More Olympus Stylus 1 specs have been leaked on the web ahead of the premium compact camera’s announcement which will occur on October 29.
Tomorrow cannot come any sooner. Everybody is waiting to see Olympus launching its new high compact camera with a fixed zoom lens. Some preliminary specs have showed up online along with a couple of low-resolution images, but now the rumor mill has managed to grab and reveal more Olympus Stylus 1 specs ahead of its October 29 announcement.
Olympus Stylus 1 specs list to include 28-300mm f/2.8 lens with auto-retractable cap
Low-end compact camera sales have dropped dramatically in the past few years. There are plenty of reasons for that, such as the rise of the smartphones, harsh economic climate, and the manufacturers’ inability to innovate while keeping down the costs.
This is why companies are aiming to launch premium-featured cameras at affordable prices. Olympus will make a step in this direction with the Stylus 1, which is rumored to pack some exciting features, source says.
The new compact shooter will sport a 12-megapixel 1/1.7-inch-type backlit sensor and a 28-300mm f/2.8 lens with a cap that retracts automatically. This lens will be amazing as it will maintain a constant maximum aperture throughout the zoom range, while its cap will cover it automatically once the camera is turned off.
Mini OM-D compact to sport built-in electronic viewfinder and tilting touchscreen
The list of Olympus Stylus 1 specs continues with in-lens image stabilization technology and a 12-piece 10-group lens construction. The compact camera will feature a 1.44-million-dot electronic viewfinder with a so-called Eye sensor.
On the back, a 1.04-million-dot tilting screen will allow users to frame their videos. Speaking of which, videographers can record 1920 x 1080 movies at 30 frames per second.
The ISO sensitivity will range between a minimum of 100 and a maximum of 12,800, whereas the shutter speed will vary between a maximum of 1/2000th of a second and 60 seconds.
Integrated WiFi useful for remotely controlling the camera via a smartphone
Olympus Stylus 1 will measure 116.2 x 87 x 56.5mm, while weighing 402 grams with the battery and SD card included.
Dubbed as a mini OM-D, this compact shooter will employ WiFi, so that photographers can connect it to a smartphone or tablet, in order to control it remotely or to transfer files wirelessly.
Its official launch event will take place in the early hours of October 29 so we should hear more on this subject tomorrow.