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Olympus E-M1 photos and price details unofficially revealed

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Olympus E-M1 photos and price details unofficially revealed

Several Olympus E-M1 photos have been leaked on the web ahead of the camera’s announcement along with information about pricing and the upcoming 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO M.Zuiko lens.

Earlier in 2013, the rumor mill has unearthed details about an alleged high-end Olympus Micro Four Thirds camera. The device has been touted for a fall 2013 introduction. Recently, it became clear that it will not act as the E-M5 replacement and its retail name will be “E-M1“.

As time went by, a detailed specifications list also showed up online. The new Micro Four Thirds shooter will be better equipped than the E-M5, therefore it will be available at higher prices.

Olympus E-M1 leaked
Olympus E-M1 leaked image reveals professional-like buttons and dials, as a testimony for the camera’s high-end factor.

Olympus E-M1 photos leaked ahead of camera’s official announcement

Since we are getting very close to the product’s launch event, it is natural for the Olympus E-M1 photos and new price information to be leaked through the grapevine.

Upon looking at the Olympus E-M1 pictures, one could easily notice that the camera shares many attributes from other devices. The new E-M1 has the body of the E-M5, the features of an E-P5, the grip of the E-5 Four Thirds, and an improved VF-4 electronic viewfinder.

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO lens
Leaked photo of the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO lens, which will provide a 35mm equivalent of 24-80mm and will be available for $900.

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO lens rumored to be revealed, too

Olympus will announce a new MFT lens, too. The same event will witness the launch of the M.Zuiko Digital 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO optic. It comes packed with a 62mm filter diameter and a L-Fn button among others.

The MFT sensor means that the 12-40mm f/2.8 will offer photographers a 35mm focal length equivalent of 24-80mm. It is very likely that the new accessory will compete against Panasonic’s 12-35mm f/2.8 lens, which costs $1,139 at Amazon.

Olympus E-M1 photo
Another Olympus E-M1 photo has been spotted on the web before the camera’s introduction.

High-end OM-D E-M1 to feature 16MP sensor and built-in WiFi

The Olympus E-M1 specifications include a 16-megapixel image sensor with integrated phase-detection AF technology and no anti-aliasing filter. Its ISO can be cranked up to 25,600, while the shutter speed will range between 1/8000 and 60 seconds.

The new OM-D MFT camera will provide a 9fps continuous shooting mode, full HD video recording, and built-in WiFi. Additionally, the Japanese company will also release a MFT-FT adapter, allowing photographers to attach older FT lenses to their cutting-edge camera.

Body-only E-M1 price will be somewhat expensive

Sources familiar with the matter have decided that it would be nice to reveal the Olympus E-M1 prices as well. The body-only version will cost around $1,500, the 12-40mm kit will set you back about $2,200, while the 12-50mm kit will be sold for about $1,800.

The new Olympus 12-40mm f/2.8 lens will be priced at $900 and it will be compatible with all Micro Four Thirds shooters.

Meanwhile, the E-P5 costs $999 at Amazon, the E-M5 will also take $999 out of your pockets, while the E-5 is available for $1,689.

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