Category Archives: Olympus

The latest patents from Canon, Olympus, Tamron

Canon filed a patent for a metal and plastic resin mount for DSLR cameras. The benefits of this solution are lower weight/cost and better mount sliding/smoothness when attaching lenses. Canon filed a patent for a CN-E 35-260mm f/2.8 LS soft focus lens for Super 35 cameras. Olympus filed a patent for correcting motion blur by taking […]

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Olympus published more details on their Open Platform Community (OPC) camera protype

During the 2014 Photokina show Olympus announced their new Open Platform Community (OPC) camera prototype with a Micro Four Third mount. Since then, the company has uploaded more information on that project at their dedicated website. Here are the unit’s specifications:

Olympus Open Platform Comunity Android iOS software development kit
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List of upcoming Olympus cameras

In addition to the Olympus E-M5II camera, the Indonesian communication agency has listings on their website for two new Olympus compact cameras: Olympus SH-2 and TG-860. The official announcement will most likely be at the CP+ show in Japan next month. Via Digicame-info

List of upcoming Olympus cameras
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DC.Watch interviews with Ricoh, Fuji, Olympus, Sony and Panasonic

After the DC.Watch interviews with Nikon and Canon, here is a quick recap of the remaining Q&A with Ricoh, Fuji, Olympus, Sony and Panasonic: Ricoh interview recap: No plans for GR zoom lens Pentax continues with the development of a full frame DSLR camera (no release dates were given) New K mount lenses coming in 2015 […]

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Olympus E-M5II camera on the horizon

A new filing for a Olympus E-M5II camera appeared on the Taiwanese NCC government agency website. The E-M5II will replace the current E-M5 model. The official announcement is expected in the next 1-2 months – during CES in Las Vegas or for the CP+ show in Japan. Via Digicame-info

Olympus E-M5II camera
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Significant discounts offered by almost all camera manufacturers

The combination of a strong dollar, slow camera sales and the upcoming Black Friday is bringing some very good deals in the US. Nikon just offered a new rebate program and further reduced the price of the D610. Even Leica is now offering significants savings on the M 240 digital rangefinder and M lenses – something […]

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The latest patents from Ricoh, Olympus, Canon and Fuji

  → Ricoh continues to file lens patents for a camera with a small sensor: 6mm f/1.8 lens designed for a 1.5″ sensor and 16mm f/1.4 lens designed for a 2/3″ sensor.    → Olympus filed a patent for a camera lens module for smart phones (similar to the Sony QX series) → Olympus got a […]

Ricoh 6mm f:1.8 lens patent
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