STYLUS TOUGH-8000 AUG2009
EISA States: "The Olympus µ TOUGH-8000 is the ideal companion for photographers with an active outdoor life. Designed to be used both underwater and for normal photography, the µ TOUGH-8000 is waterproof down to 10 m* and even has a built-in pressure gauge that indicates its actual depth. The camera is shock-proof against drops onto hard surfaces from a height of up to 2 m**, and those who enjoy winter sports will find they can use the camera in temperatures of minus 10°C***."
* waterproof equivalent to IEC Standard Publication and 6059 IPX8(Based on Olympus in-house testing).
** Based on Olympus in-house testing.
*** The number of recordable pictures will be reduced; in-house testing with Olympus xD-Picture Card and lithium-ion battery (Indivisual component guarantees limited to 0°C and above.).
Olympus E-620 MAY2009
The Olympus E-620 won a Highly Recommended award from Digital Photography Review.
Digital Photography Review states: "While the E-620's operation may seem surprisingly sophisticated for an entry-level model, its ability to deliver great images, straight out of the camera hits the spot precisely."
Technical Image Press Association (TIPA): Olympus E-620 MAY2009
The Olympus E-620 digital SLR has been recognized as the leader of its respective camera category at the annual TIPA awards for products and technologies in the field of photography. This year, the Four Thirds-based E-620 won the prestigious award for "Best D-SLR Entry Level," of the year. TIPA is comprised of members from 29 independent publications based in 13 countries around the world.
Technical Image Press Association (TIPA): Stylus TOUGH-8000 MAY2009
The Olympus STYLUS TOUGH-8000 digital camera has been recognized as the leader of its respective camera category at the annual TIPA awards for products and technologies in the field of photography. This year, the STLUS Tough-8000 was named "Best Rugged D-camera" of the year. TIPA is comprised of members from 29 independent publications based in 13 countries around the world.
Olympus Zuiko Digital 50mm Lens MAR2009
Olympus Zuiko Digital 50mm F2.0 Macro Lens: The greatest strength of the Four Thirds system undoubtedly lies in the optics, and the 50mm F2.0 macro ranks alongside the likes of the Zuiko Digital ED 12-60mm F2.8-4.0 SWD as one of the finest lenses of its type currently available from any manufacturer. With its relatively fast maximum aperture, it also offers Four Thirds users the opportunity to use true selective focus effects. Quite simply, every E-system user should own one.
GCN Lab Review: Olympus Stylus 1030 SW OCT2008
The Stylus SW 1030 won a Reviewer's Choice Award in a Government Computer News (GCN) Lab test.
Excerpt from the review: ... you won't find a better deal on a tough little camera that takes amazing photos in any conditions you can think of, on land or at -- and under -- sea.
E-520 Award AUG2008
The Olympus E-System E-520 won a Highly Recommended award from Digital Photography Review.
Digital Photography Review states: "The level of customizability is astonishing for the price, both in terms of the function of external buttons and the ability to fine-tune the output of the camera to perfectly suit your subject, shooting style and personal preferences."
The E-3 Wins EISA Award AUG2008
EISA states: "The Olympus E-3 is a comfortable (but robust) camera that offers a high level of protection against water and dust. It provides very effective image stabilization, dust removal and a Live View function on the articulated LCD screen, but most importantly, its image quality and ease of use are very impressive. The Olympus E-3 is perfectly suited for professional demands."