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Olympus Air A01 makes its US debut in July for US$300

By Ammar Aminuddin - on 1 Jul 2015, 11:58am

Olympus Air A01 makes its US debut in July for US$300

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The Olympus Air A01 camera was first revealed back in February. Today, the company decided to bring this innovative camera to the US, where it will be available starting today, for US$300 (approx. RM1,122)

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If you are not familiar with this technology, the Air A01 is Olympus’ first lens-style camera that takes its inspiration from Sony's QX10 and QX100. It doesn't need a screen and can be fully-operated wirelessly. You only need to pair it with your smart devices and you'll be able to use the Air A01 as you would a normal camera, with your smart device functioning as the interface and viewfinder. Thanks to built-in Amazon Cloud integration, all the photos taken with this camera will be directly saved into your cloud account as well as backed-up every now and then. The only problem is, it doesn't come with a lens. You'll have to buy them separately, but fortunately, any and all mft lenses will fit the Air A01's mount.

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Specifications wise, this camera features a 16MP micro four-thirds (MFT) sensor along with a TruePic VII image-processing chip to ensure high-quality photos. It also captures RAW images; is capable of recording videos in Full HD; has continuous shooting up to 10 frames per second; has great battery life ;and Wi-Fi as well as Bluetooth connectivity. Of course, there are companion apps for Android, iOS and Amazon platforms that allow you to monitor and control the Air A01. If you willing to spend a little bit more, you can opt for the kit lens bundle, which comes with the 14-42mm EZ lens and retails for US$500 (approx. RM1,870).

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