Olympus Air, E-M5 Mark II, and Stylus TG-860 Cameras Launched

Share on Facebook Tweet Share Reddit Comment
Olympus Air, E-M5 Mark II, and Stylus TG-860 Cameras Launched

Olympus on Thursday introduced three completely different new cameras - Air, E-M5 Mark II and Stylus TG-860. The Olympus Air is a lens camera, like the Sony QX1/QX100, that can be mounted onto a smartphone. The Stylus TG-860, a successor to last year's TG-850, is a rugged all-terrain camera. The E-M5 Mark II is a Micro Four-Thirds camera with a 16-megapixel sensor that can move laterally and vertically to capture a 40-megapixel composite hi-res image.

The E-M5 Mark II is a mid-range interchangeable lens camera and it will be available for $1,100 (roughly Rs. 67,900) sometime later this month for the body only. When the 'Hi-Res' mode in the camera is activated, the motor image stabilisation (IS) unit inside the camera can move sideways or up and down to capture eight images in sequence, moving the sensor by 0.5-pixel steps between each shot. Eventually, these eight images are composited together to create the 40-megapixel image. This technology is quite similar to five-axis IS system we saw in the Sony Alpha A7 II camera launched last year.

olympus_stylus_tg_860.jpg

Olympus Stylus TG-860

Fancy IS system apart, the E-M5 Mark II's 81-point contrast-detection autofocus system is the fastest in the world according to Olympus. Also, Olympus adds a lot of improvements in the video capture capabilities of this camera. It can now capture 1080p videos at 24/25/30/50/60fps. And, it can capture videos with a bit rate of up to 77Mbps at a lower 30fps. Additionally, the E-M5 Mark II is dustproof and splashproof.

However, if weatherproofing is what you are seeking, the Stylus TG-860 is a better bet since it is waterproof (up to 50 feet) and shockproof (up to seven feet). It has a 16-megapixel CMOS sensor with a 21mm wide-angle lens. The wide-angle should come in handy when taking selfies - thanks to the 180-degree adjustable screen. It has connectivity features like Wi-Fi and GPS. This rugged camera is slated to launch for $279 in April.

olympus_air.jpg

Olympus Air

While there is no official confirmation yet, the Olympus Air is expected to be available in Japan next month. The Olympus Air has a a 16-megapixel Live MOS sensor. Interestingly, the Olympus intends to allow third-party developers to create applications for the Air, thus making it an open platform. It can also take up to 320 shots on a single charge. Other details are scarce at the moment.

Comments

For the latest tech news and reviews, follow Gadgets 360 on Twitter, Facebook, and subscribe to our YouTube channel.

Ershad Kaleebullah By virtue of the fact that he reviews gadgets, Ershad always finds himself recommending cool new tech to friends, families and random strangers in crowded Mumbai locals. When he is not busy playing either one of the two roles, you can find him playing games on his PS3/ PS Vita/ iPad Air, or watching the latest episode of his favourite TV shows. He is still a big fan of the Backstreet Boys and Linkin Park. More
Spice Launches Android One Smartphones in Indonesia, Nepal, Sri Lanka
Swatch to Launch First Smartwatch in the Next 2 to 3 Months

Related Stories

 
 

Advertisement

 

Advertisement

© Copyright Red Pixels Ventures Limited 2019. All rights reserved.