The Olympus Air lens camera
Nearly five months after introducing its Air lens camera in Japan, Olympus is finally ready tobring it to the US. The AIR A01, as it's officially named, is a shooter that attaches to and pairs with your smartphone or tablet -- in similar fashion to Sony's QX line of devices. Spec-wise, the Olympus Air features a Micro Four Thirds, 16-megapixel sensor, a TruePic VII image-processing chip, RAW capture, up to 1080p video-recording, 10 fps continuous shooting, Bluetooth and WiFi. There is, of course, a companion app for iOS, Android and Amazon's Kindle platform, which you can use to control the camera as well as transfer images from it.
What's more, the open-source Air A01 comes with Amazon Cloud Drive integration, giving you option to save images there rather than on your handset. Olympus will sell its AIR A01 in August for $300 (body-only) or, if you'd like some glass to go along with that, you can spend $200 more for a kit with a 14-42mm EZ lens.