Olympus has begun teasing a soon-to-be-announced flagship camera which supports interchangeable lenses, most likely the long-rumored E-M1.
It is no longer a secret that Olympus is working on a high-end OM-D camera. It will not replace the E-M5 and it will not be called E-M7. As sources have leaked more information, it became clear that it will retail under the name of E-M1.
Olympus E-M1 teaser shows up online, announcement is imminent
Recently, the Olympus E-M1 has been caught in several pictures, along with a 12-40mm lens that will join the Micro Four Thirds mount lineup.
As if we needed even more evidence, the Japanese company has begun teasing a “flagship camera with interchangeable lenses”.
The corporation says that it will open up a new era in photography. Moreover, it is very likely that at least two new optics will be launched as the teaser says “lenses” instead of ” lens.
Teaser hints at Four Thirds and Micro Four Thirds lenses compatibility
The Olympus E-M1 teaser is available on the European branch’s website. Meanwhile, the Japanese division is showing a different teaser. Either way, both of them say the same thing: a flagship camera and a new lens are coming soon.
If it were to compare the two teasers, the European one is more interesting. The first reason is the presence of the Four Thirds logo alongside the Micro Four Thirds one.
Previously, it has been said that the E-M1 will sport a hybrid FT-MFT mount, that would support both types of lenses. Recently, it has been revealed that the company will more likely supply an adapter for FT lenses, while naturally “accepting” MFT optics.
The second reason refers to the image sensor, which stands on a support that appears to be movable. This confirms that the camera will support built-in optical image stabilization technology, just like the new E-P5, which is available at Amazon for $999.
Olympus to announce E-M1 during the first half of September
Olympus is rumored to hold the launch event on September 13. However, sources are indicating that the press release will be made public at least two days earlier.
It remains to be seen whether or not the $1,500 price tag and the specs leaked by the rumor mill are the real deal.
A lot of excitement has been built around the shooter which will feature an E-M5 body, E-5 grip, and E-P5 specifications, so there is a lot of pressure on Olympus’ shoulders.