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7 Olympus officials arrested

Olympus has officially acknowledged the arrest of seven top officials suspected of breaching Japanese financial regulations. This appears to be part of the international investigation into the gargantuan accounting cover-up of these last years. Let’s hope for the photo business that this will not shake the company down while it is trying to bring interesting…

Olympus OM-D

Olympus has finally announced this very weird camera now known as the Olympus OM-D. Don’t let the photo mislead you, this is not a good old APS-C digital SLR camera. On the contrary, this is a surprising little camera taking its inspiration from many books and many different worlds. The Olympus OM-D goes back to…

New reviews listed

I just added a large quantity of camera reviews in all the SLR camera pages. About 15 of them, in all languages starting with English of course, but also in French and in Spanish. Most of them are for the Sony Alpha 55. Many reviewers have been attracted to this innovative photo camera.

Olympus E-PL1s

Olympus launches a new hybrid photo camera, the E-PL1s. But, this is certainly not a major announcement: It’s an evolution of the Olympus E-PL1 bringing the ISO 6400 ability You will find it in Japan only It stays the samllest EVIL/Hybrid camera in the world right now Tow lens kits will be available with the…

Photokina, it’s started! (continuous update)

Of course, when the doors of the Photokina opened in Köln, Germany this morning, we found the recently announced new products, including: Canon EOS 60D Nikon D3100 Nikon D7000 Olympus E-5 Pentax K-5 Pentax K-r Sony SLT-A33 Sony SLT-A55 Sony Alpha 560 Sony Alpha 580 But, let’s also see what the camera and accessories manufacturers…

Photography, so many failures!

photo credit: davidgsteadman When buying a photo camera, we often research in order to decide if this is the best camera, if its features will be goo enough, but will it be robust enough? Will it be useful or necessary to purchase a warranty contract extension? Will it fail very soon? When somebody asks me…

PMA 2010

The PMA in Las Vegas is now arriving fast. After a long time of little rumors, here comes the moment for big rumors, but not the actual revelations yet. Nikon has been telling the world that they intended to have a great year 2010. It seems that they will bring a new DSLR (it could…

DSLR market change

This is Photoscala which published the sales numbers for digital SLR cameras. The most amazingly interesting is -for me- which major brands progressed (or not) between 2006 and 2008: You cannot miss the obvious progress of Sony who clearly became a major actor of this market, and a significant competitor for Canon and Nikon. Furthermore,…

Olympus E-P1, photographic notepad

It may well be the photo camera that many serious photographers were wanting to complement their SLR equipment. Light, with interchangeable lenses, an SLR-like 3/4 photo sensor, a wealth of nice add-ons. Olympus sample video Amateurphotographer: First look and update CNet preview of Olympus E-P1 DPReview: Olympus E-P1 movie samples

Focal length and photo lenses

Tamron rewrote its web site. This was the occasion to move the Lens Comparison Tool but it is still useful to compare a 400mm with a 500mm (or a 35mm with a 50mm). But you can also find a similar tool at Olympus (and it takes into account the specificities of 4/3 sensor format, of…