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Olympus underwater cases


Dennis Hissink : 2005-08-18 12:00:00
Olympus underwater cases : The summer season is upon us and like every year, many holiday-makers are choosing to spend their vacation near the water. New places and interesting characters are sure to offer plenty of shooting opportunities, but wouldn’t it be great to impress friends and family back home with more than just a fantastic tan and the typical beach photos. What about an underwater shot of that face-to-face encounter with a rare stingray during the diving expedition or the colorful coral seen while snorkeling? With the Olympus underwater cases this is a reality. From 3m depth to an amazing 60m (Or water pressure equivalent ), they let adventurous photographers dive into a whole new dimension of shooting possibilities.


Olympus C7070 Wide Zoom awarded by EISA


Ilse Jurriën : 2005-08-14 20:43:04
Olympus C7070 Wide Zoom awarded by EISA : Olympus is delighted to announce that they have been successful once again in the European Imaging & Sound Association (EISA) Awards. Consolidating the success of the Olympus C-8080 Wide Zoom last year, which was named “Digital Camera of the Year”, the Olympus C-7070 Wide Zoom has been crowned “European Compact Camera of the Year 2005/6” by the judging panel. The C-7070 Wide Zoom camera is available now at an estimated street price of £495 inc VAT. With a judging panel drawn from fifty leading audio, mobile electronics, video and photography press in twenty European countries, EISA are renowned for their independence and good judgement.


Olympus first-quarter net profit falls 62 percent


Ilse Jurriën : 2005-08-06 11:00:00
Olympus first-quarter net profit falls 62 percent : According to Photo Marketing Association International: Olympus Corp., Tokyo, Japan, reported net profit fell 62 percent in the April-June quarter, Reuters reports. Olympus is the world's fourth-best selling digital camera brand after Canon Inc., Sony Corp., and Eastman Kodak Co., but it is considered one of the weaker players in an industry suffering from slowing growth and sharp price falls. Olympus posted a group net profit of ¥403 million (US$3.58 million) for the three months ended June 30, compared with a net profit of ¥1.06 billion in the same period last year. Operation profit fell 38 percent to ¥3.89 billion.


Olympus Mju 800 with Duran Duran photos auctioned


Dennis Hissink : 2005-07-21 19:45:00
Olympus Mju 800 with Duran Duran photos auctioned : Currently heading into the home stretch of an eighteen month long world tour in support of their chart-topping album ?Astronaut’ (Epic Records), the five original members of Duran Duran (Simon LeBon, Andy Taylor, John Taylor, Roger Taylor and Nick Rhodes) are now on their way back to the United States and then Japan, where they will complete another five week run of dates, before returning to the studio to start work on their next record. Duran Duran’s upcoming North American tour marks the band’s third outing to the US in the past two years and follows a series of 28 European shows that included a four-song performance at the historic Live 8 concert at the Circus Maximus in Rome.


Olympus E300 firmware version 1.3 update


Dennis Hissink : 2005-07-19 04:00:00
Olympus E300 version 1.3 firmware update : Olympus has a well founded reputation for revolutionizing the design and construction of cameras, most recently with the design and introduction of their E-system range. The fully digital SLR cameras are based on the DIWA Award-winning FourThirds Standard and have set new standards in SLR photography. As more and more photographers embrace Digital SLRs the Olympus E-300 has proved to be one of the most popular models. Olympus is not only committed to delivering the highest levels of product innovation but also stands faithfully behind its customers with after sales service that’s second to none. To this end a new firmware update (version 1.3) is now available for the E-300.


Olympus Mju Digital 800 goes to Duran Duran


Dennis Hissink : 2005-07-18 17:05:00
Olympus Mju Digital 800 goes to Duran Duran : The legendary Duran Duran are currently on a world tour promoting their latest album “Astronaut”. When they stopped by in Hamburg, Olympus had a special surprise in store for them: an 8.0 million pixel Olympus Mju Digital 800. The Japanese camera manufacturer presented Nick Rhodes, head of the band and avid photographer, with the first available model of this series in Europe. Incorporating Bright Capture Technology, the Olympus Digital 800 is particularly suited for taking shots in challenging lighting conditions, such as at concerts. In situations of low light the built-in LCD automatically increases brightness to ensure accurate framing and deliver crystal clear images.


Olympus E300 in action at F1 circuit


Dennis Hissink : 2005-07-14 15:58:32
Olympus E300 in action at F1 circuit : Since professional Formula One photographer Jon Nicholson first shot with the Olympus E-300, it has hardly ever left his hands. Starting with the first ’05 race in Melbourne, the digital SLR from Olympus has been his constant companion during each of this season’s F1 events so far. An enthused Nicholson cites the camera’s responsiveness, large LCD and professional ergonomic feel among his favourite features and sums up his fondness for the Olympus E-300 with an unmistakably clear “I am very impressed!”. In its short history, the Olympus E-300 has already been the subject of much attention, receiving widespread coverage and numerous awards (DIWA Silver - March, 2005).


Digital camera costs under fire


Ilse Jurriën : 2005-07-13 12:00:00
Digital camera costs under fire : Demand for digital cameras is still on the rise and though considered high-tech only a year or two ago, they’re fast becoming an ordinary consumer item. By January 2006 more than half of all American households will own at least one digital camera, predicts the Photo Marketing Association (PMA.) As competition stiffens in this market, sliding prices are benefiting the consumer. Right now Samy’s Camera is offering a special on the Olympus D-535 Zoom, 3.2 Mp. The ergonomic Olympus D-535 has an easy-to-use one-button, one-function operation. It features a 3.2 Mp resolution, 3x optical zoom, built-in pop-up flash, 12 MB internal memory and XD Picture Card compatibility, and a movie mode with sound.


Ferrari Photography Exhibition by Jon Nicholson


Mark Peters : 2005-07-08 13:00:00
At the start of the 2003 Formula 1 Grand Prix season, Olympus embarked on a long term sponsorship agreement with the most successful team in the history of the sport, Scuderia Ferrari. Olympus is delighted to sponsor this exhibition of Jon’s work which is a selection of images taken during the past 3 years of Olympus’ sponsorship of Scuderia Ferrari. The framed prints are available for purchase with proceeds being donated to The Macmillan Service Midhurst. "I am thankful to work between two such prestigious brands. I am impressed with the E-System and I am incredibly appreciative of the access Ferrari has allowed me to enable me to create such great photographs." The Exhibition takes place at Carpaccio Restaurant, 4 Sydney Street, London.


Olympus C315 Zoom digital camera introduction


Ilse Jurriën : 2005-07-01 17:20:00
Olympus Camedia C315 Zoom digital camera introduction : The new Olympus C315 Zoom is a stylish and attractively priced camera. Building on the success of its predecessor the C310 Zoom, pronounced ?Best Digital Budget Compact Camera’ by TIPA in 2004, the new Olympus C-315 Zoom boasts the same special blend of design, performance, handling and affordability. It’s resolution has also been significantly increased to 5.1 million pixels to provide exceptional picture quality but what won’t be changing is the camera’s great value for money. Available from the end of July, the Olympus C315 Zoom comes highly recommended for first-time digital camera buyers and all those who are budget conscious yet still demand high-quality results.


Olympus ZUIKO Digital ED 8mm lens introduction


Dennis Hissink : 2005-06-30 09:00:00
Olympus ZUIKO Digital ED 8mm lens introduction : Olympus Imaging Corporation is pleased to announce the introduction of the Olympus ZUIKO Digital ED 8mm F3.5 Fisheye, the first fixed-focal fisheye lens in the Olympus ZUIKO Digital series. The new lens will go on sale in January 2006. Olympus ZUIKO Digital lenses, designed specifically for use with digital SLR cameras, comply with the Four Thirds System (received the DIWA Gold Award in 2004), and are able to exploit the full power of the CCD in the Olympus E-1 launched in 2003 and E-300 introduced in December 2004. The Olympus ZUIKO Digital ED 8mm (16mm with 35mm camera) F3.5 Fisheye has a 180º field of view diagonal to the image sensor.


Olympus PPO-E04 underwater lens port introduction


Dennis Hissink : 2005-06-15 12:00:28
Olympus PPO-E04 underwater lens port introduction : Olympus Imaging Corporation (President: Masaharu Okubo) is pleased to announce the introduction of the Olympus PPO-E04 underwater lens port. This new accessory allows professional underwater photography using E-System wide zoom lenses. The Olympus PPO-E04 will go on sale in July 2005. The Olympus PPO-E04 underwater lens port is a genuine Olympus accessory for the Olympus ZUIKO DIGITAL series of “Designed for Digital” lenses. To support professional use, it is able to withstand water pressures at depths of up to 60 meters. Professional underwater photography is now possible using digital SLR cameras. The PPO-E04 is underwater lens port for wide zoom lenses.


Olympus C7070 Wide Zoom review


Mark Peters : 2005-06-08 00:20:00
Olympus C7070 Wide Zoom digital camera review : Olympus' leading digital compact cameras are the Olympus C5060 Wide Zoom and the C8080 Wide Zoom. Beginning of 2005 the Olympus Camedia C7070 Wide Zoom joined in, and this camera may be looked upon as the successor of the Olympus C5060. The cameras have their own special style with a nice zoom range, from a true wide-angle to a reasonable telephoto. If we compare it to a 35mm camera, the Olympus C-7070 Wide Zoom has an f/2.8 - f/4.8 27-110mm lens. It might not be an ultra zoom, but it still is an attractive range. Olympus is also aiming at the professional market with their solid build C7070 Wide Zoom digital camera.


Olympus BioScapes Imaging Competition


Mark Peters : 2005-05-28 13:00:00
Olympus BioScapes Imaging Competition : Olympus America Inc. has set the deadline for this year's Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition. Entries, including still images, image series and movies, must be submitted online by September 30, 2005 and first prize will be Olympus microscope or camera equipment valued at $5,000. Nine additional winners will also receive valuable prizes from Olympus, and honorable mentions will be named. The Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition, now in its second year, recognizes the finest images of life science specimens captured through light microscopes, using any magnification and any brand of equipment. Each person entering can submit up to five movies, images, or image sequences.


Olympus D-435 digital camera introduction


Ilse Jurriën : 2005-05-25 17:50:09
Olympus D-435 digital camera introduction : With the release of the new D-435, Olympus packs 5.0 megapixels of image resolution into an extremely easy-to-use digital camera. First-time digital camera buyers will be amazed at the camera’s simple operation and impressed by the brilliant, high-resolution images they are able to capture. A built-in Help Guide makes learning digital photography easier than ever before, and the light, compact body design makes it convenient to slip the camera in a pocket so you can take it anywhere. “The Olympus D435 is designed to make digital photography absolutely effortless for the novice user, the D-435 offers a lot of performance at a very affordable price” said Naoki Tai, Olympus Imaging USA.


Olympus Stylus 800 digital camera introduction


Mark Peters : 2005-05-20 18:15:00
Olympus Stylus 800 digital camera introduction : Improved Image Viewing and Capture in Low Light and Bright Light Situations Olympus once again demonstrates that digital camera design is about more than just the number of pixels and the size of the LCD - it’s about functionality. The Olympus Stylus 800 delivers power, performance and enhanced usability with an array of innovative technologies: Bright Capture Technology for low-light photography; a HyperCrystal LCD for high-contrast viewing; metal, all-weather construction for protection against the elements; manual exposure and aperture settings for creative control and versatility; as well as an 8.0-megapixel image sensor for stunningly high-resolution prints.


Olympus Camedia C-180 camera introduction


Mark Peters : 2005-05-20 14:00:00
Olympus C-180 digital camera introduction : It’s never been simpler to take great photos. No matter if a seasoned hobby shooter or new to the world of digital photography, the extremely compact 5.1 million pixel C-180 from Olympus makes taking photos a breeze. Featuring a “one button, one function” design principle it ensures remarkably easy, intuitive operation. Getting the best results is child’s play with a choice of seven scene programmes. They automatically select the best camera settings to suit the requirements of most everyday shooting situations, such as for scenes at night, portraits or out at the beach while on summer holidays. The C-180 never fails to deliver consistently high-quality images.


Olympus exhibition "A day in the life of Africa"


Mark Peters : 2005-05-18 22:20:00
Olympus exhibition "A day in the life of Africa" : Olympus Corporation (President: Tsuyoshi Kikukawa) and the United Nations Information Centre, will host a special showing of the "A Day in the Life of Africa" photography exhibition from Sunday, 24 April to Saturday, 14 May 2005 at the Aichi Expo 2005 UN Pavilion. At the Millennium Summit in September 2000, world leaders have agreed on setting Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in order to solve global issues such as poverty, starvation, diseases and illiteracy. Although the international community have been trying to meet these goals ever since, the annual progress report released by UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan in September 2004 pointed out something different.


Olympus shares fell after news about cutting jobs


Mark Peters : 2005-05-17 21:55:10
Olympus shares fell after news about eliminating jobs : Shares of Olympus Corp. fell 2.3 percent on Wednesday as investors doubted plant closures and job cuts would put its loss-making digital camera business back on track. Olympus unveiled plans on Tuesday to eliminate 4,000 jobs in its camera division and consolidate domestic production into one factory as part of a major overhaul aimed at saving 13 billion yen ($123.2 million) in costs in the business year to March. But investors were not impressed, pushing the firm's already slumping stock price down another 2.29 percent on Wednesday to 2,130 yen, near a 2005 low of 2,080 yen and underperforming the benchmark Nikkei average's 0.35 percent decline.


Olympus Mju 800 digital camera introduction


Mark Peters : 2005-05-12 06:00:00
Olympus Mju 800 introduction : With the Olympus Mju Digital 800, Olympus redefines the notion of stylish, high-performance digital photography. Finished in glossy dark blue or silver, the Olympus Mju 800 packs the power of 8 Megapixels into a compact, metal body that’s weatherproof. As well as guaranteeing brilliant images under any conditions, this attractive 3x optical zoom camera also offers options for extended photographic freedom. Thanks to use of the all-new Bright Capture Technology, photographers can now rely on excellent image results that were previously unheard of in extremely low-light situations. The technology also makes it possible to see subjects on the extra-large 6.4cm LCD.






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