May I offer you a warm welcome to the CameraLabs forum.
Absolutely that sort of question is allowed - asking and answering such questions is part of what forum life is about. I'd only get suspicious if you were answered by another first time poster pointing to one company. Yes, such mock conversations have happened!
Being UK based I'm afraid I can't help with an answer but I can help by moving your post into the Olympus section. I'll leave a "shadow" behind in Off-topic so you can more easily find your post. Good luck.