The long wait is over as Olympus Australia finally unveiled the new OM-D E-M5.
Excerpts from the official press release:
Olympus Imaging Australia has today launched the much anticipated new OM-D (OM Digital Compact System Camera) series, with the announcement of its inaugural E-M5 model. Featuring an integrated 1.44 megapixel electronic viewfinder and 16 megapixel LiveMOS image sensor, it is the world’s fastest autofocusing camera and is equipped with the world’s first five-axis image stabiliser integrated into its weather-proof alloy body.
Here are some key features of the Olympus OM-D E-M5:
- Electronic Viewfinder with 1.44 megapixel resolution (advanced aspherical optics, 18mm eyepoint and 100% field of view)
- World’s fastest autofocus speed using FAST-AF technology (with 35 AF zones and 3D AF tracking)
- World’s first 5-axis image stabiliser (maximum -5 EV stabilisation capability; live image-stabilised view; built-into camera body; stills and video)
- 16 megapixel LiveMOS high-speed image sensor (ISO 25600 maximum sensitivity)
- TruePic VI advanced image processor
- Full HD video with Multi-motion image stabilisation (broadcast quality; stereo sound)
- 3 inch tilting OLED touch-screen with 610,000 pixels
- 9 frames per second sequential shooting rate
- Splashproof and Dustproof metal alloy chassis
The Olympus OM-D E-M5, which comes in either black or silver color, is going to be available in April 2012. The suggested retail price is yet to be announced.