Camera manufacturers push boundaries with latest innovations

Olympus and Panasonic were among the camera manufacturers to present their latest innovations at the recent IFA electronics fair in Berlin, Germany.

A retro look and a simple, smartphone-based operating concept are the defining features of the new mirrorless camera OM-D E-M10 Mark III from Olympus.

As well as a dial and shortcut button, the camera also has a touchscreen, which can be used to set the imaging mode and adjust the exposure. This allows for intuitive operation without any prior knowledge, the Japanese manufacturer says.

The Micro Four Thirds camera is equipped with a 16.1-megapixel live MOS sensor, an electronic viewfinder (2.36 million pixels) and a five-axis image stabiliser.

As for ports, the camera offers HDMI, Type-C USB and WiFi, among others. The OM-D E-M10 Mark III will be available for 650 (RM3,275).

Meanwhile, Panasonic announced a software update for its top-of-the-range GH5 camera at the show. In addition to performance improvements, the update should allow you to control the camera using a PC or notebook, if connected via USB.

The update will also optimise the camera’s autofocus as well as the 4K Photo and video features. The update is scheduled for late September. — dpa