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The best Olympus digital cameras are the micro four thirds system based models which are aimed at the semi-pros looking for DSLR like quality.

Olympus is an old workhorse in the imaging industry. Their first innovative camera was the PEN, launched in 1959 which was a half-frame format. This made PEN cameras compact and portable for their time. From that time onwards, Olympus has positioned itself as makers of compact, light-weight and yet rugged cameras. The best Olympus digital cameras have appealed to consumers due to their sturdiness and affordability.

Olympus pioneered the micro Four-thirds system which brought about the new revolution in digital mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras with their PEN-EP1 model in 2009. Due to the absence of the pentaprism, this significantly reduces the weight of the camera making it more portable than a dSLR. They were the first to feature the "live-preview" technique using the electronic viewfinder, and which has pretty much become a common feature with all DSLRs today. The best Olympus digital cameras are the micro four thirds system based models which are aimed at the semi-pros looking for dSLR like quality.

Olympus also offers the E-system, based on the Four Thirds standard, was launched as the only 'fully digital' SLR system (with no need to support legacy film products).

In the point and shoot segment Olympus has the entry-level FE series, megazoom SP series and the sleek Stylus series. The FE series has been creating waves in the market lately.

Olympus OM-D E-M10 II

Olympus OM-D E-M10 II


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Olympus OM-D E-M10 II
Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II
Olympus E-PL7
Olympus SH-2
Olympus Tough TG-3
Olympus OM-D E-M10 II
Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II
Olympus E-PL7
Olympus SH-2
Olympus Tough TG-3
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Release Date
Sep 2015
Mar 2015
Oct 2014
May 2015
Jun 2014
Camera Type
SLR-style mirrorless
SLR-style mirrorless
Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Compact
Compact
Resolution
16.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
BSI-CMOS
BSI-CMOS
LCD Screen Size
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
Image Sensor Size
21.64 mm
21.64 mm
21.64 mm
2.5 mm
2.5 mm
Average Rating
 4.8 stars
 4.5 stars
 4.1 stars
 3.7 stars
 4.2 stars
Image Quality
100% Positive
100% Positive
100% Positive
50% Positive
50% Negative
33% Positive
67% Negative
Video
50% Positive
50% Negative
37% Positive
63% Negative
50% Positive
50% Negative
100% Positive
Viewfinder
100% Positive
100% Positive
Look and Feel
100% Positive
90% Positive
10% Negative
85% Positive
15% Negative
100% Positive
85% Positive
15% Negative
Focus
100% Positive
66% Positive
34% Negative
88% Positive
12% Negative
85% Positive
15% Negative
83% Positive
17% Negative

Top 5 olympus digital camera:

  1. Olympus OM-D E-M10 II
  2. Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II
  3. Olympus E-PL7
  4. Olympus SH-2
  5. Olympus Tough TG-3