Olympus OM-D E-M5 officially announced 0

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.

For more info, visit the camera’s official site: http://olympusomd.com or download the full press release here.

[Olympus Australia]