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Olympus AIR Will Transform Your Smartphone into a Mirrorless Camera

A full-fledge mirror-less camera takes awesome stills and videos, while a smartphone, though does not perform as well as a dedicated imaging device, boasts pretty decent image editing power and instant sharing features. The Olympus AIR A01 Camera introduced late last month sits between the two. Similar to Sony’s QX Lens Camera, instead of having its a camera body, the AIR is designed to function with smartphones to afford your handset to capture amazing DSLR quality images and also lens interchangeability. It offers you control, including exposure, white balance, ISO speed, and modes of shoot (P, A, S and M), just like an actual Micro Four Thirds camera. The only difference being, settings are done via your handset’s display. Continue reading Olympus AIR Will Transform Your Smartphone into a Mirrorless Camera

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 Takes Selfie to the Rugged and Extreme Conditions

If made it to the top of the rock mountain (it doesn’t which rocky mountain) or doing white water rafting, you would want to take a couple of selfie as a proof of your achievement right? If that’s the case, the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 Rugged Camera is made just for you, or basically for any area or situation where regular cameras can’t go. It touts a 21mm ultra-wide angle lens with 5x optical zoom that will not only swallow up the scenery whole, but also ensures that no one will be left out of the picture when taking group selfies. It also incorporates a 3” HVGA 180-degree tilt LCD for easy framing when taking selfie. The ultra-wide angle lens is matched to a 16MP backlit CMOS sensor, backed by TruePic VII image processor for superior quality images even in fast-moving scenes and in low light condition. Continue reading Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 Takes Selfie to the Rugged and Extreme Conditions

Olympus Air is a Wireless Lens Camera That Will Turn Your Smartphone into a DSLR-like Camera

While affordable accessories like the Moment Case and Prynt Case attempts to transform your smartphone into an actual digital camera, the freshly announced Olympus Air A01 Lens Camera takes such endeavor to the next level by blessing your mobile device with a full-fledge 16MP micro-four thirds sensor-equipped lens camera. If that sounds all too familiar to you that’s because Sony has already done that with the QX lens, which some said was a failed attempt to turn your handset into a powerful camera. Despite so, the Japanese imaging equipment maker thinks it is a brilliant idea, but to us, we are pretty stumped as to why there is a need for such a product when there are already WiFi-equipped cameras that can do pretty much the same thing. Continue reading Olympus Air is a Wireless Lens Camera That Will Turn Your Smartphone into a DSLR-like Camera

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mirrorless DSLR

there are many difficult decisions to make everyday and getting the right camera to suit your need is among them. here’s one to add to your dilemma and we think it might be worthy of your consideration. meet the new Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mirrorless DSLR, the successor to the E-5 mirrorless DSLR camera (we didn’t say that, Olympus did). basically what you are looking at is a beautifully crafted DSLR in a compact and lightweight package that, dare we say, might make cumbersome and hefty DSLR a thing of the past. keeping the innards enclosed is a durable magnesium alloy body that’s weather resistant, dust-, splash- and freeze proof for reliability and mobility so that you can shoot in just about any environments. Continue reading Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mirrorless DSLR

Olympus PEN E-P5 Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera

beyond its awesome retro look, this new flagship of the PEN series, the Olympus PEN E-P5 Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera, is every bit of sophistication and style. boasting as the first mirrorless interchangeable lens camera to offer 1/8000 sec. high-speed shutter, it also features a 16.1MP Live MOS Sensor married to a TruePic VI image processor, a 3.0″ tilt touchscreen LCD, Full HD 1080p videoing (in .mov and .avi formats), built-in WiFi, dual control dial (front and rear), 5-axis image stabilization with IS Auto, fast AF with touch focus and touch shutter, 9 fps burst shooting, and of course, a built-in flash. all the above niceties are kept wrapped in a unmistakable retro metal body with leather accent and void of any visible screws. Continue reading Olympus PEN E-P5 Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera

Olympus STYLUS Tough TG-2 iHS Digital Camera

how to make a brilliant ruggedized camera even better? we would think there are myriad of ways, except not making it too overly rugged looking. for Olympus, the Japanese firm choose to give its new flagship ruggedized shooter, the Olympus STYLUS Tough TG-2 iHS Digital Camera, go deeper (up to 15m or about 50 feet) and let it captures image as close as 1cm with its Super Macro mode, while still maintaining the heart-winning, sleek, sophisticated aesthetic. though, it still inherits quite a few features from the TG-1 such as the 12.0-megapixel backlit CMOS sensor with matched to the TruePic image processor Continue reading Olympus STYLUS Tough TG-2 iHS Digital Camera

Olympus Tough TG-1

Olympus Tough TG-1
Olympus Tough TG-1 | US$399.99 | www.olympus.com

planning to scale the Himalaya mountains? or trekking through the wilderness in Alaska? then you will be needing a camera such as the Olympus Tough TG-1 to capture your journey’s most important moments. while ruggedized digital cameras are not new, the Tough TG-1 is one tough camera geared towards the cream of the crop of rugged camera users. the specs speak for itself: 12.0-megapixel backlit CMOS sensor matched to a ultra wide angle 25-100mm f2.0-f/4.9 lens with 4x zoom, Truepix VI image processor Continue reading Olympus Tough TG-1

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Digital Camera

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Digital Camera
(photos: Olympus) Olympus OM-D Digital Camera | US$tba | www.olympus.com

there’s nothing like a good camera that has all the goodness of today’s imaging innovations and still bears the traditional aesthetic. let’s be honest: even if go all rah-rah about a camera’s performance, we still want the look to match and the Olympus OM-D Digital Camera is just that camera that will let you into the best of both worlds. thanks to its Micro Four Thirds technology and magnesium alloy material, the OM series camera is able to sport a compact, and yet lightweight body. and that’s not all. the camera is enhanced with the same dust and splash-proof qualities that has already been proven with the E-5 camera. under the hood lives a 16.05-megapixels Live MOS Sensor that works in sync with the TruePic VI image processor. Continue reading Olympus OM-D E-M5 Digital Camera

Olympus PEN E-P3, Lite E-PL3 and mini E-PM1

Olympus launch its assault on the digital camera market today with a wave of announcements. kicking off the announcement is the launch of a new Micro Four Thirds camera, the PEN E-P3. armed with a newly developed 12.1-megapixels sensor, the E-P3 is said to has the world’s fastest auto-focus and shutter response time – thanks to its newly developed TruePIC VI Image processor. the camera features a 3-inch OLED touchscreen display that also doubles as a control and quick AF. it has an ISO range of up to 12,800. other features include HD-AVCHD and AVI video recording, 3D Photo Shooting et cetera. set to be go on sale on the July 22, the Pen E-P3 will be available in three packages: camera body only, a single lens kit and a dual lens kit. however, pricing has yet to be announced. Continue reading Olympus PEN E-P3, Lite E-PL3 and mini E-PM1

the world’s smallest micro four thirds camera [video]

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(credit: via MIC Gadget) Olympus PEN Tiny-Mini | US$6.90 | store.micgadget.com

hold up your excitement for the world’s smallest Olympus micro four thirds camera E-PL1 and E-P2, well, they are not real functioning camera per say but they are exact miniature replicas of the real stuff. still it is a sight to behold and definitely something that should appeal to fans of Olympus (the camera, not the Greek God) and shutterbugs alike. use it as a keychain, as a cellphone strap or whatever. honesty, at just $6.90 a pop, i almost click on ‘add to cart’ myself. want one? then you better hurry as there are only 100 pieces in stock and last checked, the E-PL2 (black) is already out of stock. in case you are wondering, they are official products from Olympus and was given away as part of an Olympus promotion in Hong Kong. check a very cool promo video with a very cool soundtrack in a language that i don’t understand after the break. Continue reading the world’s smallest micro four thirds camera