Olympus E-M5 Replacement Camera Coming Soon

Olympus OM-D E-M5 successor camera is ready and to be announced soon. During an interview with DC.Watch, Olympus’ President of the Imaging Division Ogawa Haruo has revealed that the company has completed the development of the replacement for the OM-D E-M5.

Olympus is already rumored to be working on a new E-M5 successor camera, which could be announced sometime in early 2015. For the time being no more details such as specs, price, release date and the name of the camera are unknown.

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.

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

Olympus E-M5 Replacement Camera Coming Soon

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Here are some notes from the interview :

  • smartphones did eat up the compact camera market with exception of models having those characteristic: Good Low Light performance, larger zoom range and weather proof cameras.
  • This year Olympus system camera sales went up + 140-150%!
  • Successor for the E-M5 is ready to be launched as next!

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

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

via 43rumors