An official Olympus teaser video has showed up on the company’s YouTube channel saying that the next-generation OM-D-series mirrorless camera coming in February.
Olympus calls the next-gen Micro Four Thirds shooter is the “future of award-winning photography“. Even the name of the upcoming OM-D camera has not been mentioned in the teaser video, we can easily say it refers to the so-called Olympus OM-D E-M5II.
The company already registered the camera name E-M5II in Taiwan. Even the full specs of the E-M5II are unknown at the moment, from the leaked images we can say the camera will feature a fully articulated LCD and built-in EVF.
Official Olympus teaser video for the next OM-D camera posted on YouTube
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 mirrorless 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 OM-D E-M5.
The Pixel Shift mechanism found in some Hasselblad cameras, such as the H5D-200c, make 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.