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Olympus AIR A01 Digital Camera

16.05MP Live MOS May 2016
Megapixel Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Full HD Video Release Date
The Olympus AIR is a new concept, open platform camera that pairs the sophisticationOf digital interchangeable lens cameras with the intelligence of a smartphone. Olympus AIR offers all of the... More
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Olympus Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

Lens-style camera digital cameras produced by Olympus have good ratings on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all cameras (not just lens-style camera digital cameras) and found that Olympus also has good ratings across its entire 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 Eight Months Ago

The AIR A01 was only relased by Olympus eight months ago.

Has an Image Stabilizer

The AIR A01 has an image stabilizer, which is unusual. Most of the other new digital cameras do not have an image stabilizer.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The AIR A01 supports Full HD video, unlike most of the other digital cameras that came out in the last 12 months which do not support Full HD video.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The AIR A01 supports wi-Fi. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the AIR A01 do not support wi-Fi.

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Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The number of supported image formats on the AIR A01 is more than most cameras that have been around for the last year. The most commonly supported image formats supported is JPEG XR, but this image formats supported is not supported by this digital camera. The image formats supporteds JPG and RAW are also supported by this camera.

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±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

The Olympus AIR A01 has a ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step) light exposure correction which is wider than the ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction found on most recently released similar spec cameras.

A ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step) light exposure correction is actually the best light exposure correction across all cameras that have been on the market for the last year.

Across similar types of digital camera the worst light exposure correction is ± 3EV (1/2EV; 1/3EV step).

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81 Auto Focus (AF) Pointss

81 auto Focus (AF) pointss

The AIR A01 is an 81 auto Focus (AF) points camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The AIR A01 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 77% less video resolution than the most frequently found video resolutions of 4096 x 2160 pixels. In addition, this Olympus camera supports a video resolutions 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 comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the AIR A01 the best video resolution is 4096 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Has Four Light Exposure Modess

The number of light exposure modes found on the AIR A01 is more than most recently released digital cameras. This camera has an Aperture priority AE light exposure modes, which is the most commonly found light exposure modes found on digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the AIR A01. The light exposure modess "Auto", "Manual" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this Olympus digital camera.

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Supports Two ISO Sensitivitys

The AIR A01 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most similar spec cameras that have been available for the last year. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 25,600, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivitys 100 and 12800 are also supported by this Olympus camera.

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Features Three Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The AIR A01 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most recently released digital cameras. This digital camera features a Multi Point Auto Focus auto focusing (AF) modes, which is the most commonly featured auto focusing (AF) modes featured on new comparable spec cameras. The auto focusing (AF) modess "Face detection" and "Single Auto Focus" are also featured on this Olympus digital camera.

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Supports One Power Source Type

The number of power sources supported by the AIR A01 is more than most new cameras. The most commonly supported power source type is AC, but this power source type is not supported by this Olympus digital camera. The power source types Battery are also supported by this Olympus camera.

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Supports One Audio Formats Supported

The AIR A01 has a greater number of audio formats than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This camera supports a PCM audio formats supported, which is the most commonly supported audio formats supported supported by recently released similar spec digital cameras.

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Only 1280x720@30fps Resolution At Capture Speed

The AIR A01 has a higher resolution at capture speeds than most cameras that came out around the same time as it. This camera has a 1280x720@30fps resolution at capture speed, whereas most digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it have a 1920x1080@30fps resolution at capture speed. Latest cameras resolution at capture speeds range from 320x240@25fps (worst) to 1920x1080@120fps (best).

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Only Features Three Light Meterings

The number of light metering modes featured on the AIR A01 is more than most cameras that have been available for the last year. The most frequently featured light metering is Matrix, but this light metering is not featured on this Olympus digital camera. The light meterings Centre-weighted, Evaluative (Multi-pattern) and Spot are also featured on this camera.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a Live MOS sensor type, which is typical of many comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to it.

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MicroSD (TransFlash) Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports a MicroSD (TransFlash)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory cards on cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Resolution At Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Audio System
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Ports & Interfaces
USB Connector Type
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance
Photo Effects
Camera File System
Built-In Processor
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Operational Conditions
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
Cables Included
Hand Strap
Networking
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Technical Details
Image Processor

Expert Reviews

7 August 2015

Every serious photographer knows this saying: ?The best camera is the one you have with you.? And for many of us?even those, like me, who love their DSLR?the camera we always have with us is our... Read more…

30 June 2015

The Olympus Air is a tiny, versatile pocketable camera that pumps out great images, but it might be too small for its own good...

30 June 2015

You'd be forgiven if, after taking a quick glance at Olympus' new Air A01 doohickey, you dismissed it as a lens of some sort. In fact it's more, much more. Think of the Air A01 as a Micro Four... Read more…

User Reviews

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Reviewed 15 September 2015 by Bladerunner811
Bladerunner811 would recommend the Olympus Air A01 (Verified Purchase)

I'm an avid amateur photographer that shoots his family, friends and wedding parties (That sounds so wrong!). I've been using a Lumix G6 for some time with a selection of Lumix MFT lenses and some... Read more…

Reviewed 17 August 2015 by Jackalope
Jackalope would recommend the Olympus Air A01 (Verified Purchase)

OK, This thing could be the best hiking camera ever! Even with a long lens connected, its still smaller than a water bottle. It fits easily in just about any pocket on a backpack (including the... Read more…

Reviewed 24 August 2015 by Duffster61
Duffster61 would recommend the Olympus Air A01

I bought the Olympus Air as i have a iPhone 5s and several Olympus digital cameras and an array of Olympus and Zuiko lenses. I hope to avoid taking my Olympus cameras on long trips - substituting... Read more…

Reviewed 22 August 2015 by Photo mom
Photo mom would recommend the Olympus Air A01

This camera was easy to set up. Downloading the App gives you step by step directions and within 5 minutes I was up and running taking great pics! The flexibility to put any micro 4/3 lens on... Read more…

Reviewed 12 August 2015 by AH611
AH611 would recommend the Olympus Air A01 (Verified Purchase)

Fun device to throw in your bag of tricks. If you already own lens for this system, this is a no-brainer IMHO. Opens up some fun things to do with different set-ups and mounts- tripod/ remote... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers olympus a011442, olympus a011442m, olympus a011442mm, olympus v208010wu000, olympus v208011bu000, olympus v208011wu000, visipax v208010wu000, visipax v208010bu000, olympus v208010bu000, visipax prv208010wu000, visipax prv208010bu000
Barcodes 00050332188914, 00050332188938, 00050332188952, 00050332188976, 00756519765298, 00779184005681, 00779184005698
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