Olympus http://www.stuff.tv/sg/olympus/videos en-SG Hands-on from Photokina: 5 cameras we wanted to bring home http://www.stuff.tv/sg/photokina-2014/hands-previews-photokina/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> First impressions count, and we wished we could have taken these new snappers back with us </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="2448" height="2448" title="Hands-on from Photokina: 5 cameras we wanted to bring home" alt="Hands-on from Photokina: 5 cameras we wanted to bring home" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/IMG_7964.JPG?1411395168" /> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Photokina in Cologne, Germany is simply immense, with 11 halls of camera-derie all in one place. </p> <p>After two days of photographic madness, we&rsquo;ve picked the most noteworthy ones for you here. Since these were pre-production units with limited shoot opportunities, you&rsquo;ll have to stay tuned in the future for our reviews to get a more in-depth look.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/melvin-tang" title="View user profile.">Melvin Tang</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Fujifilm X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">The X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition and X100T might both be product updates and not new models in Fujifilm&rsquo;s acclaimed X-range of cameras, but they&rsquo;re still great additions. Making good cameras better is always welcome, after all. Both cameras also get the Classic Chrome film simulation mode first seen in the X30, which gives great documentary-style images without the need for editing. </p> <p>The Graphite Silver edition of the X-T1 is largely similar to its predecessor, but the new finish on the camera&rsquo;s metal bits is really quite something. The gun-metal like colour looks fantastic, the result of a complicated six-step process, and the smooth texture succeeds in offering a greater sense of refinement.</p> <p>Button haptics for the arrow pad when pressed are greatly improved with satisfying clicks too, which was one of the few bugbears on the original X-T1. Most of the other upgrades including the electronic shutter will soon be on all X-T1s with a firmware update though, so the only reason to get this would mainly be for the new finish.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="4896" height="3264" title="Fujifilm X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition " alt="Fujifilm X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCF3319.JPG?1411395168" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="4896" height="3264" title="Fujifilm X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition " alt="Fujifilm X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCF3322.JPG?1411395168" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Fujifilm X100T </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">As for the X100T, it&rsquo;s a nice evolution of last year&rsquo;s X100S, upgrading the advanced hybrid viewfinder with a new graphic interface. More importantly, there&rsquo;s now an electronic rangefinder, placing a live view focus electronic viewfinder window in the optical viewfinder. It&rsquo;s quite a nice touch, though we&rsquo;ll have to take it out and shoot to see how useful it really is. </p> <p dir="ltr">The camera still feels great to carry around and use, but there are also some subtle cosmetic changes to appreciate, as you can see from the side-by-side comparison. The LCD screen has been improved in terms of brightness and resolution, there&rsquo;s new detailing on the top dials, the revolving ring on its predecessor has made way for a regular arrow pad, and the function buttons on the rear panels have been changed too.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="4896" height="3264" title="Fujifilm X100T" alt="Fujifilm X100T" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCF3332.JPG?1411395168" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="4896" height="3264" title="Fujifilm X100T" alt="Fujifilm X100T" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCF3329.JPG?1411395168" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Leica X </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Leica&rsquo;s new digital offering is surprisingly light given its M camera-like size. Being so thick, it&rsquo;s rather easy to grip with the premium materials in its construction giving a good solid feel. Many of the settings can be adjusted easily via the buttons on the back and a jog dial, but the shutter speed and aperture dials are still a nice touch.</p> <p>Focussing is also quite a simple affair, with the focus ring&rsquo;s smooth operation also pulling up a rangefinder window on the frankly disappointing LCD screen. Looks like you&rsquo;ll still have to wait till you get home to see how your 16MP shots really turned out. The 35mm equivalent F1.7 lens is quite quick though, with autofocus being nice and snappy. The round built-in flash is quite a nice design touch, though we wish the camera came with a viewfinder instead of having to buy the EVF attachment.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="4896" height="3264" title="Leica X" alt="Leica X" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCF2710.JPG?1411395168" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="4896" height="3264" title="Leica X" alt="Leica X" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCF2716.JPG?1411395168" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="4896" height="3264" title="Leica X" alt="Leica X" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCF2723.JPG?1411395168" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-4"> <div class="field-label">Image #4:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_4" width="4896" height="3264" title="Leica X" alt="Leica X" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCF2725.JPG?1411395168" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Samsung NX1 Smart Camera </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">A marked difference from Samsung&rsquo;s other NX cameras, the NX1 is huge in comparison, almost reaching full DSLR size and weight. Similar to their approach with smartphones, Samsung has stuffed the NX1 full of impressive features, which helps to explain the bulk. It even has a plasticky feel to go with it!</p> <p dir="ltr">But we weren&rsquo;t kidding when we said the features were impressive: the top has an LCD display like a pro DSLR, the camera can shoot up to 15fps, it&rsquo;s capable of 4K video, it&rsquo;s got a 205-point autofocus system, and it&rsquo;s the world&rsquo;s first 28MP APS-C backside illuminated CMOS sensor. Talk about overachieving. </p> <p>However, it&rsquo;s still got a way to go in way of usability. It might be able to shoot really fast, with a decent electronic viewfinder and vibrant images appearing beautifully on the tilt-enabled touch display, but adjusting settings isn&rsquo;t quite so speedy. Might just be a matter of getting used to where all the dials and buttons are. The camera does live up to its &ldquo;Smart&rdquo; moniker though, with connectivity encompassing Wi-Fi, NFC, and Bluetooth for seamless communication with smart devices.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="4896" height="3264" title="Samsung NX1 Smart Camera" alt="Samsung NX1 Smart Camera" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCF2742.JPG?1411395168" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="4896" height="3264" title="Samsung NX1 Smart Camera" alt="Samsung NX1 Smart Camera" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCF2739.JPG?1411395168" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="4896" height="3264" title="Samsung NX1 Smart Camera" alt="Samsung NX1 Smart Camera" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCF2746.JPG?1411395168" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-4"> <div class="field-label">Image #4:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_4" width="4896" height="3264" title="Samsung NX1 Smart Camera" alt="Samsung NX1 Smart Camera" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCF2745.JPG?1411395168" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Olympus PEN E-PL7 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">Another camera for the selfie-takers, the E-PL7 is suitably portable, being very compact and light. It looks good too, carrying Olympus&rsquo; retro genes well in both black and white. Operation is also made simple with the command dial on top, with a wide range of creative modes to choose from to boot. Yes, that includes a few portrait modes, which isn&rsquo;t a surprise given the camera&rsquo;s selfie-taking emphasis. </p> <p dir="ltr">In that regard, the highlight is undoubtedly its folding touch-enabled screen, which can manoeuvre into a variety of positions, not least one that flips 180 degrees to face front below the lens. We didn&rsquo;t take any selfies, but the camera is light enough to be used in any position in search of favourable angles, with the bright and clear screen capable of showing your face superbly.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="4896" height="3264" title="Olympus PEN E-PL7" alt="Olympus PEN E-PL7" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCF2701.JPG?1411395168" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="4896" height="3264" title="Olympus PEN E-PL7" alt="Olympus PEN E-PL7" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCF2702.JPG?1411395168" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="4896" height="3264" title="Olympus PEN E-PL7" alt="Olympus PEN E-PL7" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCF2705.JPG?1411395168" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-4"> <div class="field-label">Image #4:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_4" width="4896" height="3264" title="Olympus PEN E-PL7" alt="Olympus PEN E-PL7" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCF2697.JPG?1411395168" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Photokina 2014: 5 cameras worth your time </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> If only we can bring these shooters home </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Fujifilm%20X-T1%20silver%20graphite.JPG?1411395168" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/photokina-2014/hands-previews-photokina/feature#comments Cameras Fujifilm Leica Olympus Photokina 2014 Samsung System Cameras Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:24:43 +0000 Melvin Tang 1447978 at http://www.stuff.tv Olympus PEN E-PL7: the ultimate system camera for selfies http://www.stuff.tv/sg/olympus/olympus-pen-e-pl7-ultimate-system-camera-selfies/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thanks to its fully twistable screen, the latest PEN lets you look at yourself while you shoot </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Olympus PEN E-PL7: the ultimate system camera for selfies" alt="Olympus PEN E-PL7: the ultimate system camera for selfies" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/olympus-pen-e-pl7-1.jpg?1409278819" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Olympus has unveiled the latest addition to its PEN range of compact system cameras &ndash; and it&rsquo;s pushing it as the ultimate selfie machine.</p> <p>The PEN E-PL7 features a 3in touchscreen that can be tilted or flipped down, the latter allowing users to frame self portraits with ease. Flipping it down switches the camera immediately to &ldquo;selfie mode&rdquo;, offering on-screen buttons to make the process of capturing that ideal picture of yourself all the more simple.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The E-PL7 also offers Wi-Fi, enabling it to connect to an iOS or Android device. Install Olympus&rsquo; app and you&rsquo;ll be able to use your smartphone as a remote control for the camera.</p> <p>Like other models in the PEN range, the camera sports a striking retro look, and has a full metal body to boot. It&rsquo;ll be available from early October, priced at &pound;499 (S$1034) (which includes a 12-42mm zoom lens) and in three colours: white, silver and black.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/system-cameras/top-ten">The 10 best system cameras in the world right now</a></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/olympus-pen-e-pl7-3.jpg?1409278819" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/olympus/olympus-pen-e-pl7-ultimate-system-camera-selfies/news#comments Olympus System Cameras Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:46:37 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1446113 at http://www.stuff.tv Bye bye blur: Olympus Stylus SH-1 brings five-axis stabilisation to the compact world http://www.stuff.tv/sg/olympus/bye-bye-blur-olympus-stylus-sh-1-brings-five-axis-stabilisation-compact-world/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> OM-D tech in a point-and-shoot? Yes please </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1024" height="768" title="Bye bye blur: Olympus Stylus SH-1 brings five-axis stabilisation to the compact world" alt="Bye bye blur: Olympus Stylus SH-1 brings five-axis stabilisation to the compact " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/olympus-sh1.jpg?1396331132" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Olympus has announced the new Stylus SH-1 compact cam, and its standout feature is its Olympus&#39; previously praised five-axis image stabilisation.</p> <p>Originally debuting in the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/olympus/olympus-om-d-e-m5/review" target="_blank">Olympus OM-D E-M5</a>, the impressive image stabilisation tech takes into account the roll, pitch, yaw, vertical and horizontal movement of the camera when snapping away, resulting in crystal clear, sharp snaps with no blur.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>An f/3-6.9 25X optical zoom lens isn&#39;t anything to be sniffed at either, and a 16MP sensor, 3in LCD and the same TruePic processor found in the OM-D series isn&#39;t anything to sniff at either.</p> <p>Throw in built-in Wi-Fi with remote control and sharing functionality (via a smartphone), and an aluminium alloy finish all contribute towards a very tempting compact cam, with an equally tempting price tag.</p> <p>Pricing and availability for Singapore will be announced at a later date, so check back regularly for more details.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/o-md-e-m10/olympus-om-d-e-m10-hands-powerful-retro-compact-system-camera-you-can-afford/feature" target="_blank">Olympus OM-D E-M10: hands-on with the powerful retro compact system camera you can afford</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="879" height="659" title="Bye bye blur: Olympus Stylus SH-1 brings five-axis stabilisation to the compact world" alt="Bye bye blur: Olympus Stylus SH-1 brings five-axis stabilisation to the compact " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/olympus-sh1-back.jpg?1396331132" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/olympus/bye-bye-blur-olympus-stylus-sh-1-brings-five-axis-stabilisation-compact-world/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/olympus/bye-bye-blur-olympus-stylus-sh-1-brings-five-axis-stabilisation-compact-world/news#comments Digital compacts Olympus Mon, 31 Mar 2014 08:37:28 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1434627 at http://www.stuff.tv Olympus compact wonder the OM-D E-M10 hits Singapore http://www.stuff.tv/sg/o-md-e-m10/olympus-compact-shooting-wonder-om-d-em-10-hits-singapore/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It&#039;s small, brilliant and offers a whole lot of value </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/OM-D%20m10.jpg?1392640687" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>It&rsquo;s hard not to get excited over a camera like the E-M10. When it comes from the same pedigree as the EM-1, won our coveted best camera category for the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gadget-awards-2013/stuff-gadget-awards-2013-these-are-best-cameras-year/feature" target="_blank">Stuff 2013 Gadget Awards</a> and there&#39;s the EM-5 which did equally well in our eyes, how can you not take notice?</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/nigel-yap-0" title="View user profile.">Nigel Yap</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Accesories Galore </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Olympus has also released a bunch of accessories to complement this tiny wonder of a shooter and they include the BCL-0980 9mm F8.0 fish eye body cap lens, the ECG-1 battery grip that&rsquo;s exclusive to the E-M10, and the CS-44 SF soft camera bag. Prices for the accessories have yet to be announced so stay tuned for updates here.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="CS-44 SF soft camera case" alt="CS-44 SF soft camera case" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/CS-44SF_bag.jpg?1392640687" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="567" height="425" title="ECG-1, E-M10 exclusive grip" alt="ECG-1, E-M10 exclusive grip" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/NC_ECG1%20grip.jpg?1392640687" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="567" height="425" title="White BCL-0980 fish eye body cap lens" alt="White BCL-0980 fish eye body cap lens" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/White%20fisheye%20lens.jpg?1392640687" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> For more E-M10 goodness </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Read: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/o-md-e-m10/olympus-om-d-e-m10-hands-powerful-retro-compact-system-camera-you-can-afford/feature" target="_blank">Olympus OM-D E-M10 hands-on review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/o-md-e-m10/olympus-compact-shooting-wonder-om-d-em-10-hits-singapore/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/o-md-e-m10/olympus-compact-shooting-wonder-om-d-em-10-hits-singapore/news#comments O-MD E-M10 Olympus System Cameras Mon, 17 Feb 2014 11:47:49 +0000 Nigel Yap 1432478 at http://www.stuff.tv Olympus OM-D E-M1 http://www.stuff.tv/sg/olympus/olympus-om-d-e-m1/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Olympus OM-D E-M1 takes everything we love about the best ever compact system camera and makes it even better </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Olympus OM-D E-M1 review" alt="Olympus OM-D E-M1 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/_B190058.jpg?1392204350" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/simon-osborne-walker" title="View user profile.">Simon Osborne-Walker</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/olympus/olympus-om-d-e-m5/review" target="_blank">Olympus&rsquo; first OM-D model</a> was top of the compact system camera league for nearly two years. Can the younger, more serious Olympus OM-D E-M1 live up to the old Guvnor&rsquo;s legacy, or will it be David Moyes to the E-M5&rsquo;s Fergie?</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> S$1,948.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-price-notes"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> (body only) </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-pros"> <div class="field-label">Pros:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pro-like manual controls </div> <div class="field-item even"> Rock-steady stabilisation </div> <div class="field-item odd"> The fastest autofocus around </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cons"> <div class="field-label">Cons:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Continuous AF can be beaten </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> BODY CONTROL </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The E-M1&rsquo;s weatherproof body is an evolution of its E-M5 sibling&rsquo;s &ndash; still teensy but with a fuller grip and even more controls. In fact, it handles much like the E-M5 fitted with just the upper part of the optional battery grip. Sadly for upgraders, the lower part of the E-M5 battery grip doesn&rsquo;t work with the E-M1. We tried.</p> <p>There are, of course, even more control options, with extra jog-dials and a handy switch to move between one set of custom functions and another.</p> <p>The button lock on the mode dial is also new &ndash; and awesome (in a really nerdy kind of way). Instead of having to hold it down while operating the dial, you just push it once to unlock and push again to lock. Why don&rsquo;t they all work like that? And why can&rsquo;t all non-compact cams be like the OM-Ds and have a dedicated door for the memory card, instead of hiding them in the fiddly recesses of the battery compartment?</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Olympus OM-D E-M1 review" alt="Olympus OM-D E-M1 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/_B190065.jpg?1392204350" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Olympus OM-D E-M1 review" alt="Olympus OM-D E-M1 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/_B190068.jpg?1392204350" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> LENS IS MORE </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The 4/3&rdquo; sensor means relatively tiny lenses to match, and the selection is growing. We&rsquo;re particular fans of Panasonic&rsquo;s Leica DG models and Olympus&rsquo; own primes, but a more versatile high-end option has come in the shape of Olympus&rsquo; new 12-40mm f2.8 Pro lens (S$1448).</p> <p>The more affordable 12-50mm power-zoom that came with our E-M1 sample is still a safe bet, though, and has a decent macro setting.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Olympus OM-D E-M1 review" alt="Olympus OM-D E-M1 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/_B190063.jpg?1392204350" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> IN USE </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The vast array of controls feels like it should be bewildering, but learning them all comes surprisingly naturally. You&#39;ll definitely benefit from time spent customising everything to suit your priorities, to put your most-used functions at your fingertips.</p> <p>Framing shots on the swing-out main touchscreen or the electronic eye-viewfinder is a joy, with both being supremely clear.</p> <p>Long-exposure snappers who haven&rsquo;t used Olympus&rsquo; Live Time mode are in for a treat. Set to manual and slow the shutter speed to above 60 seconds and you hit Bulb mode, then Live Time. It&rsquo;s basically the same as a Bulb mode, where you can just keep exposing until you tell the camera to stop, except that there&rsquo;s a live display on the screen to show you the progress of your long-exposure shot. Nice for avoiding costly wrong guesses.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Olympus OM-D E-M1 review" alt="Olympus OM-D E-M1 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/_B190060.jpg?1392204350" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Olympus OM-D E-M1 review" alt="Olympus OM-D E-M1 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/_B190064.jpg?1392204350" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="Olympus OM-D E-M1 review" alt="Olympus OM-D E-M1 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/_B190066.jpg?1392204350" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> LOCK ON </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Olympus knows it&rsquo;s autofocus onions, and this snapper locks on faster than any other we&rsquo;ve tried to date &ndash; accurately, too. While the competition can mostly keep up in good conditions, we&#39;ve found the E-M1 to be less likely to hunt for focus and slow down as the light dwindled.</p> <p>Its only weakness on this front is a struggle with tracking focus during continuous burst shooting, but it&#39;ll only disappoint the most avid action and wildlife-snapping pros.</p> <p>That awesome autofocus, combined with best-in-the-business five-axis image stabilisation, results in shots that are more often than not super-sharp. And while a flash isn&rsquo;t built in, Olympus supplies a clip-on model that performs well.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> PICTURE QUALITY </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>But sharp focus don&#39;t mean a thing if your sensor ain&#39;t got that light-gathering swing. This big-boy OM-D captures images that are more colourful and detailed than the smaller 4/3 sensor has any right to achieve, even above ISO 1800. Dynamic range is also stupendous, even competing well with some of the latest full-frame cams.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="480" mozallowfullscreen="" msallowfullscreen="" oallowfullscreen="" src="http://www.flickr.com/photos/99712217@N05/12440902103/in/set-72157640791019453/player/" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="640"></iframe></p> <p>Video footage is impressive, too, although it won&#39;t be bothering Hollywood shooters such as the Canon 5D MkIII.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Olympus OM-D E-M1 review" alt="Olympus OM-D E-M1 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/P1190446.jpg?1392204350" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Should E-M5 owners upgrade to an E-M1? Probably not, especially if they&rsquo;ve got the optional battery grip.</p> <p>But everyone else should sell every camera they own, plus a body part and any heirlooms knocking about in the loft, and buy the new Olympus&rsquo; flagship.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s a complete package, with superb performance, great ergonomics, portability and a lovely selection of available lenses. In fact, it&rsquo;s our <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gadget-awards-2013/stuff-gadget-awards-2013-these-are-best-cameras-year/feature" target="_blank">Stuff Gadget Awards Camera of the Year</a>.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/system-cameras/top-ten" target="_blank">the 10 Best System Cameras in the World right now</a></strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gadget-awards-2013" target="_blank">Stuff Gadget Awards 2013</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Olympus OM-D E-M1 review" alt="Olympus OM-D E-M1 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/_B190058.jpg?1392204350" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> stills </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 9 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> video </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 7 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> build </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 10 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> features </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 10 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The best, most complete all-round compact system camera money can buy</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/olympus/olympus-om-d-e-m1/review#comments Olympus OM-D E-M1 System Cameras Mon, 10 Feb 2014 19:23:19 +0000 Elissa Loi 1432271 at http://www.stuff.tv Olympus OM-D E-M10: hands-on with the powerful retro compact system camera you can afford http://www.stuff.tv/sg/o-md-e-m10/olympus-om-d-e-m10-hands-powerful-retro-compact-system-camera-you-can-afford/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Olympus takes the best bits of the E-M5 and the E-M1 and puts them in a cheaper package. Is it too good to be true? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Olympus O-MD E-M10 hands-on" alt="Olympus O-MD E-M10 hands-on" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/o-md-e-m10-1.jpg?1391060174" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We&#39;re not shy of telling the world how much we like Olympus&#39; OM-D range. Its first son, the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/olympus/olympus-om-d-e-m5/review" target="_blank">E-M5</a>, was our camera of the year in 2012, and its incredibly talented sibling the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/olympus/hands-olympus-om-d-e-m1/feature">E-M1</a> lifted the very same gong at the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gadget-awards-2013/stuff-gadget-awards-2013-these-are-best-cameras-year/feature" target="_blank">2013 Stuff Gadget Awards</a>.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/will-findlater" title="View user profile.">Will Findlater</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Design and build: this thing is tiny, and lovely </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The truth of the sub-head above rather depends on your aesthetic proclivities, but as far as we&#39;re concerned Olympus is crafting the most beautiful cameras money can buy. Except for the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/df/nikon-df/review" target="_blank">Nikon Df</a>, perhaps. In any case, the E-M10 continues the tradition of cladding the camera&#39;s compact internals in angular metal and topping it off with deeply gnurled knobs, giving the impression of a gadget you could seriously hurt someone with.</p> <p>What the OM-D lacks compared with its big brothers are a powered accessory port and some weatherproofing, but there are a number of improvements over the E-M5 and E-M1. The body is smaller, yet there are now pair of control knobs rather than just the one on the right-hand side. Even more usefully, it has a pop-up flash - something missing from both its predecessors. It feels well balanced, solid and is easy to hold for a small camera, although it inevitably lacks the grabability of a big-grip SLR.&nbsp;</p> <p>The optional M.Zuiko Digital kit lens is a wonder of engineering: a versatile 14-42mm equivalent with electronic zoom and an f3.5-f5.6 aperture that fits into a 22.5mm pancake and opens with a satisfying click. Olympus reckons that with this lens attached the E-M10 will still fit inside the carcasses of rival SLR bodies - it&#39;s 63.9mm thick in total. That&#39;s half as long as an iPhone. No mean feat.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Olympus O-MD E-M10 hands-on" alt="Olympus O-MD E-M10 hands-on" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/om-d-e-m10-2.jpg?1391060174" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="From the side, pancake lens retracted" alt="Olympus O-MD E-M10 hands-on" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/om-d-e-m10-side-1.jpg?1391060174" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="From the side, pancake lens extended" alt="Olympus O-MD E-M10 hands-on" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/om-d-e-m10-side-2_0.jpg?1391060174" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Electronics: a few compromises, but theoretically better than the E-M5 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="p1">In order to fit the pop-up flash in while keeping the price down, the trumpeted in-body 5-axis image stabilisation of the E-M10&#39;s predecessors has been reduced to work in a more conventional three axes. That means it can compensate for the pitch, yaw and roll of shaky wrists, but uses electronic compensation for additional horizontal and vertical shake.</p> <p class="p1">While the 16MP four thirds-size sensor in the E-M10 is the same two year-old model from the more expensive E-M5, the processor is the upgraded TruePic VII out of the E-M1. That, says Olympus, means improved high-ISO performance over the E-M5, among other things. It&#39;s also capable of shooting 1080p video; the E-M5 topped out at 1080i.</p> <p class="p1">Otherwise, performance is limited (possibly artificially, given the potency of the electronics inside) to shoot 8 frames per second in burst mode compared to 9 for the E-M5 and 10 for the E-M1. We can live with that.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Viewfinder and screen: sharp and fast, plus there&#039;s Wi-Fi </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="p1">Both the 3in tilting touchscreen (LCD rather than the E-M5&#39;s OLED) and electronic viewfinder pack 1.44 million pixels, and both are crisp and fast, without a hint of ghosting in movement. The viewfinder gathers 100% of the scene, so what you see should be what you get.</p> <p class="p1">The E-M10 can also hook up to an iOS or Android app via Wi-Fi. We didn&#39;t see it in action, but Olympus tells us the usual functions are present and correct: you get a live stream of whatever information is hitting the sensor, and you can use the app to frame your shot, take a photo, apply Instagram-like filters and share to social networks. With the electronic pancake lens you can even zoom in and out.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Olympus O-MD E-M10 hands-on" alt="Olympus O-MD E-M10 hands-on" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/o-md-e-m10-back.jpg?1391060174" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Performance: incredible autofocus, otherwise we&#039;ll have to wait and see </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="p1">The prototypes we tried out weren&#39;t ready for a detailed inspection, so it&#39;s not possible to comment on the quality of the E-M10&#39;s photos or video at the moment.</p> <p class="p1">What&#39;s clear is the lightning autofocus from previous O-MDs hasn&#39;t gone walkies, and the &#39;touch screen to shoot&#39; control method works wonderfully, focusing in on the spot you select and snapping in a split second.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Initial verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="p1">It&#39;s impossible to judge a camera until you see the quality of the images it captures, and harder still when your playing time is confined to a dark Las Vegas bar. But our first impressions are resoundingly positive.</p> <p class="p1">Assuming quality on a par with or better than the OM-D E-M5&#39;s, we can&#39;t think of a good reason you&#39;d buy that camera over this. Sure, it&#39;s less protected from the elements and has less comprehensive image stabilisation, but the E-M10 compensates with better controls, a pop-up flash, a smaller body and built-in Wi-Fi. Oh, and it&#39;s &pound;200 (S$422) cheaper.</p> <p class="p1">If the E-M10 is better than the E-M5, that puts it head and shoulders above price rivals, including full size SLRs such as the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/canon/canon-eos-700d/review" target="_blank">Canon EOS 700D</a>. It might just be the new de facto choice for budding photo enthusiasts.</p> <p class="p1">This is one we&#39;re going to watch with interest.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/system-cameras/top-ten">The 10 Best System Cameras in the World</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Olympus O-MD E-M10 hands-on" alt="Olympus O-MD E-M10 hands-on" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/om-d-e-m10-black.jpg?1391060174" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/o-md-e-m10/olympus-om-d-e-m10-hands-powerful-retro-compact-system-camera-you-can-afford/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/o-md-e-m10/olympus-om-d-e-m10-hands-powerful-retro-compact-system-camera-you-can-afford/feature#comments O-MD E-M10 Olympus System Cameras Wed, 29 Jan 2014 08:06:25 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1431849 at http://www.stuff.tv Eagle Eye: the Olympus superzoom that shoots with laser accuracy http://www.stuff.tv/sg/olympus/eagle-eye-olympus-superzoom-shoots-laser-accuracy/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Meet the world’s first camera to come with a Call of Duty-style red dot sight </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Olympus SP-100EE Eagle Eye: the superzoom that shoots with laser accuracy" alt="Olympus SP-100EE Eagle Eye: the superzoom that shoots with laser accuracy" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/olympus-eagle-eye-main.jpg?1391046728" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Wait &ndash; this camera has a laser sight?</strong></p> <p>No, not exactly. The Olympus SP-100EE - &#39;EE&#39; stands for Eagle Eye, rather dramatically - has a pop-up red dot sight, which you can quickly look through to see exactly what it&rsquo;s pointing at and therefore exactly what you&rsquo;re shooting. It&rsquo;s a lot like the sights attached to military weapons.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Why can&rsquo;t I just look through the viewfinder?</strong></p> <p>Well, there&rsquo;s one of those too, and doubtless you&rsquo;ll find yourself using it a lot, but the red dot sight is designed for the shooting situations where an electronic viewfinder isn&rsquo;t much cop: fast-moving or distant subjects. And because you don&rsquo;t need to clamp your eye right up next to it, the dot sight means you can see the whole scene in front of you while shooting.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Olympus SP-100EE" alt="Olympus SP-100EE" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/olympus-eagle-eye-laser-hands-on_0.jpg?1391046728" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Quite the lens on that thing&hellip;</strong></p> <p>Oh yeah. In fact Olympus describes the camera not as a superzoom but an &ldquo;ultrazoom&rdquo;. There 50x optical zoom, equivalent to 24-1200mm on a full-frame camera. That makes it ideal for snapping planes, wildlife and other far-off stuff &ndash; but it can also photograph subjects as near as 1cm to from the lens, thanks to its Super Macro mode. Can you say &ldquo;extreme close-up&rdquo;?</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Olympus SP-100EE" alt="Olympus SP-100EE" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/olympus-eagle-eye-zoom-hands-on.jpg?1391046728" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Anything else I should know?</strong></p> <p>Well, there&rsquo;s a 16MP sensor - not a huge one, mind you, as the laws of optics mean it&#39;s necessarily compromised by that insane zoom - 1080p full HD movie capture, optical image stabilisation, a 3in screen and a 920,000-dot electronic viewfinder. Oh, and the SP-100EE will be available in April, priced to be confirmed.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/hot-stuff" target="_blank"><strong>CHECK OUT MORE HOT STUFF RIGHT HERE</strong></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Olympus SP-100EE" alt="Olympus SP-100EE" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/olympus-eagle-eye-side-hands-on.jpg?1391046728" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/olympus/eagle-eye-olympus-superzoom-shoots-laser-accuracy/news#comments Cameras Hot Stuff Olympus Wed, 29 Jan 2014 15:49:44 +0000 Elissa Loi 1431841 at http://www.stuff.tv Olympus Stylus 1: The sexiest superzoom compact in the world http://www.stuff.tv/sg/olympus/olympus-stylus-1-sexiest-superzoom-compact-world/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> If the company&#039;s PEN and OM-D ranges don&#039;t quite do it for you, this tiny 28-300mm device just might </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="423" title="Olympus Stylus 1" alt="Olympus Stylus 1" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/olympus%20stylus1.jpg?1383122379" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Olympus hasn't been sitting on its laurels after all the recent exciting announcements from Sony, including the launch of the RX100 II.</p> <p>It has trotted out a new Stylus range camera in the Stylus 1, with its biggest selling point being its ingenious 28-300mm 35mm-equivalent lens. Oh, and that glorious retro styling of course.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/erna-mahyuni" title="View user profile.">Erna Mahyuni</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tiny camera, massive lens </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>So what's the deal with this camera? Compared to the epic 1-incher of the Sony, the sensor is on the small side: 12-megapixel, 1/1.7-inch. But that means the Stylus 1 is far smaller, and the 28-300mm lens has a constant f/2.8 aperture right up to 300mm, which means you should be able to get sharp images even when shooting at a distance or in poor lighting conditions. As the sensor is relatively small, focusing on close-up images is also supposedly quick and accurate.</p> <p>Other features include the fast touch AF system from the Olympus PEN series (which focuses on whatever you touch on the screen and shoots almost instantly), Wi-Fi control with live viewfinder on your iOS or Android smartphone, and 1080/30p HD video recording. And it comes with the excellent electronic viewfinder out of the Olympus OM-D, which will allow a 100% view of the image you're snapping and real-time applications of filters and effects before you hit the shutter.</p> <p>A control ring around the lens allows access to manual settings including aperture and shutter speed, while a toggle next to it lets you swap quickly between assisted shooting and the 'you're on your own' manual variety.</p> <p>The price for this pocketable beauty? About US$700 ($868).</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.engadget.com/2013/10/29/olympus-stylus-1-compact-camera/" target="_blank">Engadget</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="423" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/olympus%20stylus%201%20b.jpg?1383122379" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/olympus/olympus-stylus-1-sexiest-superzoom-compact-world/news#comments Cameras Olympus Tue, 29 Oct 2013 21:04:03 +0000 Nigel Yap 1428542 at http://www.stuff.tv Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 http://www.stuff.tv/sg/olympus/olympus-stylus-tough-tg-2/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It can be beaten on stills and video quality but the TG-2 has bags of creative potential </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Olympus-Stylus-TG-2-main.jpg?1372666995" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="614" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Olympus-TG-2-1_0.jpg?1372666995" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="290" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Olympus-TG-2-2_0.jpg?1372666995" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="601" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Olympus-TG-2-3_0.jpg?1372666995" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="613" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Olympus-TG-2-4_0.jpg?1372666995" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/tony-horgan" title="View user profile.">Tony Horgan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>One of three new rugged compacts on the market, alongside the&nbsp;<a title="Panasonic FT5 review" href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/lumix-ft5/panasonic-lumix-ft5/review" target="_blank">Panasonic FT5</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a title="Nikon Coolpix AW110 review" href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/coolpix-aw110/nikon-coolpix-aw110/review" target="_blank">Nikon AW110</a>, the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 has strong competition but brings some unique features of its own to the table.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> S$568.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-pros"> <div class="field-label">Pros:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lens in middle, far from fingers </div> <div class="field-item even"> Fast access to shooting modes </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Extra lenses for creatively minded </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cons"> <div class="field-label">Cons:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Waterproof ring popped off underwater </div> <div class="field-item even"> Juddery zoom </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Rivals offer superior stills and video </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Handy mode dial </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Unlike its rivals, the TG-2 has a mode dial, which makes it quicker and easier to switch between some of the key functions, saving you the bother of clicking through too many onscreen menus. For example, a flick of the dial gets you straight into the super-macro mode, which can focus at almost microscopic proximity to tiny subjects. The main D-pad is also more tactile than those of its counterparts, and in use the TG-2 feels less compromised.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Olympus-TG2-hands-2-resized.jpg?1372666995" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Keeping the outside out </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>There are two doors on the TG-2, one for the battery and memory card, another for the HDMI and USB ports. Both use a dual-catch system to avoid accidental openings, and while they served their purpose in our tests, they do need a good fingernail to be operated.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Olympus-TG2-hands-1-resized_0.jpg?1372666995" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Olympus-TG2-hands-3-cropped.jpg?1372666995" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Olympus-TG2-hands-6-resized_0.jpg?1372666995" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Olympus TG-2 lens </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The lens is set in the middle of the camera, unusually in this class. This makes it easier to hold the camera without obscuring the lens with your fingers. It's a fairly meagre 4x zoom though, which won't get you quite as close as the Panasonic and Nikon, and if you use it in video mode you'll notice it's a bit jerky as it moves in and out.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Olympus-TG2-hands-4-resized.jpg?1372666995" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Waterproof </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We gave the TG-2 a pretty good watery workout, and the seals held strong around the battery and connection compartments. However, the ring around the lens, which detatches for the addition of lens add-ons, did come loose at one point and fell off whilst underwater. The lens misted up a bit but it dried out soon enough and no damage was done.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Olympus-TG2-hands-5-resized.jpg?1372666995" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Image quality </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The TG-2 does a great job of exposure, keeping highlights in check whilst still pulling out detail from the shadows. It loses out on fine detail compared to the Nikon and Panasonic, but that's only going to be an issue if you're keen to crop in or blow up your shots beyond regular sizes. Click on the sample image above for a higher-res version. In all the stills quality is pretty good. Video is less impressive, marred by that juddery zoom, not dealing well with panning motions.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Olympus-TG2-Test-hi-res.JPG?1372666995" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Extras </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Via an adaptor, the TG-2 can be fitted with a fisheye lens or a telephoto lens, lending it further creative potential. If you're looking for a rugged camera that can do just that bit extra, the TG-2 could be for you, although rivals will beat it for pure image and video quality.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Olympus-TG2-hands-8-resized.jpg?1372666995" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> stills </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> video </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 6 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> build </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 6 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> features </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 7 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It can be beaten on stills and video quality but the TG-2 has bags of creative potential</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/olympus-stylus-tough-tg-2 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/olympus/olympus-stylus-tough-tg-2/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/olympus/olympus-stylus-tough-tg-2/review#comments Cameras Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 Tue, 19 Mar 2013 16:00:00 +0000 vincent-chang 1424554 at http://www.stuff.tv Olympus Stylus XZ-2 http://www.stuff.tv/sg/olympus/olympus-stylus-xz-2/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> If night-time photography gets you going, the XZ-2 is a fine choice </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/OlympusXZ2-main_0.jpg?1372664435" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="637" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/OlympusXZ2-2.jpg?1372664435" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="745" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/OlympusXZ2-3.jpg?1372664435" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="681" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/OlympusXZ2-4.jpg?1372664435" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="673" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/OlympusXZ2-5.jpg?1372664435" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="613" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/OlympusXZ2-6.jpg?1372664435" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Olympus has taken last year's excellent XZ-1 night-owl cam, melted it down and forged the bigger and pricier XZ-2 from the remains. Somehow. So was it worth the bloody, sweaty hours in the gadget labs? Yes, and no. A new 12MP sensor combined with the TruePic VI processing found in Olympus' OM-D E-M5 makes for cleaner snaps than those of its predescessor, and the super-fast f/1.8 Zuiko lens is excellent in low light.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> S$698.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If night-time photography gets you going, the XZ-2 is a fine choice</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/olympus-stylus-xz-2 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/olympus/olympus-stylus-xz-2/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/olympus/olympus-stylus-xz-2/review#comments Cameras Olympus Stylus XZ-2 Mon, 01 Apr 2013 16:00:00 +0000 vincent-chang 1424553 at http://www.stuff.tv Olympus OM-D E-M5 http://www.stuff.tv/sg/olympus/olympus-om-d-e-m5/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Can the Micro Four Thirds E-M5 do its Olympus OM ancestors proud? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Olympus OM-D E-M5" alt="Olympus OM-D E-M5" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/olympus-om-d-lens_0_0.jpg?1372358385" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Olympus OM-D E-M5" alt="Olympus OM-D E-M5" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/olympus-OMD-EM5-review-photos_2_0.jpg?1372358385" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Olympus OM-D E-M5" alt="Olympus OM-D E-M5" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/olympus-OMD-EM5-review-2_2_0.jpg?1372358385" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Olympus OM-D E-M5" alt="Olympus OM-D E-M5" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/olympus-OMD-EM5-review-3_2_0.jpg?1372358385" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Olympus OM-D E-M5" alt="Olympus OM-D E-M5" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/olympus-OMD-EM5-review-4_2_0.jpg?1372358385" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/simon-osborne-walker" title="View user profile.">Simon Osborne-Walker</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The OM name once signified the pinnacle of Olympus’ SLR expertise – now the moniker has been resurrected for its most advanced Micro Four Thirds cam yet. Can the E-M5 do its ancestors proud?</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> S$1,888.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-price-notes"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> (w/12-50mm lens) </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-pros"> <div class="field-label">Pros:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Very fast autofocus </div> <div class="field-item even"> Sublime picture and video quality </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Not as big as it looks </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cons"> <div class="field-label">Cons:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Buttons feel a bit naff </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> updated sensor and video </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If there was one flaw with the E-P3, Olympus’ last major MFT release, it was its outdated 12MP sensor. The E-M5 packs a much-improved 16MP effort that shoots exceptional photos right through the ISO range. Even low-light shots at ISO 25,600 are quite usable. The 1080p video is excellent, too.</p> <p>The E-M5’s electronic viewfinder is bright and clear, with a sensor that activates it as soon as it detects your eye. Meanwhile, the crisp OLED screen can be tilted up or down, which really comes in handy when you’re snapping over the top of a crowd or surreptitiously shooting from the hip, reportage-style.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Olympus OM-D E-M5" alt="Olympus OM-D E-M5" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/olympus-om-d-oled-screen_0_0.jpg?1372358385" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> quick lock </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Olympus claims that the E-M5 has the world’s fastest autofocus, and we’re not doubting it. It’s nippier to lock on than any other system cam out there, including the lightning-fast Nikon V1, and focusing is accurate too. Combined with the 9fps continuous shooting, you’re almost guaranteed to get the shot that you’re after.</p> <p>A small camera no longer means limited shooting options – the variety of Micro Four Thirds lenses is getting impressive. They range from this versatile 12-50mm motor-zoom right to the extraordinary Voigtländer 25mm f/0.95. Not enough for you? eBay is full of adaptors that enable you to mount thousands more.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Olympus OM-D E-M5" alt="Olympus OM-D E-M5" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/olympus-om-d-effects_0_0.jpg?1372358385" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> design </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The grip on the E-M5 isn’t as chunky as you might expect, but a rubber thumb rest on the back will help you keep a tight hold. You couldn’t ask for much more in terms of controls – there are two settings wheels, several customisable function buttons and a mode dial, as well as all the usual buttons and a D-pad.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Olympus OM-D E-M5" alt="Olympus OM-D E-M5" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/olympus-om-d-retro-styling_0_0.jpg?1372358385" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Live Time and other features </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you’ve ever tried to capture fireworks, stars or lightning strikes, you’ll appreciate this. In Live Time mode, you press the shutter button for a long exposure and watch the image forming on the screen. Press again when you’ve got your desired picture. The results are frequently amazing.</p> <p>This is the also first camera to stabilise the sensor on five axes. While most cams only compensate for pitch and yaw tilting movements, the E-M5 also corrects for&nbsp;roll and movement left, right, up and down. Never mind the science – it really works.</p> <p>Turn the mode dial to Art for a choice of 11 creative filters including ‘Key Line’, which makes everything look a bit comic book, and the grainy black and white effect you see above. Set to ‘Art Bracket’ and it’ll save 11 shots, one with each effect applied.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Olympus OM-D E-M5" alt="Olympus OM-D E-M5" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/olympus-om-d-live-bulb-mode_0_0.jpg?1372358385" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> stills </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 9 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> video </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 9 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> build </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 9 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> features </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 9 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Astounding in almost every way, the Olympus OM-D E-M5 &nbsp;sets the standard for compact system cameras</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/olympus-om-d-e-m5 </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/olympus/olympus-om-d-e-m5/review#comments Olympus OM-D E-M5 System Cameras Mon, 11 Jun 2012 16:00:00 +0000 vincent-chang 1424290 at http://www.stuff.tv