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CENTER VALLEY, Pa., February 5, 2016 —Today, Olympus America Inc. is pleased to announce the availability of the Monocular i, a lightweight, yet powerful alternative to cumbersome binoculars, with 6x magnification, enabling you to appreciate the subtle interplay of the orchestra, or see expressions on the actors’ faces at the theater. At about half the size and weight of standard binoculars, the sleek, premium design fits in almost any pocket or purse. The Monocular i is waterproof1 and nitrogen-filled, preventing condensation.

The Monocular i boasts a unique design that features soft, gentle curves and elegant white and beige body colors. Its stylish, eye-catching appearance is not all that sets the Monocular i apart from conventional monoculars. Inside the fresh contours you’ll find some of Olympus’s most advanced optical technology including powerful coating technology to ensure a clear, bright field of view. The Monocular i’s sliding focus adjustment structure enables quick and easy focusing. With its stylish design and advanced functionality, the Monocular i is not only ideal for settings in which the monocular has traditionally been used such as travel and outdoors, but also in any situation where a closer view would be appealing, including artistic events such as the theater or opera, concerts or fashion shows, as well as art exhibitions and seminars.

U.S. Pricing and Availability
The Monocular i is available now for an estimated street price of $89.99 (U.S.) and $119.99 (Canada), and comes bundled with a protective pouch and neck strap.

To find out more about the Olympus Monocular i and for a complete list of specifications, visit the Olympus website at http://www.getolympus.com/us/en/binoculars/compact-binoculars/monocular.html.

Journalists interested in more information, review units and high-resolution images of the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II should contact Colin Brown, Mullen Lowe Public Relations, cbrown@mullen.com, 617-226-9749, or Jennifer Colucci, Olympus America Inc., 484-896-5719, jennifer.colucci@olympus.com or visit the Olympus website: http://asset.olympusamerica.com/login/.

Olympus America Inc. is a leading provider of digital imaging and audio technology solutions noted for its precision optics and groundbreaking technologies.

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1 This product is designed to be waterproof and does not allow water penetration even when immersed in water with a depth of one meter for five minutes. However, underwater use is not recommended.

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