Back in July, Olympus announced a new piece of software that turns the company’s digital cameras into webcams for the PC. There was no support for Mac yet, but the good news is that if you’re a Mac user with an Olympus camera, you’ll be pleased to learn that Olympus has since released a similar software compatible with Apple’s macOS operating system.
Webcams do a pretty good job of letting us video conference and livestream, but the quality varies from camera to camera and it might not always be what you want. However, if you have a camera lying around, you can actually turn it into a webcam.
Just the other day, after decades of being in the camera business, Olympus announced that they would be selling off their camera division. This is undoubtedly a sad day for many, especially Olympus camera owners, but it seems that the company is still planning on supporting its users.
Many, many years ago, when cameras were either a compact camera or a DSLR, Olympus came onto the scene and helped to popularize the Micro Four Thirds system. This removed the mirror box from the camera’s design, which led to the mirrorless design, resulting in many of the popular cameras we know and use today.
In the digital camera market, there are many players such as Sony, Canon, Nikon, Olympus, Fujifilm, and Panasonic, just to name a few. However, there are some brands that are definitely more popular and preferred than others, and as such, other brands are starting to suffer as their slice of the market pie is getting smaller.
At CEATEC 2019, we spotted the Olympus ORBEYE, a powerful medical camera that is powered by Sony Camera sensors, some of them small enough to fit in our phones.
The thing about cameras is that some of them can be quite fragile. This means that using them in extreme weather conditions or settings might not be the best idea. However, Olympus has over the years released cameras part of its Tough TG lineup that have been designed to weather more extreme conditions.
Earlier this month, Olympus teased that they had a new camera in the works that would be announced today, and sure enough they have. The company has since officially taken the wraps off its latest mirrorless camera in the form of the Olympus OM-D E-M1X, which definitely doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue.
In the mirrorless camera market, there are a few brands that are currently dominating, such as Sony and Fujifilm. Recently we’ve seen how companies such as Nikon and Canon have tossed their hat into the ring by creating more powerful mirrorless cameras, and it seems that Olympus isn’t going to sit around and let that happen without doing anything about it.
Mirrorless cameras come in a variety of price points, with some priced incredibly expensive like the Sony A7 and A9 series of full-frames. However if you don’t really have the need for such a high-end camera, Olympus might have something that is more wallet-friendly in the form of the recently announced Olympus PEN E-PL9.
If you’re in the market for a new digital camera, Olympus might have you covered. The company has recently announced the Olympus PEN E-PL9 which is the PEN E-PL8 launched back in 2016, which means that the camera is almost two years old and is probably due for a hardware refresh.
Some of you might remember that Olympus was selling EyeTrek-branded head mounted devices at the turn of the century. It has now decided to bring back the EyeTrek brand over a decade later. However, it hasn’t created new TV glasses. The latest EyeTrek product is actually aimed at businesses, those that can spend $1,500 on such a product.
#IFA2017 – Another IFA came and went, and long with it hundreds of products were launched and demonstrated. It was a fantastic show, but it can be overwhelming. We picked what we think was the best product that debuted, and in no particular order, here are the Best of IFA 2017:
#IFA2017 – DSLRs take great photos, but the only drawback to the design of DSLR cameras is that even the smaller models can be rather bulky. This is versus mirrorless cameras which tend to offer up similar, if not sometimes better performance but in a smaller and more manageable package.