Olympus: PEN and Tough will continue, Olympus name will be kept "until fans are satisfied"

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OM Digital Solutions has confirmed that the Olympus PEN and Tough series of cameras will continue, alongside the OM-D bodies from which the new company took its name. It also committed to keeping the Olympus brand name "until Olympus fans are satisfied". 

There had been speculation, particularly given the choice of name, that the company would only release cameras such as the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III and Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV, while discontinuing the likes of the Olympus PEN E-PL10 and Olympus Tough TG-6

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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.