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Japan Industrial Partners acquisition of Olympus’s imaging business

Toyo Keizai Online published an Interesting interview with Shinichi Inagaki, the managing director at Japan Industrial Partners (JIP) in charge of the acquisition of Olympus’s imaging business: https://toyokeizai.net/articles/-/374348 https://toyokeizai.net/articles/-/374348?page=2 https://toyokeizai.net/articles/-/374348?page=3 Here below a quick and dirty translation (thanks Mistral75):

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Panasonic still committed to Micro Four Thirds, GH6 still in consideration according to a recent interview

DIYphotography spotted a recent interview with a Panasonic executive who claims that Panasonic is still committed to Micro Four Thirds and the GH6 (GH5 replacement) is still in consideration:

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New Olympus interviews raise more questions than answers

Olympus is attempting damage control by giving several interviews to different online outlets, but after reading through all of them, I am still left with more questions than answers. Here are a few quotes:

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Reminder: Japan Industrial Partners will not use the Olympus brand once they take over

In case you have missed my blog posts from two weeks ago where I reported that Japan Industrial Partners will not use the Olympus brand after they take over the Olympus camera business at the end of the year. This means that if JIP decides to produce any new cameras and lenses, they will not be […]

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Olympus wants to attract new customers… with a new trade-in program in the US

Just two weeks after Olympus announced that they will exit/sell their camera business, the company introduced a new trade-in program in the US… so, if you ever wanted to switch to MFT, maybe you will find this useful… but I seriously doubt that. A better deal is probably the Panasonic GH-5 that is now up to […]

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Olympus UK executive: “Don’t panic… business is pretty strong”

I want to put a few quotes here from Olympus UK Marketing Brand Manager Mark Thackara because I am sure it will be fun to come back in a few months and compare notes:

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Will there be more Olympus cameras after 2020?

A reader sent me a link to an article from the Spanish newspaper la Vanguardia discussing the future of Olympus. Here is a quote:

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