The best Olympus camera (OM System) in 2024: for vloggers, enthusiasts and pros

With the best Olympus cameras (or OM System, as the lineup is gradually being renamed), not only do you get iconic style and impeccable design, but also immaculate image quality and some of the smartest computational features on the market. While these cameras are geared more toward stills than video, they offer everything you could ask for, whether you're a beginner, enthusiast, content creator or working professional. 

Your guide to Olympus kit
James Artaius with OM System camera
Your guide to Olympus kit
James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014.  As a longtime Olympus shooter, there's not much he doesn't know about the range – here he brings his expertise to our Olympus and OM System camera guide. 

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James Artaius
Editor

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.