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  • Olympus LS-20M: A Pocket Cam With A Focus On Audio

    Olympus LS-20M: A Pocket Cam With A Focus On Audio

    We recently reviewed the Zoom Q3HD, a pocket cam (like your Flips and Playsports) with a little extra love given to the audio side of things. Olympus has decided to take that route as well with its new LS-20M... a pocket cam with a little extra love given to the audio side of things. What, I said it was the same route. Read More

  • Review: Olympus E-PL2 Micro 4/3s Camera

    Review: Olympus E-PL2 Micro 4/3s Camera

    Short Version To be sure, Olympus' micro 4/3s cameras, the E-PL1 and the E-PL2, are changing the way we think about removable lens cameras. However, I worry that high price coupled with potentially limiting features will cause some shooters to shy away from this line. While that may be the case, I encourage anyone thinking about a point and shoot or ultrazoom camera to look into these clever and… Read More

  • Olympus Outs DM-620 PCM Recorder

    Olympus Outs DM-620 PCM Recorder

    Believe it or not, handheld mics are a blogger's best friend -- I use the Zoom H1 almost daily. The DM-620 PCM is no different. The handheld mic records uncompressed 16 bit/48 kHz Linear PCM audio and stores it on the 4GB built-in memory (up to 32GB with microSD/SDHC Card). Features like auto-leveling, scene select, noise cancelation, zoom microphone and low-cut filter help identify… Read More

  • Olympus Releases Some Point And Shoots

    Olympus Releases Some Point And Shoots

    Olympus, who normally makes our favoritest portable camera in the world, the E-PL1, just announced three standard point and shoots into the world. The SZ-30MR and SZ-20 are your bog-standard shooters while the Tough TG-810 is apparently “crushproof,” which is great if you work at Fred Flintstone’s quarry and tend to leave your camera near the brontosaurus that lifts the boulders. Read More

  • New Olympus Compacts Incoming On March 2nd?

    New Olympus Compacts Incoming On March 2nd?

    A trusted tipster has informed 4/3 Rumors that Olympus is planning on dropping a few new cameras come March 2nd. There’s no more information than that, but what’s this? Forum Olympus France has discovered some recent Oly patents for a couple big-zoom compacts. They’re not interchangeable lens models, more in the luxury point-and-shoot zone, but still could be worth your… Read More

  • Carl Zeiss To Start Making Micro 4/3 Lenses

    Carl Zeiss To Start Making Micro 4/3 Lenses

    Our brothers at HuffPOL/Engadget snagged this press release announcing that Carl Zeiss, lensmaker to the stars, will start selling M4/3 lenses in the near future. Note the release does not describe any particular lens but instead promises to start building in the format over the next few years and that they are now part of the Micro Four Thirds System group, a set of companies dedicated to the… Read More

  • Olympus E-PL2 Turns Into Doctor Octopus With Lights

    Olympus E-PL2 Turns Into Doctor Octopus With Lights

    The Olympus E-PL2 is due to hit retailers soon, and we're starting to see pictures of the accessories that will be available. Sure, there's the standard fisheye, macro, and wide angle lenses; but what other camera has lights on flexible arms? Read More

  • Olympus XZ-1 Joins The High-Powered Compact Camera Battle

    Olympus XZ-1 Joins The High-Powered Compact Camera Battle

    It's a good time to be looking for "the little camera that could." If you're willing to spend $300-$500, there are some really compelling options out there. The Panasonic LX series is great, and for a little more you can pick up the excellent Nikon P7000. Now Olympus has a new entry to this particular arena, the XZ-1, and although the price and specs aren't published yet, I can see from here that… Read More

  • Olympus E-PL2 Appears In The Rumorsphere

    Olympus E-PL2 Appears In The Rumorsphere

    This is kind of exciting but also not: the Olympus E-PL2 appeared in the camera rumornet but it’s not a major upgrade – at least so far – from the E-PL1. Improved features include a new “PENPAL” Bluetooth module that connects to the hotshoe and a new filter called “Dramatic Tone.” Sadly, it has the same good sensor but the size and shape are slightly… Read More

  • Olympus Goes All In With M4/3, Says Sayonara To Entry-Level DSLRs

    Olympus Goes All In With M4/3, Says Sayonara To Entry-Level DSLRs

    Olympus, purveyor of fine photography goods, has put it on the record that they are out of the crowded entry-level DSLR game. I don't blame them; with a great Micro Four Thirds series like the Pen, and with Canon and Nikon duking it out at the sub-$1000 level, they've got no reason to spend precious R&D cash on an also-ran product. Read More