Olympus Imaging has been pretty quiet about its upcoming camera since news of a mirrorless camera was in the works, but maybe we don’t need to speculate on the OM-D E-M5, as images and details have been leaked by several sites on the Internet. One blog, claims that the camera will have a 16MP shooter, an ISO range of 200-25,600, extremely fast auto-focus, 9fps burst mode and 5-axis image stabilization, which suggests that the E-M5 may be pretty high-end once it officially comes out.
Other features include a 3D tracking for mobile subjects, a weather-proofed external flash and a diving box that will be sold separately. The latest Olympus shooter is compatible to all existing micro four thirds lens and accessories. The camera’s size is also listed as 4.8 x 3.5 x 1.7 in.
Various leaked images also show that the device is indeed bulky due to a large battery grip at the bottom of the camera, which has two extra Fn buttons and gives extra life to the camera with 1220mA, but just how much extra power it gives is still unknown.
Interested photogs don’t need to wait for the official announcement about the camera’s availability and price. The Olympus OM-D E-M5 is available in Black/Silver variants for a whopping $999.99 (which only includes the camera body). If you want you can get either the 12-50mm or the 14-42mm lens kit for $1,300 and $1,100, respectively. Take your pick!