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Olympus E-M1 to become the next OM-D camera this year

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Olympus E-M1 to become the next OM-D camera this year

An entry-level Olympus OM-D camera is rumored to be announced this fall and the rumor mill believes that it will be called E-M1, while its specs have just been leaked.

Olympus has been rumored to introduce a new OM-D camera for a long time. Previously, it has been believed that it will replace the E-M5 and that it will be called E-M6. However, things change and the rumor mill has now got a hold of the Olympus E-M1 specs.

We have heard through the grapevine that the Japanese company is actually working on an entry-level camera, which will definitely not substitute the E-M5. Now, it seems like inside sources are ready to leak more information, as well as a name.

Olympus OM-D E-M5
Olympus OM-D E-M5 will not be replaced this year. Instead, the new entry-level Olympus E-M1, whose specs have just been leaked, will be announced soon.

Specs of the Olympus E-M1, a new entry-level OM-D camera, have been leaked on the web

The Olympus E-M1 will be based on the E-M5 design, but it will have a bigger grip to look more like a DSLR. Moreover, an extra control dial will be added to its top.

As usual, it will sport a Micro Four Thirds mount, while a 16-megapixel sensor will capture the shots. It is possible that the image sensor is the same found in the E-M5.

The specs list continues with an 81-point AF system, 3-inch tilting LCD, and a maximum shutter speed of 1/8000th of a second.

The AF technology seems a little bit intriguing, but this device has been rumored to provide on-chip phase detection technology, so it remains to be seen whether Olympus has more surprises in tow or not.

Upcoming Olympus E-M1 to feature an electronic viewfinder and built-in WiFi

Sources are claiming that an electronic viewfinder will be available. It will provide a resolution of 2.3-million pixels.

The OM-D E-M1 will also be capable of recording up to 10 frames per second in continuous shooting mode.

Most of today’s digital cameras feature WiFi and the Olympus E-M1 will allow photographers to upload photos on smartphones and tablets.

Olympus poised to announce the OM-D E-M1 this summer

The Micro Four Thirds camera does not have an exact release date, yet, but it is believed that it will be unveiled sometime this summer.

The previous report suggested that we should expect the shooter this fall, so it remains to be determined which one is right.

For the time being, Amazon is offering the Olympus E-M5 for a price of $899.

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