Olympus Patent Shows Off f/1.0 Lens for Its XZ Compact Series


While there isn’t much information available on it yet, Olympus seems to be playing with the idea of what would be the worlds fastest compact camera, according to Patent No. 2014-48359.

The 50mm (FF equivalent) f/1.0 lens shown in the above patent features nine elements grouped into seven pieces. However, other than the patent suggesting it would utilize the same 1/1.7″ sensor the rest of the Olympus XZ-series uses, there isn’t much information to go off of in terms of how Olympus might fully utilize it.

It may never see the light of day, but even in patent form, an f/1.0 lens on a compact camera is definitely turning some heads.

(via 4/3 Rumors)

  • lololol

    It will be a Bokeh Monster!

  • MJ Coffey

    No, it won’t. 1/1.7″ isn’t that big and the equivalent of f1.0 would be something like f4.5.

  • Mike

    Go ahead and have fun with your cropped 11mm photos.