I stopped by Olympus’ booth at NAB 2012 to get a closer look at the i-Speed PL camera. It captures 2000fps at 720p and retails for around $40k.
Below is a quick demo of some of the breakdancing the i-Speed PL was shooting at the Olympus booth at NAB. [click to continue…]
Here’s a great bargain right now on the Olympus E-PL1 with a 14-42mm lens for $274.99 at Amazon, along with free shipping. When the E-PL1 was first introduced, it cost $600 for this kit. This is a steal of a deal.
This is likely a closeout of stock, so there’s no telling how long this will last. Note, you can also find a used, but good condition, stock of the E-PL1 at B&H for a few bucks less.
The Olympus E-M5 is the new OM-D series camera that builds on 40-years of the Olympus OM SLR series, as well as the Micro Four Thirds success that Olympus has found in recent years.
The E-M5 features a 16.1MP Live MOS sensor, a built-in electronic viewfinder and max sensitivity to ISO 25,600. Additionally, the E-M5 will capture 1080i HD video.
The E-M5 should be available in April for $999 (body only), $1099 with a 14-42mm kit lens, or $1299 with a 12-50mm kit lens. Check availability at B&H Photo and Amazon.
More details in the press release below. [click to continue…]
Lots of leaky news on the new Olympus OM-D mirrorless interchangeable lens camera over the past week or so. The above image appears to be the first legit photo of the camera that has leaked out. [click to continue…]
One of the new products Olympus introduced at CES 2012 was the LS-100 audio recorder. I had the chance to sit down with the LS-100 for a few minutes during a press briefing. Check out my hands-on report below. [click to continue…]
Olympus has unveiled the ED 12-50mm f/3.5-6.3 EZ lens for its Micro Four Thirds cameras. The new lens covers a 24-100mm equivalent field of view on full frame cameras and is optimized for HD video capture via a motorized zoom and quiet AF motor.
The Olympus ED 12-50mm f/3.5-6.3 EZ should be available in January 2012 at an initial retail price of $499.99. Check availability on Amazon.