Olympus rolls out a new flagship camera. I’m Fred Fishkin with technology BootCamp, a report on gadgets and gear. The focus at Olympus these days is on its micro four-thirds line of cameras, a sensor format it shares with Panasonic. And the company’s latest, the OM-D-E-M1, is aimed at serious shooters with improved performance all the way around and a 14 hundred dollar price tag for just the camera body. Olympus Visionary and National Geographic Photographer Jay Dickman…
“The ergonomics on this camera are perfect. It’s got a PC flash so I can plug my flashes into it if I want to go that direction. The autofocus on this…they’ve brought in phase detect and image contrast and they’re both extremely fast. So you’ve got a camera now that’ll focus just about with the top of the cameras out there. Image quality is stunning. It really is. I output images up to 30 by 40 inches and these things hold up.”
And the size makes it easy to carry around. The OM-D-E-M1 arrives next month. You can find us at BootCamp.com. I’m Fred Fishkin.