IFA 2017’s biggest announcements

The September time frame positions the Berlin show perfectly as a launch pad for holiday products. As such, some of tech’s biggest names use it to debut some of their biggest products of the year. I

Olympus makes a bid for beginners with the E-M10 Mark III

Olympus makes extremely good mirrorless cameras. I’ve been using a first-generation OM-D for a number of years now, and I know a couple of TechCrunch staff members who swear by theirs. Two years aft

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II goes on sale at the end of this year for $2K

The Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II, the successor to Olympus’ pro-level micro four thirds camera body, will go on sale from the end of December 2016, the company revealed today. The E-M1 Mark II will

Beating Up, Dunking, And Dropping The Olympus TG-2 Tough Camera

While we normally focus on flagship hardware on TC these days, I thought this new Olympus tough camera - an upgrade to the TG-1 released last year - was interesting enough to feature. Why? Because it'

Review: Olympus E-PL5 Micro 4/3s Camera Is A Slim, Multi-Lens Shooter

For beginning shooters or experienced DSLR users interested in a street-style camera on a budget, Olympus micro 4/3 offerings like the new E-PL5 are an excellent choice. This particular model was just

Sony Invests $642 Million In Olympus, Becomes Largest Shareholder

Sony is expected to approve a plan to invest around $642 million (50 billion yen) in <a target="_blank" href="http://www.olympus-global.com/en/">Olympus</a>. As the Japanese manufacturer of cameras, o

Olympus Yells “Me Too!” With The MEG4.0 Wearable Display Prototype

Watch out, Google. Here comes Olympus with the MEG4.0 and don't dismiss this as a Google Glass knockoff. Olympus has been researching and developing wearable displays for <a target="_blank" href="http

Panasonic CEO: We Have No Plans To Invest $630M Into Olympus

On Wednesday, reports circulated that Panasonic was interested in injecting a $630 million capital investment into Olympus Corp, but Panasonic CEO Fumio Ohtsubo has stepped up to squash these rumors.

Fly Or Die: Olympus OM-D E-M5

The Olympus OM-D E-M5 is arguably the best micro four-thirds camera Olympus has to offer. We've had issues with past m4/3 iterations like the EP1 and EP3, like awful color reproduction and slow auto-

Olympus Releases Rugged TG-1 Point And Shoot Camera

The latest in what I like to call pro-point-and-shoots (I'd put the Canon G12 and the S95 in this category), the TG-1 from Olympus promises high-speed, f2.0 snapshots in a body that can take a lick an

Olympus Brings Retro To Micro Four Thirds With The OM-D E-M5

Olympus is building on its significant micro four-thirds IP (i.e. mirrorless cameras with the M4/3 sensor size) with a premium offering with a stylized, retro look. The <a href="http://olympusamerica.

The Nikkei: Sony Interested In Buying A 20%-30% Stake In Olympus

More news on the <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/sony">Sony</a>-<a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/olympus/">Olympus</a> alliance that's <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/01/23/

Report: Olympus In Final Stages Of Negotiations To Partner With Sony

It would be a tie-up between two giants: Diamond Weekly, a major Japanese business journal, is <a href="http://diamond.jp/articles/-/15791">reporting</a> [JP] on its website today that <a href="https:

Down From Olympus: What’s Going On At The Beleaguered Camera Company?

Riding high from a series of mid- to high-level successes in its 2010 and 2011 camera line, Olympus execs could be excused for feeling good. However, as 2011 winds down, Olympus is not in the news for

Olympus Has Been Hiding Investment Losses For The Past 20 Years

After months of uncertainty and allegations thrown out left and right, Olympus admitted today that it has been hiding company losses for the past two decades. Here's what's up: Including the 2008

The Olympus E-PL3: DSLR Power In A Point-And-Shoot Package

<strong>Short Version</strong> It's hard to recommend the E-PL3 over the more <a HREF="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/07/22/the-olympus-pen-e-p3-making-cameras-fun-again/">powerful and touchscreen

Hands-On: At The U.S. Open With The Olympus E-PM1

Olympus is trying to do with their new E-PMT1 PEN Mini camera what other manufacturers already have: bring DSLR power to the masses. It's their smallest Micro Four Thirds camera to date, and it's defi

The Olympus PEN PEN E-PM1 Shipping In September For $500

<a HREF="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/Olympus">Olympus</a> has just announced the US availability in September of the PEN E-PM1, the "mini" version of the PEN line. This camera is the smallest micr

Olympus E-PL3 Gets Price And September Shipping

Olympus first <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/06/30/the-pen-is-mightier-than-the-point-and-shoot-olympus-announces-new-m43-line/">announced</a> the E-PL3 late in June, but at the time only t

The Olympus PEN E-P3: Making Cameras Fun Again

<b>Short Version</b> As a long-time fan of Olympus' Micro 4/3s series of cameras, I came to the E-P3 expecting good things. I was not disappointed. The camera is like Mini Cooper or a Smart car: it g
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