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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.
The corporate name origins and logos from the past and present
Founding of Olympus
How Takeshi Yamashita established Olympus and memorabilia from the past
History of Microscopes
Key products in the history of Olympus
History of Endoscopes
From the beginning to the future of endoscopes
Products recognized by design awards
Olympus' excellence in design is evident in its many award-winning products
History of Diagnostic Systems
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.
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.