Microsoft and Olympus have signed a patent cross-licensing agreement that allows each company access to some of the other's patents.
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While many digital SLRs are compromised in terms of features, Olympus is bucking the trend with its Evolt E-510. This 10.2-megapixel camera, priced around $1600 +GST with a 14-42mm zoom lens, is designed for the photo enthusiast who has a basic sense of photographic technique and wants a camera that can handle almost any situation. And while its depth of features might be a bit daunting to some, overall the E-510 is a solid, flexible camera that takes very good pictures under most conditions.