Category Archives: Olympus

The new blue Olympus E-PL9 camera now also available in the US

The new blue Olympus E-PL9 mirrorless MFT camera that was initially announced only for the UK last week is now also listed for sale in the US for $699 at B&H and Adorama (same price as other colors). Such a good looking camera deserves a few more pictures:

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Olympus UK announced a new blue E-PL9 camera

  Olympus UK announced a new E-PL9 mirrorless camera. The new model will be available exclusively through John Lewis stores. Shipping is expected to start in early June. The price is £649.99 for a kit with the 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6 EZ lens. In the US the E-PL9 camera is available in 4 different colors: black, honey […]

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The latest financial results from Panasonic, Olympus, Nikon, Kodak, Canon and Ricoh

Panasonic announced the recognition of extraordinary losses. Their financial results can be found here but they do not provide any camera specific data/information (Panasonic’s camera business is under the appliances segment). Last year there were rumors about Panasonic dismantling their digital camera business and placing it under the umbrella of other operations. Also last year […]

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Olympus is moving all camera-related production from China to Vietnam

Olympus Japan announced today that they are shutting down all camera-related production in China and will consolidate all future digital camera production in Vietnam (update – the English version is available here). Last year Nikon also closed their camera factory in China: Nikon officially announced the closure of their camera plant in China

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Olympus executive interview: mirrorless is growing because as the market declines, mirrorless is remaining the same size

Imaging Resource published a new interview with Shigemi Sugimoto, Head of Imaging Business Unit, Olympus Corp. Here is the recap courtesy of 43addict:

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The latest patents from Sony, Olympus, Tamron, Panasonic and Canon

→ Sony patent for PDAF usable up to the array edges. → Olympus has a patent (201821951A) for a 12mm f/1.2 lens – this will be a nice addition to the other three Olympus f/1.2 Pro MFT lenses. → The next patent (2018-45184A) is for the Hasselblad XCD 30mm f/3.5 medium format lens and it was […]

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Remember the boring Olympus PEN E-PL9 camera with 16MP, no EVF, IS and 4k? It’s now available in North America

The Olympus PEN E-PL9 mirrorless camera was initially announced in February and today it finally got introduced in North America. The specs are the same (check pricing and availability at Amazon, Adorama or B&H):

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