Olympus Cameras

Here are all of our Olympus digital camera reviews, listed alphabetically by model.

image of the Olympus OM-D E-M1 digital camera

Olympus E-M1

16.1 megapixel, Compact System Camera, Non-Zoom

The Olympus E-M1 builds upon the Micro Four Thirds legacy of the outstanding OM-D E-M5, adding not only a ton of features geared for pros and advanced enthusiasts, but also an on-chip, phase-detect autofocusing system that works remarkably well with Olympus Four Thirds DSLR lenses. The OM-D E-M1 offers a solid, weatherproof build, an outstanding electronic viewfinder, tons of physical controls and an advanced Wi-Fi system. Most importantly, the camera delivers excellent image quality for its class, even at high ISOs, as well as blazing performance that rivals top DSLRs.

Released October 2013

$1299-1399
Dave's Pick

Review

image of the Olympus OM-D E-M5 digital camera

Olympus E-M5

16.1 megapixel, Compact System Camera, 4.20x Zoom

Resurrecting a popular design from its past proves fruitful for Olympus: Not only does the Olympus OM-D E-M5 look great, it takes great pictures, meeting or exceeding the quality of some pretty surprising competitors. Its interface is designed with photographers in mind, with ready control dials and a smart interface, all in a very small package.

Released April 2012

 
Dave's Pick

Review

image of the Olympus OM-D E-M10 digital camera

Olympus E-M10

16.1 megapixel, Compact System Camera, 3.00x Zoom

The Olympus E-M10 is the latest OM-D model and aimed at the entry-level enthusiast photographer who's looking for an affordable yet powerful system camera. With the E-M1's powerful image processor, a similar AA-filterless sensor and the E-M5's compact design, the E-M10 packs a lot of powerful, high-end features in a compact and budget-friendly camera. The E-M5 and E-M1 before it tested very well in both image quality and performance, but does this new "OM-D for all" fit right in as a member of the OM-D family? Read our Olympus E-M10 review for find out!

Released March 2014

$792-799
Dave's Pick

Review

image of the Olympus PEN E-P5 digital camera

Olympus E-P5

16.1 megapixel, Compact System Camera, Non-Zoom

The Olympus E-P5 is the company's best PEN-series Micro Four Thirds camera yet, taking the best of its predecessor, the E-P3, and many features from the acclaimed OM-D E-M5, and adding a few new wrinkles of its own. Overall, this flagship mirrorless model delivers blazing fast autofocus, burst shooting near 10fps and exceptional image quality -- even at higher ISOs -- that rival the performance of many top enthusiast DSLRs.

Released May 2013

$1299-1436
Dave's Pick

Review

image of the Olympus PEN E-PL5 digital camera

Olympus E-PL5

16.1 megapixel, Compact System Camera, 3.00x Zoom

The Olympus E-PL5 packs serious photographic power into a small package, with image quality that's simply astounding at this price point. Though the E-PL5's menu system is confusing and confounding, those with patience will find themselves pleased with the camera's advanced, immensely customizable controls. Add to all this very fast and responsive shooting performance, and the Olympus E-PL5 emerges as a strong contender.

Released October 2012

 
Dave's Pick

Review

image of the Olympus PEN E-PL6 digital camera

Olympus E-PL6

16.1 megapixel, Compact System Camera, 3.00x Zoom

Released June 2013

 

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image of the Olympus PEN E-PM2 digital camera

Olympus E-PM2

16.1 megapixel, Compact System Camera, 3.00x Zoom

Small, lightweight, powerful and affordable, the Olympus E-PM2 features the same 16-megapixel Live MOS sensor, processor and FAST AF system as its much more expensive Olympus E-M5 sibling. The E-PM2 is by no means perfect -- it's a little lacking in shooting action stills and HD video -- but it is a tremendous value, and a great choice for beginners looking to step up from a point-and-shoot.

Released October 2012

 
Dave's Pick

Review

image of the Olympus SP-720UZ digital camera

Olympus SP-720UZ

14.0 megapixel, Mid-Sized, 26.00x Zoom

Released March 2012

$199

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image of the Olympus SP-820UZ digital camera

Olympus SP-820UZ

14.0 megapixel, Mid-Sized, 40.00x Zoom

Released September 2012

$189

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image of the Olympus SZ-12 digital camera

Olympus SZ-12

14.0 megapixel, Mid-Sized, 24.00x Zoom

Released March 2012

$118-130

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image of the Olympus SZ-31MR digital camera

Olympus SZ-31MR

16.0 megapixel, Mid-Sized, 24.00x Zoom

Released April 2012

 

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image of the Olympus Stylus 1 digital camera

Olympus Stylus 1

12.0 megapixel, EVF, 10.70x Zoom

An amazing amount of quality and horsepower is shoe-horned into this relatively small package, making the Stylus 1 an intriguing option for a wide variety of shooting needs. The incredible 28-300mm eq. f/2.8 constant aperture lens delivers stunning performance, and the 1/1.7" sensor size that allows for such a fast, long zoom in a small package only begins to show signs of strain at ISO 800 and above, and far out-paces the common long zoom cameras with 1/2.3" sensors for overall image quality.

Released December 2013

$609-699
Dave's Pick

Review

image of the Olympus Stylus SH-1 digital camera

Olympus SH-1

16.0 megapixel, Compact, 24.00x Zoom

Released May 2014

$378-399

Preview

image of the Olympus Stylus SH-50 digital camera

Olympus SH-50

16.0 megapixel, Mid-Sized, 24.00x Zoom

Released March 2013

$285

Preview

image of the Olympus Stylus SP-100 digital camera

Olympus SP-100

16.0 megapixel, EVF, 50.00x Zoom

Released March 2014

$378-399

First Shots

image of the Olympus Stylus SZ-15 digital camera

Olympus SZ-15

16.0 megapixel, Mid-Sized, 24.00x Zoom

Released March 2013

$199

Preview

image of the Olympus Stylus SZ-16 digital camera

Olympus SZ-16

16.0 megapixel, Mid-Sized, 24.00x Zoom

Released March 2013

$149-229

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image of the Olympus Stylus XZ-2 digital camera

Olympus XZ-2

12.0 megapixel, Mid-Sized, 4.00x Zoom

Boasting a new 12-megapixel 1/1.7-inch CMOS sensor and three-inch articulating LCD touchscreen, the Olympus XZ-2 enthusiast compact camera marks a serious upgrade over the XZ-1. But the not-quite-pocketable camera's core selling point remains the fast and bright f/1.8-2.5 i.ZUIKO 4x zoom lens that's ideal for low-light shooting, and can better blur backgrounds than most compact cameras. Overall, the XZ-2 captures great images, offers a horde of advanced photographic capabilities and is a joy to use, placing it on the short list of compact cameras suitable for truly demanding photographers.

Released November 2012

$449-624
Dave's Pick

Express Review

image of the Olympus Stylus XZ-10 digital camera

Olympus XZ-10

12.0 megapixel, Compact, 5.00x Zoom

Released March 2013

 

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image of the Olympus Tough TG-2 digital camera

Olympus TG-2

12.0 megapixel, Compact, 4.00x Zoom

There's a good reason why the Olympus TG-2 is also called Tough; its rugged, element-defying skills are among the best for compact waterproof cameras. The TG-2 also proved a tough act to beat when it comes to controls and customizability, being the only waterproof compact we tested that had a physical Mode dial, providing serious shooters quick access for getting the perfect exposure. And that's suiting since the TG-2 tended to underexpose in Auto mode. But that doesn't mean it takes bad pictures; in fact it printed as well or better than its rivals including 16-megapixel models, and its fast f/2 max aperture at wide angle really helps in low-light situations. Overall, the Olympus TG-2 stands out as one of the best in its class.

Released March 2013

$390
Dave's Pick

Express Review

image of the Olympus Tough TG-3 digital camera

Olympus TG-3

16.0 megapixel, Compact, 4.00x Zoom

Released June 2014

$319-332

Now Shooting!

image of the Olympus Tough TG-320 digital camera

Olympus TG-320

14.0 megapixel, Compact, 3.60x Zoom

Released February 2012

 

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image of the Olympus Tough TG-630 digital camera

Olympus TG-630

12.0 megapixel, Ultra Compact, 5.00x Zoom

Released March 2013

 

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image of the Olympus Tough TG-820 digital camera

Olympus TG-820

12.0 megapixel, Compact, 5.00x Zoom

Released March 2012

 

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image of the Olympus Tough TG-830 digital camera

Olympus TG-830

16.0 megapixel, Compact, 5.00x Zoom

Released March 2013

$279

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image of the Olympus Tough TG-850 digital camera

Olympus TG-850

16.0 megapixel, Compact, 5.00x Zoom

Released March 2014

$249

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image of the Olympus VG-160 digital camera

Olympus VG-160

14.0 megapixel, Ultra Compact, 5.00x Zoom

Released February 2012

$100

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