As rumored before, the new OM-1 Mark II camera, M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-600mm f/5-6.3 IS and 9-18mm f/4-5.6 II lenses will be officially announced on January 30th. Here are the first detailed specs and price infor of these upcoming products.
The OM-1 II seems to be a minor change to the OM-1 ($2,599 at B&HPhoto, Adorama), but it may be much more user-friendly due to a significant increase in buffer size and improved AF. The retail price of the current OM-1 is currently 1,885 euros on German Amazon and 1,989 euros on French Amazon, so if OM-1 Mark II is 2,399 euros, the price is about 400 to 500 euros higher than the current OM-1. It’s a setting. However, this is the initial price, so once the price becomes stable, the price may settle down to the same price as the current OM-1.
OM-1 Mark II specs
- To be priced 2,399 euros
- Rebranded to OM SYSTEM
- 2x buffer
- IBIS with an effect of 8.5 steps
- 14bit RAW for high resolution mode
- Person AI recognition
- Addition of computational ND filter
- Better AF system
- Improved ergonomics
- Products to be announced at 6am London time on January 30th
As for the 150-600mm F5.0-6.3, Sigma’s 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG DN, which is believed to be the base, costs 1,439 euros on Amazon in Germany and 1,378 euros on Amazon in France, so the OM SYTEM version of 150 -600mm is 2,699 euros, which is slightly less than twice the price of Sigma.
Although the 9-18mm F4-5.6II has a new lens barrel design, you can see that the filter diameter and minimum focusing distance remain unchanged from the current model.