The first photo of the Olympus E-P5 Micro Four Thirds camera has been leaked on the web ahead of the shooter’s official announcement in early May.
Olympus E-P5 release date to be announced on May 11 or a couple of days sooner
It appears that the new Micro Four Thirds system will be officially unveiled on May 11. However, sources familiar with the matter believe that a May 9 reveal date is more likely, as it would make much more sense.
Anyway, the camera has had its first photo leaked online by a trusted source. There are several things which are noticeable in the picture, including the fact that this is definitely a Micro Four Thirds system with interchangeable lens.
Leaked Olympus E-P5 image confirms 17mm f/1.8 lens and no electronic viewfinder
Speaking of the lens, Olympus has opted to add a brand new M.Zuiko 17mm f/1.8 optic. At this point it is unclear whether the camera will become available only with this kit or if the company will choose to sell it with the more popular 14-42mm.
Another confirmation consists of the fact that there is no integrated electronic viewfinder. This means that professionals will definitely have access to an external electronic or, why not, optical viewfinder at some point into the future.
“Best in class” autofocus speed touted
Source are speculating that Olympus has enhanced the autofocus speed in the E-P5. It is said that the new MFT system will have a “best in class” AF speed.
Other details about the Olympus E-P5, which are just rumors at this point, consist of the camera’s image sensor. It is said that the shooter will come packed with a 16-megapixel sensor, the same one found in the Olympus E-M5.
The mirrorless camera is very close to its release date, but this does not mean that MFT fans should hold their breath over it. It remains to be seen whether or not Olympus’ bet on getting back to a retro-like design will be a winning one.