Following a bevy of leaks, the Olympus OM-D EM-1 has finally been officially announced. And, to say the least, it's a beast of a mirrorless camera. Head on past the break for all the specs and details on the new OM-D!
Olympus is well known for the excellent PEN line of mirrorless cameras that it's released over the past couple of years. However, they've left a gap in their product line for 3 years now - the DSLR for the professional audience.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying the EM-1 is a DSLR - it's very much a mirrorless interchangeable camera. However, the feature set and design would suggest other wise - the EM-1 features a new 16.3 megapixel MOS sensor with no AA filter, TruePic VII image processor, phase/contrast autofocus, 5 axis image stabilization, 10fps burst rate, mic jack, and 2.36 million dot EVF, along with a ton of dials, buttons, switches, and a larger, more comfortable grip typically found on DSLRs. Of course, this is a modern mirrorless camera, so it'll have bells and whistles like Wi-Fi, built in HDR, art filters, and even in camera image editing. Essentially, Olympus has taken everything they've learned from making CSC cameras, and brought out their vision of what could only be described as a DSLR killer in mirrorless form. i'm excited to see how it handles and performs, I'll say that much.
Pricing starts at $1,399.99 (body only) and goes up to $2,199.99 for the kit with a brand new 12-40mm f2.8 lens. The EM-1 comes in any color you'd like, as long as it's black of course.