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Olympus president: “we need a video business” *UPDATED*

The Japanese website Newswitch (part of Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun, one of the leading daily newspapers in Japan) published an article called “Large deficit camera business, criteria to determine whether Olympus will withdraw or survive” (Google translation) where the Olympus president Yasuo Takeuchi was quoted saying that Olympus needs a video business: “To maximize Olympus’ corporate value, we need a […]

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Olympus lens price increase coming in February 2020

Olympus is going to increase the price of selected lenses on February 1, 2020: The price increase is for Japan, but I believe it will spread to all markets. Olympus mentioned “raw material costs” as a reason for the price increase, but I think the real reason is the poor financial results in the past […]

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Bloomberg: Olympus may cut jobs, CEO backtracked previous comments that camera business was not for sale, saying that’s no longer the case

Ok, no rumors this time – this is coming directly from Olympus Chief Executive Officer Yasuo Takeuchi: Olympus Corp. is considering job cuts as the medical device and camera maker pushes forward with plans to almost double operating margin in the medium term, Chief Executive Officer Yasuo Takeuchi said. “The issue of personnel will naturally need to […]

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Olympus: we will continue to work on improving the profitability and efficiency of the Imaging Business

This is the “official answer” to the Olympus shutting down their camera business rumor, given by an Olympus representative and reported by Sina Finance: “The Imaging business has always been the driving force of technology, including imaging technology and mass production technology, and has made tremendous contributions to the Medical and Scientific Solutions businesses. As […]

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Rumors: Olympus to shut down camera division in less than 8 months

From PersonalView – “Olympus closure is near, can happen in less than 8 months”: “It is total instability now in camera division, in various countries people are running and looking for new positions. Lot of rumors and talks that we can hear sudden closure press release within January-March time. Some talks are that development team and […]

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Both Olympus and Panasonic confirmed again their commitment to Micro Four Thirds

In a recent interview with the Japanese SankeiBiz, Olympus executive (Yasuo Takeuchi) mentioned again that Olympus has no plans to sell their camera business as suggested by another Japanese publication (Business Journal Japan) – see the interview recap by digicame-info. Here is another interview with Panasonic where they also confirmed their commitment to Micro Four […]

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Olympus Spain: Olympus will continue to work in the photography market while undergoing a “comprehensive transformation”

After Olympus Russia, Olympus Spain also made a comment on Facebook on the recent rumors about the company exiting the camera market:

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