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The Olympus Advantage – Olympus Camera & Lenses Review

At up to half the size and weight of other interchangeable lens systems, Olympus compact cameras and lenses deliver top-level image quality in an incredibly compact package, giving you the freedom to shoot photographs you always wanted.

The photographs you gave up on because your camera and lenses were too heavy to carry, photographs you missed because you couldn’t get your large camera quickly into position or didn’t take because your camera gear didn’t suit the environment.

Why Are Lighter Cameras Beneficial?

Carrying lighter gear gives you more energy. More shooting flexibility. More ways to express yourself. You’re free to shoot longer so you can nail the right shot. Olympus compact systems let you react more quickly and blend into the scene – unlike larger cameras and lenses that can draw unwanted attention and make subjects feel uncomfortable. Because when your camera gear is perfectly designed for you, you’re free to be your very best.

Discover Olympus M.Zuiko Lenses

The Olympus M.Zuiko lenses also bring out the best in your photography. They’re built to rigorous quality standards and feature precision-cut glass with bright, fast apertures. The M.Zuiko PRO lens lineup includes world-class optics and adds metal construction and worry-free weathersealing. And like Olympus cameras, M.Zuiko lenses are compact yet deliver imaging power equal to much larger lenses. All to help you break free and photograph more.

The Olympus system is compact and lightweight, which means you can pack more but still reduce strain so you can rise to every adventure without being weighed down. With Olympus, capture the moments you want, anytime, anywhere. The perfect companion for travel, hiking and all year adventures.

Get to know the Olympus M.Zuiko PRO 12-40mm f/2.8 Black Lens

The 12-40mm PRO is the first lens from Olympus with a constant f/2.8 aperture throughout its entire focal range. Its robust metal construction is splash, dust and freezeproof making it an excellent companion to the OM-D E-M1.

A wide-to-portrait length lens with an equivalent of 24-80mm on a Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera, it is an asset in any kit, wide enough for capturing landscapes and shooting in city laneways, but also with sufficient zoom to photograph intimate portraits.

The best part, the Olympus M.Zuiko PRO 12-40mm f/2.8 Black Lens weighs less than 400 grams!!!

Discover the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III Compact System Camera

The EM5 Mark III features dustproof and splashproof abilities in a compact and lightweight body. Ideal for travelling this durable yet lightweight camera delivers premium results. Compact, Lightweight and ideal for travel due to 5 axis Stabilisation system.

When paired with the M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm F2.8 PRO lens, it remains a compact, lightweight camera system that can fit in a small bag to take anywhere!

The dimensions and weight of the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III Compact System Camera:

Body typeSLR-style mirrorless
USBUSB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Weight (inc. batteries)414 g (0.91 lb / 14.60 oz)
Dimensions125 x 85 x 50 mm (4.92 x 3.35 x 1.97″)

Olympus interchangeable lens camera systems’ biggest advantage is their amazing mobility thanks to the compact, lightweight camera system. The combination of a high-performance lens line-up and powerful image stabilisation gives sharp, high-quality photos and videos in a variety of scenes.

One of the main reasons people visit Camera House is to purchase a camera is for travel. Capturing memories when you are on the fly, you never really understand the advantage of a more portable system until you have to carry gear around for a day. The system in the M5 is a tried and true formula designed to be travellers best friend. And without compromising on image quality, it’s a definite Win Win.

Olympus Camera and Lens Testimonials:

“I’m often walking kilometres, and the Olympus system is small and lightweight enough for me to carry a full kit on my back without fatigue.”  Olympus Visionary Michael Hurren 

Olympus gear is already light by design, and packing light is essential for comfort and capturing images off the beaten track. The lighter your equipment, the more adventurous you can be in capturing scenes from unique and challenging vantage points. With world-leading 5-axis image stabilisation from Olympus, it means you can also leave your tripod behind. Packing light and break free from heavy camera equipment that will slow you down and spoil your highly anticipated adventure.

Get superior image quality in a camera system that’s small, lightweight and puts some of the world’s leading camera technology right in your hands.

Seeing is Believing

Wildlife. Macro. Landscape. Enjoy a collection of images captured with Olympus cameras and lenses. See the stunning example images captured with the Olympus camera range.

Discover the range of Olympus Cameras and lenses online at Camera House, or visit us in-store to see it for yourself. When you’re looking for an excellent camera and lens kit that doesn’t weigh you down, choose Olympus.

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