Olympus unwraps new DSLRs

Olympus: what a tease. First it sends us a tantalising shot of three new digital SLRs, then, it finally takes the wraps off two of them but leaves the

Olympus: what a tease. First it sends us a tantalising shot of three new digital SLRs, then, it finally takes the wraps off two of them but leaves the third enigmatically shrouded for a few more months to come.No matter, because the two it has given us the skinny on today will more than satisfy your snapping lust.Deftly knocking the E-400 off its perch, the 10MP E-410 (pictured) and the E-510 are the two new Olympuses on the block. Employing the maker's 'four-thirds' system they manage the same trick of squashing the DSLR down to hitherto unimaginable levels of compactness, but also manage to squeeze in the unique 'Live View' feature from the E-330.So no more having to look through the viewfinder to frame snaps, now you can use the flexibly angled LCD to line-up the picture – just perfect for those ‘snap and hope’ overhead gig pics and other awkward shots.Thankfully neither of them look like the dog the E-330 was, and shouldn't require quite the same remortgage either, though we only have US prices to go on at the mo. The pricier E-510 picks up extra value points with in-camera anti-shake and a slightly more pro looking body.But if you really want to look the business you'll have to wait for that final promised release; the replacement for the E-1 due later this year. As for taking pictures like a pro, well that takes more than just a fancy camera.

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Olympus E-410, E-510 Price: £TBA ($700, $800 in US) On sale: May, June Contact: Olympus Related stories: Olympus drops tantalising DSLR teaser