The Olympus E-M5II specs list has been leaked on the web, as the mirrorless camera with a Micro Four Thirds sensor is approaching its launch event scheduled for February 5.
Olympus is expected to announce a new OM-D-series camera on February 5, as the company has already sent invitations to the event.
Before its official introduction, the rumor mill has revealed the photos of the Micro Four Thirds shooter along with some of its price details.
We have heard some things about the Olympus E-M5II specs in the past. However, a trusted source has revealed a more detailed list containing the specifications of the upcoming mirrorless camera.
Leaked Olympus E-M5II specs list confirms that the camera will capture 40-megapixel photos
The most important aspect of the new OM-D E-M5II is the fact that it can definitely capture photos at 40 megapixels, as previously rumored. Olympus will put the same 16-megapixel Micro Four Thirds sensor into the device. A sensor shift system has been added, too, allowing the camera to compose eight images by shifting the sensor in 0.5-pixel steps.
Another important aspect is the fact that the E-M5 replacement is weathersealed, just like its bigger sibling, the E-M1. The camera will be resistant to water droplets, dust, and freezing temperatures.
The Olympus E-M5II will come with on-sensor 5-axis image stabilization technology, so that it will deliver blur-free photos even in low-light conditions.
This Micro Four Thirds shooter will feature built-in WiFi, allowing users to transfer photos to a mobile device. Furthermore, smartphone users will be able to remotely control the E-M5II.
Weathersealed Olympus OM-D E-M5II camera will come packed with fully articulated screen
The upcoming mirrorless camera will be powered by a TruePic VII image processor and will be able to capture full HD videos at up to 60fps, albeit it supports other frame rates, such as 24fps. The highest bitrate during video recording is said to stand at 77Mbps, so it could become a tool for amateur videographers.
Olympus E-M5II specs list is said to include a 2.36-million-dot electronic viewfinder, borrowed from the E-M1. On the back of the shooter, users will find a 3-inch 1.04-million-dot articulated LCD touchscreen. This will be an improvement over the E-M5, whose touchscreen is tiltable, while the new model will be fully articulated.
As stated above, the new device will be announced on February 5 and will be present at CP+ 2015, so stay tuned to find out all the details as soon as they become official!
The original Olympus E-M5 is available at Amazon for a special price around $600.