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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 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...

Olympus Phasing Out Entry-Level DSLRs for Micro Four-Thirds

10/12/2010, Olympus is looking to phase out its aging entry level DSLR cameras in favor of the newer and emerging, but smaller sized, Micro Four-Thirds format. The newer format employed by the company’s PEN line of digital cameras, is made smaller than...

Olympus E-5 DSLR delivered prematurely

09/14/2010, Most of the time, a premature delivery comes fraught with its own type of danger, but the slightly earlier release of the Olympus E-5 DSLR is a welcome sight by fans of the DSLR market. AFter all, this 12.3 megapixel shooter will feature a 3-inch...

Olympus Stylus Tough 6010 Camera Ships With Malware

06/09/2010, This definitely isn’t the first time such an issue has happened, but it’s becoming increasingly common. We’re talking about the fact that Olympus has issued a warning to customers who recently purchased its Stylus Tough 6010 shockproof...

Olympus PEN EP-2 goes silver

05/07/2010, The Olympus PEN EP-2 has just gotten behind a dark cloud, simply because it now comes with a silver lining. Heh, pardon the bad pun, but at least silver is a much brighter option compared to traditional black. The new color is the only cosmetic change,...

Olympus µTOUGH-8010 and µTOUGH-6020

02/02/2010, Olympus ups the ante in waterproof devices with the µTOUGH-8010 and µTOUGH-6020, where both of them are not only capable of handling some time completely submerged, they are also tough enough to resist temperatures up to -10°C, with the...