Olympus / OM System System Cameras
Bundles with OM SYSTEM OM-1 Body
OM SYSTEM OM-1 + M.Zuiko 12-100mm f/4.0 IS Pro
OM SYSTEM OM-1 + M.Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO II + M. Zuiko 40-150mm f/2.8 Pro ED
Bundles with OM SYSTEM OM-5 Body
OM SYSTEM OM-5 + M.Zuiko AF 12-45mm f/4 Pro ED silver
OM SYSTEM OM-5 Special Edition Kit 14-150mm II silver
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Olympus mirrorless system cameras with Micro Four Thirds connection
Olympus system cameras convince with excellent image quality as well as a very handy design. Very small and lightweight, they offer a wide range of applications thanks to their flexibility.
Although mirrorless, they are in no way inferior to SLR cameras.
Equipped with an integrated 5-axis image stabilization system, the Olympus OM-D even enables you to take razor-sharp photos or videos without the use of a tripod. Equipped with a tiltable touchscreen, the system cameraallows for comfortable handling and easy, fast focusing.
The system camerais very suitable for freehand photography due to its light weight. Its stylish exterior makes it a real eye-catcher. The exceptionally fast response time of this camera, which effortlessly creates high-speed continuous shooting at up to ten frames per second, further emphasizes its flexibility. To enhance the individuality of the shots, the camera features a Creative Dial that makes it easy to adjust image colors.
Thanks to high-quality materials and excellent workmanship, Olympus has set a milestone with these cameras. The compact body with Micro-Four-Thirds connection conveys the exceptionally high-quality optics, the unmatched image quality and the haptics inspire professionals and photography enthusiasts alike.
Made for people who love the uniqueness and beauty of life, the cameras from this series are a perfect tool for spontaneous photography.
The history of the Olympus / OM System brand
The brand history of Olympus is marked by a long tradition in the optical and medical industry. The company's origins date back to 1919, when Takeshi Yamashita founded the "Takachiho Seisakusho" in Tokyo. Initially, the company manufactured microscopes and thermometers before focusing on the production of cameras and photographic products.
In the following decades, Olympus established itself as a renowned manufacturer of photographic equipment and made a name for itself with innovative technologies and products. Most notable was the introduction of the Olympus PEN in 1959, a semi-automatic camera that was compact and lightweight. This camera shaped the way for later compact system cameras.
Another milestone was the introduction of the Olympus OM System in 1972, a series of high-quality SLR cameras known as the Olympus OM-1 and OM-2, which were popular for their compact design and high performance. The "OM" stood for "Olympus Maitani," named after engineer Yoshihisa Maitani, who was instrumental in the development of the system.
Over the years, Olympus expanded its product portfolio to include various fields, including medical devices such as endoscopes and microscopes. This diversification helped the company generate stable revenue, especially during times when the photography market was undergoing changes.
How OM System came to be
In the wake of technological developments and changes in the camera market, Olympus made a significant change. In 2020, the company announced that it would sell its imaging division. This decision resulted in Olympus' imaging division being transferred to a company called Japan Industrial Partners (JIP). As part of this transaction, the "Olympus" brand name was also relinquished after a transition period.
Subsequently, the camera and imaging division continued to operate under the name "OM Digital Solutions Corporation." The name "OM" was retained to commemorate the historical significance of the Olympus OM System and to provide a link to the company's history.
Overall, Olympus has a rich brand history marked by technological innovation and a wide range of products. The decision to change the brand name in connection with the imaging division reflects the changes and challenges facing the camera industry.