Despite all financial troubles and high competition Olympus continuously releasing new quality cameras every year.
The new OM-D E-M1 MFT camera (MFT means Micro Four Thirds system) has been announced by Olympus and available for pre-order on major electronic shops.
This new Compact System Camera is a successor and upgrade to the very popular OM-D E-M5, which is on sale since 2012 and has a lot of new features according to the mingthein professional review.
There are no big surprises in specs, and the main features of the OM-D and EM1 are: the new Live-MOS 16MP sensor with on chip AF phase detection, new image processor (TruePic VII), no AA filter, 10fps in AF-S mode, 6.5fps in AF-C tracking mode together with the PDAF system, and 40 RAW frames buffer at 10fps, or 51 RAW frames at 6.5fps.
Olympus OM-D E-M1 camera technical specifications
|Specifications||Olympus OM-D E-M1 camera|
|AF system||High-speed imager AF (Contrast detection / On-Chip Phase-difference detection)|
|Focus mode||Single AF (S-AF) / Continuous AF (C-AF) / Manual Focus (MF) / S-AF + MF / AF tracking (C-AF + TR)|
|Magnified frame AF||Selectable from over 800 AF points
Enlarged view check by magnify button (available with old lenses without data communication)
Magnification x5, x7, x10(Default), x14 selectable
|Face detection AF / Eye detection AF||Available
Eye Detection AF mode: Off / Nearer-eye priority / Right-eye priority / Left-eye priority
|Focusing point / Focusing point selection mode||81-area multiple AF (Contrast detection AF), 37-area multiple AF (Phase-difference detection AF)
All target, Group target area (3×3-area), Single target(Standard Target Size/Small Target Size)
|Manual focus assis||Live view image is magnified when the focus ring is rotated. (at S-AF+MF or MF mode)|
|Peaking function||Available (White edge type, Black edge type)|
|Sequential shooting maximum speed||[Sequential shooting H mode]* 10.0 fps * in case of “I.S. Off”
[Sequential shooting L mode] 6.5 fps* in case of “I.S. OFF”
|Max. recordable pictures||[RAW] Max. 50 frames (in seq. shooting L), Max.41 frames (in seq. shooting H)|
|Dimensions and weight||130.4mm (W)× 93.5mm (H) × 63.1mm (D) 5.1″ (W) x 3.7″ (H) x 2.5″ (D)
with BLN-1 battery and Memory card Approx. 497g/17.5oz(1.1lbs)
body only Approx. 443g/15.6oz(0.98lbs)
source and image courtesy: Olympus