The first Olympus E-M10 photos have been leaked on the web along with the retail prices of the body-only version, as well as the two lens kit options for photographers.
As recent as last week, the first images of three upcoming Olympus lenses have showed up online. Some details of the optics and their prices have accompanied the pictures and the rumor mill is talking about a January 29 release date, one day after the launch of the weathersealed Fujifilm X-T1 camera.
Well, now it is the perfect time for newly-leaked photos and details to be put at your disposal, as the first Olympus E-M1 shots and price information have made their way on the internet.
First Olympus E-M10 photos leaked, black and silver models unofficially confirmed
The low-end OM-D model will be sold in black and silver versions, just like the trio of new lenses. Its design is inspired by the E-M5, which will most likely be welcomed by the company’s fans.
The E-M1 is a very powerful device, but its design has received some criticism from photographers and reviewers alike, as a mirrorless camera should be small and not feature a SLR-like large grip like Olympus’ flagship.
Either way, the photos also point to three dials and an electronic viewfinder on top of the shooter, while the grip is visible, but retains a smaller size.
Olympus E-M10 price for body-only version to be bigger than $750
Recent details from leaksters include the Olympus E-M10 price as well. It appears that the body-only version will be sold for 80,000 Japanese yens, which is approximately $770.
The single lens kit containing the new M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 EZ optic will retail for 95,000 Japanese yens / around $910.
A third price option will be made available and will consist of two lenses, one of them being the aforementioned 14-42mm, which will become available for 110,000 yens /about $1,055.
Specs list points to Olympus E-M10 being low-end OM-D camera
The Olympus E-M10 specs list is believed to include a 16-megapixel Micro Four Thirds sensor, similar in every aspect with the E-M5 model, except for the Phase Detection AF presence.
It will come packed with True Pic VII image processor, borrowed from the E-M1, built-in flash, and tri-axis image stabilization technology.
As you probably noticed from the price, the E-M10 will become the low-end OM-D camera, behind the E-M1 and E-M5. Its precise market availability is unknown, but it should not be very far away from January 29.