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Olympus E-M10 Mark II announcement taking place this August

Olympus E-M10 Mark II announcement taking place this August

The official product launch event of the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II mirrorless camera with a Micro Four Thirds sensor will allegedly take place during the last week of August.

It has recently been revealed that Olympus is working on a successor to the E-M10, an OM-D-series mirrorless camera employing a Micro Four Thirds mount and sensor.

A trusted source has even got a hold of the device’s photos, while a different source has revealed some details about the product which will be called E-M10 Mark II.

Among these gossips, there was one which said that the shooter would be unveiled in early August. However, it turned out to be false. Now, according to a more reliable source, the Olympus E-M10 Mark II announcement is said to take place during the final week of this month.

Olympus E-M10 Mark II front leaked
A leaked photo of the Olympus E-M10 Mark II, which will be announced in the last week of August with an electronic shutter..

Olympus E-M10 Mark II announcement event rumored to take place in late August

The Japan-based company will hold a product launch event towards the end of August 2015 in order to reveal the E-M10 successor. The new model will not be a major improvement over its forerunner, instead being a minor one.

Nevertheless, there will be some cosmetic changes which will improve the design and functionality of the camera. The Mark II version will look better, while users will be able to access the controls easier than before.

The trusted source is reporting that the new model will come packed with an electronic shutter that will provide a faster shutter speed than its predecessor, which employed a mechanical shutter with a maximum speed of 1/4000s.

It seems like we should not expect much during the Olympus E-M10 Mark II announcement event. The Micro Four Thirds camera will feature a similar 16-megapixel sensor as well as built-in WiFi connectivity, just like its predecessor.

The price of the original E-M10 has been set at $499 for many months now. We will keep an eye on it, as a price drop is usually a sign that a newer model is coming out soon.

Either way, sources say that the device will be introduced during the final week of August. Until then, all the gossips must be taken with a grain of salt. You can stay tuned for more information as we also need to find out whether or not one or more lenses are joining the camera.

Source: 43rumors.

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