Olympus officially registered the name of the upcoming E-M5II (E-M5 Mark II) mirrorless camera with Micro Four Thirds image sensor at Taiwan’s NCC (National Communications Commission) site.
This registration also means that the previous rumors are correct about the name of the MFT camera. Olympus E-M5II will be the name of the E-M5 successor and rumored to feature a sensor shift mechanism allowing users to capture 40-megapixel photos as mentioned earlier.
The Pixel Shift mechanism makes it possible to capture 40MP images using the 16MP sensor inside the E-M5II by shifting the sensor and combining up to 8 shots into one. See more details below.
Olympus E-M5II Name Gets Official
Olympus OM-D E-M5 will be replaced by E-M5 Mark II, a mirrorless camera with a new sensor shift mechanism and design. The Micro Four Thirds shooter will have the same E-M5 16-megapixel sensor without PDAF and the same 5-axis image stabilization system and proven dust-proof and splash-proof technology used on the E-M5. On the other hand E-M5II camera design will be a little bit different from the current OM-D E-M5 shooter.
Olympus E-M5II Rumored Specifications
To wrap-up the rumors for the E-M5 Mark II camera, here are the specs posted so far :
- Same E-M5 16MP sensor without PDAF
- Sensor shift mechanism
- Capture 40MP images using the 16MP sensor
- 5-axis image stabilization
- Weather-sealed body
- No 4K Video Recording (instead video quality will be improved)
Next-gen E-M5II camera is expected to be announced in the first week of February 2015.