The OM System OM-1

The OM System OM-1 is the first camera launched by OM Digital Solutions (OMDS) after taking ownership of Olympus’ camera division. The company tells us it chose the name OM-1 in honor of the 50th anniversary of the original OM-1 film camera. It carries the Olympus name on its viewfinder as an homage to that model but will likely be the last camera to do so.

OMDS is calling this a flagship camera and says its design is intended to play to the strengths of the Micro Four Thirds system, including speed, image stabilization, and small size. To accomplish this, the camera uses a new stacked sensor and a faster image processing pipeline to deliver big jumps in shooting performance, an improved AF system, and better support for computational photography techniques that take full advantage of these upgrades.