The Olympus E-M1 price has been leaked by an inside source, thus putting the upcoming high-end OM-D camera back into the news, while the E-P5 has received a firmware update.
Olympus is working on a new higher-end OM-D camera. It will not replace the E-M5, instead choosing to substitute the E-5. Since it will displace a Four Thirds shooter, the new shooter is rumored to feature a Four Thirds-Micro Four Thirds mount.
Olympus E-M1 price set to be €1,500 in Europe
Until the announcement, the rumor mill has leaked a lot of details and specs
E-M1 is a higher-end camera than the E-M5 therefore it will be more expensive
The leaked E-M1 price is specified in euro, so Olympus might sell it for more money in Europe than in the United States. Just for the record, the camera getting replaced, the E-5, can be purchased for $1,679 at Amazon.
It is worth noting that the device will feature better specs than the OM-D E-M5. This shooter is available for $899 at Amazon. However, its launch price has been $999, so it is natural for the E-M1 to be more expensive than its smaller sibling.
Olympus E-M1 specs have been leaked already
The specs list of the Olympus E-M1 includes a 16-megapixel sensor, 3-inch articulated display, built-in WiFi, integrated high-resolution electronic viewfinder, HDR mode, AF assist lamp, and up to 10fps in continuous shooting mode.
The Japanese company will add plenty of buttons and dials to the camera, in order to give a more professional look and feel. This means that Olympus is actually aiming higher, but the E-M1 will certainly have to be impressive if consumers are to pay €1,500 for it.
Olympus E-P5 firmware update 1.2 released for download
In the meantime, Olympus has released a minor firmware update for the E-P5. The PEN camera is now upgradeable to firmware version 1.2, which comes packed with improved Eye-Fi support.
The E-P5 has had its transfer mode options altered, when it comes down to Eye-Fi cards. Either way, the new update can be downloaded at the product’s official support page.
Nevertheless, should you not have an E-P5, but want one, the camera can be bought at Amazon for $999.