, but does get the same accessory port.

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