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Olympus unveils OM-D E-M5 Mark II

Today at the Japanese CIPA+ show in Japan Olympus takes the wraps off the replacement for the OM-D E-M5, its first OM-D Micro Four Thirds system camera. With such a good reputation earned by the E-M5 Olympus has opted to call the new camera the E-M5 Mark II. But although there is a glancing similarity in appearance to the original E-M5, the Mark II is to all intents and purposes a completely new design. Highlights include a 40 megapixel sensor-shift composite mode, multiple frame rate HD video modes up to 60p at last, Wi-Fi support, and a much hoped-for vari-angle rear LCD (at last).

The fashion blogger’s new camera of choice

Olympus has updated the Pen Lite series with the E-PL7, which features compatibility with WiFi connectivity to smart devices. It also has a rear touch screen that flips down for selfies.

Hands-on with the Kodak PixPro S-1 Micro Four Thirds camera and lenses

We've at last had a chance to see the long-awaited Kodak PixPro Micro Four Thirds camera, along with three similarly branded lenses. Available in white or black, the camera is called the S-1 and features a 16 megapixel CMOS sensor of unknown provenance, a 920K dot up/down tilting LCD screen, a sensor-shift image stabiliser and 5 frames per second sequential shooting.

Olympus OM-D E-M10 hands-on preview and image samples

We look at the new and even smaller but, crucially, more affordable, OM-D E-M10, along with the new power zoom 14-42mm m.Zuiko Digital pancake and the m.Zuiko 25mm f/1.8 prime lenses. We also have a gallery of unique product shots and almost 50 full resolution sample images, including RAW files for you to download.

This is what the Olympus m.Zuiko 40-150mm f/2.8 Pro will look like

Olympus has shown a mock-up of its forthcoming m.Zuiko 40-150mm f/2.8 Pro lens. We have photos and we wonder what features the final product will have to offer.

Olympus OM-D E-M1 hands-on preview

Four Thirds User has had an OM-D E-M1 for almost two weeks and we have become well acquainted with the camera's characteristics and capabilities. Check out or initial impressions, plus over 50 downloadable full resolution sample images and a full gallery of our own product images.

Olympus OM-D E-M1 new features explained

Four Thirds User was exclusively briefed in Tokyo by the designers and engineers behind the new OM-D E-M1 and we've spent the last two weeks using a sample camera. We kick off our coverage of the launch of Olympus' new flagship camera with a look at all the new E-M1 features and innovations.

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Olympus Micro Four Thirds lens solution for smartphones

Olympus Imaging Corporation (President: Haruo Ogawa) is pleased to announce the OLYMPUS AIR A01, scheduled to go on sale from March 6, 2015 at the Olympus online shop only (http://shop.olympus-imaging.jp/). This camera combines interchangeable lens camera image quality with smartphone operations for a new, enjoyable photography experience using apps.

Panasonic Launches New LUMIX G 30mm Macro and 42.5mm Portrait Lenses

Panasonic has today introduced two new interchangeable lenses for its LUMIX G range of Micro Four Thirds System cameras – the H-HS030E, a 30mm macro lens, and the H-HS043E, a 42.5mm portrait lens.

Olympus unveils OM-D E-M5 Mark II

Today at the Japanese CIPA+ show in Japan Olympus takes the wraps off the replacement for the OM-D E-M5, its first OM-D Micro Four Thirds system camera. With such a good reputation earned by the E-M5 Olympus has opted to call the new camera the E-M5 Mark II. But although there is a glancing similarity in appearance to the original E-M5, the Mark II is to all intents and purposes a completely new design. Highlights include a 40 megapixel sensor-shift composite mode, multiple frame rate HD video modes up to 60p at last, Wi-Fi support, and a much hoped-for vari-angle rear LCD (at last).

The fashion blogger’s new camera of choice

Olympus has updated the Pen Lite series with the E-PL7, which features compatibility with WiFi connectivity to smart devices. It also has a rear touch screen that flips down for selfies.

Olympus introduces Pen E-PL6

London, July 9, 2014 – Cameras with interchangeable lenses don't get any slimmer** or cooler than the new PEN E-PL6. Or better equipped for posting superior shots on the Web. The latest PEN comes supplied with a WiFi-capable FlashAir SD card and a class-best, super-slim, interchangeable electronic pancake zoom lens. Just two reasons Olympus calls this package the 'Expression Kit'. The E-PL6 is also packed with technologies inherited from Olympus' flagship OM-D series, so it has everything it takes to capture stylish, stand-out images – anytime, anywhere and on the fly.

Olympus UK OM-D Protégé competition announced

This summer Olympus are asking the nation's amateur photographers to take a shot at becoming a master photographer in a new competition they are calling Olympus Protégés. Entrants to the competition will have a once in a lifetime opportunity to work with some of the biggest names in the photographic industry.

Tamron 14-150mm f/3.5-5.8 Di III for Micro Four Thirds

Here's an official press release describing Tamron's first Micro Four Thirds lens since announcing its support for Micro Four Thirds two years ago. It's a compact 14-150mm f/3.5-5.8 superzoom with some sophisticated optics that promise high image quality for this class of lens. 14-150mm f/3.5-5.8 Di III

Colourful OM-D E-M10 special editions revealed

Olympus is to release beautifully crafted special editions of its latest award winner: the OM-D E-M10. With its luxury accessories, textures and colours, the E-M10 Limited Edition is a must-see – and must-hold – for anyone looking for outstanding design, unlimited creativity and great photography.

Olympus Pen E-P5 and Stylus 1 firmware updates

Olympus news: We are pleased to announce the release of new firmware upgrades for two of our award-winning products, the PEN E-P5 and the STYLUS 1.

New Olympus OM-D E-M10 named best Compact System Camera Entry Level by TIPA

London, April 2014 – Olympus’ high-end OM-D camera range collected another top award, with TIPA voting the E-M10 the best Compact System Camera in the Entry Level category.

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Olympus E-P3 image samples to download

Hands-on preview of the new Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Clarification of AA battery use with E-3 HLD-4 grip

Comparing the Digital Zuiko 50-200 old and new

Digital Zuiko 14-35mm f/2.0 SWD image samples

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