Olympus will announce the OM-D E-M10 Mark II by the end of this week and its specifications have just been leaked on the web.
A new Micro Four Thirds camera will become official this week. Olympus will introduce a successor to the low-end camera of the OM-D series. Some photos and details about the E-M10 Mark II have already been leaked online, but now it is time for more detailed information to show up.
A trusted source has revealed new Olympus E-M10 Mark II specs, showing that the upcoming mirrorless camera will offer some improvements over its predecessor in addition to the already-known cosmetic changes.
Olympus E-M10 Mark II specs revealed before official announcement
Despite the novelties, the E-M10 Mark II will be only a minor improvement over the E-M10. The Micro Four Thirds shooter will feature the same 16-megapixel Live MOS sensor, but it will employ an in-body 5-axis image stabilization system, whereas its predecessor features a 3-axis IS technology.
Videographers will be happy to hear that the camera will record full HD videos at up to 60fps, which is an improvement over the 30fps frame rate of the original unit (the new specs list says that the frame rate will remain at 30fps – see our update below). As for 4K support, the company has only added a 4K time-lapse movie mode into this device.
The leaked Olympus E-M10 Mark II specs list adds that the device will be able to capture up to 8.5fps in continuous shooting mode, up from the 8fps burst mode on the E-M10.
The electronic viewfinder is now an OLED unit with a resolution of 2.36 million dots, while the tilting touchscreen on the back seems to be the same 3-inch unit. This camera will employ a metal body and will be released in black and silver colors, just like its predecessor.
Olympus will begin selling the E-M10 Mark II in early September. It will be available in multiple kits: body-only, 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 EZ lens, and double zoom lens.
Mark II version to provide a more premium feeling than the original version
From previous rumors, we know that the Olympus E-M10 Mark II specs list will include an electronic shutter mode
The design seems to include better materials and texture, while the buttons and dials have been rearranged. The leaked photos have shown that it has all been done in good taste and it should offer a premium feeling to beginner photographers.
As mentioned above, stay tuned for the official announcement event that is scheduled to take place within the next few days. In the meantime, Amazon is selling the OM-D E-M10 with a $100 discount.
Update: More Olympus E-M10 Mark II specs have showed up online from the same source along with a confirmation of the announcement date.
The Micro Four Thirds camera will be announced tomorrow, August 25. It will feature an electronic shutter, but its maximum shutter speed will remain at 1/4000s, whereas the longest shutter speed will be 60 seconds.
The native ISO sensitivity will range between 200 and 25,600, while a LOW 100 ISO option will sit at users disposal. The aforementioned 5-axis IBIS will provide up to 4-stops of stabilization.
Olympus will put an 81-point autofocus system into the shooter along with Touch AF shutter and AF target pad support. WiFi has been confirmed to be present along with in-camera editing tools, such as 14 Art filters.
The camera will have a built-in flash and will weigh about 390 grams including the battery and SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card. Its measurements are said to stand at 119.5 x 83.1 x 46.7 millimeters.
As stated in this article, the maximum frame rate during full HD video recording was set at 60fps, an improvement over the 30fps of the original E-M10. However, the updated information confirms that the video mode will remain the same and that maximum frame rate will be 30fps at full HD resolution.
Once again we remind you to keep an eye on Camyx for Olympus E-M10 Mark II’s launch on August 25!