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Olympus E3 Finally Released Today

October 16, 2007

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Olympus E3 Finally Released Today

ImageThe long awaited Olympus E-3 announcement is finally over. Olympus today released their latest dSLR for professional photographers the Olympus E-3. Below are some photos and informations.

London, 17 October 2007 – It’s here: The new flagship of the Four Thirds Standard-based Olympus E-System. The E-3 gives photographers a high-performance tool that is primed for any assignment and satisfies the most stringent demands for D-SLR photography. It represents the ultimate choice for the professional photographer and provides the highest levels of speed and image quality as well as Live View capabilities and the ultimate in reliability. 

 

Olympus E3 front view
Olympus E3 front view
 

 

Olympus Announces Three New Zuiko Digital Lenses For Quiet, Ultra-Fast Autofocus







ImageCENTER VALLEY, Pa., October 16, 2007 - Launching together with the new Olympus E-3 Digital SLR (single lens reflex) camera, Olympus proudly adds three new ZUIKO DIGITAL? lenses to its line of 100 percent digital-specific optics. These innovative lenses employ Olympus' newly-developed Supersonic Wave Drive? (SWD) technology inside to provide quiet, ultra-fast autofocus (AF) speed, and offer several impressive distinctions, including:

Olympus 3 new Zuiko lens and 2x teleconvertor
Olympus 3 new Zuiko lens and 2x teleconvertor


  • New ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-60mm f2.8-4.0 SWD, in combination with the E-3, delivers the fastest autofocus speed in the world;1
  • The ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 50-200mm f2.8-3.5 SWD focuses twice as fast as the previous ZUIKO DIGITAL lens with that focal length; and
  • The ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-35mm f2.0 SWD joins the existing ZUIKO DIGITAL 35-100mm f2.0 as the brightest fixed aperture lenses in their class.

  • KLPF: Olympus E-510 with kit lens 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 Image Stabilization hands-on review

    ImageOlympus’ booth is situated in the centre of the exhibition hall, one cant possibly missed it. I had a few words with Leo Goh of Olympus Malaysia and tested out their latest dslr the Olympus E-510. Apart from that, I tried the Zuiko 300mm F2.8 mounted on an E-330. Almost full range of Olympus lens were present at the show, some half-cut mock up were seen. An Olympus P-1 mock up were present too.

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    Olympus E-510 with kit lens 14-42mm


    According to Leo, the Olympus E-510 with Image Stabilization (IS) activated is able to maintain 100% sharpness of the photo up to 3-stops down. As user goes to 4-stops down, 90% sharpness is believed to be achievable.


     

     

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    Olympus E-1 successor out 17 October 2007

    ImageWe have been hearing about Olympus releasing their E-3 at Korea not recently. According to DPreview , they have received words officially that it will be out on 17 October 2007, but is still not sure about the details spec and even its name. My guess is that it will be called as E-3 despite all the "mysteries".

     

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    It is finally coming?