Several Olympus E-M1 photos have been leaked on the web ahead of the camera’s announcement along with information about pricing and the upcoming 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO M.Zuiko lens.
Earlier in 2013, the rumor mill has unearthed details about an alleged high-end Olympus Micro Four Thirds camera. The device has been touted for a fall 2013 introduction. Recently, it became clear that it will not act as the E-M5 replacement and its retail name will be “E-M1“.
As time went by, a detailed specifications list also showed up online. The new Micro Four Thirds shooter will be better equipped than the E-M5, therefore it will be available at higher prices.
Olympus E-M1 photos leaked ahead of camera’s official announcement
Since we are getting very close to the product’s launch event, it is natural for the Olympus E-M1 photos and new price information to be leaked through the grapevine.
Upon looking at the Olympus E-M1 pictures, one could easily notice that the camera shares many attributes from other devices. The new E-M1 has the body of the E-M5, the features of an E-P5, the grip of the E-5 Four Thirds, and an improved VF-4 electronic viewfinder.
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO lens rumored to be revealed, too
Olympus will announce a new MFT lens, too. The same event will witness the launch of the M.Zuiko Digital 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO optic. It comes packed with a 62mm filter diameter and a L-Fn button among others.
The MFT sensor means that the 12-40mm f/2.8 will offer photographers a 35mm focal length equivalent of 24-80mm. It is very likely that the new accessory will compete against Panasonic’s 12-35mm f/2.8 lens, which costs $1,139 at Amazon.
High-end OM-D E-M1 to feature 16MP sensor and built-in WiFi
The Olympus E-M1 specifications include a 16-megapixel image sensor with integrated phase-detection AF technology and no anti-aliasing filter. Its ISO can be cranked up to 25,600, while the shutter speed will range between 1/8000 and 60 seconds.
The new OM-D MFT camera will provide a 9fps continuous shooting mode, full HD video recording, and built-in WiFi. Additionally, the Japanese company will also release a MFT-FT adapter, allowing photographers to attach older FT lenses to their cutting-edge camera.
Body-only E-M1 price will be somewhat expensive
Sources familiar with the matter have decided that it would be nice to reveal the Olympus E-M1 prices as well. The body-only version will cost around $1,500, the 12-40mm kit will set you back about $2,200, while the 12-50mm kit will be sold for about $1,800.
The new Olympus 12-40mm f/2.8 lens will be priced at $900 and it will be compatible with all Micro Four Thirds shooters.