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
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.