It hasn’t been officially announced yet, but pictures of the upcoming OM-D Micro Four Thirds shooter have been appearing on the internet thanks to an Amazon Japan listing that has already been rescinded. The camera sports a very 70’s style look and is scheduled to be launched next month with an alleged price tag of USD $1,460 (approximately Php 61,300).
As seen in the photos, it comes with an optional battery grip but no built-in flash. Some of its specs have also been leaked, and we now know that the unit is capable of shooting at 4 fps with a 16.1 megapixel EDR CMOS sensor. It has an ISO range of 200-25,600, a shutter speed of 60-1/4000 seconds, and full HD video recording up to 29 minutes. At 122mm x 89mm x 43mm in size and 454 grams in weight with its kit lens attached, the camera is pretty compact and light compared to other digital SLRs. It also has a tilt-able 3-inch OLED touch screen and a 1.44-megapixel electronic viewfinder that enables photographers to check the Art Filter effect, color temperature, and exposure levels all in real-time. Its body is weather sealed and the unit comes in silver and black.
A bunch of new accessories have also been announced for the Olympus OM-D E-M5, and camera enthusiasts demanding top-notch quality who dig the retro look of this forthcoming issue from Olympus will certainly be very pleased once it’s released.