OM Technology

We have a culture of looking ahead of the market, and developing new products and technologies.


"Digital Solutions," in “OM Digital Solutions,” which is our new company name, incorporates our determination to provide new technological solutions, while expanding the imaging business, which has been cultivated over time.


Looking back on our history, we have embraced a series of challenges, to meet our goal of becoming a state-of-the-art manufacturer that develops features and technologies demanded by the market.


"If you cannot buy it, you have to make it."


Developer Yoshihisa Maitani engaged in the development of only new products which had not yet been seen in the world. He overcame many barriers in order to bring new ideas and dreams to life.


As a result, cameras proposed by Maitani were popular around the world, causing several booms. The half-size boom, the ultra-small SLR boom, the cap-less case boom. The driving force for all development lies with the creation of value. Unique cameras like those created by Olympus have emerged one after another for one reason or another. This was the case because we only tried to make things that we could not buy anywhere.


The pursuit of a new imaging experience has already begun. We are developing unique imaging functions that are not available in other interchangeable lens cameras. Imaging functions such as Handheld High-Res Shot and Live ND that stimulate the creativity of photographers.


Our outstanding mobility allows the user to easily take their camera anywhere. We will continue to deliver products that make previously unseen imaging experiences possible.


Olympus was the pioneer behind a number of technological and design innovations:


  • The world’s first manufacturer to build a 100% all-digital SLR system from the ground up.
  • Developed the world’s first fully automatic camera with weatherproof construction.
  • World’s first system with in-body 5-axis image stabilisation.