What with all the launches from Canon and Nikon over the last few days, the second week of February will have to be re-christened “Camera Week” we think. Olympus are the next to tout their latest wares, revealing this morning the Olympus OM-D Micro Four Thirds system.
With this snapper using the Micro Four Thirds compact/interchangeable set up, here the OM’s heritage is really only shown through positioning and styling. You’l still be able to use OM lenses from the 35mm original SLR, but yo’ll have to purchase an MF-2 OM Adapter ring to do so, priced itself at £160.
Elsewhere the camera is bang up to date though; using a 16 megapixel Live MOS sensor, the camera offers five-axis stabilisation and super-quick autofocus settings.Olympus’s existing MFT range of lenses are compatible with this new kit, while the OM-D ships with a M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-50mm lens (24-100mm in 35mm terms).
The OM-D also sports a 1440k-dot electronic viewfinder for traditionalists, as well asa 3-inch adjusable touchscreen OLED display. ISO goes up to 25600,and you’ll get all the usual array of scene filters, as well as Full HD video recording, that you’d expect from a high-end compact.
Due in April, theOM-D will sell for £1149.99.