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Olympus AIR A01

alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 reviews of Olympus AIR A01. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Opinions about the portability and size are on the whole positive. The design and performance also get good views. The low light performance and connectivity get less positive reviews.

usability, performance, design, size, portability

stabilizer , memory, shutter, connectivity, low-light

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus AIR A01 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Olympus AIR A01

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 user reviews of Olympus AIR A01 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the portability and size. The design and performance also get good feedback. Comments are divided on the image stabilizer, and some have doubts about the shutter and memory.

usability, performance, design, size, portability

memory, shutter

82% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2020

Expert review by : Kevin Lee (techradar.com)

Olympus Air A01 review

 

A glimpse of the future for photography

Stunning image quality ; Clever smartphone controls ; Affordable MFT camera

Connectivity issues ; No in-body image stabilization ; Middling low-light capability

Don't judge the Olympus Air by its small size, this pocket-sized lens camera packs all the image quality and versatility of a traditional Micro Four Thirds camera.

Sep, 2015

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.co.uk)

Olympus' Air A01 hackable phone-connected lens camera comes to the US

 

A competitor for the Sony QX1, Olympus' lens-style camera is designed to be customized.

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Olympus AIR A01

 

The Olympus AIR A01 is a small mirrorless camera that omits an LCD and includes a clip to attach to a smartphone, but there are some inherent drawbacks to its design.

Small. Relatively inexpensive. Interchangeable lenses. 10fps burst capability. Supports Raw and JPG image capture.

Questionable ergonomics. Communication lag between camera and phone. Memory card is a pain to access. Video limited to 1080p30.

Conclusions The Olympus AIR A01 is another attempt to create a digital camera that works in conjunction with a smartphone to achieve its fullest potential. But, like other devices of this type, including the similar Sony QX series and the tiny DxO One...

Apr, 2016

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Olympus' Air A01 hackable phone-connected lens camera comes to the US

 

A competitor for the Sony QX1, Olympus' lens-style camera is designed to be customized.

Jun, 2015

Expert review by : Michael Palmer (steves-digicams.com)

Olympus Air

 

UPDATED 6.30.2015 - Earlier this year, Olympus announced its latest and greatest Micro Four Thirds camera system. Only this new digicam doesn't even have a body, a display, or even a shutter button. It was originally announced in Japan, with no word on...

Feb, 2015

Expert review by : Vincent Nguyen (slashgear.com)

Olympus Air A01 first-impressions: Modular Micro 4/3

 

You'd be forgiven if, after taking a quick glance at Olympus' new Air A01 doohickey, you dismissed it as a lens of some sort. In fact it's more, much more. Think of the Air A01 as a Micro Four Thirds or Micro 4/3 camera minus the lens and display:...

Jun, 2015

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com.au)

Olympus' Air A01 hackable phone-connected lens camera comes to the US

 

A competitor for the Sony QX1, Olympus' lens-style camera is designed to be customized.

Jul, 2015

Expert review by : Zig Weidelich (imaging-resource.com)

Olympus AIR Review

 

Need a customizable, wireless, interchangeble-lens-style-camera for a special project, wildlife photography, discreet street shooting, scientific or industrial application, or just to vastly improve the photographic capabilities of your smartphone or...

Click here to read Olympus A01 tech info!

Jun, 2015

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