Olympus is a Japanese company that designs and manufactures precision optical and digital equipment for the healthcare, industrial, and consumer markets.
Founded in 1919 as Takachiho Seisakusho.
Introduced first camera, the 'Semi-Olympus I' in 1936.
Merged with Nakagawa Kikai in 1949 to become Olympus Optical Co., Ltd.
Introduced the first microcassette recorder, the 'Pearlcorder L200' in 1969.
In 2003, Olympus introduced the E-1, the first 100% all-digital SLR camera system.
In 2020, Olympus announced the sale of its consumer-facing camera division to Japan Industrial Partners.
Currently, Olympus is focused on producing medical and industrial equipment.
A Japanese multinational corporation specializing in optics and imaging products.
A Japanese multinational corporation that produces consumer and professional electronics.
A Japanese multinational photography and imaging company.
A high-performance mirrorless camera designed for professional photographers.
A rugged, waterproof digital camera designed for outdoor adventures.
A range of optical and digital endoscopy systems used in medical procedures.
Olympus cameras offer high-quality image and video capture, fast autofocus and image stabilization, and a range of shooting modes and lens options.
The OM-D E-M1 series is designed for professional photographers, offering high-performance imaging and advanced features such as high-speed autofocus and weatherproofing. The E-M5 series is designed for serious enthusiasts, offering a range of features including 5-axis image stabilization and advanced shooting modes.
Olympus offers a one-year warranty on all of its products, which covers defects in materials and workmanship.
Olympus cameras use a variety of battery types, depending on the model. Many newer models use rechargeable lithium-ion batteries for long-lasting power.
Olympus cameras use a proprietary lens mount, but it is possible to use third-party lenses with an adapter. However, this may impact autofocus and image stabilization performance.