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OM SYSTEM OM-5 to Be Announced on October 29th

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OM Digital Solutions is hosting the OM System Plaza Fan Event from October 29 through October 30 in Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan.

Although, there has been no specific mention of upcoming cameras, but various rumors have suggested that Olympus’ next-generation OM-5 Micro Four Thirds camera will be released sometime before or during this event.

We have quite a bit of information about the OM-5 before its announcement. You can find them all in the leaked OM-5 features section later in the article, but we think the OM-5 sales price will be the main determinant.OM SYSTEM OM-5 price could be around $1599. This means the upcoming Micro Four Thirds camera might be much cheaper than the current OM-1.

Rumored OM SYSTEM OM-5 Specifications

  • Same 20.4-megapixel M43 format stack back-illuminated Live MOS image sensor as the OM-1
  • 15 fps high-speed continuous shooting
  • Single card slot design
  • 3.6mp EVF
  • AI artificial intelligence detection auto focus
  • Same OM-1 BLX-1 battery
  • Price around $1,599
  • Announcement on October 29th and October 30th
  • Shipping will start in November 2022

The Olympus E-M5 Mark III currently sells around $1199 in North America (current retail price is $999), so if the price of the OM-5 becomes $1599 as stated, the OM-5 will be significantly more expensive than the E-M5 Mark III. Considering the OM-5 uses the same stacked sensor as the OM-1, $1599 seems reasonable (the OM-1 retails for $2199).