A Japanese camera manufacturer, which developed the well-known OM series of SLR cameras.
Olympus have not been able to maintain their presence in the cutthroat SLR market, despite many technical innovations, and so have moved into selling consumer point and shoot cameras and a wide range of digital cameras.
cf. Canon, Four Thirds, Hasselblad, Nikon, Mamiya, Minolta, OM, Olympus, Pentax, Zuiko.
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