Since Sony launched its QX lens wireless cameras in 2013, I knew it was only a matter of time before other companies followed suit. Olympus just announced the availability and pricing of its own wireless camera: Olympus Air AO1. We first got a glimpse of it at Photokina 2014, when the company noted that they were working on a lens camera if their own too. The Olympus Air is an open-platform wireless camera, being open source means that the company will allow third-party developer to create apps for it.
The Olympus Air comes with a bunch of features that’ll make you want to own one. Cool enough, you’ll get to connect it with your iOS or Android smartphone wirelessly using a QR code that connects you to its related apps installed in your phone. The Olympus Air will work with a couple of apps from the company, OA.ModeDial app has a physical camera mode dial same as the ones on Olympus’ line of full Micro Four Thirds cameras, while the OA.ArtFilter app and OA.ColorCreator app can be to edit your images add some Art Filters.
The Olympus Air AO1 is a micro four-thirds camera that comes with a 6-megapixel sensor, a body weight of 147 grams, it takes up to 320 shots on a single charge and allows you to mount any Micro Four Third lens on it. There’s also a burst capture feature at 10 frames-per-second, up to 1/16000 shutter speed for fast-moving subjects, and up to 3x digital zoom.
If the specs interests you, it’s worth to know that the Olympus Air AO1 wireless camera will only be available in Japan. Starting March 6th, it’ll go on sale for ¥33,800 (about $289) or ¥49,800 ($425) for the bundle with Olympus’ regular 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 kit lens. There’s still ample time to find out if company plans to make it available in other countries. See the source link below for more information.