40MP High Res Shots in Olympus cameras will not require a tripod in the future

In recent interview with dpreview, Setsuya Kataoka from Olympus mentioned that the latest pixel/sensor shift technology used in the new E-M5 II MFT camera that allows the capture of a 40MP High Res Shot will be improved significantly and will no longer require a tripod:

According to Setsuya Kataoka, future OM-D cameras will be able to create multi-shot high resolution images in such a short time that photographers will be able to use the feature handheld.

He went on to explain that he expected the R&D team to make rapid progress in the development of the High Res Shot feature and that in time Olympus will be able to create a system will take less than 1/60sec instead of the current time of about one second.

Olympus High Res Shot explained:

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  • markdstump

    Nice 🙂

  • a-traveler

    Now we need a way to freeze the running kids for 1/60 8-D

    It could be useful with a 60mm f/2.8 Macro.

    • Chaitanya

      That 40Mp mode will be certainly useful for products and in controlled environment.

      • captaindash

        It probably will increase sharpness a bit, but I’d like to see a side by side shot from this camera and a Nikon D810 (or that new 50mp Canon). I’m betting it may give an output size of 40mp, but it won’t be the equivalent of a native 40mp photo if they’re only shifting the sensor a fraction of a pixel each time.

    • multimotyl

      In what sense is 16 mpix not enough for a picture of running kids?

  • TinusVerdino

    So they are saying don’t buy our camera just jet. next years model will be better.

    • saywhatuwill

      Osborne of Osborne computers says “that’s a bad idea.”

    • multimotyl

      Yes, any next years model will be better. Where’s the problem with that?

      Or maybe you think, that this is the best Olympus and from now on they will stop making new and better cameras?

    • Giuseppe De Rossi

      I don’t think so. They are saying: buy our lenses now because you’ll have a great body to which attach them to in the future 😛

  • Instead of saying how revolutionary the new technology is, It seems like they just ensured buyer reluctance to buying their brand new camera.

  • Marco –

    How long will it take to reach 1/60? 2 years? I’ll believe when I see it.

  • Pancanikonpus

    this is truely nice if can be done

  • Ренат Н.

    Hydra – iOS app very nice

  • captaindash

    So they put all that effort into moving the sensor a tiny bit and combining images, but they can’t be bothered to make sure they use proper english in the video? That’s just lazy. I took lots of french in school, but I wouldn’t use me to translate it in a video ad for a zillion dollar worldwide company.

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