Olympus E-M5 Replacement Rumored To Be Announced in Early 2015

Olympus is rumored to be working on a new E-M5 successor camera, which could be announced sometime in early 2015.

Photokina 2014 is the world’s largest digital imaging event and will start in September. The rumor mill already mentioned a new OM-D mirrorless camera but unfortunately it will not be a replacement for the OM-D E-M5.

According to recent rumors, Olympus is developing a replacement for the OM-D E-M5 mirrorless camera but the camera will not be unveiled at the Photokina 2014.

As we posted earlier, Olympus is set to announce the silver edition OM-D E-M1 micro four thirds camera with a big firmware upgrade around the Photokina event.

See Olympus E-M10 vs E-M5 vs E-M1 Comparison

Olympus E-M5 Replacement Rumored To Be Announced in Early 2015


The OM-D E-M5 is a Micro Four Thirds camera announced back in February 2012. Olympus E-M5 feature a 16 megapixel sensor, ISO up to 25,600, high resolution 1.4million dot EVF, built-in image stabilization and tiling touch screen.

Currently the Olympus OM-D line-up consists of the entry-level E-M10, the mid-level E-M5, and the high-end E-M1 shooters. So if there will be a E-M5 replacement model than the specs list of the new E-M5 successor has to be lower than the E-M1, otherwise it would kill the E-M1 sales.

Olympus E-M5 mirrorless camera with Micro Four Thirds image sensor selling for a price under $1000.

via 43rumors