A list of new Olympus OM-D E-M5II specs has been leaked on the web, hinting that the Micro Four Thirds camera will be welcomed by action and sports photographers.
Olympus is expected to hold a major product launch event before the start of the CP+ 2015 event. The company has already sent press invitations to a show taking place on February 5, while CP+ 2015 will open its doors on February 12.
During the product launch event, the company will announce the E-M5II, which will become the E-M5 replacement. The photos of the Micro Four Thirds camera have already been leaked along with a detailed specifications list. However, another source is back with more information, which reveals the fact that the camera will be appreciated by action and sports photographers.
New Olympus OM-D E-M5II specs: 1/16000 shutter speed and 10fps continuous shooting mode
Recently, the leaked Olympus OM-D E-M5II specs has revealed the fact that the mirrorless camera will be weathersealed, just like the flagship OM-D E-M1. The E-M5II will be dustproof, freezeproof, and resistant to water droplets, thus being perfect for outdoor and wildlife photographers.
Nevertheless, it appears that the E-M5 successor will come packed with a maximum shutter speed of 1/16000th of a second and a continuous shooting mode of up to 10fps. This means that action and sports photographers will be more than prepared to shoot fast-moving objects using the E-M5II.
Moreover, the new OM-D-series camera will come packed with an improved image stabilization system that is even better than the one found in the E-M1. It will offer 5-stops of compensation and some interesting tools for videographers.
The camera will weigh about 420 grams. This weight probably includes the battery and the media card. For comparison, the E-M5 weighs 425 grams with the battery and media card.
Olympus E-M5II price details for European markets revealed
The price of the Olympus E-M5II has been leaked as well. Previously, it has been said that the mirrorless camera will retail for about £900 in the UK. Now it is being said that the device will cost €1,099 in European markets.
For the time being, the US market price remains unknown. There are some speculations that it will cost somewhere between $900 and $1,100, but you should wait for the official announcement before drawing any conclusions.
At this point, the Olympus E-M5 is available for only $599 at Amazon, which is a really good price.