Olympus Mirrorless Cameras (m4/3)

Olympus announced their first m4/3 camera in June of 2009, christening the line of cameras "Pen" in homage to their well-liked half-frame 35mm SLR cameras of the same name. The Olympus lineup of m4/3 cameras now goes from enthusiast (E-PL9 and E-M10III), to serious enthusiast (Pen-F, E-M5II, and E-M1II).

  • E-P## = Pen = rangefinder style cameras
  • Pen-F = high-end rangefinder style cameras
  • OM-D E-M# = DSLR style cameras 
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Note: silent electronic shutter is available on the E-M1 and E-M1II, E-M10II, E-M5II, and Pen-F.

Available Olympus m4/3 Lenses
Available Panasonic m4/3 Lenses

Overall Olympus mirrorless sales:

  • 2012 fiscal year: 590,000 units 
  • 2013 fiscal year: 510,000 units (Olympus original estimate 660,000)
  • 2014 fiscal year: <500,000 units (Olympus original estimate 610,000)
  • 2015 fiscal year: 510,000 units
  • 2016 fiscal year: 550,000 units
  • 2017 fiscal year: 450,000 units (Olympus estimate 8/16 was 460,000) 
  • 2018 fiscal year: 490,000 units (Olympus estimate 5/17)
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