Olympus Rumored to Announce ‘Exciting’ New OM-D Camera in January

Olympus is rumored to announce a new “Exciting” OM-D series mirrorless camera in January 2015.

According to trusted sources on 4/3 rumors an “exciting” new OM-D camera with Micro Four Thirds images sensor is in the works for a January announcement. The upcoming camera is said to be very different and not just an evolution of the standard OM-D line.

We remember an earlier interview with Olympus’ President of the Imaging Division Ogawa Haruo has confirmed that the company has completed the development of the replacement for the OM-D E-M5 and the it will be next OM-D shooter in the line up.

Olympus E-M5 Successor Could be on Display for the CP+ 2015 in February

The next OM-D series mirrorless camera with a Micro Four Thirds sensor could be the E-M5 successor. It is rumored to be announced sometime in January 2015 and will be on display at the CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show 2015 in February.


New Olympus OM-D camera will bring completely new sensor technology expected to provide excellent image quality. The new OM-D camera will be the official E-M5 successor but will have little in common. The camera itself will also feature a new design. Some sources also say :

It will be E-M5 successor with weather sealing and what is really important, it will be GH4 competitor, we are currently focusing on video capabilities, 4K is definitely FT5, and there will be option for 24/25/30 fps as well.

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.

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. For the time being no more details such as specs, price, release date and the name of the camera are unknown.