twice connect

Photokina News: Olympus Shows Prototypes

9/24/2008 09:53:00 AM Eastern

Cologne, Germany — Olympus will offer its own version of an interchangeable lens camera based on the new Micro Four Third standard, as well as a new d-SLR geared to prosumers, the company said at the Photokina trade show, held here this week.

Olympus will show an interchangeable lens camera at Photokina.

Olympus’ yet-to-be-named interchangeable lens camera follows

Panasonic’s G1

, which was first to market under the new standard. No details were released with the camera other than a sample photo to demonstrate the product’s diminutive dimensions.

The forthcoming digital SLR will be based on the original Four Third standard and will ship in the first quarter of 2009. Pricing and model name were not announced.

Olympus intends to position the camera between the $699 (body/lens) E-520 and the $1,699 (body only) E-3.

It will borrow the E-3’s autofocus system, CCD-shifting image stabilization and a “new and updated feature to replace the current splash and dustproof function of the E-3” the company claimed.

Nationwide PrimeTime 2014

Scenes from Nationwide PrimeTime buy fair held in

ProSource Meeting Filled With Optimism

San Antonio — Optimism reigned at ProSource’s

Ingram Draws 500 To Spring Vendor Expo

Scottsdale, Ariz. — Ingram Micro Consumer

CEA Holds ’14 Digital Patriots Dinner

Washington — CEA held its annual Digital Patriots’

8 Technology Accessories For a Greener Earth

An Earth Day review of Earth-friendly products, by

BrandSource Shows Diverse Product Selection

BrandSource’s Summit show at the Marriott World

Scenes From Toy Fair

By Lisa Johnston