Olympus, which made a global reputation for the photographic cameras it produces, decided to sell its camera manufacturing division in 2020. The company, which became OM Digital Solutions after it was sold to a Japanese investment fund, continued its work on the manufacture of cameras. The formation, which had been silent for some time, presented its first camera.
New flagship camera: OM System OM-1
The OM series includes the cameras that Olympus users have often used in the past. So much so that a camera called the OM-1 was the first product in the series that started in 1972. Although Olympus has already been sold, it finds its place in the name of the new product. The product, called the OM System OM-1, will be the last product signed by Olympus to the company, according to many reports.
The OM System OM-1 is the first high-end Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera from OM Digital Solutions, which acquired the Olympus camera business. In addition to high-speed shooting, it also offers various computational photography modes.
The OM System OM-1 is designed to capture 4K video at 60 fps for up to 90 minutes on a full battery or up to two hours on external power. The device has a 20-megapixel CMOS sensor. It can also shoot 50 frames per second with autofocus and automatic exposure. In addition, it was launched with an upgraded processor that allows it to take photos at up to 120 frames per second with exposure adjustment.
Although the body part of the device has been redesigned, it is similar to previous Olympus products. The watertightness of the device, which has a 3-inch hinged touchscreen with 1.62 million dots, is rated IP53. Additionally, the viewfinder has been upgraded to a 5.76 million dot OLED panel.
Main features of the OM System OM-1 camera
- 20 MP quad-pixel AF stacked CMOS sensor
- Up to 50fps continuous shooting with autofocus and AE, up to 120fps with AF and AE locked
- IP53 rated environmental seal
- Image stabilization with 7 EV levels of correction
- 1053 X-type AF points
- 4K up to 60p with 8 or 10 bit option
- Two UHS-II card slots
- Recognition-based tracking of subjects
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