Category Archives: Olympus

Olympus 1st quarter FY2020 financial results: mirrorless cameras revenue down 25%, compact cameras revenue down 40%

Olympus released their financial results for the 1st quarter of FY2020: mirrorless cameras revenue is down 25%, compact cameras revenue is down 40%. Here are the detailed reports and the 2020 forecast for the imaging division (Panasonic also released their Q1 financial results but it is difficult to extract the numbers for their camera business):

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New Olympus rebates in the US

Olympus has new rebates in the US on cameras, lenses (including Pro models), flashes, kits and more – see the details at Adorama and B&H Photo.

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The latest camera global market share: Canon 40.5 %, Nikon 19.1 %, Sony 17.7 %

Here is the latest global market share: Canon 40.5 % (+ 3.9) Nikon 19.1 % (- 2.7) Sony 17.7 % (- 0.7) Fujifilm: 5.1 % (+ 1.3) Olympus: 2.8 % (+ 0.1) The digital camera market was down 22% in 2018. The top five companies hold 85.2% market share with a total of 20,290,000 units (-22.2%). Other recent […]

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An updated list of registered but not yet officially announced cameras

Here is an updated list of registered but not yet officially announced cameras from the major brands:

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Olympus MC-20 teleconverter, OM-D E-M1 Mark II and E-M1X firmware updates released

Olympus officially announced their new MC-20 2X teleconverter (announced in January) for the 40-150mm f/2.8 and 300mm f/4 Pro lenses: Press release Pre-order: Adorama | B&H Also: Olympus announced OM-D E-M1 Mark II and E-M1X with firmware updates.

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Announced: Olympus Tough TG-6 waterproof, dustproof, freezeproof and shockproof camera

The previously rumored Olympus Tough TG-6 waterproof, dustproof, freezeproof and shockproof camera is now officially announced (pre-order at (Adorama, B&H and Amazon): Waterproof-rated to IPX8 for use underwater to depths of 50′ / 15m Freezeproof to temperatures as low as 14°F / -10°C Shockproof to falls from 7′ / 2.1m high Crushproof to withstand up to […]

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First leaked pictures and detailed specifications of the upcoming Olympus TG-6 waterproof, dustproof, freezeproof, shockproof camera

I received the first pictures and detailed specifications of the upcoming Olympus TG-6 waterproof, dustproof, freezeproof and shockproof camera that will replace the current TG-5 model (previoulsy rumored here). Here is a much better version of what I reported in my previous post:

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