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Olympus Introduces New High-Speed xD-Picture Card For Digital Cameras

Center Valley, Pa., January 22, 2008 — Olympus today introduces the high-speed Type M+ (plus) Series xD-Picture Card, which will offer approximately 1.5 times faster1 data-transfer speeds than its predecessor (Type M Series xD-Picture Card) when capturing images with an Olympus digital camera.

"The demand for faster media with higher speed performance is being driven by developments in advanced video-recording functions in digital still cameras," said John D. Blakeslee, business manager, digital memory products, Olympus Imaging America Inc.

The new Type M+ Series will be available in April 2008. It will be compatible with all Olympus digital cameras that use Type M Series xD-Picture Cards, including the new digital compact cameras (Stylus, Stylus SW, FE-Series and Ultra Zoom) announced today.

For more information contact Michael Bourne, Mullen Public Relations, 978-468-8953, michael.bourne@mullen.com or Jennifer Lyons, public relations manager, Olympus Imaging America Inc., 484-896-5350, jennifer.lyons@olympus.com, Olympus Imaging America Inc., 3500 Corporate Parkway, Center Valley, Pennsylvania 18034 or the Olympus Web site: http://www.olympusamerica.com.

ABOUT OLYMPUS IMAGING AMERICA INC. Olympus Imaging America Inc. is a precision technology leader, designing and delivering award-winning products for consumer and professional markets.

Olympus Imaging America Inc. works collaboratively with its customers and its ultimate parent company, Olympus Corporation, to develop breakthrough technologies with revolutionary product design and functionality that enhances peoples’ lives every day. These include:

  • Digital and Film Cameras as well as related Underwater Products and Accessories
  • Professional Digital SLR Imaging Systems as well as related Underwater Products and Accessories
  • Digital and Microcassette Recorders
  • Digital Media
  • Binoculars
  • Olympus Imaging America Inc. is responsible for sales in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. For more information, visit: www.olympusamerica.com.

    1The speeds will differ from camera to camera with shooting modes and shooting conditions. The number is just for reference and not guaranteed. Please visit Olympus’ Web site for further information.

    Company Contact:
    Olympus Imaging America Inc.
    Jennifer Lyons, public relations manager
    (484) 896-5350

    Agency Contact:
    Mullen Public Relations
    Michael Bourne
    (978) 468-8953