Olympus OMD EM10 II review

The Olympus OMD EM10 Mark II is a compact mirrorless camera, aimed at hobbyists who want a step-up in quality and flexibility without breaking the bank – or their backs. Announced in September 2015, it’s the fifth OMD body from Olympus, a range that’s differentiated from their PEN series by their built-in electronic viewfinders. Successor…

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Olympus TOUGH TG860 review

The Olympus TOUGH TG860 is a water-proof, shock-proof, freeze-proof and dust-proof compact. Launched in April 2015 it’s an update to the year-old TG850 iHS. It retains the earlier model’s 16 Megapixel CMOS sensor and the 21-105mm equivalent optical zoom, still the widest lens available on any waterproof compact. Also retained is the 3 inch 460k…

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Olympus TOUGH TG4 review

The Olympus Stylus TOUGH TG4 is the latest in a line of water-proof rugged compacts that have been a popular favourite with outdoors enthusiasts for many years. The TOUGH TG4 retains the 4x 25-100mm equivalent of its predecessor, the TG3, along with its bright f2-4.9 maximum aperture. New to the TG4 are a redesigned mode…

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Olympus OMD EM5 Mark II review

The Olympus OMD EM5 Mark II is a compact mirrorless camera aimed at enthusiasts. Announced in February 2015, it’s the successor to the original OMD EM5 and becomes the fourth model in the OMD series; like all the OMD cameras it’s based on the established Micro Four Thirds standard, providing access to the broadest range…

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Olympus TOUGH TG-2 review

Olympus has a well-deserved reputation as one of the pioneers of rugged compact cameras. Though the company has been producing waterproof cameras for a lot longer, the popular TOUGH series was launched in 2009. The TOUGH TG-2 was launched in January 2013 and replaces the TOUGH TG-1 which at that point was less than a…

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Olympus STYLUS 1

The Olympus STYLUS 1 is a DSLR-styled but compact bridge camera with a 10.7x 28-300mm range, constant f2.8 aperture, built-in viewfinder and a larger sensor than most rival models. Announced in October 2013 it represents a new product line for Olympus although the company has considerable experience with super-zoom cameras. At first glance the STYLUS…

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Olympus OMD EM10

The Olympus OMD EM10 is a mid-range mirrorless camera based on the Micro Four Thirds standard. Announced at the end of January 2014, it’s the third OMD model from Olympus, which means it’s styled like a mini-DSLR with a centrally-positioned viewfinder hump. Rather than replacing the existing EM5 or slotting between it and the flagship…

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Olympus PEN E-P5 review

The Olympus PEN E-P5 is a mirror-less compact system camera based on the Micro Four Thirds standard. Announced in May 2013, it’s the successor to the E-P3 launched two years previously, which makes it the new flagship in the Olympus PEN series. Note the PEN series are smaller models without built-in viewfinders, while the OM-D…

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