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 OMD EM1 review

The Olympus EM1 is the flagship model in the OMD range and one of the best mirrorless cameras I’ve tested. Find out why.…

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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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Olympus XZ-2 review

The Olympus XZ-2 is a compact aimed at the demands of enthusiasts. Successor to the XZ-1, it sports the same 28-112mm equivalent 4x zoom with a bright f1.8-2.5 maximum aperture, but swaps its predecessor’s 1/1.63in 10 Megapixel CCD sensor with a 1/1.7in CMOS chip with 12 Megapixels. The processor is also updated to the latest…

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Olympus PEN E-PL5 review

The Olympus PEN E-PL5 is a mid-range mirror-less compact system camera (CSC) with a 16 Megapixel sensor and a 3in articulated touch screen. Like all Olympus CSCs, the PEN E-PL5 employs the Micro Four Thirds standard and this model sits in the middle of the retro-styled PEN range between the entry-level PEN Mini E-PM2 and…

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Olympus OM-D E-M5 review

The Olympus OM-D E-M5 is the latest Micro Four Thirds compact system camera from Olympus and its first with a built-in viewfinder. Announced in May 2012, the E-M5 design is based on the popular and, for it’s time, diminutive Olympus OM series of SLRs, from the late 1970s. Those lucky enough to have lived through…

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Olympus E-PM1

The Olympus PEN Mini E-PM1 is one of the most affordable mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras (ILCs) to date. It was announced in June 2011 alongside the mid-range E-PL3 and flagship E-P3, and like all Olympus PEN cameras, is based on the Micro Four Thirds standard it jointly developed with Panasonic. Unlike previous PEN models which…

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Olympus E-P3

  In August I was sent the Olympus Pen E-P3 to review for Cameralabs. The camera arrived just as I was about to leave for a holiday in the South of France so, rather than a full review, I thought it would be interesting to use the camera while I was on holiday and report…

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