Olympus has begun teasing the launch of the new OM-D E-M5II mirrorless camera, inviting people to come and see the “future of award-winning photography” in February 2015.
One of the most expected cameras of recent times is the replacement for the E-M5. The device has been confirmed by the Olympus president at Photokina 2014 and the rumor mill has been leaking details about it since then.
A bunch of photos of the shooter and its accessories have been leaked on the web, too, but now the Japanese company has started teasing the so-called E-M5II on its official social media channels.
Olympus calls is the “future of award-winning photography” and says that the camera is coming this February.
Olympus E-M5II teaser video says that the mirrorless camera will be announced in February 2015
The first Olympus E-M5II teaser video has been uploaded on the company’s YouTube channel.
The video begins with the E-M5, which was launched in 2012 and is an “award-winning” camera. It continues with the E-M1, which was released in 2013 and is also a shooter that has won awards.
Later, the teaser tells us that the E-M10, introduced in 2014, is, too, an award winning device. Finally, the short clip says that the “future of award-winning photography” is coming in February 2015.
Since the video consists only of OM-D cameras and the company’s president said that the E-M5 replacement is ready, then the “future of award-winning photography” is definitely the OM-D E-M5II.
The name of the camera has not been mentioned in the teaser, but we know it will be called like this because it has been registered on the website of the National Communications Commission in Taiwan.
Next-generation Olympus OM-D camera might be capable of capturing 40-megapixel photos
The specs of the OM-D E-M5II are unknown for the time being. However, from the leaked photos we can tell that the camera will employ a fully articulated display, built-in electronic viewfinder, no built-in flash, and multiple function buttons.
The rumor mill says that the E-M5II will feature the same 16-megapixel image sensor, but it will provide sensor shift technology, allowing users to capture 40-megapixel photos.
One more thing worth noting about the Olympus E-M5II teaser video is the fact that it could also be a hint that just one OM-D camera is coming this year. This has been the company’s strategy since the beginning and it does not seems like it will change anytime soon.
Sources are expecting the Micro Four Thirds shooter to become official prior to CP+ 2015, so stay tuned for the official announcement!