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February 05, 2015 05:34 ET

Olympus and Samsung Announce New, Advanced Digital Cameras and Accessories -- Available Now for Pre-Order at Adorama

Industry Expert Mason Resnick Covers the Olympus OM-D E-M5's Advanced Features in His Newest First Look Review at Adorama Learning Center, and Samsung's Latest in Its NX Series, NX500, Uses Technology From Its Flagship NX1 Camera

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Feb 5, 2015) - Adorama (http://www.adorama.com), one of the world's largest photography, video, imaging and electronics retailers, now has available for pre-order the newly announced digital cameras and accessories from Olympus and Samsung. Olympus has just released for pre-order its new OM-D E-M5 Mark II micro four-thirds system camera, along with a compatible M.Zuiko 14-150MM II zoom lens and Stylus Tough TG-860 compact camera. Pre-ordering for all of Olympus' new products, including cameras, lens and a list of compatible accessories, is available at Adorama now at http://www.adorama.com/results/OlympusNewProductsFeb2015.

Samsung has also announced its newest NX500 digital camera, which replaces both the NX300 and NX300M models with technology leveraged from its flagship NX1 digital camera. The Samsung NX500 can be found online for pre-order at http://www.adorama.com/results/samsungnx500newreleasefeb2015.

OLYMPUS:

Olympus O-MD E-M5 Mark II
Olympus' new E-M5 Mark II showcases the best features found in the Olympus brand. Precisely engineered to balance power and portability, the E-M5 Mark II offers the world's most sophisticated 5-axis image and video stabilization with 5 EV stops of compensation. There's also a new, 16 MP Live-MOS image sensor with a 40 MP High Resolution shot function that has impressed industry expert Mason Resnick:

"One of the most attention-grabbing improvements in the Olympus OM-D EM-5 Mark II is what they're calling Hi Res Shot," says Resnick in his First Look review. "The camera captures eight images in rapid succession and, using sensor shift to help with alignment, combines them into a single 7296x5472 pixel JPEG or 9216x6912 pixel RAW image file, creating a 40MP image." Read Mason's full review and see the video overview on AdoramaTV by visiting: http://www.adorama.com/alc/0015074/blogarticle/olympus-omd-em5-markii-boasts-40mp-resolution-option-first-look.

The E-M5 Mark II is dust-, splash- and freeze-proof, making this very portable camera tough enough to endure on any photographer's harshest journey. With its 100% viewfinder coverage, variable frame rate, high bit-rate recording and even a touch video interface, this camera will provide flawless handheld recording with cinema quality video results. And sharing images is easy with the built-in Wi-Fi, which also gives photographers complete remote control capabilities.

The OM-D E-M5 Mark II can be pre-ordered online at http://www.adorama.com/IOMEM5M2B.html and retails for USD 1,099.00.

M. Zuiko 14-150MM II Lens
The M.Zuiko 14-150MM II zoom lens for micro four-thirds systems is a One-Lens solution that is compatible with the new E-M5 Mark II camera. Perfect for travel, this wide-to-telephoto lens has a 28mm to 300mm equivalent field of view, allowing photographers to clearly capture the nearest wildflower to the highest bird in flight. It has a portable, lightweight design that's splash- and dust-proof, to durably keep up with travel adventures, and offers premium optical construction of 15 elements in 11 groups, including ED glass.

The 14-150MM II zoom lens retails for USD 599.00 and can be pre-ordered by visiting http://www.adorama.com/IOM141502MB.html

Stylus Tough TG-860
The Stylus Tough TG-860 is the newest addition to the super-durable Stylus Tough line of compact cameras and it lives up to namesake; it's waterproof to 50ft/15m, freeze-proof to 14 degrees F/ -10 degrees C, shockproof to 7ft/2.1m, crush-proof to 220tbf/100kgf and dust-proof.

Further making this a perfect camera for adventures and exploration, the TG-860 has an ultra-wide angle, ultra-sharp 21mm (equivalent) lens and a 16MP sensor, so photographers can capture a full scene with great resolution. Full 1080/60p HD video is included, with a Sportcam mode that allows users to create high-speed movies, time-lapse movies and more. The camera also features a full 180-degree flip LCD monitor, a front customizable shutter button for easy selfies or video shooting, and built-in Wi-Fi wireless control and GPS.

The Stylus Tough TG-860 is available at http://www.adorama.com/IOMTG860B.html for USD 279.00.

SAMSUNG

Samsung NX500
Much of the core technology from Samsung's flagship NX1 digital camera, including a 28MP sensor and 4K/UHD video recording, has been leveraged to make the new NX500 the highest performance camera in the market available below USD 1,500.00. With a 9FPS sustained burst with AF and a 1/6000th top shutter speed, the NX500 is as fast as it is sharp and focused.

The NX500, available in black, white or brown bodies, features an ISO range from 100 to 25,600, a 3" FVGA (C) Super AMOLED flip-up display, Samsung's Auto Shot Technology and Wi-Fi with "always connected" Bluetooth. With the included 16-50mm PZ lens, the NX500 retails for USD 799.99.

Read more about the new Samsung NX500 at the Adorama Learning Center: http://www.adorama.com/alc/0015077/blogarticle/samsung-nx500-brings-high-res-low-cost-first-look

ADORAMA: More Than a Camera Store
Adorama is more than a camera store -- it's one of the world's largest photography, video, imaging and electronics retailers. Serving customers for more than 35 years, Adorama has grown from its flagship NYC store to include the leading online destination for photography, video and consumer electronics. Adorama's vast product offerings encompass home entertainment, mobile computing, and professional video and audio, while its services include an in-house photo lab, AdoramaPix, pro equipment rental at Adorama Rental Company, and the award-winning Adorama Learning Center, which offers free education for photographers in online channels such as the popular Adorama TV.

Adorama is listed as one of the top five electronics retailers by Consumer Reports, "Best of the Web" by Forbes.com, Internet Retailers Top 100, and is the official Electronics Retailer of the NY Giants.

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