Posts Tagged ‘olympus’

Olympus Showing Off New ‘Lens Camera’ Prototypes with a Rounded Design

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Back in September of this year, Olympus announced that it would be trying its hand at “lens cameras” with a new “Open Platform” project. The goal is to create a camera module that features a sensor, a lens mount, and wireless pairing with a smartphone.

Early illustrations showed a cube-like camera, but Olympus is now showing off a new rounded prototype that looks a lot more like a lens than it does a camera.
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The Olympus E-M5 II Will Reportedly Keep the Same Sensor as Its Predecessor

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When popular digital cameras are replaced with followup versions, photographers generally expect to see an improved sensor in the list of specifications. That may not be true with Olympus’ followup to its well-regarded E-M5 mirrorless camera: the upcoming camera will reportedly pack the exact same sensor as its predecessor.
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Rumor: The Olympus E-M5II Will Use Sensor Shift to Capture 40MP Photos with a 16MP Sensor

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Some hugely innovative news is coming out of the Olympus rumor mill today. According to highly trusted sources, the followup to the Olympus OM-D E-M5 will take a page out of Hasselblad’s multi-shot book and, using its sensor shift capabilities, spit out 40MP images from its 16MP sensor! Read more…

Rumor: Olympus Set to Announce ‘Exciting’ New OM-D Camera In January

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Olympus has been quiet on the OM-D front for a while now. Ever since the E-M10 was released in January, the only real addition to the line was the silver E-M1 and a major firmware update in September. But that looks to be changing soon.

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National Geographic Lists Its Top 10 Compact Cameras for Travelers

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National Geographic is, without a doubt, one of the foremost authorities in the world of photography. So when they rank their top 10 cameras for travelers, the entire photo industry perks up its ears and pays special attention to see what they have to say. Read more…

Lens Comparison Shows Off a Big Advantage of Micro Four Thirds: No Future Back Surgery

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The three lenses above let you see equally far, but one of them will fit comfortably into your bag while the others probably wouldn’t fit comfortably anywhere. Can you guess which are which? Go ahead… think it over… we’ll wait… Read more…

Olympus Jumps On Lens Camera Bandwagon with ‘Open Platform’ Project

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It looks like Sony started something with its QX-series lens cameras. Olympus, with some help from MIT, is jumping on the bandwagon at Photokina where they’ve debuted a Micro Four Thirds interchangeable lens module that is meant to connect up with your smartphone and tablet and be used much the same way the QX cameras are. Read more…

Olympus Woos the Pros with Silver E-M1, Major Firmware Update, and New 40-150mm f/2.8 Lens

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Olympus wants pros to seriously consider the company’s flagship OM-D E-M1 as their primary shooter, and the new silver version of the powerful camera, the major firmware version 2.0 that shipped with it, and the brand new 40-150mm f/2.8 lens make that abundantly clear. Read more…

Olympus’ Selfie Friendly E-PL7 Wants to Woo Smartphone Photographers Away from Their Phones

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There’s only so much you can do with a smartphone, and as more and more people begin exploring photography through the little device in their pockets, they inevitably bump up against those boundaries.

These are the people Olympus built the new PEN E-PL7 for, with its social sharing capabilities and selfie-friendly features, hoping to lure a few of the smartphone faithful over to the world of interchangeable lenses and sensor size wars. Read more…

Olympus Patents ‘Splash-Triggering’ Mode, Presumably for Its Tough Lineup

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Well, here’s your strange patent of the month. According to the latest patent filings from Olympus, it seems as though they’ve created a special triggering system for their ‘Tough’ waterproof camera lineup that will automatically snap a photo when it detects a splash of water.

While more details can only be hypothesized, it’s safe to say this feature is probably directed at parents of little ones who want to capture the waterlogged adventures of their children. Details on how the triggering system works are absent, but it’s rather intriguing nonetheless.

Of course, this tech may never make it into a consumer product. But if it does, we’ll be sure to share such a camera with you.

(via 4/3 Rumors)