Category Archives: Olympus

Olympus PEN-F camera now discontinued in Japan

The Olympus PEN-F camera is listed as discontinued in Japan (confirmed also by several Japanese retailers). I have been reporting for a while that Olympus is rumored to announce a new, small and light Olympus MFT camera (confirmed also by Olympus). The Olympus PEN-F camera is now $999 in the US (was $1,199 when announced). See […]

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Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-200mm f/3.5-6.3 lens officially announced

The previously rumored Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-200mm f/3.5-6.3 MFT lens is now officially announced: 24-400mm (35mm equivalent) Maximum aperture range: f/3.5-6.3 ZERO coating Movie & still compatible AF system Weather-resistant construction Sample photos Price: $899 Pre-orders: B&H Additional information Technical specifications and MTF charts:

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The latest financial results: there are no winners in the camera industry

If you are curious about how camera companies are doing financially – the short answer is not good: Nikon – all previous forecasts were slashed. Sony sees unit sales of all major hardware products failing in coming years. Canon: Canon expects its annual operating profit to drop for the first time in three years. Fuji: Instax is doing well, […]

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New Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-200mm f/3.5-6.3 MFT lens to be announced next week

Next week Olympus is expected to announce a new M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-200mm f/3.5-6.3 MFT lens: Dustproof and splashproof Size: 77.5 x 99.7 mm Weight: 455g Filter size: 72mm Closest focusing distance:22 cm (approx. 10 cm from the end of the lens) Price in Japan: ¥99,360 Price in UK: £899 Shipping starts in March Additional information:

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Olympus executive confirmed again they will focus only on Micro Four Thirds, thinks “full-frame is kind of like a buzzword in the market”, new smaller and lighter camera coming later this year

A few quotes from a recent Dpreview interview with Aki Murata, VP of sales and marketing for Olympus America (previously he said “HECK no…” to an Olympus full-frame camera): “First of all we won’t use any other mount other than Four Thirds.” “We have three strengths: Compactness and lightweight, lens quality, and I.S. That combination […]

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Two new interviews with Olympus executives

There are two new interviews with Olympus executives. In the first one with CameraJabber, Setsuya Kataoka (Olympus Division Manager) said that Olympus once considered developing a medium format camera like Fujifilm did with the GFX. The second interview is from DigitalTrends with General Manager Elija Shirota, autofocus expert Tetsuo Kikuchi and Senior Supervisor Hisashi Yoneyama – here is […]

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Olympus E-M1X camera additional coverage

Olympus E-M1X camera additional coverage: Sample photos: DPReview | Optyczne A full list of hand-on videos, reviews and previews can be found here The Olympus E-M1X manual can be downloaded on this page Olympus Workspace is replacing Olympus Viewer 3 E-M1X shipping starts on February 22nd Full press release US pre-orders:  Adorama | B&H | Amazon EU pre-orders: WEX | Park Camera | Calumet DE Olympus E-M1X £200 […]

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