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Olympus Corporation is a Japanese manufacturer of optics and reprography products, as well as precision machinery and instruments based in Tokyo, Japan. Olympus was founded in the year 1919 by Takeshi Yamashita and was previously named "Takachiho Seisakush" which was derived from Mt. Takachiho. The company then changed its name to the Greek mythology-inspired Olympus Optical Co., Ltd. in 1949 to "reflect its strong aspiration to create high-quality, world-famous products." And after many years of existence, the company eventually opted for the much simpler name Olympus Corporation in 2003. Olympus's products include digital cameras (like the OM-D E-M5), film cameras, lenses, voice recorders, and digital audio players.

Olympus LS-20M to replace the Flip?

05/03/2011, When Cisco killed off the Flip camcorder, a lot of people were in tears – well maybe not tears but upset that they would never get another Flip camera to use in the future. Since then, many companies have stepped up to fill the void, with recent...

Fast lenses newer Micro Four Thirds products coming your way

04/24/2011, According to Chinese website Tech.sina, an interview with ex-Olympus chief Mr. Watanabe has gleaned some rather interesting information for everyone who is interested in the world of digital photography, not to mention newer developments in the Micro Four...

Olympus to release a PEN Pro camera this year?

03/29/2011, Olympus has been reported to be releasing new versions of its high-performance PEN cameras later this year or early next year.  The first PEN to be released will be nicknamed the “Olympus PEN Pro” model – a high-end model with touchscreen...

Olympus TOUGH TG-810: world’s first 100kg crushproof camera

03/02/2011, Olympus has claimed that they will be releasing the world’s first 100kg crushproof camera. Called the TOUGH TG-810, this digital camera has been designed to take a serious beating. It is waterproof (up to 10m), shockproof (from a height of 2m) and...

Olympus Tough TG-310 brings new meaning to the word tough

02/10/2011, Olympus can be said to be the brand that spearheaded tough digital cameras, where it was the first in the world to introduce rugged shooters that could work underwater without a special case as well as shrug off drops and knocks (to a certain extent, of...

Olympus TP-7 is a useful gadget for recording phone calls

01/19/2011, Face it – not everyone has a “modern” cellphone in this day and age, and people still use regular telephones to make phone calls – if rates are cheaper and connections are more stable, why not right? But what if you had an out of date...

Olympus PENpal dongle transfers images wirelessly

01/11/2011, Want to send snapshots from your Olympus camera to your computer without having to deal with cables? That can easily be done with the Olympus PENpal Bluetooth dongle, where it will slide comfortably onto the accessory shoe on top of the Olympus PEN E-PL2...

Olympus announces a new breed of compact camera – the XZ-1

01/06/2011, [CES 2011] It looks like Olympus is attempting to conquer the compact camera market with the launch of their new high-end XZ-1. This ultra-compact camera is Olympus’ first and flagship device of their new series. The XZ-1 is aimed at photographers...

Olympus PEN E-PL2 Unveiled at CES

01/05/2011, [CES 2011] There have been rumors lately regarding the new PEN E-PL2, a compact interchangeable lens camera from Olympus, so I was eager to get my hands on it and I was even more curious about its unique “Medusa-like” accessory. The good looking 12.3...

Olympus E-PL2 spotted again – with close up spotlight

12/31/2010, So the Olympus E-PL2 was seen just a few days ago, and this time round another image of said Micro Four Thirds camera has emerged to hit the Internet, drawing even more speculation as this image does boast an optional ‘Medusa’ version of the...

Olympus XZ1 With OLED Screen

12/29/2010, Another day and another rumor from 43rumors: according to their source, there will be a bunch of new cameras from Olympus and Panasonic unveiled at CES. The XZ1 is a high end compact camera featuring the same sensor as the Panasonic LX5 (10 MP, 1:1), a...

Olympus E-PL2 Leaked

12/28/2010, [CES 2011] The folks at 43Rumors have posted a leaked picture of the Olympus EPL-2 that is rumored to show up at CES next week. The E-PL2 is an upgrade of the Olympus E-PL1 and, according to them, it features the same sensor in a totally revamped body....

Lensbaby Scout With Fisheye For DSLR Cameras

10/13/2010, Lensbaby has introduced a new Fisheye lens for DSLR cameras, the Scout. The lens offers a 12mm focal length and is capable of capturing a 160-degree angle of view, offering extreme close-up shots from as little as half an inch from the lens. While many...