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  1. Daily FTU hints and tips: Olympus Supersonic Wave Drive (SWD) explained

    No.8: What's the fuss about SWD?

    SWD stands for SuperSonic Wave Drive. It's Olympus' own technology and is used in three areas across the company's camera body and lens products.

    Olympus has developed and patented several technologies that centre around the transmission of mechanical energy through high frequency vibrations. These vibrations are at so-called 'supersonic' frequencies in excess of around 25KHz, and they project wave forms through otherwise solid media, ...