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The Stylus 1 takes its looks and technology fromOlympus’s flagship CSCs Olympus compact withOM-D style
Olympus has a new premium compact that combines a larger sensor with a wide zoom range in a pocketable body. Modelled on the flagship OM-D line of CSCs, the Stylus 1 also incorporates the same TruePic VI image processor as in the OM-D E-M5, and combines this with a larger 1/1.7-inch back illuminated CMOS sensor with 12 megapixels. It also has a 1.44 million-dot electronic viewfinder like the E-M5, and the speedy Fast AF system from Olympus’s CSC range. The lens is an ultra slim zoom that provides an equivalent focal length of 28-300mm and a constant maximum aperture of f/2.8. You can even add an accessory 1.7x teleconverter for focal lengths up to an equivalent of 510mm, and it includes built-in VCM image stabilisation to reduce camera shake when using the teleconverter. Despite this, it retracts when not in use so the camera fits in your pocket. The body has been designed to provide comprehensive manual control, including an analogue/digital Hybrid Control Ring on the lens – in analogue mode, it works as a zoom or focus ring, while in digital mode it can be assigned custom functions. Built-in Wi-Fi also provides full control of the camera in any mode from a smartphone or tablet using the Olympus Image Share app. The Stylus 1 will be available in late November for £550. We’ll be testing it very soon.
The Stylus 1 is a compact with attitude.
viewfinder Olympus is offering a free VF-4 electronic viewfinder with every PEN E-P5 body or E-P5 14-42mm kit purchased between now and 5 January 2014. You can claim your free viewfinder through redemption, and the offer is available through high street stores, online and via Olympus’s social media channels. You’ll have until 2 February 2014 to claim your free VF-4. www.olympus.co.uk
π To find out more, go to www.olympus.co.uk.
Spider security NEWS INBRIEF
Carry your camera securely on your hip for fast access The Spider Camera Holster is a neat belt system that lets you carry your camera securely on your hips, but it’s ready for immediate use with a quick flick of a locking mechanism. It could be perfect for wedding, sports and press photographers. The Spider Pro Belt kit, which includes the belt, special camera plate and pin, sells for £110 and suits any tripod plate including Arca Swiss. The Monkey Spider at £20 can be added to hold a flashgun or battery pack.
Canon is offering up to £50 cashback on camera bodies and lenses. EOS cameras with cashback offers include the 600D, 700D, 100D and M, and you can also save on a handful of EF-S and EF lenses, Speedlites and compacts. There’s also up to £100 off Legria video products, and £20 off the Pixma
π To find out more, go to www.interfitphotographic.com.
MG7150 printer. Claim before 26 January 2014. www.canon.co.uk
shopping Order fromManfrotto’s online Christmas shop before 31 December
2013 and you get free postage and
packaging. There is a range of kit on offer including LED lights, mini tripods and full- blown tripods. www.manfrotto seasonalgifts.com
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