Though it's rather expensive, we can't help adoring the E-P1. The pictures it takes with the included lenses are mostly great, just don't expect compact-like features such as a viewfinder and flash to be included.
Olympus is well known for the rugged nature of its Tough camera series, and the TG-610 follows in the same manner but with a bit of a twist for Australian buyers.
The E-520 adds an appealing range of features to the existing Olympus line-up of dSLRs, but mostly for the first-time buyer. Apart from image stabilisation built into the body and the ability to use older lenses on the Four Thirds system, there is not much that really sets the E-520 apart from other cameras in its class.
We're a bit ambivalent about the Olympus Mju 7020. It's got a wide-angle lens and a relatively long zoom at 7x, but misses out on good picture quality and class-leading features like HD movie recording.
The 1050SW is a rugged adventure camera designed for swimmers and skiers, with 10.1 megapixels and tap control. However, not even the quirky functions can hide the fact that the 1050SW is just not as good as the 1030SW.
The E-PL1 isn't fast enough to accurately capture moving subjects, but as a cheap entry into the Micro Four Thirds format it's a pretty good camera indeed.
If you've been hankering after an Olympus E-30 but baulked at the price, don't despair ... just get the E-620 instead. It offers pretty much all of the good parts of that camera for a lot less, and in a smaller, lighter body to boot.
The TG-320 is a tough camera that takes decent photos for sharing online. What's most concerning is that it leaked slightly when used underwater.
Tough as old boots and about as heavy to match, the TG-810 is packed to the brim with features to complement its waterproof credentials. Just don't expect the GPS to work as promised.