More Olympus OM-D updates (new lens adapter, mash-up photo) 0

After avoiding being delisted from the Tokyo Stock Exchange, Olympus can now breathe a little and get itself ready with the launching of the rumored OM-D camera next month.

It looks like the camera rumors are getting real with each passing day as Japanese news service, Kyodo News International, recently reported that a new digital mirrorless interchangeable lens is going to be released by Olympus.

Some excerpts from the news report:

“Olympus Corp. plans to revive its once popular OM camera brand for its new digital mirrorless interchangeable lens camera this spring, industry sources said Thursday.”

“The new OM-D model will be offered in the United States, Europe and some Asian countries as the top model of the company’s digital mirrorless interchangeable lens camera series, selling for above 100,000 yen in Japan.”

Olympus OM-D updates:

  • reports that a new weather-sealed Olympus Four Thirds MMF 43 TO m43 adapter is coming along with the OM-D. The adapter will enable the OM-D to interface with the 14-35mm f/2.0, 35-100mm f/2.0, and 300mm f/2.8 Zuiko lenses.
  • There are rumors that new OM-D will be using a new Sony RGBW sensor, and reportedly the camera grip is not removable.
  • The guys at did a mash-up of the available OM-D leaked photos. See their rendition below:

If all goes according to plan, Olympus is set to officially announced the OM-D on February 8, 2012.