Olympus will announce the Mark II version of the OM-D-series E-M10 camera soon and the upcoming shooter will employ the same 16-megapixel sensor as its predecessor.
After the first mention of its existence, the rumor mill has decided to reveal more Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II details. The mirrorless camera will be unveiled and released sometime by the end of the third quarter of 2015.
Until its official launch, an insider is reporting that the Mark II version will not be a major improvement over its forerunner. In fact, the new model will be using the same Micro Four Thirds sensor as its predecessor, which offers 16 megapixels.
New Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II details leaked on the web
The E-M10 is the low-end mirrorless camera of the OM-D-series. Olympus launched it in early 2014 and its replacement has been said to show up in 2017. However, the company has altered its plans and the E-M10 II will become official in Q3 2015, most likely this August.
Following its registration on Postel’s website, new Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II details have been leaked on the web. The leakster says that the mirrorless shooter will not have any revolutionary specs, nor any major improvements over its predecessor.
The new version will use the same 16-megapixel Micro Four Thirds sensor as the E-M10, suggesting that it will also have the same built-in 3-axis image stabilization system.
Although it has not been specifically excluded, the 40-megapixel high-resolution mode in the E-M5 Mark II will probably not be added into the E-M10 Mark II. Either way, this MILC is coming soon and we will find out its full specs list as soon as it happens.
Olympus E-M10 II to feature built-in WiFi
Meanwhile, here is what we already know about the device. Olympus will keep the naming scheme introduced by the E-M5 replacement. It will be called E-M10 Mark II and it will be made in Vietnam.
The name registration at Postel also confirms that the Micro Four Thirds camera will come packed with built-in WiFi connectivity. This way, photographers will be able to transfer files to a smartphone or tablet and to control the mirrorless camera remotely using a mobile device.
Unfortunately, the details are rather scarce, but we feel the need to reiterate the fact that the Mark II version will not change much compared to the original unit. For now, the E-M10 is available at Amazon for about $500.