Olympus (cameras)

Olympus (cameras)

About Olympus (cameras)

In 1936, Olympus introduced its first camera, the Semi-Olympus I. The first innovative camera series from Olympus was the Pen, launched in 1959. Half-frame format, allowing 72 pictures of 18 24mm format on a standard 36 exposure roll of film, made Pen cameras compact and portable for their time. In 2012, the company announced that Sony and Fujifilm had offered forming a capital alliance and the company would focus on Mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras (MILC).