The OM-D E-M1 interchangeable lens camera is now the flagship of Olympus’s Micro Four Thirds lineup. Rather than calling it the follow-up to the E-M5, Olympus says that the E-M1 is actually the ‘successor’ to the E-5, a Four Thirds DSLR introduced back in 2010. The E-M1′s 16.3-megapixel Live MOS sensor has on-chip 37-point phase detection, which allows the E-M1 to focus legacy Four Thirds lenses (using the optional MMF-3 adapter) at much faster speeds than previous Olympus m4/3 cameras. When you’re using Micro Four Thirds lenses, focusing is handled by the EM-1′s 81-point contrast detect AF system.
The EM-1 is weather, dust, splash and freezeproof, with a large high resolution touch LCD and electronic viewfinder. It retains the E-M5′s built-in 5-axis image stabilization, plenty of customizable controls, and Wi-Fi image transfer and camera controls via Olympus’s Image Share 2.0 smartphone app.
Olympus OM-D E-M1 specification highlights:
- 16MP MOS Four Thirds format sensor with no low-pass filter
- On-sensor phase detection elements
- ’5-axis’ image stabilization
- ISO 100 – 25,600
- Up to 10fps continuous shooting (6.5 fps shooting with continuous AF)
- 3″ LCD tilting touchscreen
- Electronic viewfinder, eye sensor
- Built-in Wi-Fi
Available soon for $1399.99