Olympus today announced a new PEN style compact camera with small 16MP BSI CMOS Sensor (1/2.3″) and 24X F3.0-6.9 optical zoom lens, the best part is Olympus SH-1 features 5-Axis Image Stabilization for still & movies. take a look at the Major specification below.,
- Premium PEN Style design
- 16MP BSI CMOS Sensor (1/2.3″)
- TruePic VII
- 24x (25mm Wide) Slim Zoom
- 48x Super Resolution Zoom
- 3.0″ Hi-Res Touch LCD Screen
- 5-Axis Image Stabilization (still & movies)
- Wi-Fi & OI.Share
- Smooth 60p Full HD Movies
- Time Lapse Still & Movie (compress up to 4 hours in 20 seconds)
- Advanced Movie Mode (high-speed movies & photo in movie capture)
- Photo Story
- Art Filters
- Hand-Held Starlight
- Electronic Level Gauge
on the rear side we have big 3 inch screen TOUCH screen and limited manual controls also available for pro-shooters. The camera alos features built in WiFi connectivity that let you share your files easily. It will be available in May in black, white, and silver for under $400.
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Gorgeous looks and world-exclusive technology?
Olympus Stylus SH-1 shows how it’s done.
The beautiful Olympus SH-1 puts the wow factor back into compact camera design – and its record-breaking technology puts genuine quality back into razor-sharp photos and high-speed HD movies shot on the fly. It’s the world’s only* digital compact to feature 5-axis optical** image stabilisation for both stills and 1080p HD movies. When you’re on the move and only have a split second to capture a crisp close-up or video at 24x zoom, image stabilisation of this calibre can make or break that once-in-a-lifetime shot. The SH-1 will be available in a choice of silver, black or white for £349.99 from the end of April 2014.
World-class image stabilisation makes the SH-1 the compact category leader. It takes the blur – and worry – out of shooting high-resolution videos or still photos on the move. Lightweight cameras can be difficult to hold steady and when you focus with a powerful 24x optical zoom, camera shake can be exaggerated to the extent that it ruins your shot. The SH-1 fixes this problem with the world’s only* 5-axis image stabilisation system for both high-speed HD movies and stills in a compact digital camera. Conventional systems only correct yaw and pitch – and have their limitations. But the Olympus system virtually eliminates blur in all five planes of movement. For example, it counteracts the tendency of lightweight cameras to rotate around the lens when they’re used without a tripod, as well as the juddering from side to side that often affects macro shots. Blur is even more disappointing when it affects a video because you don’t normally get a second take. But the 5-axis technology on the SH-1 works so well that you can shoot long Full HD movies from the back of a moving scooter, with up to 240fps.
Image stabilisation isn’t the only clever technology hidden beneath that head-turning body. The SH-1 comes with a handy level gauge, or artificial horizon, to keep your images straight and centred leaving you free to focus on framing your shot – which you can do with just one touch of the LCD screen. Unusually for a camera with a 24x optical zoom, the SH-1 lens delivers excellent, 16-Megapixel image quality all the way from 25mm*** wide angles to 600mm*** telephoto shots. The image stabilisation system and high-end TruePic VII image processor are inherited from Olympus’ latest prize-winning OM-D cameras. Together these exclusive technologies effectively ensure you can focus fast and capture excellent images, even in low light.
The SH-1 has the design to match the chicest tablets and smartphones, and pairs effortlessly with both at a touch of the WiFi button. Olympus’ OI.Share app takes the hassle out of setting this up. OI.Share also lets you import stills and movies to a compatible smartphone for easy sharing, and you can even use the phone as a remote control for your camera. You can zoom in, choose focus points and take the shot directly from your mobile – ideal for selfies and easily startled subjects like animals.
> CSCH-120 genuine leather protective body jacket with a luxurious, fashionable look that also improves camera grip. Exclusive to the SH-1.
> CSS-S109LL II genuine leather shoulder strap for a stylish and comfortable way to carry your SH-1.
> CSS-S110LS genuine leather hand strap for an elegant, coordinated look.
> PEN-like design with aluminium alloy body, metal finish and synthetic leather grip
> Wide 24x optical super-tele zoom lens
> Powerful 5-axis image stabilisation system
> Advanced HD Movie recording incl. high speed and time lapse movie, Photo and Movie capture
> WiFi for remote control and sharing via a smartphone using the Olympus Image Share app.
> 3.0” 460k dots LCD touch display with protective panel
* According to Olympus research. As of March 2014.
** Optical image stabilisation is defined by the Camera & Imaging Products Association (CIPA) guidelines and includes sensor-shift image stabilization.
*** 35mm equivalent.
According to recent rumors Olympus may announce a TRIP-D design based big sensor compact camera soon, the sensor size and other specification is not known yet. The camera may have a M4/3 sensor with a retractable zoom lens, or they can move to bigger sensor sizes (like X100S and RX1 R) with fixed lens.
The Olympus TRIP-D was a very popular film camera from the ’60′s to the early ’80′s. If we look at history Olympus taking its old popular designs and putting new technology inside it, the Olympus PEN series, Olympus OMD… all are famous retro camera and finally new avatar of TRIP-D is also coming.
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According to the patent description Olympus is working on a technology that allow the camera / photographer to set different exposures for different image areas, so finally we will see a perfect single shot HDR image from the camera, however it takes approx 2 to 3 years of time to turn a patent into reality.
As you can see in the image users can set different Exposure for single shot just by touching the display of the camera.
Description and self-interpretation of the patent literature
- Patent Publication No. 2014-39116
- Publication date 2014.2.27
- Filing date 2012.8.13
- I do cumulative addition of image
- Respect to a particular region, and performs the gain and the gain up-down
- Set the area by touch panel
Olympus patent Four wide angle lenses F1.0 aperture based lenses and generally it we have to wait two to three years when a patent transformed into a real consumer product.
Patent Details :
Description and self-interpretation of the patent literature
- Patent Publication No. 2014-32231
- Publication date 2014.2.20
- Filing date 2012.8.19
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First four lenses are of m4/3 mount and rest two are for compact camera with 1 ” and 1/1.7 ” sensor respectively.
Adding these lenses will attract a huge number photographers to the M4/3 format world, and we also hope that Olympus will soon announce F1.0 based portrait and telephoto prime lenses.
The Fujifilm X-T1 is latest camera from fuji X-series mirrorless system and on the other hand the OMD E-M1 is flagship camera of digital OMD series, the basic and most common difference between these two camera is the size of the sensor, the Fujifilm X-T1 features a large APS-C size sensor and Olympus E-M1 have M4/3 Size sensor.
For more detailed specification take a look at the detailed specification comparison review below…
Sensor: Fujifilm X-T1 features a 16 megapixel X-Trans CMOS sensor, the X-Trans bespoke pixel array, the sensor is designed with a randomized pixel pattern that completely eliminate the need of an optical low-pass filter without moiré and aliasing problems.
Olumpus E-M1 Comes with a Four Third format sensor, the sensor is smaller and will not perform as X-T1 camera in-terms of noise and dynamic range.
ISO Range of X-T1 is one stop more than Olympus E-M1, so you will sure get less noise in X-T1 images.
AF system: Both autofocus system that employs both contrast- and phase-detection methods / Both sensor have built in phase AF points so you get fast Auto Focus speed during still and video shoot.
Shutter: The Olympus E-M1 have upper hand here since you get better shutter range and fast top continuous shooting speed compared to fujifilm X-T1.
Image Stabilization: The Olympus E-M1 have built in Image stabilization, it compensates for camera movements up to five shutter speed steps. The five axis work in vertical angle rotation, horizontal angle rotation, horizontal shift, vertical shift, and rolling camera shake movements.
Display:: The X-T1 features 3.0″ 1,040k-Dot Tilting LCD Monitor and on the other hand Olympus E-M1 3.0″ 1,037k-Dot Tilting LCD Touchscreen, so Olympus wins here.
Both camera features rugged body and built-in WiFi Connectivity.
Verdict: The Fujifilm X-T1 will give you bigger sensor, more ISO range, no optical low pass filter for super sharp images and better video mode, on the other hand the E-M1 will give you bit fast shutter speed and built-in 5 axis image stabilization.
We recommend you to buy Fujifilm X-T1.
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Olympus Stylus SP-100 features 16MP 1/2.3″ BSI CMOS Sensor and TruePic VII Image Processor combined with 50x Optical Zoom Lens & 0 cm macro mode with Lens-Shift Image Stabilization, the Olympus Stylus SP-100 also record Full-HD video recording Full HD 1080/60p Video, on the rear side we have 920k-dot Electronic Viewfinder and 3.0″ 460k-Dot fixed LCD Monitor.
New features include built-in dot-sight in pop-up flash panel the helps you to easily track and shoot your subject, a red light is projected onto the glass panel to help you quickly locate your subject.
Eleven creative art filters are also available in camera and be used when shooting movies. The SP-100 will be available in March. Estimated street price is $399.99.
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The SP-100EE with dot aiming point, enhanced viewfinder capability, exceptionally improved grip, refined controls – for outstanding telephoto results
Hamburg, 01/29/2014 • Olympus introduces first camera with dot-sight – Olympus is breaking new ground with the world’s first dot-sight camera. The sight works in tandem with the newly-developed 1:2.9-6.5 24-1200mm* 50x optical (100x at Super Resolution) Ultra Zoom lens to enable easy high-power zooming and subject capture, making it ideal for spotting moving and distant subjects such as wildlife and planes, or for sports photography. The built-in sight is stowed for portability, and pops up instantaneously for shooting – two key advantages compared with an externally-mounted sight. The SP-100EE also features a deeply-shaped grip for optimal handling during shooting, while the single-finger operation control dial allows for a professional shooting style when using the electronic viewfinder. Further ease of use comes with a new focus limit button, with settings for focus limit off, focus only in near area and focus only in the distance. Available in black from March 2014, the camera will cost €399.00, making it the solution of choice for people who require ultra zoom on the move.
The SP-100EE – taking you closer to your subject
The 24-1200mm* Ultra Zoom lens positively invites the user to explore its full potential (50x optical zoom, or 100x at Super Resolution Zoom). Those action sports shots you’ve always dreamt of taking? Wildlife spotting in incredible detail? Capturing planes as they land or take off? It’s all here, waiting to be discovered, along with a Super Macro for subjects as close as 1 cm away from the lens.
Great looks, superb handling
Eschewing the curved lines and surfaces often favoured when designers focus on handling, the DSLR-oriented looks of the SP-100EE embrace distinctive straight lines for sharp, edgy styling, whilst also offering improved grip performance. The elastomer material of the grip combines softness with a rough, non-slip pebbled texture.
Packed with technology
The dot sight on the SP-100EE is a world first, and ideal when shooting with distant or moving subjects, since it functions as framing assist and takes the hard work out of keeping a moving object in focus throughout shooting. iHS technologies enable you to capture the shots you want irrespective of the conditions (max. ISO 6400), while using an optional FlashAir card (with wireless LAN function) allows you to connect the camera to a Wi-Fi enabled smartphone or PC and view or import images from the FlashAir card. The camera can also shoot smooth 60p Full HD movies.
Photography with style and intelligence
The SP-100EE comes with a selection of Art Filters, allowing the user to get creative. To make the most of the camera’s ultra zoom capability, a lens shift image stabilization mechanism significantly reduces camera shake. Shooting in dark locations is further enhanced by the performance of the bright lens. And the camera’s 16 Megapixel BSI CMOS sensor combines with the nextgeneration TruePic VII processor to get the very best out of its highperformance optics.
Camera case. This well-fitting polyester case is lightweight and easy to carry, while the camera strap loop is a further benefit when shooting on the move.
Detailed specification coming soon
SP-100 EE MAIN FEATURES:
- Newly-developed 50x optical (100x at Super Resolution Zoom) Ultra Zoom 24-1200mm*, 1:2.9-6.5
- Dot sight supplements the viewfinder, making it easy to capture subjects
- Smooth 60p Full HD movie format
- 920K dots EVF, enabling a professional shooting style
- Focus limit button
- Lens-shift image stabilization, powerfully reducing camera shake
- Strong TruePic VII image engine, for faster recovery time and excellent image quality
- 16 megapixel BSI CMOS, for high resolution and excellent low-light performance
- 3.0“ 460K dots LCD monitor
- FAST AF auto-focusing system
- Art Filters
- 7.1 fps sequential shooting, VGA/HVGA
- iHS: 6400 max. ISO speed
- S-macro 0.01m (0.03 ft) to ∞ (f=4.3mm (fixed))
With the announcement of E-M10 camera Olympus also announced three new lenses the
- Olympus m.Zuiko Digital 25mm F1.8
- Olympus m.Zuiko Digital 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ
- Olympus 9mm F8 Fish-Eye Body Cap Lens
The m.Zuiko Digital 25mm F1.8 is newest addition to prime lenses series and comes with Movie & Stills Compatible AF System, the cost is also bit affordable ($399 at B&H) ,
the other one is Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 EZ Lens , it features a very ultra compact design, made with three aspherical elements, extra-low dispersion element and super high refractive index element – all these elements help it to make a perfect retractable zoom lens for E-M10 camera – Price $349 available at B&H store.
The last one is a lens cap with a 9mm lens, the 9mm lens features constant F8 aperture and composed of Two Aspherical Elements to deliver usable results – Price $99 available at B&H