The low-end OM-D camera that will be introduced by Olympus in January is actually the E-M5 replacement and the two cameras will share the same image sensor.
Here is the reason why it is always so hard to trust rumors. Sometimes they contradict one another and readers get confused as well as annoyed. Thankfully, the truth comes out invariably to help us get rid of all the doubts.
Clarifying this rumor will be a hard task, but the good thing is that trusted sources have revealed some new information that settles things: Olympus will actually replace the E-M5 with a new low-end OM-D camera soon.
Low-end Olympus OM-D camera will actually use E-M5 image sensor and replace the device in the process
“Soon” is actually very close as the new device will be revealed in January. A major event that takes place during the first month of the year is the Consumer Electronics Show. In 2014, CES opens its doors on January 7.
The Olympus E-M5 replacement will borrow some traits from its predecessor. The design will most likely be very similar, but the 16-megapixel image sensor will be identical.
Previously, it has been said that the new shooter will sport the same sensor as the E-M1. However, new intel suggests that this feature will come from its forerunner.
As for the ties with the E-M1, the upcoming OM-D shooter will be powered by the TruePic VII image processing engine. It will ensure that photos are processed faster and should also provide an improved optical quality as a result.
Olympus E-M5 replacement will not take its predecessor out of business
Despite the fact that it is getting replaced, the Olympus E-M5 will not go out of production. The Japanese company will continue to manufacture this Micro Four Thirds camera, but a significant price drop might sweeten the deal for you.
It is unknown how big the price reduction will be or for how long the mirrorless shooter will be in production, but it is safe to assume that it will not be discontinued anytime soon. After all, the E-M5 was the flagship OM-D camera until three months ago.
At the time of writing this article, Amazon is selling the OM-D E-M5 for $899 in Silver and Black colors.
The rumor mill has previously told us that a 25mm f/1.8 lens is on its way, too, so it remains to be seen whether or not these two will be unveiled together.