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Olympus E-M10 release date scheduled for January 29

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Olympus E-M10 release date scheduled for January 29

The Olympus E-M10 release date is rumored to have been scheduled for January 29 during an event that will also include the launch of three new lenses.

Another main subject for the rumor mill is the entry-level Olympus OM-D camera, called E-M10. The Micro Four Thirds shooter has been sitting on the lips of inside sources for a long time and they have managed to leak a fair share of details before its first official appearance.

After being said that it would act as an E-M5 replacement, newer and more reliable information has revealed that the camera is actually a low-end OM-D and will not substitute the former flagship.

Olympus E-M10 release date rumored to have been set for January 29

Olympus OM-D
How the Olympus OM-D series might look like as of January 29, after the E-M10 launch.

The E-M1 will remain the high-end shooter in the series, the E-M5 will be placed below it in the middle section, while the E-M10 will claim the entry-level spot to complete the OM-D line-up.

The naming scheme even makes sense, but a lot of MFT adopters have been curious to find out when the device becomes official. According to several sources who have been right in the past, the Olympus E-M10 release date is January 29.

An event has been scheduled for 5AM London time on January 29, one day after the announcement of the Fujifilm X-T1 weathersealed camera.

Olympus’ next camera will allegedly feature a 16-megapixel image sensor without Phase Detection AF technology, 3-axis in-body image stabilization system, True Pic VII image processor, built-in flash, and a tiny body that will make it look more like an E-PL model.

If it is placed below the E-M5, then it will be priced lower than the mid-level OM-D, which is available for $799 at Amazon.

Three new Olympus lenses
Photos of three new Olympus lenses leaked on the web ahead of their announcement.

The January 29 event will also include three new lenses. The first is the M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 EZ pancake zoom lens. It would be offered as the kit optic for the E-M10, but separately it will cost around $300.

The second lens is the M.Zuiko Digital 25mm f/1.8 prime that will provide a 35mm equivalent of 50mm. It should be priced around the $300 mark.

Finally, the 9mm f/8 fisheye will become official, too. It will serve as a lens cap, although it will be very useful for photographers who are fond of shooting with an ultra wide-angle optic.

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