After its great success over the past several years in refurbishing its PEN line, Olympus is continuing its quest for innovation by updating other legendary cameras of the past.
The Olympus OM-D comes from a proud line of cameras and now sports the latest technology available from Olympus, such as a 16-Mpix sensor (with the best resolution in this line) and HD video 1080p at 30 fps, among many other features.
The OM-D the newest and smallest Olympus camera to belong to the OM series. This line first appeared in 1972 with the Olympus OM1, which succeeded in stealing away a signficant number of black & white photographers from the headliners at the time (the Nikon F2 and Canon F1) because of its three signature features: its compactness, its robustness, and its lightness. From 1972 to 2002 (date of the last OM camera — the Olympus OM 2000), this line included 14 silver-finish cameras, some of which came with major innovations — notably TTL (“through-the-lens”) flash introduced with the Olympus OM2, and multi-spot metering with the Olympus OM4.
Such major names in photography as Josef Koudelka, Philip John Griffiths, and Marc Riboud have been associated with the OM line.