The Olympus PEN E-PL5 shares the same 16.1-megapixel sensor as the Olympus OM-D. Amy Davies of our testing team investigates whether the similarities end there, or if this new PEN camera is in fact the best PEN camera on the market. Watch her Olympus E-PL5 review video to see how it fared.
When Michael Woodford became the President and CEO of Olympus in 2011, he was the first westerner ever to climb the ranks of one of Japan’s corporate giants, but within months of his appointment he had uncovered a $1.7 billion accounting fraud…
Olympus has introduced two new cameras to sit in its range of PEN cameras – the Olympus PEN E-PL5 and the Olympus PEN Mini E-PM2.
Both of the new Olympus cameras use the 16.1 million pixel sensor from the Olympus OM-D from the Olympus OM-D and will sit in the middle and bottom of Olympus’ PEN lineup.
Three years after making its first entrance into the compact system camera arena with the PEN E-P1, Olympus has gone back to its roots again to produce the OM-D, with its retro styling owed to its analogue predecessor.
Inside the camera are an all new 16 million pixel Live MOS Four Thirds sensor and TruePic VI image processor, which Olympus says is designed to give better low light performance and higher dynamic range than previous Micro Four Thirds cameras in its line-up.
Find out inside what score it got from our testing team.
Does your lens has more letters after its name than a retired rocket scientist. What do all these lens markings mean? You can refer to a lens simply by the name of the manufacturer, the focal length, and its maximum aperture – a Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6, say, or Canon 50mm f/1.4. But as lenses have often evolved from decades of development, they usually have a line of additional letters after their names, stamped on the barrel or printed on the boxes.
Some lens markings are about manufacturer branding – defining a more recent range, or a lens that’s built to higher standards than another. Others are to do with the optics themselves, and to highlight specific technologies used in the lens construction. In the jargon-busting guide below, we’ll translate these lens markings for you.
Olympus has launched a new range of SDHC cards to complement the new Olympus OM-D.
The cards, which have been designed for use by those who miss the “authenticity” of using film, will be available in either black and white or colour variations. Anybody purchasing the black and white variation will be limited to shooting in monochrome.
In between Strictly Come Dancing revivals at Focus On Imaging we managed to get some time alone with the Olympus OM-D E-M5.
The 16-megapixel E-M5, announced last month, is the first camera in the new Olympus OM-D line – with rumours of an OM-D Pro possibly to come.
Watch our initial hands-on review of the Olympus OM-D, with a full review to follow soon.
Strictly Come Dancing stars James and Ola Jordan will be making a special appearance at Olympus’s stand at next month’s Focus On Imaging show.
The pair will be on hand to help celebrate the unveiling of the much-discussed Olympus OM-D range by putting on several performances and taking part in a Q and A as part of Olympus’s programme at the four-day photography event.
Olympus is offering photographers the chance to claim a gree grip with pre-orders of its new Micro Four Thirds camera, the OM-D.
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the original Olympus OM, the company is offering its customers who pre-order the new Olympus OM-D a free grip and battery pack.
Olympus has unveiled its long-speculated OM-styled Micro Four Thirds camera, presenting the OM-D (officially the Olympus OM-D E-M5) to the world.
Its design based on Olympus’s classic OM series, the 16.1-megapixel OM-D – not to be confused with OMD – is housed in a dust- and splash-proof magnesium alloy body and boasts what Olympus claims are several world firsts.