Olympus OM-D E-M1 a new flagship for the brand

Olympus OM-D E-M1 black, in a moody shot

Olympus Australia today announced the upcoming release of the next flagship of its OM-D micro four-thirds camera range, the Olympus OM-D E-M1.

The main features of the Olympus OM-D E-M1 are:

  • 16.3 megapixel LiveMOS sensor (ISO 25,600 max. sensitivity)
  • Electronic viewfinder with with 2.36 megapixel resolution
  • Enhanced 5-axis image stabiliser for improved stablisation at lower shutter speeds
  • TruePic VII advanced image processor
  • Built-in WiFi function
  • 3-inch tilting TFT-LCD touchscreen with 1,037K pixels
  • 10 fps sequential shooting rate
  • Shutter speed range 60-1/8000th seconds including bulb
  • Splash-, dust- and freeze-proof (to -10°C)
  • Direct HDR button
  • Bundled with clip-on FL-LM2 weatherproof flash

On top of these features it has the advantage of compact size in comparison to a DSLR camera, as depicted in the following photo:

Olympus OM-D E-M1 DSLR size comparison

Price and availability

The Olympus OM-D E-M1 will go on sale in Australia in October, with a body-only RRP of $1,599. You can have it in any colour you want as long as that colour is black.

Olympus OM-D E-M1 photo gallery

Olympus OM-D E-M1 black, front angle view

Olympus OM-D E-M1 water droplets

Olympus OM-D E-M1 top view

Olympus OM-D E-M1 back view

Olympus OM-D E-M1 electronic viewfinder