Olympus Releases Fastest Auto-focussing Camera

  • Weather-proof alloy body
  • Five-axis image stabiliser
  • 1.44 megapixel viewfinder

Featuring an integrated 1.44 megapixel electronic viewfinder and a 16 megapixel LiveMOS image sensor, Olympus’s OM-DE-M5 camera is claimed to be the fastest auto-focusing camera and is equipped with the world’s first five-axis image stabiliser integrated into its weather-proof alloy body.

Olympus also announced the launch of the SH-25MR, SZ-31MR and TG-820 cameras, plus new ranges of voice recorders and compact waterproof binoculars.

The SH-25MR is a pocket super-zoom compact camera with a 12.5x wide angle zoom lens and a 16 megapixel BSI-CMOS sensor. It is designed for the photographer wanting a slim compact camera with a powerful zoom range, super-fast autofocus and response speeds and the latest GPS technology, says Olympus.

The SZ-31MR, features a 24x wide angle zoom lens, 16 megapixel BSI-CMOS sensor, multi-recording capability, touch-screen control and new Intelligent high Speed/High Sensitivity technology.

The new TG-820 is equipped with a 12 megapixel BSI-CMOS sensor, new generation TruePic VI image processor, and new iHS technology for extremely quick camera response, super-fast focusing speeds, and superb high ISO performance.

The three new voice recorder ranges are designed for students and business users; while four new models of compact waterproof binoculars are aimed at consumers leading active lifestyles.

Olympus Imaging Australia also announced the development of two new interchangeable lens units for Micro Four Thirds system cameras, which are scheduled for launch at the end of 2012.