If mirrorless cameras could focus just as fast as DSLRs, would that end the debate over which is better? A patent filed by Olympus would allow its mirrorless lenses to both lose some weight and gain some serious autofocus speed.
Featuring a field sensor system that collects environmental data, Olympus' new Tough TG-Tracker rugged action cam overlays metric info onto stills and videos. The 8MP camera also records video in 4K with a 204-degree field of view.
Olympus is giving its entry-level O-MD camera a luxurious upgrade with a limited edition that wrapped in brown synthetic leather, with a complementing genuine leather strap. The kit also includes a 14-42mm lens with special metal cap.
Olympus' new 300mm PRO-series Micro Four Thirds lens is its first with built-in image stabilization. Combined with select cameras with 5-axis image stabilization, it increases the stabilization further.
For owners of Olympus' O-MD E-M1 and E-M5 Mark II cameras, upcoming firmware updates will add new features. These include focus bracketing for depth-of-field images with greater area of focus, and other enhancements to photos and videos.
Olympus is the latest to introduce a lens camera, a concept pioneered by Sony. The new Air is a self-contained Micro Four Thirds camera that attaches to a smartphone or tablet, and lets you attach a variety of interchangeable lenses.