Posts Tagged ‘olympus’

Olympus Releases the SH-1, A Fixed Lens PEN-Like Compact with 5-Axis Stabilization

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Olympus released two cameras tonight, the first of which is a 24x zoom compact camera called the Stylus SH-1 that is styled after the company’s PEN line and boasts the title of ‘world’s first compact with mechanical 5-axis stabilization’ for both stills and video. Read more…

Olympus Patent Shows Variable Exposure Times for Different Parts of an Image

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Earlier this week, Egami came across an Olympus patent that (as far as we can tell) is truly one-of-a-kind, utilizing a unique feature that would allow you to get the best exposure possible in any scenario. Read more…

Olympus Patents Impressive 12 and 14mm f/1.0 Ultra-Wide AF Lenses

While it’s not often a patent filing for new lenses can make your jaw drop, it’s certainly not out of the question, as Olympus is demonstrating with two particular pieces of glass in their latest patent filings published February 20th. Read more…

Olympus Debuts 50x Superzoom with Very Useful Dot-Sight and Tougher Tough Cam

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The E-M10 wasn’t the only announcement to come out of Olympus tonight. Also arriving (and also noteworthy) is the longest superzoom Olympus has ever made, and a new, tougher tough camera — both of which have some world’s first features to their name. Read more…

Olympus Announces the Affordable E-M10, Calls it ‘The OM-D for All’

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Alright, it’s time to set aside all the Fujifilm talk for a moment, because it’s now Olympus’ time to shine. Debuting tonight is the new OM-D E-M10. A camera that packs features from the E-M1 and E-M5 into a more affordable package that Olympus is proud to call ‘the OM-D for all.’ Read more…

First Images of the Rumored Olympus OM-D EM-10 Appear Online

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Recent rumors indicate that Olympus is getting ready to release some new gear at the end of the month; and now, thanks to the good people at 43 Rumors, we can get our first look at what that gear will look like. Read more…

Report Claims Only Nikon, Canon and Sony Will Survive the Smartphone Revolution

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The camera industry is turning into a two-tier market, with Canon, Nikon and Sony DSLRs at the top, smartphones at the bottom and nothing in the middle, according to a recent Reuters report that finds little traction for mid-tier camera makers counting on mirrorless to save the day. Read more…

Olympus Stands to Post a Profit in 2014 as Mirrorless Sales Climb

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Olympus’ decision to put all its chips on the mirrorless market seems to be paying off, with the once-troubled company finally poised to register a profit next year after several quarters of losses. Read more…

Olympus Stylus 1: A Premium Compact In the Style of a Mirrorless Camera

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Olympus is bringing the sleek design of its mirrorless cameras to the world of premium compacts. Yesterday it unveiled the new Stylus 1, a fixed-lens camera that borrows quite a bit of form from the company’s popular OM-D line of cameras.
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Conglomerates or Camera Companies?

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In the corporate world, diversification is a way of life. As multinational conglomerates like PepsiCo can tell you, spreading out business over multiple sectors protects a company from economic shocks to any one industry, and opens up access to more markets.  A quick peek at SEC filings for some of the most prominent camera manufacturers reveals that many of them have made a strong effort to put this concept into practice, and you might be surprised at how small a role consumer photography plays in their annual sales.
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