The rumor mill has revealed new images of the Olympus E-M10 Mark II as well as details about the Micro Four Thirds camera which will be announced by the end of August.
Olympus will announce a new Micro Four Thirds camera towards the end of this month. The Japanese company will introduce a replacement for the low-end OM-D-series model, called E-M10, in the body of the E-M10 Mark II.
The new unit has had a couple of photos leaked on the web along with some information. However, is time to show off a few new Olympus E-M10 Mark II images, while confirming more details about this mirrorless camera.
New Olympus E-M10 Mark II images reveal new details about the camera
The first photos of the device showed the silver version of the camera from the front and from the top. The new images are revealing the black version as well as its back side in order to confirm that the button placement has been arranged on the back, too.
The top dials and controls are now placed in a different manner, so it makes sense to alter the buttons on the back. Olympus will also release the ECG-3 grip for E-M10 Mark II users. Overall, the Mark II version of the E-M10 will look and feel more professional than its predecessor therefore photographers will welcome the changes.
Sources are reporting that the E-M10 Mark II measures 119.5 x 83.1 x 46.7mm, while weighing 390g grams. This means that the new model will be a tad bigger, but lighter than its forerunner which measures 119 x 82 x 46mm and weighs 396 grams.
Olympus will certainly put the same 16MP sensor in the Mark II version
Beside the new Olympus E-M10 Mark II images, the same trusted source has confirmed that the camera will employ a 16-megapixel image sensor. This information has been reported by a different source, so we might as well treat it as a fact.
Once again, the leakster is stating that the Mark II will be more of a cosmetic change than a major spec upgrade. The camera will still have WiFi technology, while one of the only internal changes will be the addition of an electronic shutter.
The Micro Four Thirds camera is expected to become official during the last week of August. More details will show up until then, so stay tuned to Camyx and check out the price of the original E-M10 at Amazon for a drop in the near future.