More details about the Olympus OM-D E-M5 replacement have been leaked on the web ahead of the mirrorless camera’s purported February 2015 announcement event.
Micro Four Thirds fans have been expecting the successor of the Olympus E-M5 for a very long time. However, the E-M1 and the E-M10 have been launched in the meantime.
The rumor mill has hinted that the device could become official at Photokina 2014, the world’s largest digital imaging event that took place in September 2014.
Unfortunately, the trade fair has not been the birthplace of this shooter. Still, some information about the Olympus OM-D E-M5 replacement has come out of this year’s Photokina, with the company’s president saying that the camera is “ready” and that it is coming “soon”.
Now, the rumor mill has returned with more details, stating that the mirrorless camera is coming in February 2015 with a new design and a new image sensor capable of capturing photos at a higher resolution.
Olympus OM-D E-M5 replacement to have new high-resolution sensor with PDAF
A lot of things have been said about the successor of the mid-level OM-D camera. However, we can take Olympus’ word for it and expect the shooter to become official soon.
After initially stating that the device is coming in January 2015, trusted sources have confirmed that the Olympus OM-D E-M5 replacement is coming during the first week of next February.
Now, a new set of details regarding the shooter have been revealed. The image sensor is said to be brand new and to offer a higher resolution. Although the sensors of the current OM-D-series cameras are different, they are all offering a resolution of 16 megapixels, so an increase will definitely be welcomed by the users.
Furthermore, it is rumored that the sensor will come packed with Phase Detection AF technology, unlike the sensor found in its predecessor.
Next-gen E-M5 will be different from current Olympus OM-D siblings
In regards to the design of the Olympus OM-D E-M5 replacement, it is rumored that the Micro Four Thirds camera will not look like the current OM-D shooters.
The style has not been mentioned, but it would be interesting to see if the new model will resemble the older OM-D film cameras or not.
Regardless of where it is getting its looks from, the Olympus E-M6 (or whatever it will be called) will make its appearance in early 2015, so stay tuned for more information!