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Happy Valentine's! A new Olympus camera is coming tomorrow

Olympus / OM Digital Valentine's teaser

Happy Valentine's Day! And if you love Olympus cameras, it's an extra good day for you – because the eagerly anticipated new OM System camera, possessing "computational photographic technology", will be announced tomorrow.  

This will mark the first full camera release from OM Digital Solutions since the Olympus camera division was purchased from its former parent company in 2021. (The Olympus PEN E-P7 was technically the first camera released by the new ownership, but it was a product already in development under the old regime.)

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"Join us as we celebrate an exciting product announcement," states the OM Digital Solutions event page.

"On Feb 15th we will have a series of exciting live online events to introduce the new camera. There will be presentations by our technical experts, interviews with OM System Ambassadors and Q&A sessions."

Among the ambassadors are renowned British wildlife photographer, Tesni Ward, and Finnish creative photographer, Hannu Huhtamo, whose work went viral last year thanks to the most amazing light painting we've ever seen.

Precious little is known about the new camera, with only shadowy teaser images (like the one at the top of this article) having been released. This could even be the first camera to use the new OM System branding, after transitioning away from the Olympus name in October 2021.

All the manufacturer has told us is that the new camera "brings photography to the next level" and is remains a Micro Four Thirds system.

"Compliant with the Micro Four Thirds System standard, the interchangeable lens camera that we are now developing combines our industry leading manufacturing capabilities and cutting-edge technologies to significantly improve performance and provide an unrivaled photographic experience. 

"We are leveraging the Micro Four Thirds System standard to make more compact and lightweight systems, strengthening the photographic support functions that broaden the field of photography, and accelerating the improvement of image quality and photographic expression through the use of computational photographic technology."

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The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a magazine and web 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 as diverse as 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, photographic and lighting tutorials, as well as industry analysis, news and rumors for publications such as Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Phot0: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and demonstrations at The Photography Show. 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.