MicroCosm published an interesting article about Real-time Transmission of Microbiology Images using Olympus Air:
Cameras with macro lenses and microscopes with attached cameras have long been used by diagnostic microbiology labs to document images of microbes for training and educational purposes. However the real-time transmission of these images has been impractical because the image has to be downloaded onto a computer and distributed by a file-sharing system or email.
The Olympus Air is a new concept of camera which provides a 16-megapixel micro four-thirds sensor which can be coupled wirelessly to your handphone. It therefore combines the power and flexibility of a proper camera with the connectivity and ease of use of a handphone.
And BHphoto Blog posted an article about “A Weekend with the Olympus Air A01”:
To be completely honest, I wasn’t expecting much from this tiny device. But, once I got over my initial apprehension and really leveraged some of the major assets of the Air, I grew to like it. Granted, as I still feel infinitely more comfortable with a “real” camera, even if it is just a point-and-shoot, it would be hard to convince me that some sort of phone/camera hybrid will be my best option. But, for those looking for cutting-edge devices, or who really want to add some better images to their thriving social media accounts, they will find much to love about the Olympus Air A01. The pairing with the app is superb and really makes it completely worth trying if you are looking to improve your smartphone’s capabilities, especially since many will find their smartphone’s interface to be much more intuitive than the menu systems on many entry-level cameras.