OLYMPUS AIR A01 – 16MP Open Platform Camera

OLYMPUS AIR A01 Open Platform Camera 01

Release Date : 6 March 2015
Availability :  6 July 2015
Price : $ 299.99

Color : Black | White
Available at
Olympus AIR A01 Black Body : $299.99 : Adorama | B&H | Amazon
Olympus AIR A01 White Body : $299.99 : Adorama | B&H | Amazon
Olympus AIR A01 Black body + 14-42mm Black Lens. : $499.99 : Adorama | B&H | Amazon
Olympus AIR A01 White body + 14-42mm Sliver Lens : $499.99 : Adorama | B&H | Amazon

Key features

  • 16 megapixel Live MOS image sensor as the latest OM-D and PEN models
  • Interchangeable Lens Camera Quality with Apps
  • High degree of flexibility
  • 1/16000 ultra high-speed shutter for capturing fast-moving subjects
  • Max. 10 fps high-speed sequential shooting
  • Max. 3x digital zoom and digital tele-converter

The OLYMPUS AIR is a camera with new concept that provides intuitive controls for shooting, image manipulation, and uploads to social networking services through a linked smartphone. The popularity of posting to social networking services and other uses has increased the frequency of capturing photos to previously incomparable levels, thereby increasing the number of users who feel that photos are an intimate part of their lives. On the other hand, rather than just having photos as a simple way to remember events, the demand for high-quality photos, in other words, interchangeable lens camera quality, is also increasing. The OLYMPUS AIR was developed to meet the needs of this type of user, and provide an enhanced shooting experience and degree of freedom in the new concept “AIR”. To capture creative photos on traditional cameras, specialized shooting knowledge and complex camera settings were necessary. However, with the OLYMPUS AIR A01, those difficult settings are done away with by smartphone apps and smartphone controls that make it easy to capture exactly the kind of shot you have in mind.

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Pioneering new photo and image experiences with the OPC*3 Hack & Make Project
As part of research activities to pioneer new photo and image experiences from 2014, the Olympus Corporation and Olympus Imaging Corporation established the OPC*3 Hack & Make Project. This initiative was used to apply the open platform concept that has spread rapidly in recent years to a camera prototype, prototype Software Development Kit (SDK), and 3D data, sharing part of these Olympus technologies with developers and creators to search out new photography and image experiences. When the Olympus Air A01 goes on sale, we will release the SDK and 3D data on a website so that OPC*3 Hack & Make Project activities can be carried out using this product. Then, together with developers and creators, projects that aim to achieve new photo and image experiences will proceed, and by encouraging the creating of various applications and accessories, the OLYMPUS AIR will be even more enjoyable for users.
**OPC stands for “Open Platform Camera”, applying the widely known open platform concept to cameras.

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Format Micro Four Thirds compliant interchangeable lens camera
Recording medium micro SD memory card * (SDHC, SDXC, UHS-I compatible)•   Recommended During movie shooting Class 6 or more
Imaging screen size 17.3mm x 13.0mm
Lens Mount Micro Four Thirds mount
Format 4/3 type Live MOS sensor
The number of pixels / aspect ratio Camera Effective Pixels 16.05 million pixels, the total number of pixels about 17.2 million pixel /1.33 (4: 3)
Record format DCF, DPOF compliant / Exif support, PRINT Image Matching III
Recorded image format RAW + JPEG, JPEG
Recorded image size [RAW] 4608 x 3456[JPEG] 4608 x 3456 – 640 x 480
AF system High-Speed Imager AF
Focus mode Single AF (S-AF) / manual focus (MF)
Full-time AF
Enlargement frame AF / AF expansion
Face priority AF / pupil detection AF Face priority AF / pupil detection AF
AF point 81 area
Metering (TTL image sensor metering) 324 split digital ESP metering, center-weighted average metering, specified position spot metering (single point)
Photometric range EV -2-20 (17mmF2.8, equivalent to ISO100)
Exposure control method iAUTO, program AE, aperture priority AE, shutter priority AE, Manual
Sensitivity (standard output sensitivity) Auto, LOW (about 100 or equivalent), 200 – 12800
Exposure compensation range ± 5 EV * (1 / 3,1 / 2,1 EV step can be selected)•   Live view reflect until ± 3EV•   Until moving ± 3EV
Format Electronic formula
Shutter speed 1 / 16000-4 seconds
Continuous shooting speed Continuous H] about 10 frames / sec.•   The focus and exposure will be fixed in the continuous shooting the first frame.
Maximum shooting number of frames About 23 frames (continuous shooting H · 10fps when the image size: 16M compression rate: Normal)•   There are cases where continuous shooting speed drops from the middle depending on the shooting conditions.•   M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 17mm F2.8 when used. SanDisk Ultra plus microSDHC ™ UHS-I card model during use.•   By our measurement conditions.
Video recording system MOV (video: MPEG-4AVC / H.264 Audio: stereo linear PCM / 16bit, sampling frequency: 48kHz)
Video record number of pixels [MOV]Full HD: 1920×1080,30p (29.97fps), 24Mbps (Fine) / 16Mbps (normal), aspect 16: 9HD: 1280×720,30p (29.97fps), 12Mbps (Fine) / 8Mbps (normal), aspect 16: 9
The longest recording time [MOV]Full HD: about 29 minutes (normal) / about 22 minutes (Fine)HD: about 29 minutes (normal) / about 29 minutes (Fine)
Video shooting anti-shake Electronic image stabilization (multi-motion there)•   Angle of view will change. Image stabilization lens available.
Exposure control Program AE
White balance mode Auto, Preset (fine weather, shade, cloudy weather, light bulbs, fluorescent light-water)
Color space sRGB
Mode i-FINISH, Vivid, Natural, Flat, Portrait, monotone, e Portrait
Gradation Auto
Aspect ratio 4: 3/3: 2/16: 9/1: 1
Detection 2-axis
USB Micro USB connector (USB: USB2.0 Hi-Speed, USB Battery Charging)
Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11b / g / n
bluetooth Built-in (Bluetooth Smart)
Use battery Built-in lithium-ion rechargeable battery
Recordable number of frames When about 320 sheets Toshiba SDHC UHS-I micro SD card EXCERIATM Type1 32GB use, by the test standard of CIPA
Size 56.9mm (W) x 57.1mm (H) x 43.6mm (D)(CIPA compliant width × does not include height × depth protrusions)
Weight About 147g (CIPA compliant supplied rechargeable battery and including memory card)About 146g (body only)

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