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Dan Havlik  |  Jun 30, 2015  |  0 comments

Olympus just announced that it is bringing its compact and wireless Olympus Air A01 camera device to the U.S. in July and Canada in August. The Olympus Air A01, which was introduced in Japan earlier this year, is a small, cylindrical gadget with a 16-megapixel Live MOS image sensor that can wirelessly connect Micro Four Thirds lenses with mobile devices such as smartphones.

Dan Havlik  |  Feb 05, 2015  |  0 comments

Olympus launched its new rugged Stylus Tough TG-860 camera this morning, which features a wide 21mm lens, 5x optical zoom and a 180-degree flip up reader LCD screen to make it easier to shoot “selfie” self portrait photos, even in rough shooting conditions.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Mar 18, 2015  |  0 comments

Olympus recently introduced the retro-style Stylus SH-2 compact camera, which features a 24x wide-angle optical zoom lens, built-in Wi-Fi connectivity (for remote shooting and sharing), Raw capture capability, 5-Axis Image Stabilization (that supports still image and video capture) and new Nightscape modes for night scenes and portraits.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Apr 13, 2015  |  0 comments

Olympus announced its latest waterproof, crushproof, shockproof, freezeproof compact digital camera this morning: the 16-megapixel Stylus Tough TG-4.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jan 05, 2016  |  0 comments

Olympus just introduced the new Stylus Tough TG-870, a premium rugged compact camera built to capture quality photos and video in challenging shooting situations. The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 is filled with features, including a class-leading ultra wide-angle 21mm (equivalent) lens with 5x optical zoom, allowing users the ability to frame everything from dramatic landscapes to group shots.

Dan Havlik  |  May 24, 2016  |  0 comments

Olympus introduced an unusual new durable compact camera this morning: the Stylus Tough TG-Tracker. Olympus is billing the Stylus Tough TG-Tracker as the company’s “first rugged experiential camera,” which combines a 204-degree ultra-wide-angle f/2.0 lens with Ultra HD 4K 30p video capture and an “advanced Field Sensor System” to shoot action video while recording related activity data.

Shutterbug Staff  |  May 22, 2019  |  0 comments

Olympus just announced its latest rugged, underwater camera in its popular Tough series: the Olympus Tough TG-6. The new 12-megapixel TG-6 compact camera includes several updates to the previous model, the TG-5, which was released two years ago.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Apr 13, 2015  |  0 comments

Olympus launched a new compact camera this morning, the 12-megapixel Stylus 1s. The Olympus Stylus 1s offers new features and other improvements over the previous model but in a similar compact, lightweight design.

Dan Havlik  |  May 17, 2017  |  0 comments

Olympus just announced the new Olympus Tough TG-5 compact underwater camera, which boasts a speedy f/2.0 lens for low light shooting.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 11, 2017  |  0 comments

Film photographers from yesteryear, as well as today’s 35mm hipsters, have eagerly awaited Yashica’s triumphant return to the digital era with a widely teased camera promising “a journey to the truth.” But now that the camera is here, it’s a major letdown—at least for me..

Cynthia Boylan  |  Jan 21, 2016  |  0 comments

Canon PowerShot N2: The PowerShot N2 camera is a Wi-Fi (and NFC-enabled) high-spec model that can capture high-quality images to post to your social networking websites. The N2 even allows users to shoot remotely from a smartphone or tablet. The Self Portrait mode takes advantage of the camera's selfie-ready, multi-angle touch panel LCD, showing you in a flattering light. 

Jason Schneider  |  May 02, 2016  |  0 comments

Active lifestyle cameras are aimed at photographers who don’t want to worry about their equipment during their adventures, but do want to capture images they can be proud of—even under challenging conditions. All seven cameras on this list are virtually indestructible, high-performance compacts that are perfect for skiing, surfing, taking to the beach, boating, hiking or any other activity where an unprotected DSLR or mirrorless camera could be damaged. 

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jan 05, 2016  |  0 comments

Panasonic just unveiled the new 20-megapixel Lumix DMC-ZS100 premium compact camera at CES 2016 in Las Vegas, NV. Panasonic squeezes quite a few features into this  pocket-sized Lumix ZS100 including a 10x zoom, the Venus processor and a 1-inch MOS sensor. We had some hands-on time with the Panasonic Lumix ZS100 ahead of the launch and have included the image of the camera at the top of this story.

Edited by George Schaub  |  Dec 13, 2016  |  0 comments

When it comes to Bridge cameras, Panasonic has established itself as one of the major players. The new Panasonic FZ2500 has a new 20x lens system (a Leica DC Vario-Elmarit) that covers a focal length range of 24 to 480mm (35mm film equivalent in 3:2 mode). The lens speed is f/2.8 in wide angle and f/4.5 at maximum focal length. Those very long tele settings require powerful image stabilization and the FZ2500 delivers with an optical and electronic hybrid stabilizer system which is able to level out up to 5 axis movements. We do note that when recording 4K videos only the optical stabilizer is available. The 13.2x8.8mm sensor has 20MP resolution.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 15, 2015  |  0 comments

Panasonic just introduced a new superzoom camera: the Lumix DMC-FZ300, which features a 24x, F/2.8 optical zoom lens and a tough, splash/dust-proof camera build. In 35mm equivalent, the Panasonic FZ300 has a 25-600mm built-in superzoom lens. (The camera is the successor to the FZ200, which had a similar lens.)

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