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Olympus Announces Latest Tough TG-3 iHS Camera

Posted in Cameras,Olympus by Darrin Olson on March 31st, 2014

Olympus Tough TG-3 iHS CameraOlympus announced on Monday the release of the Tough TG-3 iHS point-and-shoot camera, a successor to the TG-2 from last year with some notable improvements including increased megapixels, built-in Wifi and remote control through your Android or iOS mobile device.

The Tough TG-3 comes with a 16 megapixel BSI CMOS image sensor, can handle drops from up to seven feet and being submerged in up to 50 feet of water. Adding to the the “tough”-ness, Olympus says it can also stand up to 220 foot pounds of pressure without cracking and will operate down to 14°F.

The latest Tough camera has a 3-inch rear LCD, and will come in black or red sometime in June for $349.99.

via TechShout

Olympus SP-810UZ with 36x wide-angle zoom

Posted in Olympus by Conner Flynn on July 27th, 2011

You can either carry a full DSLR kit with you, or bring along a point-and-shoot. The latter sacrifices image quality, but you are traveling light. The Olympus SP-810UZ will help with this obstacle, pairing a 14-megapixel image sensor with a massive 24-864mm, f/2.9-5.7 optical zoom lens.

This 36x superzoom point-and-shoot camera has 720p HD video, 3D image capture and a 3-inch LCD. We don’t have a release date for the $330 cam yet, but we know plenty of folks who are ready and willing.

Olympus Tough TG-310 lives up to its name

Posted in Olympus by Conner Flynn on February 10th, 2011

Olympus is offering the Olympus Tough TG-310. This ultra-rugged compact digital camera is waterproof up to 10 feet, shockproof up to 5 feet and freezeproof up to 14 degrees Fahrenheit. It also features a 3D Photo Mode which will capture images of a scene from two different angles.

Other features include 720p HD video recording, a 14-megapixel sensor, 3.6x wide-angle optical zoom lenses, dual image stabilization, Eye-Fi card compatibility, and In-Camera Panorama. It will run you $200 and it hits store shelves on February 18th.

Olympus PENpal transfers images wirelessly

Posted in Olympus by Conner Flynn on January 11th, 2011

Want to send images from your Olympus camera to your computer without cables? Well, now you can. The Olympus PENpal Bluetooth dongle will slide onto the accessory shoe on top of the Olympus PEN E-PL2 camera and give you full control of it from the camera itself. Pretty neat.

The PENpal can resize your images before sending, to 1280 x 960, 1920 x 1440 or 640 x 480. It is compatible with Android and Windows smartphones, but not the iPad. Just $80 and of course it’s just for Olympus cameras.

Olympus E-PL2 spotted, with macro spotlight

Posted in Olympus by Conner Flynn on January 1st, 2011

Images of the Olympus E-PL2, the follow up to the E-PL1, have already leaked. The Micro Four Thirds camera is said to pack in a new 14-42mm f/3.5 – 5.6 kit lens, a ‘direct movie’ button, a high-resolution 3-inch display, and an optional Bluetooth model.

But the latest image above suggests that there will also be an optional ‘Medusa’ version of the camera with a closeup spotlight for your macro shots. Finally a camera that Doctor Octopus can love! The adjustable LED will not require an extra battery, which makes it an add-on worthy of your consideration.

Olympus offers new E-5 DSLR for photography pros

Posted in Cameras,Olympus by Shane McGlaun on September 14th, 2010

I just mentioned that Samsung has unveiled a new digital camera today called the NX100. Olympus has also rolled out a new digital camera with its profession DSLR called the E-5. The DSLR camera has some cool features like a magnesium body that is rugged.

The body of the camera is splash resistant and dust proof making it capable of surviving lots of outdoor use. The DSLR has a 12.3MP image sensor and has a rear LCD that swivels for shooting pictures using Live View. The E-5 also has a 100% field of view optical viewfinder in addition to Live View mode.

Olympus silver PEN E-P2 Micro Four Thirds camera

Posted in Olympus by Conner Flynn on May 9th, 2010

Olympus’ original all-black PEN E-P2 was already nice and retro. So how do you make it even more retro? With this newer, silver model of course. Almost six months after the Micro Four Thirds camera arrived, Olympus has decided that we need another color option.

Aside from the color, there’s no difference between the two models. It will ship later this month in Europe for $1,016, which at least gets you a M. Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6 lens!

Olympus PEN E-P1 gets the Swarovski treatment

Posted in Olympus by Conner Flynn on November 24th, 2009

Olympus PEN E-P1 gets the Swarovski treatmentThe Olympus E-P2 is just around the corner, so are you still in the market for the E-P1? How about if it’s crawling with Swarovski crystals? Well, if bling is your thing, then feast your eyes on the gaudiness above.

If the above image calls out to you, be prepared to fork over £1999.99 (or $3,302) to own this shiny camera. Don’t come complaining to us when those cheap crystals start falling off. But if you can afford this, you probably don’t care about the dough… Or good taste.

Olympus E-P1 camera unveiled

Posted in Olympus by Shane McGlaun on June 17th, 2009

olympuse-p1-sbDigital cameras are available to meet just about any need a user can have. There are small cameras that are easy to carry and there are larger DSLR cameras that take higher quality images. The problem with many DSLR cameras is that they are large and bulky devices.

Olympus has announced a new camera built on the micro four thirds lens system that has the smaller dimension of a point-and-shoot camera but promises to deliver the image quality and features of a DSLR. The camera is called the Olympus E-P1 and has a 12.3-megapixel resolution.

New Olympus cameras let you preview shot effects

Posted in Digital Cameras,Olympus by Nino Marchetti on January 25th, 2008

Olympus Stylus 1020Olympus this week unveiled a trio of new Stylus compact digital cameras which it says offer dual image stabilization, 2.7-inch LCDs and a feature called “Perfect Shot Preview.” These models are the Stylus 840, Stylus 1010 and Stylus 1020 and pricing will range between about $250 and $350.

Perfect Shot Preview, as described by Olympus, “enables users to preview and select various photographic effects on a live, multi-window screen before snapping the shot.” The Stylus 1010 and 1020 will both offer 10-megapixels of shooting ability, with the Stylus 840 chiming in at 8-megapixels.

Expect all three Stylus digital cameras in stores by March. You can get the full details after the jump.

Olympus Stylus 1030 SW endures water, shock and cold

Posted in Digital Cameras,Olympus,Waterproof by Darrin Olson on January 22nd, 2008

Olympus Stylus 1030 SW is waterproof, drop-proof and freeze proofAny fans of the rugged Olympus Stylus models will be happy to hear that they’ve giving the Stylus 720 SW an upgrade with a couple new models. The 10.1 megapixel Olympus Stylus 1030 SW is the tougher of the two and comes encased in an all-metal chassis with the ability to withstand drops from 6.6 feet.

Not only can the 1030 take a hit but its frame can withstand 220 pounds of pressure. It’s also rated as waterproof for taking photos underwater at up to 33 feet below the surface and can stand cold of down to 14 degrees Fahrenheit (remember that water freezes at 32).

Digital Camera for extreme sports, plain clumsiness

Posted in Digital Cameras,Olympus by Darrin Olson on January 25th, 2007

Olympus 770 SW shockproof, waterproof digital cameraFor extreme sport enthusiasts or those of you who just fall down a lot and are looking for a quality digital camera that will last you more than one day of action; Olympus may have just the ticket.

The 7.1 megapixel Olympus Mju 770 SW digital camera is one tough camera, especially for its class. The 770 SW is shock proof for drops of up to 1.5 meters and can support crushing pressure of up to 100 kg which should make sitting on it in your back pocket OK. The tough camera is also waterproof on its own for depths up to 10 meters, not to mention making the occasional rain or puddle a non-event. An optional waterproof case can bring that depth down to 40 meters. In addition, it can still operate in temperatures down to -10 degrees C.

For underwater use, …

Olympus WS-320M Voice Recorder

Posted in Olympus,Voice Recorders by Chetz on October 17th, 2006

Olympus WS 320-MVoice recorders had a time when I thought they were pretty cool because they had those tiny little cassette tapes. I remember going to the doctor’s office (for routine visits, of course) and seeing many little tapes lying around with different files where the doctors would dictate on them and file them away.

Well, voice records have come a long way, and dictation is not recorded onto little tapes anymore. If you are in need of a good voice recorder for dictation or anything else, Olympus has a sweet one. The Olympus WS-320M is a digital voice recorder with a few extra features. Aside from being able to record up to 277 hours, it can also be used as a music player supporting MP3′s and WMA files, and will work as a storage drive with up …

Olympus Stylus 750

Posted in Digital Cameras,Olympus by Darrin Olson on October 15th, 2006

Olympus Stylus 750

With the 7.1 megapixel resolution and 5x optical zoom in this compact frame, Olympus has done well with it’s Stylus 750 Digital Camera. Olympus has incorporated some advanced image stabilization features into the 750, including Dual Image stabilization and Digital Image stabilization to reduce the chance of blur when you are moving or the object you are shooting is.

With the Stylus 750, Olympus had come out with the thinnest 5x optical zoom camera in it’s class, which is great for getting those close up shots without having to lug a large gadget in your pocket. This camera is also weatherproofed, allowing for use in the rain, spraying waves or on the ski slope.

Some other features on of the Stylus 750 Digital Camera include a 2.5″ LCD screen to view photos and aim your shots, and a shutter speed of 1/1000 sec to 1/2 …