Olympus is rumored to put an electronic shutter into the OM-D E-M1 Mark II, which will be capable of capturing photos at 1/32000th of a second.
There are not too many cameras which can take photos with a shutter speed of 1/32000s. One example is the Fujifilm X-T1, which has gained this ability courtesy of a firmware update released towards the end of December 2014. Nevertheless, it seems like at least one future camera is gaining such ability. According to the rumor mill, Olympus will add a 1/32000s electronic shutter mode to the OM-D E-M1 Mark II, a Micro Four Thirds camera expected to show up at the Photokina 2016 event.
Newly-leaked Olympus E-M1 Mark II details hint at 1/32000s electronic shutter
More Olympus E-M1 Mark II details have been leaked on the web, although the camera will be launched roughly 18 months from now on.
It appears that the mirrorless camera with a Micro Four Thirds sensor will be capable of taking photos at a shutter speed of 1/32000th of a second. Sources are reporting that the Japan-based company will add an electronic shutter mode that will support such fast speeds.
The report says that Olympus already developed this technology a while ago. It seems like the company is saving it for a special occasion, which definitely suits the flagship OM-D camera.
The electronic shutter of 1/32000s will be useful in broad daylight, when there is too much light available and photographers do not have a neutral density filter or an assistant with a reflector at their disposal. This way, the shutter will be open for less time and the photos will not be overexposed.
Olympus will reveal the OM-D Mark II camera at Photokina 2016
Previously, it has been said that the E-M1 Mark II mirrorless camera will be announced at Photokina 2016. The world’s largest digital imaging event takes place once every couple of years, so the next edition will occur in 2016.
This launch date makes sense, as Olympus only introduced one OM-D-series camera per year: EM-5 in 2012, E-M1 in 2013, E-M10 in 2014, and the E-M5 Mark II in 2015, respectively.
The image sensor will gain a couple of megapixels, when compared to the current generation, as it will offer 18 megapixels. It is very likely that it will support the 40-megapixel high-res mode introduced in the E-M5 Mark II, but without the need of a tripod.