News tagged with "olympus"
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."
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.
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!"
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."
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 ;)
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.
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...
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.
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.
Thanks to William Chang from photography.com.hk 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...
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...
Delayed, but now online Olympus's Camedia Gallery is currently showing images by three different photographers using the E-10 and E-100RS... And very nice they are too, unfortunately (and a bit of a let down after the wait) no full resolution samples are available.. And although there's an "Original Photo" area in the "Download" section of the website there's just a message saying they are "being prepared"... Oh, and the English pages aren't ready yet.. so it's all in Japanese at the moment.
Browsing over the Olympus Talk forum I noticed some interest in a partially translation of the E-10 Q & A from the Olympus Japan website. Taking this a bit further (and making it accessible to more people) I've spent about 2 hours or so translating, sifting and sorting that Q & A page to bring it to you in English (all 130+ questions & answers). There's also an intersesting comparison to the C-2500L. So if you're really interested in the E-10, you need to see this.
UPDATE: Now complete.
It's been a confusing couple of days, according to what we've seen on the Japanese sites and read on the Olympus Japan website no mention has been made of the LCD on the E-10 being usable as a viewfinder. However, today Olympus Europe posted their information on the E-10 and E-100RS. Of the E-10's viewfinder they say "By tilting the LCD monitor down 20 or up 90 degrees, a greater viewing angle can be achieved. This is particularly useful when shooting from difficult positions where the SLR viewfinder would be too impractical."
Olympus will announce the 4 megapixel Camedia E-10 Digital SLR, with a big 2/3" CCD (designed by Olympus), a 4x optical zoom (35 - 140 mm) F2.0 - F2.4, manual focus ring, RAW mode shooting (Photoshop plugin included), optical TTL viewfinder, histogram mode, flip-out and rotate LCD. Expected price 198,000 YEN (~$1,826) expected to be on sale in mid October in Japan. This scoop straight from our friend Yamada Kumio over at digitalcamera.gr.jp. Olympus's upgraded C-2500L.
UPDATED: Impress PC Watch now have an article on the E-10.
Jeff over at DCResource has just posted his review of Olympus's D-490Z. Here's what he had to say "I can say with confidence that Olympus has another hit on their hands. They've taken the already popular D-400 series and added a much needed 2.1 Megapixel CCD, plus some nice features usually not found on midrange cameras, like an uncompressed TIFF mode. My main gripe is the lack of USB support, which can be resolved by purchasing a card reader. If you're looking for a great $500 digital camera, look no more - the D-490Z is a great choice."
If you've been reading dpreview over the last few months you can't help but to have heard of Olympus's C-2100UZ, a 2 megapixel digital camera with a 10x optical stablised lens. Today Olympus US made the camera official bundling it with 4 NiMH batteries and a charger and an 8MB SmartMedia card, priced at US$999. One note of interested to the techie-shutterbugs will be Olympus's use of a CMY CFA (colour filter array) over the CCD... Very Canon.
Thanks to William Chang an IT reporter from Hong Kong who managed to get his hands on an engineering sample Olympus C-2100UZ (the one with the 10x optically stabilised zoom lens). Whilst this sneak preview is only made up of shots of the camera (not a report as such) we do also have four sample images shot with the camera.