August 17, 2010
Posted in news

Eisa awards for Olympus and Panasonic.

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Like every year EISA (european imaging and sound association) assigned the prices for the best products 2010-2011.

Olympus won the following prizes:
European Micro System Lens 2010-2011 – Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm F4-5.6
European All-Weather Compact Camera 2010-2011 – Olympus µ Tough-8010

Panasonic won the following prizes:
European Multimedia Camera 2010-2011 – Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2
European Travel Compact Camera 2010-2011 – Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10

August 16, 2010
Posted in news

New e-commerce site from Olympus (in US only)

PRESS RELEASE

Olympus Puts Purchasing Power In The Hands Of Consumers With Robust New E-Commerce Site

The Olympus Store’s Live Chat and Advanced Search Make Online Shopping Fun and Easier Than Ever Before

CENTER VALLEY, Pa., August 9, 2010 – Today, Olympus Imaging America Inc. is proud to announce the launch of the Olympus Store, a new, e-commerce website that makes shopping for Olympus products fun and easier than ever before. The site is easy to navigate and helps consumers find the right product by giving them access to knowledgeable customer care representatives, through live chat, e-mail and phone support. In the future, the e-commerce website will offer consumer reviews and recommendations on what products would best fit their lifestyles. At the Olympus Store you will enjoy a hearty shopping experience, utilizing the site to research and purchase a wide selection of products, including digital cameras, lenses, underwater housings, audio devices, binoculars and limitedly available accessories, allowing you to capture it all.

The Olympus Store has a variety of other features to make shopping simple, including:

* Advanced search capability to find the right product in a flash;
* An account dashboard to keep track of multiple orders and view past order history; and
* A wish list that enables visitors to choose and highlight their ideal Olympus presents, making gift shopping a breeze for their friends and family.

“Through every step of the purchase process, the Olympus Store makes shopping fun and easy by giving people all the facts they need to make an informed purchase,” said Dan Mastellon, vice president—operations, customer care and repair, Olympus Imaging America Inc. “With Live Chat, visitors to the site can instantly communicate with a customer care representative who will answer questions and help with selections. The site also lists accessories that can sometimes be hard to find making it a one-stop shopping experience for our customers.”

To access the Olympus Store and start the e-shopping adventure, please click here: https://us.buyolympus.com/.

Found via Photographyblog

August 16, 2010
Posted in Rumors

(FT3) More new Pen’s to come at photokina? Almost all Olympus DSLR discontinued?


A big camera retailer (because of privacy reasons I can’t tell you who it is) told us that Olympus DSLRs are ALL listed as discontinued except the E-620 with the note that “MORE PEN CAMERAS” are on their way!

So is Olympus going to release more than one new MicroFourThirds camera?

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August 16, 2010

a little bit of everything…(Focus Numerique tested the GF1 firmaware hack!)


Panasonic GF1 Hack Clips

Focus Numerique tested the Panasonic GF1 hack (google english translation). It’s a very detailled review and you should read it before to make the firmware hack. Reminder: The firmware hack is available here at DVXuser.

Sony NEX-5 vs Panasonic G2 (Dkamera.de)

Olympus E-PL1 review (DigitalPhotographySchool)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 Review (Photographyblog)

New case for the Olympus E-P2 on Gariz

August 15, 2010
Posted in reviews

Serious compacts: Mirrorless Camera ISO Signal/Noise Shootout: NEX5, NX10, E-P2, E-PL1, GF1, G2, GH1

Amin Sabet from Serious Compacts posted the second part of the mirrorless camera comparison. He tested the noise characteristics f all current cameras. Let me know if you agree with his final conclusions…

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