OM SYSTEM’s Olympus OM-1
OM SYSTEM’s Olympus OM-1 is a flagship camera designed for adventure, offering a crossroads of image quality, portability and speed. The camera’s Micro Four Thirds platform is versatile, combining quick and nimble stills performance with apt 4K video recording, unique computational imaging tools, and a hardy, dependable physical design.
The camera features a newly designed 20.4MP sensor with a stacked BSI design. This improves readout speeds, noise levels, and dynamic range compared to previous designs. Sensor structure boosts image quality by 2 stops of noise performance and 1 stop of dynamic range.
Compared to earlier-generation processors, the TruePic X processor offers 3x faster processing speeds and a 120 fps sensor readout rate for faster, more responsive shooting. The processor also contributes to a wide ISO range and quick continuous shooting rates:
- The camera has a native sensitivity range from ISO 200-102400, expandable down to ISO 80.
- Continuous shooting up to 10 fps with full-time AF/AE and a buffer of 169 raw frames in mechanical shutter.
- When working with a silent electronic shutter, 20 fps shooting is possible with full-time AF/AE.
- Pro Capture mode starts recording before you release the shutter, able to record at 120 fps with fixed focus or 50 fps with continuous AF. This mode begins recording once the shutter button is half-pressed and then stops once the button has been fully pressed. Up to 70 additional frames can be recorded with this mode, serving as a safeguard for times when the action occurs just before you press the shutter button.
The camera’s 1053-point focusing system covers the sensor and performs at up to 120 fps for all recording methods. This system features on-sensor phase-detection AF that uses a Cross Quad Pixel system to split each pixel into four sub-pixels, resulting in cross-sensor performance that is more adept at focusing in tricky lighting conditions. The Cross Quad Pixel AF structure benefits from color and contrast information from the sensor to create a detailed depth map of the image for more refined subject detection and tracking accuracy. Using AI, this focusing system can automatically detect a range of subject types, such as cars, motorcycles, airplanes, helicopters, trains, birds, dogs, cats, and humans, as well as faces and eyes. The focusing performance is 2x more accurate and 3x faster than earlier iterations of this focusing system.
The camera also features in-body 5-axis image stabilization. This compensates for up to 8 stops of camera shake and allows significantly longer shutter speeds when shooting handheld. This advanced sensor-shift system compensates for 7 stops of camera shake with the body alone, and an additional stop is provided when select IS-enabled lenses are attached. Handheld Assist relies on this stabilization technology for more stable framing. Which is especially helpful when working with longer focal length lenses. Additionally, in-body image stabilization contributes to a variety of additional shooting modes and camera features.
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