New Olympus Cameras for 2011

Hamish Gill

Tech Support (and Marketing)
I suppose the most intriguing camera from olympus' recently released models is the XZ-1 ... claiming to "fill the gap" it has a f/1.8 (at the wide end) lens and a feature set you might find on a DSLR or mirror-less interchangeable lens camera (has anyone thought to shorten that to MIL... someone should...) ... i suppose the question really is "was it a gap that needed filling" ... anyway, it has piqued my interest

Olympus XZ-1 camera

Filling the gap
With brilliant image quality and an ultra bright 1:1.8 iZUIKO DIGITAL zoom lens, the Olympus XZ-1 fuses compact camera size and style with system camera features.


lots of flashy pictures of it here:

Olympus E-PL2

The latest addition to Olympus’ PEN family is a feast for the eyes, a beautiful camera with a fresh, contemporary design.


Olympus VG series

New Olympus compacts make every day a movie day Imaging’s easier with VG-130 & VG-120 all-rounders


Olympus "Tough" series

OLYMPUS TOUGH cameras just got even tougher


plenty more news in recent olympus releases can be found here
Dito ... Ah crap, your gonna have one before me arnt you ... I already have to deal with your having an m9, and now this... ...
It has a large sensor for a compact with fixed lens :) ( not as big as 4/3 of course ! )

slightly larger sensor than a Canon G12 or Nikon P7000

A nice chart here for anyone interested in sensor sizes.