Olympus announces OM-D E-M10 Mark IV and 100-400mm f/5-6.3 lens

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Olympus may be going through the motions of an imminent sale, but that hasn't stopped the company from announcing two new products - the compact OM-D E-M10 Mark IV and the M. Zuiko Digital ED 100-400mm f/5-6.3 IS super-telephoto zoom lens.

The E-M10 is a modest upgrade over its predecessor, bringing with it a 20MP Live MOS sensor and TruePic VIII processor, along with up to 4.5 stops of shake reduction. Olympus says there's improvements to autofocus tracking and there's also face and eye detection AF, and 15fps continuous shooting.

In addition, there's a flip-down LCD screen with a dedicated selfie mode, a 2.36M-dot OLED electronic viewfinder, 4K/30p video capture, support for USB charging, and built-in WiFi.

The other new addition is the M. Zuiko Digital ED 100-400mm f/5-6.4 IS lens, which offers a hugely versatile 35mm equivalent focal range of 200-800mm.

According to Olympus there's also in-lens image stabilisation, and a dust- and splash-proof construction. Inside, there's 21 lens elements in 15 groups, including four extra-low dispersion (ED) elements, two Super High Refractive (Super HR) lenses and two regular HR lenses. 

The lens weighs 1,120g and is 205.7mm long, and has a minimum focusing distance of 1.3m throughout the zoom range. There is even a maximum magnification of 0.57x for “telemacro” shooting, and the new lens is fully compatible with Olympus' 1.4x and 2x teleconverters, which converts the lens into a 280-1120mm f/7.1-9.0 or a monster 400-1600mm f/10-f/13, respectively.

The OM-D E-M10 Mark IV body is available in silver of black for an RRP of AU$1299, or with an M.Zuiko ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 EZ kit lens for AU$1499. 

The M.Zuiko Digital ED 100-400mm f/5.0-6.3 IS lens has a (very reasonable) RRP of AU$2299, and will be available in late August. You can find out more about both products at Olympus' website.

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