The rumored Olympus OM-D camera has been confirmed as the E-M5 successor and some details about the shooter have been leaked in the process, such as the fact that it will record 4K videos.
Sources have recently begun talking about a new OM-D mirrorless camera that will be introduced by Olympus in January 2015. The most likely candidate has been said to be the E-M5 replacement, as the company’s president confirmed that the camera is “ready” during an interview at Photokina 2014.
Now, new sources are back with more information. They are claiming that the device in question will indeed serve as a successor to the E-M5. Additionally, the new mirrorless camera will be weathersealed and will be capable of recording videos at 4K resolution.
Olympus OM-D camera coming in January 2015 will replace the E-M5 and will record 4K videos
When Panasonic announced the GH4, its rivals remained without an answer. Sony has launched the A7S shortly thereafter, a camera which can capture 4K movies, but it can only do so using an external recorder.
Although consumers are getting more and more interested in higher resolutions, it appears that the digital imaging offer is rather limited. Thankfully, more companies are expected to launch 4K shooters in the near future.
One of them is Olympus, whose E-M5 replacement will definitely shoot movies at Ultra HD resolution. The device will come with multiple frame rate options, including 24fps, 25fps, and 30fps.
It appears that the upcoming Olympus 4K mirrorless camera will be selected to fight against the Panasonic GH4 and Sony A7S, as it will be focused on video features. This means that the E-M1 will remain the flagship OM-D camera.
Upcoming Olympus 4K mirrorless camera will be weathersealed, just like its predecessor
The other piece of information leaked by the rumor mill is about weathersealing. Just like the E-M5 and the E-M1, the new Olympus 4K mirrorless camera will be weathersealed, therefore photographers and videographers will be able to keep doing their job in harsh environmental conditions.
The remainder of the device’s specs list has not been leaked for the time being. However, it has been revealed that the camera will employ a unique image sensor, which will most likely be a Micro Four Thirds model.
Previously, it has been claimed that this Olympus OM-D camera will be exciting, so it remains to be seen how the Japan-based company will surprise its customers.