06 Oct 2017 Gordon Laing
The Olympus OMD EM10 Mark III is a compact mid-range mirrorless camera aimed at photographers who want the flexibility and quality of an interchangeable lens camera without the size and cost of higher-end bodies. Check out my sample images and movies!
19 Jun 2017 Ken McMahon
The TOUGH TG5 is a high quality waterproof camera from Olympus that's designed for rugged photography. Waterproof to 15m, freezeproof to -10c, and sealed from dust and sand, you can take it anywhere. Find out why it's the best rugged camera Ken's tested in his review!
23 Jan 2017 Gordon Laing
The Olympus OMD EM1 Mark II is the company's flagship mirrorless camera. It boosts the resolution to 20 Megapixels, improves the AF system, shoots faster at 18fps with CAF or 60fps with SAF, films 4k video and features a fully-articulated touch-screen and a weather-proof body with twin SD slots. Check out my OMD EM1 Mark II review!
20 Jun 2016 Ken McMahon
The Olympus Tough TG-Tracker marks a departure from earlier Tough models. It's a personal action camera designed to compete with the likes of GoPro and its imitators. As such it's smaller than conventional waterproof compacts and dispenses with a lot of what makes them suitable as general purpose models, the main omission being a zoom lens. In its place…
27 Jan 2016 Gordon Laing
The Olympus PEN F is a rangefinder-styled mirrorless camera with a stabilized 20 Megapixel sensor and a built-in electronic viewfinder. Launched in January 2016, it shares a number of design cues from the original Olympus PEN film camera from the 1960s, but unlike the existing PEN series, the new PEN F is the first to feature a built-in EVF. In…
12 Oct 2015 Gordon Laing
The Olympus OMD EM10 Mark II is in many ways the perfect mid-range camera. With decent image quality, interchangeable lenses and stacks of shooting options, it offers sufficient control for those who want to pursue sophisticated photography, but its compact body, snappy focusing and fool-proof processing means anyone can pick it up and start getting great results straightaway. This…
07 Sep 2015 Ken McMahon
The TG860 is the number two model in the Olympus TOUGH line-up behind the flagship TG4. It's a popular model, but not as popular as the TG4. Unlike a lot of 'next one down' models though, it doesn't offer a cut down version of the premier product with less capable hardware and a limited feature set, but instead offers something…
17 Aug 2015 Ken McMahon
It's easy to see why the Olympus TOUGH range is so popular. Few other rugged water-proof compacts provide such a wide range of features. There are models with longer zoom ranges and others that will allow you dive deeper, but the TG4 allows you more control and a wider choice of options, whether that involves making your own choices…
01 Jul 2015 Gordon Laing
The Olympus OMD EM5 Mark II is arguably the most satisfying all-round camera I've tested to date, whether DSLR or mirrorless. It takes the charm of the original EM5, adds a bunch of features from the flagship EM1, complements them with a few new ones and even manages to improve some core capabilities too. The result is a camera…
10 Jun 2015 Gordon Laing
The Olympus 8mm f1.8 is a high-end Fisheye lens for Micro Four Thirds and the World's brightest. Find out how well it performs in practice.
08 Jun 2015 Gordon Laing
The Olympus 7-14mm f2.8 is a high quality ultra-wide zoom for Olympus and Panasonic bodies. See how it compares to the Lumix 7-14mm.
25 Apr 2015 Ken McMahon
The Olympus EPL7 is a mid-range mirrorless with a flip-up screen, Wifi and built-in stabilization. But is it your best bet for the money?
22 Feb 2015 Ken McMahon
The Olympus 40-150mm f2.8 is a high-end tele zoom for Micro Four Thirds bodies. Ideal for portraits, weddings and close range action or wildlife.
28 Mar 2014 Ken McMahon
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 year old. It sports the…
10 Feb 2014 Gordon Laing
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.
29 Jan 2014 Gordon Laing
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…
17 Jan 2014 Gordon Laing
The Olympus EM1 is the flagship model in the OMD range and one of the best mirrorless cameras I've tested. Find out why.
25 Jul 2013 Ken McMahon
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 series are larger, DSLR-styled cameras…