Olympus Mju 9010 camera review : Olympus Mju 9010’s compact design does not betray its optical zoom performance. That is precisely this mega zoom camera’s spearhead. It is small and light enough to put in your pocket and it is equipped with a large focal range with which you can achieve large distances. The format of the Olympus Mju 9010 has pretty much remained unchanged in comparison with its predecessor. Also the focal range with 10x optical zoom, equivalent to 28 - 280mm, has remained the same. Although, the competition is showing that they are even taking it a step further, and with 12x optical zoom (25-300 mm) is managing to get even more out of the compact design. Olympus has, on the other hand, held back a bit.
Most surprising was the presentation of a twosome so-called Micro FourThirds system concept models at the Photokina 2008. However, it does not come across as a well thought-out strategy; on the contrary, it seems that Olympus wants to tickle us with something that in the end might not be available. At least, that is what it looks like to an outsider. However; when talking to various R&D employees of Olympus, the official statement is that Olympus doesn't find the time is right to present a camera fully based on the Micro FourThirds system. In order to develop a true compact Micro Four Thirds System camera with the highest possible image quality, Olympus takes its time, unlike Panasonic; since this company already presented a working camera with the aforementioned system.
Olympus has commenced development on an interchangeable lens type digital camera based on the “Micro Four Thirds System”. The forthcoming camera will bring dramatic reductions in size and weight to the Olympus E-System, and will comply with the new Micro Four Thirds System standard which was jointly announced with Matsushita Industrial Co. Ltd. (Panasonic), on 5 August 2008. A concept model of the new camera will be exhibited at photokina 2008 Show, the world’s largest trade fair for the photographic and imaging industries held in Cologne, Germany, running from 23 to 28 September.
Olympus, creator of the Stylus SW series - the toughest compact digital cameras on the planet - innovates again with a whole new way for consumers to take control and tap into worry-free fun: Tap Control. While other digital cameras may use touch screens to access settings, the new Olympus Stylus 1050 SW digital camera has a shockproof, waterproof and freezeproof body that is sensitive to touch all over. So getting to the most common menu settings in situations where pushing buttons takes time or is difficult is now as fast and easy as a tap on the top, back or sides of the camera.
Olympus debuts the Stylus 1040, the thinnest Stylus camera of all time, and wins serious style points with a bold, stylish look. When wearing a designer outfit, getting behind the wheel of a sleek sports car, or stepping onto the red carpet, the Stylus 1040 is available in black and silver to match your moments. With a camera this portable and attractive, you will not just capture the scene, but will also be a part of it. "The Stylus 1040 is perfect for style-conscience consumers and captures amazing images," said Tomoko Matsunaga, product manager, Olympus Imaging America Inc. "The new ultra-slim design features a new streamlined body with a lens-protecting faceplate that instantly turns on the camera when it slides to reveal the lens and capture the moment."
Olympus has given the SP-570 UZ - the world's most powerful ultra zoom digital camera - an extreme makeover by creating the new Olympus SP-565 Ultra Zoom, a smaller and lighter version with the same amazing precision-crafted 20x wide-angle telephoto zoom lens (26-520mm equivalent), but the ease-of-use of a point-and-shoot camera. Photographers searching for an even more portable and approachable ultra zoom to take anywhere will rejoice in the camera's new form factor, and with 10 million pixels and Dual Image Stabilization delivering superior, virtually blur-free images, the SP-565 UZ is proof that good things do come in small packages.
Featuring a timeless design and a range of fascinating new features including ultra-fast shooting, the Olympus Mju 1060 is the ideal stylish and compact companion. A liberating 7x optical zoom (37-260mm) gets you right up close to subjects, while integrated Dual Image Stabilization eliminates blur caused by camera shake to keep shots sharp. That, plus a generous 3.0 inch HyperCrystal LCD and advanced technologies - which include Advanced Face Detection Technology, Shadow Adjustment Technology and the exciting new Intelligent Auto Mode - make the 10 Megapixel Olympus Mju1060 a compact model to covet. The Olympus Mju 1060 becomes available September 2008 for an approximate value of £259.99.
A month before the Photokina 2008 show starts a new Olympus camera is introduced. Olympus introduces a sleek and stylish FE-Series point-and-shoot digital camera that combines easy operation and smart performance to capture brilliant images at the push of a button. While small in size, the new Olympus FE-370 is full of impressive imaging technologies packed into colorful slim metal body ideal for people on the move. Raising the bar for entry-level digital cameras, the camera features 8.0 megapixels of resolution; Image Stabilization for virtually blur-free images; Face Detection for crisp portraits and a Perfect Shot Preview to see various shot options before the shutter is pressed.