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7/16/2012 2:45:57 PM

Olympus OM- D brings a new style to CSCs

A striking new addition to Olympus’s compact system camera range

Olympus is continuing its fight for the CSC title with its latest realedse, the OM- D, and we were lucky enough to get a hand - on look at it. Featuring a 16.1 MP sensor, image stabilisation, nine frames per second shooting, and an ISO that can reach up to a whopping 25600, the OM- D certainly has an impressive specification.

It comes with a 1.44 million- dot electronic view finder that’s very crisp, so it is easy to view the scene before you. It is also a very striking camera that moves away from what we have seen before with recent offerings from Olympus.

The OM- D is available from April 2012 for $ 1,299 with the 12- 50 mm lens

Description: Olympus OM- D brings a new style to CSCs

Olympus OM- D brings a new style to CSCs

Metal construction

The body of the OM- D is made of magnesium alloy, making it tougher against any knocks and bumps

Battery grip

The OM- D is the first CSC to come with an optional battery grip, providing great handling and longer battery life

A striking new addition to Olympus’s compact system camera range


The OM- D comes with the popular micro four thirds lens mount, meaning there are plenty of lenses already available

Electronic viewfinder

The OM- D comes with an electronic viewfinder with a super high resolution of 1.44 million dots

LCD screen

On the back of the OM- D is a three- inch 610k- dot tiltable LCD screen

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Fujifilm X- Pro 1 _ $TBA/ 16MP

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Fujifilm X- Pro 1

The lastest from Fujifilm’s premium range, featuring a new CMOS sensor and a hybrid viewfinder

Canon EOS 5D Mark III _ $3,499/ 22.3 MP

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Canon EOS 5D Mark III

The 5D Mark III takes over the incredibly popular Mark II with some impressive new features.

Kata Camera Bags _ from $69

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Kata Camera Bags

Kata has introduced some new designs for CSC cameras and the beginner photographer.

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