The first photos of the Olympus E-M10 Mark II have been leaked on the web before the Micro Four Thirds camera’s official announcement event that will occur in the near future.
We are already accustomed to seeing Japan-based sources leaking photos or specs of products waiting to be officially unveiled. The next camera to be introduced is the Olympus E-M10 Mark II, which was not expected until early 2017. However, the rumor mill has revealed that it is coming in August 2015.
Before its product launch event, the first Olympus E-M10 Mark II photos have showed up online. At first glance, it can be seen that the Mark II version has undergone many design changes when compared to its predecessor which will help users differentiate between the duo.
Olympus E-M10 Mark II photos revealed, detailing design changes
Inside sources have revealed that the OM-D E-M10 Mark II will not be a major improvement over the OM-D E-M10 when it comes down to the specs list. Nevertheless, something must set apart the two and, beside the obvious but minor spec upgrade, the design will be significantly altered.
The newly-leaked Olympus E-M10 Mark II photos are showing that the mode dials on the camera’s top right (as seen from the back) are now bigger and they appear sturdier.
Moreover, the design has been streamlined, making the new camera look modern. The rounded corners have been straightened, while the texture has been improved, too.
Another dial and button has been added on top of the camera, causing the rearrangement of the buttons. Although this is a lower-end camera, it now looks like it has been designed for professionals and it remains to be seen whether it will feel like this or not.
The Olympus E-M10 Mark II photos are showing the Micro Four Thirds camera in a black and silver color combination. As usual, this will be referred to as the “silver” version. For now, we do not know if an all-black version is in the works, too.
OM-D E-M10 Mark II to use same sensor as its predecessor
No new specifications have been leaked, so we know few things about the OM-D E-M10 Mark II camera. It seems like the shooter will feature the same 16-megapixel sensor as the original E-M10.
Additionally, it will employ built-in WiFi connectivity and it will be made in Vietnam. Olympus will announce it soon and the release date will not be delayed for long.
The Olympus E-M10 is available at Amazon for about $500. As stated above, stay tuned for the official launch event!