Olympus has outed its new Micro Four Thirds camera flagship called E-M1. It brings along a 16.3 MP Live MOS sensor with on-chip phase detection, promising faster focusing. There’s also a new electronic viewfinder, touch-sensitive tilting LCD and rugged body capable of withstanding water, dust and freezing temperatures.
The Olympus E-M1 will become available in October with a body-only price of $1399.99/£1299.99. UK customers that pre-order prior to launch have a chance to get the HLD-7 battery grip for free.
The premium E-M1 ILC by Olympus will also carry Wi-Fi connectivity built into its magnesium alloy body. Its sensor has an ISO range of 100-25600 and sensor-shift stabilization, while the AF system is said to be able to deliver faster focus with legacy lenses using the optional MMF-3 adapter.