The first photo of the Silver version of the Olympus E-M1 has showed up on the web and sources are claiming that the mirrorless camera is getting a firmware update with 4K video recording.
Olympus has been rumored to launch new Micro Four Thirds gear ahead of Photokina 2014. Several reports have suggested that a Silver Olympus E-M1 is also coming along with a firmware update for the camera.
A photo has showed up to prove that the Silver E-M1 is real and an unnamed source is claiming that the update is also coming and is bringing support for 4K video recording, allowing Olympus to compete against Panasonic and Sony.
Silver Olympus E-M1 photo shows up on the web ahead of August 30 launch event
The Silver Olympus E-M1 photo does not reveal too many details. However, we can safely assume that this is still the same mirrorless camera as the Black model, the only difference being the color.
The company is well-known for launching silver-black cameras in order to give users a retro feel. The high-end E-M1 will not skip past this body hue, so Olympus has probably decided to make it official in time for Photokina 2014.
Its launch event is said to take place on August 30 when the Olympus PEN E-PL7 camera is also scheduled to become official.
It is worth noting that we do not expect the Silver version to be more expensive than the Black one, which can be purchased for around $1,400 at Amazon.
Olympus E-M1 will be able to record 4K videos, courtesy of a new firmware update
The other rumor concerning the E-M1 is referring to a possible firmware update. We have heard this before, but now 43rumors has managed to grab more details from the rumor mill.
It is said that the Micro Four Thirds camera will definitely get 4K video recording support at 24fps, 25fps, 30fps, and 60fps frame rates.
Additionally, the Olympus E-M1 will be able to capture high-speed videos at 120fps and full HD resolution as well as 240fps and HD resolution, respectively.
New codecs will be added to the E-M1 along with “cinema grading” tools, which will be comparable to Sony A7S’ S-log feature. The firmware update will also bring “Motion Film” to this camera and many other unnamed photography-related features.
The problem here is that the information comes from a new source, while a trusted source (who has been right in the past) has debunked the claims. It remains to be seen who is right and who is wrong, so stay tuned to Camyx!