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Olympus Offers Limited Edition Komachi Kit For The Holidays

Marrying Beauty, Elegance and Performance in a Small Package

CENTER VALLEY, Pa., October 21, 2008 – Named after famous Japanese poet Ono no Komachi, who was renowned for her beauty, the E-420 Komachi Kit certainly lives up to its namesake. The new limited-edition kit caters to those looking for amazing image quality in a small and light digital SLR (single lens reflex) camera with an elegant design.

The kit couples the world’s smallest DSLR – the E-420 and the ED 25mm f2.8 Zuiko Digital Lens – with a fitted, hand-made brown leather case and strap designed with a fashionable retro look. A camera that is not only stylish, but also easy to use and carry. The kit also includes a 1GB CompactFlash memory card.

The size and weight advantages inherent with the Four Thirds System are clearly demonstrated in this kit. The camera body measures 5.1 inches by 3.6 inches by 2.1 inches (excluding protrusions) and weighs in at a mere 3.4 ounces. The 25mm fixed focal length lens measures 2.5 inches diameter by .9 inches high and is a featherweight at 3.5 ounces. The result is high-quality, miniaturized optics that deliver maximum DSLR brilliance and can be taken along and enjoyed anywhere with ease. The new stylish leather case and strap means it is always ready to pick up and go.

The Olympus E-System is designed with revolutionary features that expand the frontiers of digital photography. Based on the Four Thirds Standard, Olympus offers 100 percent digital lenses for edge-to-edge sharpness in a durable, yet portable design. Olympus pioneered Full-Time Live View, Dust Reduction and other technologies for DSLRs, leading where others have followed.

Availability
The limited edition kit is available at select photo-specialty stores starting October 2008.

U.S. Pricing
Komachi Kit Estimated Street Price: $749.99
Includes: E-420 camera body, ED 25mm f2.8 Zuiko Digital Lens, Hand-made brown leather case and strap, and 1GB CompactFlash memory card.

For more information, review units, product specifications and high-resolution images of the E-420 and 25mm Zuiko Digital lens, contact Charles Leone, Mullen Public Relations, 212-885-3803 or charles.leone@mullen.com, or Jennifer Lyons, public relations manager, Olympus Imaging America Inc., 3500 Corporate Parkway, Center Valley, PA 18034, ph: (484) 896-5350 / (800) 622-6372 or the Olympus Web site: http://www.olympusamerica.com.

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