In January, the camera specialist pure4c from Munich invited us to attend a product presentation by a manufacturer with whom film and video professionals had had little to do before: Olympus. The well-known brand, which is predominantly associated with photography cameras, presented a new high-speed camera called i-SPEED PL.
In reality, manufacturing consumer cameras is only a small part of what Olympus does. Its focus is on medical technology (endoscopes, microscopes) and industrial test apparatus.
The high-speed cameras for industry arose from the latter of these sectors, and these then led to the variant for the world of film and video.