Olympus OM-D interchangeable lens camera leaks again

Feb 3, 2012
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More details and a clearer image of the Olympus OM-D interchangeable lens camera have leaked, with the retro-styled mirrorless compact promising to revolutionize the DSLR world. Following on from the first leaks last month, the new image shows a clearer view of the top panel of the OM-D, 43 Rumors, reports, with plenty of knurled dials and what looks to be the beginning of a flash hot-shoe.

While the press blurb on the image itself has plenty of hyperbole, we do know some rumored specs about the camera too. It's tipped to have a magnesium, weather-sealed body weighing in at around 373g without a lens, while inside is believed to be a 16-megapixel sensor. That's said to be  optimized for High Dynamic Range photography, with speedy AF, 3D tracking and a five-axis image stabilizer.

ISO 200 to 25,600 is expected, along with an integrated 1.44m dot digital viewfinder paired with a 3-inch 610k dot OLED screen that can tilt. Pricing is said to be in the region of $1,300, though that's based on a roughly 100,000 yen figure in Japan, where the yen is notoriously strong.

We won't have to wait long to find out, though. The Olympus OM-D is rumored to launch on February 8.


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