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Olympus PEN EPL9 review

06 Aug 2018 Ken McMahon

The Olympus PEN EPL9 is a stylish entry-level mirrorless camera aimed at bloggers or social photographers wanting to upgrade their smartphone photography. It features a 16 Megapixel Four Thirds sensor, 4k video, Bluetooth and Wifi. Find out if it's the best budget mirrorless in Ken's review!

Olympus 17mm f1.2 PRO review so far

16 May 2018 Gordon Laing

The Olympus 17mm f1.2 PRO is a bright wide lens, aimed at Olympus and Panasonic mirrorless owners who want the best performance and fastest aperture at this flexible focal length. Check out my video overview and sample images!

Olympus OMD EM10 Mark III review

23 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 in-depth review!

Olympus TOUGH TG5 review

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!

Olympus OMD EM1 Mark II 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!

Olympus TOUGH TG Tracker review

20 Jun 2016 Ken McMahon

The Tough TG-Tracker is the latest rugged waterproof action camera from Olympus. The Tough brand has proved very successful for Olympus and a decade on from the release of its first Tough model it enjoys a fairly dominant position in the market for compacts that can survive the rigours of extreme environments.Announced in May 2016, the TG-Tracker is…

Olympus PEN F preview

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…

Olympus OMD EM10 II review

12 Oct 2015 Gordon Laing

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 to the popular OMD…

Olympus TOUGH TG860 review

07 Sep 2015 Ken McMahon

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 dot LCD screen…

Olympus TOUGH TG4 review

17 Aug 2015 Ken McMahon

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 dial with several…

Olympus OMD EM5 Mark II review

01 Jul 2015 Gordon Laing

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 of native lenses…

Olympus 8mm f1.8 Fisheye review

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.

Olympus 7-14mm f2.8 review

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.

Olympus PEN EPL7 review

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?

Olympus 40-150mm f2.8 review

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.

Olympus TOUGH TG-2 review

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…

Olympus STYLUS 1

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.At first glance the STYLUS 1 could be mistaken for the…

Olympus OMD EM10

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…

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