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TG-820 iHS won Parent Tested, Parent Approved award.

TG-820 iHS won Parent Tested, Parent Approved award. MAY2012

The 12 megapixel Olympus Tough TG-820 iHS is the perfect camera for the family who loves to be active. Waterproof, Shockproof, Freezeproof, Crushproof and Dustproof, this durable point-and-shoot is great for family vacations or even just playing in the backyard. Equipped with the latest imaging technology, the TG-820 iHS features spectacular low-light performance and ensures that parents shoot crisp, clear photos no matter what the weather conditions. Also, the kids can play with the TG-820 iHS without fear of them breaking it! For extra creativity, the camera also includes 10 magic art filters, Beauty Make-Up mode and shoots full HD 1080p video.

Olympus E-M5 gets Gold Award from DPReview

Olympus E-M5 gets Gold Award from DPReview MAY2012

With the launch of the E-M5, Olympus harks back to one of its most fondly-remembered camera systems - the Olympus OM range of 35mm SLRs. The E-M5 is the first camera in an OM-Digital lineup that will run alongside the PEN series and, according to the company, its Four Thirds models. Read more from DPReview.com

The Olympus TOUGH TG-810 has won the title of European All-Weather Camera of the Year 2011-2012 from EISA.

The Olympus TOUGH TG-810 has won the title of European All-Weather Camera of the Year 2011-2012 from EISA. SEP2011

EISA says, “The stainless steel Olympus TOUGH TG-810 is a water-, crush- and shockproof camera that is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts as well as for families. Although its rugged build is the principal feature of the camera, it also delivers good picture quality. With a 14-million-pixel sensor and a 5x zoom lens (28-140mm**), it is suitable for almost every situation.”

**35mm equivalent

TIPA Awards 2011: Best Expert Compact Camera

TIPA Awards 2011: Best Expert Compact Camera APR2011

The Olympus XZ-1 has one of the fastest zoom lenses in its class”, the TIPA jury commented. The super-bright, 4x wide i.ZUIKO DIGITAL 1:1.8-2.5 comes combined with a large 3-inch OLED viewing screen. Between the two is a serious upgrade to the camera’s 1/1.63-inch CCD sensor, where the light-reception area of each pixel has been doubled. This is a far more intelligent advance than simply continuing the race towards ever-higher megapixel stats – as the TIPA citation confirms. The jury also praised a low-light mode that automatically adjusts ISO sensitivity up to ISO 3200.

Olympus XZ-1 gets Gold Award from DPReview

Olympus XZ-1 gets Gold Award from DPReview JAN2011

The XZ-1 combines easy-to-use controls with an excellent lens – a combination of features that all photographers will love. The output JPEGs are great and the balance of lens range, brightness and compactness make it an appealing package, whether as an only camera or as a more pocketable backup for DSLR owners. Read what DPReview has to say...

EISA Award: M.Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm lens

EISA Award: M.Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm lens AUG2010

Voted the best European Micro System lens 2010-2011, this super-wide-angle lens offers a 100° angle of view and is surprisingly lightweight and compact. It has an extremely fast and almost silent focusing system, which makes it an ideal lens for video recording as well.

TIPA: Best Compact System Camera Entry Level

TIPA: Best Compact System Camera Entry Level AUG2010

The PEN E-PL1 has a new Live Guide interface which makes it easy for users to get the results they want even if they have little previous experience with photography. Based on the Micro Four Thirds System, it is an interchangeable lens digital camera with built-in flash and image stabilization, offering high quality images in a compact package.

Olympus E-PL1 – John Shafer – Photography Review

Olympus E-PL1 – John Shafer – Photography Review MAR2010

I believe the new Olympus E-PL1 Micro Four Thirds camera is going to be huge. It definitely deserves to be. If you’ve been on the fence about Micro Four Thirds, now is the time to jump (learn more about Micro Four Thirds).

John Shafer – Photography Review

Olympus E-PL1 – Janice Chen – ZDNet Digital Camera Blog

Olympus E-PL1 – Janice Chen – ZDNet Digital Camera Blog MAR2010

Now here’s a camera that really makes sense… I’ll be recommending this camera to: Everyone who has been telling me they want an SLR, but doesn’t really need one.

Janice Chen – ZDNet Digital Camera Blog

Olympus E-PL1 – John Biggs – CrunchGear

Olympus E-PL1 – John Biggs – CrunchGear MAR2010

Really, really nice… In my brief tests I found the E-PL1 to be high on exactly what we’ve all been looking for in a micro 4/3s.

John Biggs – CrunchGear

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