Olympus Imaging has announced the new OM-D E-M5 Compact System camera with the world’s fastest auto-focus and the world’s first five-axis image stabiliser.
The device has an integrated 1.44 megapixel electronic viewfinder plus a 16 megapixel LiveMOS image sensor that’s encased in a weather-proof alloy body.
The new OM-D series offers the convenience of a compact camera with the quality of a larger digital SLR thanks to its powerful image processor and the ability to use interchangeable lenses.
The Olympus OM-D has a 3-inch tilting OLED touch screen which can be adjusted to capture images even at difficult angles.
It also has the world’s fastest auto-focus speed using Fast AF technology with 35 auto focus zones using 3D auto-focus tracking.
The device’s integrated 1.44 megapixel electronic viewfinder provides a WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) experience with real time feedback of exposure and settings and how they will affect your image or video.
And thanks to the world’s first five-axis image stabilisation system any movement, even the slightest shake, is detected and eliminated.
This is a great benefit for a number of shooting conditions including macro photography, long lens and low light scenarios.
The Olympus OM-D E-M5 has a dustproof and splash proof casing and fully sealed against the elements so your photography won’t be affected by the weather.
Olympus Imaging has also announced the SH-25MR, SZ-31MR and TG-820.
The SH-25MR is a slim camera with 12.5x optical wide-angle zoom and a 16 megapixel BSI-CMOS sensor and designed for the user who wants a high quality camera that can fir in their pocket.
It also has built-in GPS to easily geo-tag your images and locate more than 700,000 in 180 countries.
The SZ-31MR is Olympus’s new flagship ultra-zoom compact camera with a 24x wide angle zoom lens, 16 megapixel BSI-CMOS sensor and touchscreen controls.
The TG-820 is the latest in the Olympus Tough range with a 12 megapixel BSI-CMOS sensor with fast response and auto-focus speeds . This camera can go anywhere including 10m underwater and in -10 degree Celsius temperatures.
It is also shockproof from a height of 2m and can handle up to 100kg of weight on top of it.
The Olympus OM-D E-M5 will be available in April. The Olympus SH-25MR, SZ-31MR and the TG-820 will be available in March. Pricing will be announced closer to the release date.