The first Olympus product from OM Digital Solutions is… not what we expected

The first Olympus product from OM Digital Solutions is… not what we expected – Olympus VN-551PC
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Information has leaked about the first Olympus product to be released by new owner, OM Digital Solutions – and it's apparently coming on 17 March. However, it's probably not the debut product that you thought it would be. 

Many were optimistically hoping for a new camera – perhaps a successor to the flagship Olympus OM-D E-M1X, the entry level Olympus PEN E-PL10 or even the cult classic Olympus PEN-F. Others had their fingers crossed for a new lens, such as the Olympus M.Zuiko 8-25mm f/4 Pro that was announced last July

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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.