OM System in 2024: It's time to escape the shadow of Mount Olympus

OM System camera dramatically lit on a tabletop
(Image credit: James Artaius)

I'm one of the biggest Olympus fans out there. My second film camera was an Olympus (the OM-10). My first mirrorless camera was an Olympus (the OG E-M5). Olympus kit has been my go-to gear, both personally and professionally, for a decade now. I even bought my ex-partner an Olympus body.

I truly believe that the best Olympus cameras aren't just the best Micro Four Thirds cameras out there, but some of the very best cameras for photography period

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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 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.