Olympus is once again rumored to announce a high-end OM-D camera with a hybrid Four Thirds-Micro Four Thirds mount, in order to replace the E-5.
The Olympus E-5 is the company’s flagship Four Thirds camera. It consists of a DSLR-styled device that has been launched towards the end of 2010. Although FT shooters are pretty rare these days, as the Micro Four Thirds mount’s popularity is rising, they are not dead, yet.
New Olympus camera to accommodate both FT and MFT lens mounts
Olympus will replace the E-5, as the shooter will come packed with high-end specs. However, the E-M5 will not be substituted by this shooter, as its successor is planned for 2014.
The new Olympus camera does not have a name for the time being. Its specs list is also scarce and the only confirmed aspect is its ability to support FT-MFT lenses.
Unfortunately, the price category is also unknown to us, but the device should not be expected to retail at cheap costs.
High-end Olympus E-M7 to be introduced in September
Getting back to the Olympus E-M5, the shooter is said to be succeeded by another camera in 2014.
It has already been established that a higher-end OM-D apparatus will be revealed this September. It may be sold under the name of Olympus E-M7 and it will be better than the E-M5, but it is not replacing it.
Entry-level Olympus E-M1 coming this fall alongside a couple of MFT lenses
Another camera ready to be introduced this fall is the Olympus E-M1. This camera will be an entry-level OM-D shooter that will feature a 16-megapixel sensor, low-resolution electronic viewfinder, and 2-axis image stabilization.
A couple of new Micro Four Thirds lenses are expected to become official during the same event as the E-M1 and E-M7. At the time being, it remains to be seen whether or not the hybrid FT-MFT camera is coming on the same date.