Olympus has today announced anticipated addition to the popular OM-D series of Compact System Cameras: the OM-D E-M1.


 Angled view of the new OM-D E-M1 with the newM.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO lens. (Source: Olympus.)

Positioned as the flagship model in the Olympus line-up, the E-M1 features a new 16.3-megapixel LiveMOS sensor with on-chip phase-detection AF. It also boasts a new TruePic VII image processor and a new electronic viewfinder that is bigger and brighter than the E-M5’s.  

Photo Review received a late pre-production camera a few days before the official launch, enabling us to produce a detailed ‘First Look’ at the new camera and publish some reduced-size sample images.  

See a detailed FIRST LOOK of the Olympus  OM-D E-M1 here, including sample images.

The OM-D E-M1 is due to go on sale in October at an RRP   of AU$1599 for the body alone or AU$1899 for the body plus 12-50mm f/3.5-6.3 lens. When the new M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO becomes available in November, the E-M1 plus this lens will sell for AU$2399. For more information, visit www.olympus.com.au.