The Olympus Stylus 1 is a new superzoom camera with a 12MP 1/1.7″ BSI CMOS sensor and a 10.7x zoom lens (28-300mm equivalent) and constant f/2.8 max aperture throughout the zoom range. The camera takes strong design cues from Olympus’ OM-D EM-5 with its retro appeal. [Read more…]
Alongside the new OM-D E-M1, Olympus has released the new ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO lens in Micro Four Thirds mount. Thanks to the 2x crop factor of Micro Four Thirds sensors, the lens offers a 24-80mm equivalent field of view.
Like the Olympus E-M1, the 12-40mm f/2.8 lens offers weather-sealing for durability in the elements. It features a 7-blade circular aperture for pleasant bokeh. The Olympus ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO lens retails for $999. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 is finally official. The new flagship Micro Four Thirds camera from Olympus features a 16.3MP sensor, along with a fast dual phase-detect and contrast-detection AF system.
The OM-D E-M1 features built-in image stabilization, a 3-inch tilting LCD and a frame rate of 10fps. The E-M1 also features a rugged magnesium alloy body with weather-proofing for protection from the elements. [Read more…]
More leaks for the upcoming Olympus E-M1…
This time we a treated with an overhead view of the E-M1 with the 12-40mm f/2.8 lens attached. Although, this is not part of the official Olympus teaser.
The 12-40mm f/2.8 lens will result in an effective zoom range of 24-80mm thanks to the 2x crop from the Micro Four Thirds sensor.
Olympus has launched a teaser campaign for the upcoming E-M1 Micro Four Thirds camera that has been rumored for some time now.
The new teaser is viewable on Olympus’ website with the subtitle: Coming soon. A camera as revolutionary as you are.
An additional teaser:
Of course, full images of the camera have already made their way online that show off what the camera hidden under Olympus’ teaser look like. [Read more…]
Olympus instant rebates up to $150 off cameras, lenses and accessories expire this week on August 17. Check them all out here at B&H Photo.
- Improved stability of touch panel operation during playback
- Support for new VF-4 electronic viewfinder (automatic display switching by the VF-4 eye sensor is not supported)
Additionally, support for the new VF-4 EVF has been added to firmware updates for the following Olympus cameras: OM-D E-M5, PEN E-P2, E-P3, E-PL1, E-PL2, E-PL3, E-PM1 and XZ-2.
There are two options for updating the firmware:
- Launch the included Olympus camera software and connect the camera via USB cable to an internet connected computer. Choose the Update function from the Camera menu in the software to apply available updates for camera bodies, lenses and accessories.
- Download the software updater from the following link: http://www.olympusamerica.com/
cpg_section/cpg_downloads_ updater.asp and follow the installer instructions.
With each method, users can choose to display information related to what the update will apply, prior to performing the update.