Olympus highs and lows in 2018: where were all the launches?

2018 was a pretty massive year for almost all the main camera makers except one – Olympus. Canon and Nikon launched their assault on the full-frame mirrorless camera market, Panasonic announced its own plans and a major strategic alliance and Fujifilm had the busiest year of announcements and launches that we can remember. 

Sony was relatively quiet, though the A7R III was still hot news at the start of the year and it some interesting lens announcements throughout. We don't always hear a lot from Pentax, but what about Olympus?

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Rod Lawton

Rod is an independent photography journalist and editor, and a long-standing Digital Camera World contributor, having previously worked as DCW's Group Reviews editor. Before that he has been technique editor on N-Photo, Head of Testing for the photography division and Camera Channel editor on TechRadar, as well as contributing to many other publications. He has been writing about photography technique, photo editing and digital cameras since they first appeared, and before that began his career writing about film photography. He has used and reviewed practically every interchangeable lens camera launched in the past 20 years, from entry-level DSLRs to medium format cameras, together with lenses, tripods, gimbals, light meters, camera bags and more. Rod has his own camera gear blog at fotovolo.com but also writes about photo-editing applications and techniques at lifeafterphotoshop.com