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    • OLYMPUS OA.ModeDial
      It’s just like using an interchangeable lens camera

      OA.ModeDial is a photo app for use with the Olympus Air open platform camera. It lets you change shooting settings just like you do on an interchangeable lens camera, except the controls are on your smartphone screen.

    • OS CompatibilityiOS 7.0 to 10.0/Android 4.0 to 7.0
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Control the way you shoot

The same P, A, S, and M modes as on an interchangeable lens camera can be used. Exposure compensation, white balance, and ISO speed are also adjustable. The camera is packed with enhanced shooting functions such as movie modes and iAuto which automatically detects up to 42 different shooting scenes and applies optimal exposure control.

P: Program

In P mode, the camera automatically sets the optimal aperture value and shutter speed that match the subject brightness.

A: Aperture priority

Set the aperture value and the camera automatically sets the shutter speed.

S: Shutter priority

Set the shutter speed and the camera automatically sets the aperture value.

M: Manual

Set both the aperture value and shutter speed to your liking.

List of available settings

Exposure compensation (±5EV), ISO speed (Auto, 200-12800), white balance (Auto, Sunlight, Indoor, Cloudy, Incandescent), drive settings (single shot, 6-10 fps sequential shooting), facial recognition AF, manual focus, image size and image compression ratio settings, metering method (ESP, centre-weighted, single point), Picture mode (i-Enhance, Vivid, Natural, Flat, Portrait, Monochrome, e-Portrait), zoom drive* and up to 3x Digital Tele-converter, level gauge display (2 axis), grid display (grid, golden ratio, markers, diagonal lines), Raw recording settings (the Olympus Viewer 3 computer application is required for Raw processing), aspect ratio settings (4:3, 16:9, 3:2, 1:1)
*When using an electronic zoom lens

Basic functions

Maximum 3x digital zoom and Digital Tele-converter

The high-performance image processor in the Olympus Air makes it possible to use the Digital Tele-converter to zoom-in approximately 2x to 3x with minimal image degradation.


When using the self-timer, a countdown to shutter release appears on the smartphone so you know exactly when the photo will be taken.


With a sharing button within the app, you can easily share favorite photos with friends and family via social networking services or e-mail.

Adding geotags

By transfering geotags acquired by your smartphone to the Olympus Air, you can add the geotags to photos saved on the camera's SD card.

Olympus Air open platform camera

The Olympus Air open platform camera is a new concept camera that fuses the intelligence of a smartphone and of an interchangeable lens camera. Using the Olympus Air lets any smartphone user easily capture interchangeable-lens-camera-quality photos.