Olympus announced new OM-D E-M1 MFT camera

OLYMPUS OM-D E-M1 release

OLYMPUS OM-D E-M1 release

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)
Full-time AF Available
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)
AF illuminator Available
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)
AF tracking Available
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
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