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Olympus XZ-1 10-megapixel Compact Digital Camera

January 7th, 2011 No comments

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The Olympus XZ-1 is aimed at amateurs and professional photographers looking for a second camera. The camera features a 10-megapixel 1/1.63 inch CCD sensor, a fast f/1.8-2.5, 4x wide-angle i.ZUIKO DIGITAL lens, a 3-inch OLED display and 720p HD movies. With a minimum aperture of f1.8 at wide-angle and a maximum aperture of f2.5 at telephoto, the i.ZUIKO DIGITAL f1.8-2.5 6.0-24mm assures fast shutter speeds for sharp low-light images. This aperture range also allows photographers to take portraits that highlight the subject by defocusing the background, a capability not possible in most compact cameras. The lens is specifically designed for clear, high-quality photographic performance with minimal ghosting or flare. To further boost the quality of stills and movies, you can also add an external flash, an electronic viewfinder or an external stereo microphone. The company will release more accessories for this digital camera in the near future. The Olympus XZ-1 comes in black and white and will be available in January 2011 at an estimated retail price of around US$499.99. Read more…

Olympus E-PL1s Micro Four Thirds Camera

November 17th, 2010 No comments

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Olympus Japan has announced the E-PL1s compact system camera and the M.Zuiko Digital 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II silent-focus lens. The Olympus E-PL1s is actually a Japan-only model, which is mostly a cosmetic update of the E-PL1, having the silver band on top and sides changed to the body color. The new Micro Four Thirds camera features 12.3-megapixel sensor to capture still pictures and record 720p videos, up to ISO 6400 sensitivity, a new Lithium-Ion battery, an SDHC memory card slot, a built-in image stabilization and a 2.7-inch, 230k dot rear preview display. Available in red, white, or black, the Olympus E-PL1s will be available in April 2011 and bundled with a new M.Zuiko Digital 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II silent-focus lens. Enjoy more pictures after the jump. Read more…

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Olympus E-5 DSLR Camera Release Date Unveiled

October 23rd, 2010 No comments

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Olympus Japan has finally unveiled the release date for the new Olympus E-5 digital single-lens reflex camera. This weather sealed 12-megapixel DSLR will be launched on October 29th, 2010 for €1,699 (US$2,369). The Olympus E-5 features a large optical viewfinder, a fully articulated LCD screen, an in-body image stabilization, the dust reduction system, a 5fps burst shooting and a video mode. Find out more pictures after the jump. Read more…

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Olympus E-P2 Special Black Editions

August 31st, 2010 No comments

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Olympus today announced the availability of the limited-edition E-P2 kits. The Olympus E-P2 Special Black EVF Edition consists of a black E-P2 body, a matching black Olympus 17mm f/2.8 pancake lens and a VF-2 add-on electronic viewfinder, while the Olympus E-P2 Special Black Flash Edition comprises a black FL-14 external flash alongside the black E-P2 body and black Olympus 17mm f/2.8 pancake lens. Both camera kits feature retro styled lens caps imprinted with the original Olympus PEN F logo in silver. The Olympus E-P2 Special Black EVF Edition and the Olympus E-P2 Special Black Flash Edition will be launched in October 2010 for €1079 ($1,380) and €1049 ($1,342), respectively. The retro lens cap can also be purchased separately for €49.90 ($63). [PhotographyBLOG]

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Olympus E-P2 Micro Four Thirds Camera Receives New Color

May 9th, 2010 No comments

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Olympus Europe will release the silver version of the PEN E-P2 Micro Four Thirds camera later this month. The silver version comes equipped with the M. Zuiko Digital ED 14 – 42mm 1:3.5-5.6 lens. The camera has an accessory port for optional extras including a detachable electronic viewfinder and a microphone. You can purchase the silver version of the Olympus PEN E-P2 for €799 ($1,014). Check out more pictures after the jump. Read more…

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Olympus M Zuiko Digital 9-18mm Lens Release Date Unveiled

April 18th, 2010 No comments

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Olympus Japan has announced the release date for its new M Zuiko Digital 9-18mm F4-5.6 wide-angle zoom lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras. Priced at 71,000 Yens or around $700, the lens will be released on April 23rd, 2010. Additionally, Olympus Japan will also launch the 14-150mm F4.0-5.6 in the end of next month. [Press Release]

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