Olympus Corporation (President: Hiroyuki Sasa) is pleased to announce that the OM-D E-M1 Mark II, the flagship model of Compact System Camera (launched in December 2017) has received two prestigious Camera Grand Prix 2017 awards, “Camera of the Year” and “Readers Award”. In addition, the M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm f/4.0 IS PRO (35mm equivalent focal length: 24-200mm), a compact, high-magnification interchangeable zoom lens (launched in November 2016) was selected for the “Lens of the Year” award.
The Camera Grand Prix considered one of the widely recognized camera and lens award in Japan, is sponsored by the Camera Press Club, and is managed by the Camera Grand Prix Committee. The “Camera of the Year” and “Lens of the Year” awards are presented to the best still camera and the best lens introduced in the Japanese market within the past year. The “Readers Award” was selected by general readers’ votes.