Photokina: Olympus E-M1 Mark II on the way
Three years after the release of Olympus' flagship Micro Four Thirds camera, the OM-D E-M1, Olympus has announced the upcoming release of its successor, the OM-D E-M1 Mark II.
The new model will be built around a 20-megapixel Live MOS sensor and is expected to offer a top continuous shooting speed of 18 full-resolution raw frames per second with continuous AF and AE tracking, or 60 frames per second without AF.
The Mark II, which is expected to be available at the end of the year, will be equipped with a TruePic VIII Image Processor (which is claimed to be 3.5 times faster than previous TruePic processors) and a faster autofocus system that uses 121 cross-type, phase- and contrast-detection AF points. The camera automatically selects between contrast- and phase-detection AF depending on lens type, camera settings and lighting conditions for optimal focus accuracy.
The OM-D E-M1 Mark II is set to be the most capable video performer in the Olympus lineup, capable of shooting 4K video at 24p, with five-axis image stabilisation (electronic stabilisation for movies), making handheld 4K video capture possible.
The E-M1 Mark II will be dustproof, splashproof, and freezeproof (down to -10°C) and will feature two UHS-II SD slots.
Pricing has not been announced.
More info: www.olympus.com