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Olympus History

History of Cameras

Olympus cameras have always been at the leading edge of innovation. In Milestones we reveal the inside stories behind the development of Olympus cameras and technology, from the Semi-Olympus I in the 1930s to today's digital cameras.
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Olympus Stories


Olympus has always been a company that makes people's dreams come true through innovative products. Milestones overviews the history of the company and its main products since its foundation in 1919.

Special Lecture

Yoshihisa Maitani, the designer of the OM, Pen, XA series talks about his approach and attitudes, from his development philosophy to the creation of new products.

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