Olympus E-M1 Mark II release date is now scheduled for December, 2016.
It is almost confirmed that the new Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II mirrorless camera will start shipping in the first week of December, 2016. The company will have a major try out event for the flagship Micro Four Thirds camera with journalist during the first week of November.
The planned shipping date were the November 18, but Sony Kumamoto sensor production is still not running at 100% capacity. That’s why it’s postponed to December, so the pre-orders will be open before the Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2016.
Olympus E-M1 Mark II release date scheduled for December, 2016
The OM-D E-M1 Mark II will feature a 20MP Micro Four Thirds image sensor. It is able to shoot at up to 18fps in Raw, with autofocus or 60 frames per second at full-resolution Raw without AF.
The camera has 121 cross-type AF on-sensor phase detection points. It also has a new algorithm that should be better at tracking. The flagship MFT camera can also shoot 4K video, including the wider aspect ratio ‘DCI’ Cinema 4K at up to 236mbps. It supports Dual UHS-II SD slots and higher capacity battery with faster charging.
Olympus E-M1 Mark II Price and Availability
A very limited quantity of the Micro Four Thirds shooter will ship in the first week of December. Those will be the lucky ones to have the camera firstly. Larger stocks of OM-D E-M1II will start shipping out in January 2017.
The US price of Olympus E-M1 Mark II is not confirmed yet. It is expected to be around $1,599 which would be the same price as Fujifilm X-T2 camera. This also makes its range a little bit higher than the current Olympus E-M1.
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Olympus E-M1 Mark II Key Features
- 20-megapixels sensor
- ISO 64
- 25% higher resolution than the predecessor model
- TruePic VIII Image Processor which is 3.5 times faster than previous TruePic processors
- 121 cross-type AF on-sensor phase detection points
- 4K recording at 24fps up to 237 Mbps
- 1.48x (35mm equivalent) high-magnification EVF
- 60 frames per second in AF and AE lock, and up to 18 frames per second with continuous AF and AE tracking.
- 50 Megapixel High Res Shot Mode
- Dual memory card slots
- Improved battery capacity of 37 percent from its predecessor model.
- Weathersealed to be dustproof, splashproof, and freezeproof (down to 14°F / -10°C)
After four years of development the Olympus OM-D E-M1II release date set for December, 2016.