News tagged with "olympus"

Olympus SmartMedia compatibility chart

Thanks to Olympus America for forwarding their official SmartMedia compatibility chart, this chart confirms what digital cameras (and printers, accessories) are compatible with SmartMedia cards ranging from 2 MB up to the recently announced 128 MB. This is for all the people who emailed me asking if their Olympus digital camera was compatible.. We now have the answer.

Comments 0 Published: Mar 9, 2001 at 04:00
Olympus BRIO D-100

This is the US designation for the C-1, Olympus America will be naming the new C-1 the "Brio D-100", it's essentially the same camera but wearing a different livery (black) more in line with the "Stylus Epic" range of 35 mm film cameras.

Comments 0 Published: Mar 9, 2001 at 04:00
Olympus µ[mju:] digital

Olympus Europe have confirmed what we guessed earlier, that the C-1 will be called the digital µ[mju:] C-1 in Europe (and probably SE Asia). The press release we've picked up is dated 22 March 2001 (CeBit time) but is currently visible on Olympus Europe's website.

Comments 0 Published: Mar 9, 2001 at 04:00
Olympus C-1

Today Olympus Japan announced the C-1, this compact, entry-level digital camera features a 1.3 megapixel CCD and a fixed 35 mm (equiv.) lens. Looks suspiciously similar to the Epic/Mju product line, doesn't it? The most recent similar product from Olympus was the D-360L (C-860L). Note also that (probably just for the Japanese market) it's available with It enters the market at a very low 38,000 YEN ($320). UPDATE: Samples online.

Comments 0 Published: Mar 6, 2001 at 04:00
Olympus update C990Z

Olympus Japan today announced the introduction of the update C990ZS, the new model seems almost identical to the previous C990Z (known as the D490Z in the US) apart from a new brighter, higher resolution LCD and improved burst capabilities. The updated model should be available in Japan on 10th March.

Comments 0 Published: Feb 28, 2001 at 04:00
Steve Sanders posts Olympus C-2040 first look

Steve over at Steves-Digicams has posted his first look at the Olympus C-2040. Here's what he says about it (so far): "Olympus has cranked out yet another excellent camera. This is an updated C-2020 zoom with the new large-aperture F1.8 lens that improves low-light pictures and exends indoor flash range... Nice to see that everyone is not abandoning the two megapixel cameras but actually improving them."

Comments 0 Published: Jan 25, 2001 at 04:00
Just posted! Olympus E-10 review

Finally! (I can hear some of you sigh). Yes, it's been delayed, interrupted and postponed several times but we can finally bring you our full in-depth review of Olympus's interest (and in many respects, excellent) E-10. When this metal clad digital SLR first broke onto the digital photography scene it certainly stirred up a lot of interest, since then many lucky people in the US managed to get their hands on production E-10's even before us.. and started to report a few funny problems. Want the full low-down? Read the review...

Comments 0 Published: Jan 16, 2001 at 04:00
Olympus US announce C-2040Z/C-3040Z

CES 2001: Here's a piece of news we published back on the 21st November, Olympus America today announced the C-3040Z and C-2040Z, if you're a regular reader of the site you'll already know just about all there is to know but here's the official US press release for your perusal.

Comments 0 Published: Jan 5, 2001 at 04:00
Just posted! Olympus C-2100UZ review

We've just posted our review of Olympus's C-2100 "Ultra Zoom". This surprisingly compact camera delivers a ten times optically stabilised zoom and a two megapixel sensor. It's a sensible package and one that will serve up the goods for anyone who's looking for a long zoom compact digital camera.

Comments 0 Published: Dec 4, 2000 at 04:00
Olympus Europe confirm C-3040Z/C-2040Z

As per our new report yesterday on Olympus Japan's announcement of the new C-3040Z and C-2040Z Olympus Europe have this morning confirmed these two cameras (although specifications aren't yet available) "Olympus proves it is not just resting on its laurels with the new 3.3 megapixel C-3040ZOOM. The successor to EISA�s "Digital Camera of the Year 2000� impresses with a redesigned and much brighter lens system, additional light metering options and a host of further new and improved functions."

Comments 0 Published: Nov 22, 2000 at 04:00
Steve Sanders posts Olympus E-10 review

Congrats to Steve for posting a full (final) review of Olympus's professional SLR the E-10. "If you need a fully featured, high resolution digital SLR but you're not ready to spend $5,000 or more ... the Olympus E-10 SLR with its 4-megapixel imager, excellent optics and professional camera features should fill the bill nicely." Hopefully Olympus UK can get an E-10 to me sometime soon.

Comments 0 Published: Nov 21, 2000 at 04:00
Jeff posts Olympus C-2100-UZ review

Jeff Keller over at DC Resource has just posted his review of Olympus's 2 megapixel 10x zoom digital camera, "It's hard to compare the C-2100 Ultra Zoom, since there aren't too many cameras out there with a zoom like this. As a 2.1 Megapixel camera, it's a great one -- it's basically the C-2020Z with a large zoom lens. It's also got all the necessary manual features (with the exception of white balance), movies with sound, and a great bundle. If you want to break out of the 3X optical zoom mode, the C-2100 is a great way to do it!"

Comments 0 Published: Nov 13, 2000 at 04:00
Review Finder post Olympus C-2100UZ review

Thanks to Ian Donen for noting their review of Olympus's C-2100UZ. They said "While it does have a few flaws, this is an extremely fun and feature-packed camera for the price. There are a host of features I've never before seen on a digital camera, and the big zoom combined with its ease of use makes this an exceptionally fun device to use."

Comments 0 Published: Nov 1, 2000 at 04:00
Olympus Japan E-10 details

Thanks to Olympus Japan we can now we can bring you the full details and specifications of Olympus's new Digital SLR the E-10. An interesting combination of a big 4 megapixel CCD, high quality glass, traditional ergonomics (zoom ring and manual focus ring) a solid high quality case and flip-out display and enough manual features to keep you quiet at least until Olympus annonce the E-20 ;)

Comments 1 Published: Oct 18, 2000 at 04:00
Olympus Japan E-100RS details

Yesterday, along with the E-10 mention was made of the E-100RS a very interesting new digital camera from Olympus with the same 10 x optical stablised zoom lens announced in the C-2100UZ, however the E-100RS is built with a different tactic in mind, it's main aim is speed. It has a 1/2" 1.5 megapixel CCD and is capable of capturing bursts of full size images at 15 frames per second (that's faster than we've ever seen in a digital camera.. and considerably faster than all but the most expensive 35mm SLR's). Looking at the body it appears to be based around the C-3030Z with a 0.55" LCD viewfinder.

Comments 0 Published: Oct 18, 2000 at 04:00
Olympus E-100RS first look

Another web exclusive! It never rains, it pours... Along with the E-10 Olympus loaned us a prototype E-100RS, an interesting camera to say the least, it's only fitted out with a 1.5 megapixel CCD, but has that huge 10 x stablised optical zoom first seen on the C-2100UZ along with the ability to shoot at some 15 frames per second (and even pre-capture frames). Read on...

Comments 0 Published: Oct 2, 2000 at 04:00
Olympus E-10 first look

Absolute web exclusive! We've managed to get our hands on a pre-production Olympus E-10 (4 megapixel Digital SLR). Although it's not yet ready for a full review we've posted a short first look with some sample images. We hope to have a full review just as soon as Olympus can provide a production camera.

Comments 0 Published: Sep 29, 2000 at 04:00
Yamada posts Olympus E-10 samples

Somehow (!) Yamada Kumio managed to persuade Olympus to loan him an E-10 while at the Photokina show, he's posted four sample images for us all to criticise... I was told that all the E-10's at the show were still prototype and still had early firmware so I'd personally not read too much into any problems you see in these images.

Comments 0 Published: Sep 24, 2000 at 04:00
First Olympus E-10 hands-on

Thanks to William Chang from for sending a note over that he has posted the first "hands-on article" of Olympus's Digital SLR the E10. He also has a couple of original sample images (the first full originals posted on the web as far as we're aware). So get over there and read his great preview and check out those samples...

Comments 0 Published: Sep 17, 2000 at 04:00
Olympus Innovation - more info on E10 & E100

Thanks to forums contributor Jim Cockfield for noting a new website from Olympus providing even more detailed information about their upcoming digital SLR the E-10 and it's fast shooting smaller brother the E-100RS. This new website is nicely designed with lots of info and downloadable PDF brochures. If you're interested in either of these cameras I recommend you have a look...

Comments 0 Published: Sep 6, 2000 at 04:00