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Olympus Cameras Have Good Reviews
Olympus has good average ratings for its Lens-style cameras as well as across its entire digital camera range.
Good Quality Pictures
Two Olympus AIR A01 owners said in their reviews that this digital camera was able to produce good images. Expert review site Techradar.com/au/ mentioned “The Olympus Air is a tiny, versatile pocketable camera that pumps out great images.” in their review of the Olympus AIR A01. Expert review site Wsj.com mentioned in their Olympus AIR A01 review “This is why photography aficionados have long dr” .
Just Released Five Months Ago
Olympus only released the AIR A01 five months ago. Newer cameras like this one are likely to have better features.
Supports WiFi Connectivity
The Olympus AIR A01 supports WiFi connectivity, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for the last year.
Supports Full HD Video
The Olympus AIR A01 supports Full HD video. Most of the other latest digital cameras also support Full HD video.
Has an Image Stabiliser
Like most of the other latest comparable spec cameras, the AIR A01 has an image stabiliser.
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Features Three Light Metering Modes
The Olympus AIR A01 has a greater number of light metering modes than most latest digital cameras. The most commonly featured light metering mode is Matrix, but this light metering mode is not featured on this camera. The light metering modes Centre-weighted, Evaluative (Multi-pattern) and Spot are also featured on this Olympus camera.
Electronic Camera Shutter
This camera has an Electronic camera shutter, which is typical of many cameras that were released in the last 12 months.
Supports Four Camera File Systems
The AIR A01 has a greater number of camera file systems than most cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. This Olympus digital camera supports a DPOF camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by similar spec cameras that were launched in the last year. The camera file systems "DCF", "Exif" and "PRINT Image Matching III" are also supported by this camera.
Supports Two Image Formats
The AIR A01 has a greater number of supported image formats than most similar spec digital cameras that were launched in the last 12 months. The most commonly supported image format is JPEG XR, but this image format is not supported by this digital camera. The image formats JPG and RAW are also supported by this Olympus digital camera.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution
The AIR A01 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 75% less video resolution than the most frequently found video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. This camera also supports a video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail. Across all latest similar spec cameras the video resolution ranges from 160 x 120 pixels to 4096 x 2160 pixels.
Supports One Audio Format
The number of audio formats supported by the Olympus AIR A01 is more than most latest digital cameras. The most frequently supported audio format is AAC++, but this audio format is not supported by this Olympus camera. The audio formats PCM are also supported by this camera.
Supports Two ISO Speeds
The AIR A01 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most recently released similar spec digital cameras. The most commonly supported ISO speed is 200, but this ISO speed is not supported by this Olympus digital camera. The ISO speeds 100 and 12800 are also supported by this digital camera.
Has Two Photo Effects
The AIR A01 has a greater number of photo effects than most cameras that came out in the last year. The most frequently found photo effect is Sepia, but this photo effect is not found on this camera. The photo effects Muted and Vivid are also found on this digital camera.
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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution
The AIR A01 has a 640 x 480 still image resolution which is higher than the 3456 x 3456 still image resolution found on most recently released cameras. In addition, this digital camera has a still image resolution of 4608 x 3456. Digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the AIR A01 still image resolutions range from 384 x 480 to 6016 x 4000.
Only ± 5EV (1/2EV; 1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction
This digital camera has a Â± 5EV (1/2EV; 1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is typical of many similar spec digital cameras that were launched in the last year.
Only 1280x720@30fps Resolution and Capture Speed
The Olympus AIR A01 has a 1280x720@30fps resolution and capture speed which is higher than most similar spec cameras that have been on the market for the last year. Most comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as it have a 1920x1080@25fps resolution and capture speed. This camera also has a resolution and capture speed of 1920x1080@30fps. Across all digital cameras that were launched in the last year the resolution at capture speeds ranges from 320×240@30fps to 1920x1080@120fps.
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MOS Sensor Type
This digital camera has a Live MOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on latest comparable spec cameras.
MicroSD (TransFlash) Memory Card
This digital camera supports a MicroSD (TransFlash)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC memory card, which is typical of many latest comparable spec cameras.
Live MOS, MOS
Still Image Resolution
4608 x 3456, 640 x 480
Maximum Image Resolution
4608 x 3456
Total Megapixel Count
1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Image Sensor Size
Face detection, Multi point, Multi Point Auto Focus, Single, Single Auto Focus
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