Olympus Pen

Product name
Olympus Pen
Half-frame compact 35mm film camera
October 1959

The Pen is a half-frame film camera that uses 35mm film. The first-generation Olympus Pen camera appeared in 1959. The design process began with the concept of creating a camera that could be sold for 6,000 JPY. The Pen combined the superb photographic performance of the D-Zuiko lens with excellent portability, and it was also used by professional photographers as a secondary camera.