Olympus E-PL7: Great Imaging Guts, Now With a Slick Selfie Redesign

Olympus interchangeable-lens cameras are some of the best out there, and that doesn't change with the new Pen E-PL7. As with the E-PL5, you get amazing imaging tech crammed inside a very small body. What's surprising is that the redesigned selfie-friendly LCD screen—usually an eye-roller feature—is so well-conceived… » 8/28/14 1:00am 8/28/14 1:00am

OLYMPUS SP-100 Is a 50X Superzoom Camera With a Red Dot Sight Like a Gun

If point-and-shoot cameras have a future it's all about zoom, and Olympus just innovated the super long super zooms with a badly needed addition we didn't even know they needed: A red dot zoom like a sniper rifle. That sounds horrible and murderous, but it's really just good for killing photos. » 1/29/14 1:00am 1/29/14 1:00am

Leaked Images of New Olympus OM-D Show Smaller But Similar Body

Last year saw the release of the Olympus OM-D EM-1, a body built for pros with a huge grip and tons of bells and whistles. It looks like Olympus is starting out 2014 with another OM-D body, this time built for a slightly less advanced tier of buyers. These leaked images show the goods. » 1/17/14 10:54am 1/17/14 10:54am

You Can Start and Stop This Wi-Fi Voice Recorder From Your Smartphone

It's hard to get excited over a dedicated voice recorder these days, especially when smartphones have tried to step in and fill that role. But when it's vital that you capture every word in an interview, a voice recorder is still the best tool for the job. And Olympus has now made them even better with built-in Wi-Fi… » 1/14/14 1:40pm 1/14/14 1:40pm

Nikon Df: A DSLR Monster With a Slimmed Down, Old-School Streak

Even at the top echelons of professional photography, the lumbering DSLR is becoming a bore. Smaller shooters with big camera specs are the trend, and with that mandate in mind, Nikon's releasing the Df. The new DSLR—yes, DSLR, not the full-framed mirrorless monster of rumors—inherits its key guts from Nikon's… » 11/04/13 11:01pm 11/04/13 11:01pm

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review: Robust, Utilitarian, and Wonderful

It was only a year and a half ago when Olympus showed that a small, stylish camera with no mirror and a little sensor could hang in the big leagues. Many photographers instantly fell in love with the OM-D E-M5. Now, with the E-M1, nearly every bar has been raised for even the most demanding shooters out there. » 10/07/13 10:00am 10/07/13 10:00am

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Hands-On: So Hot You Won't Believe It's Mirrorless

The interchangeable-lens OM-D E-M1 is so much camera you won't believe it's mirroress. The E-M1 is the successor to 2010's E-5, the last Olympus camera with a mirror box and an optical viewfinder. I just shot with one of the first units in the world at the Oly launch event in New York, and I'm certain that almost no… » 9/10/13 12:00am 9/10/13 12:00am

Olympus Pen E-P5: A Retro-Styled Mirrorless Camera Made Amazing

Olympus has been teetering on the edge of nailing mirrorless camera design for years. In fact, many would argue that last year's retro-fantastic OM-D E-M5 bordered on perfection. Aesthetes fell in love with its looks at the same time that real, serious photographers were amazed at its spectacular image quality. » 5/10/13 1:00am 5/10/13 1:00am

Olympus Officially Made the Worst Lens In the World

Here it is, ladies and gentleman, the worst camera lens in the world. The benchmarking authority, DXO Labs, has spoken, and the new Olympus 15mm body cap lens is the worst lens it has ever tested. It scored just a 4/40, earning the ranking of "Poor." Its official rank amongst all the lenses ever made: 2872. » 1/30/13 10:09am 1/30/13 10:09am

Are These Olympus' Latest Micro Four-Thirds Cameras?

According to DigicamInfo, the cameras pictured above are the Olympus E-PL5 and E-PM2, which would serve as the successors to Olympus' diminutive, entry-level Micro Four-Thirds shooters, the E-PL3 and E-PM1. Both were decent cameras when they hit store shelves last year, and now that these rumored cams will apparently… » 9/14/12 9:49am 9/14/12 9:49am