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May 15, 2012

Small, single focal length lens best for the Family Portrait

receives Japan Camera Grand Prix 2012 Editors Award

Camera GP Japan 2012 Editors Awards M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 45mm F1.8

Olympus Imaging Corporation (President: Haruo Ogawa) is pleased to announce that the Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 45mm F1.8, which is a small, single focal length lens adapts to the Micro Four-Thirds System specifications, receives "Editors Award" of Japan Camera Grand Prix 2012 by the Japan Camera Journal Press Club.

The judging committee said, "Generally, the Micro Four-Thirds System lenses hardly offer smaller out-of-focus images than larger image sensors such as 35mm and APS-C formats. However, the soft and beautiful out-of-focus images this lens deliver is superb."
In addition, they judged the MSC (Movie & Still Compatible) mechanism covering both still and motion image shootings offers high-speed, smooth, quiet and high-definition auto focus capability and the ZERO (Zuiko Extra-low Reflection Optical) coating applied on the lens surface is also a beneficial feature which delivers clear picture with less ghost images and flare in the backlight situations. In appreciation of the lens with these benefits available at a reasonable price, "Editors Award" went to this product.

About the Japan Camera Grand Prix

The Camera Grand Prix is held under the auspices of the Japan Camera Journal Press Club. Founded in September 1963, the Club's membership includes camera journalists from 11 of Japan's leading photography and camera journals. "Editors Award" is presented to the still camera introduced in Japan during the past year that the Japan Camera Journal Press Club members deem most popular, valuable and innovating to the market.

Past Japan Camera Grand Prix Awards for Olympus

1994 Olympus µ Zoom Panorama (Stylus Panorama)
5th Camera Journal Press Club Special Award
1998 Olympus CAMEDIA C-1400L
9th Camera Journal Press Club Special Award
2010 Olympus PEN E-P1
27th Camera Grand Prix 2010 Camera of the Year and Readers' Award
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