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Olympus Launches a 16-megapixel Camera for Smartphones; Is named Air and Costs $290

A very interesting accessory brought on the market a while ago by Sony was the QX10, an external photo lens that could be attached to a smartphone via WiFi or Bluetooth. Even these devices didn’t became as popular as expected, it seems that others launch similar products too, more precisely Olympus, producer that announced the Air photo camera.


This device arrives with a 16-megapixel senzor, a 81-points autofocus system and a maximum shutter speed of 1/16000s. Once attached to the phone through WiFi or Bluetooth, the image captured by the lens will be showed up on your smartphone screen.


In the same time we have the possibility to take up to 10 photos per second. On the connectivity side we have a tripod port, an on/off button for the WiFi connectivity, a microSD port, a port for the Lithium-Ion battery and a camera shutter.


Unlike the Sony similar devices, Olympus Air also let us change the lens. From the price point of view, the standard variant will be available in Japan for a $290 price tag, while the version with Olympus 14-42 mm f/3.5-5.6 will arrive on the market for $425.