More Olympus OM-D specs

Some more rumored Olympus OM-D specs:

  • ISO range: 200 - 25600
  • EVF with 610,000 dots
  • The built-in flash will have a GN=10 (Guide Number)
  • 5-axis shake reduction
  • Fast AF & 3D tracking
  • The Olympus OM-D design will have mainly straight lines
  • Total of 3 dials around the shutter release button plus another small button.
  • On both sides of the lens, the camera will be covered with leather.

Via Digicame-info

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  • llogari

    mmmm keep talking

  • Eh, If it only has an EVF….Not sure I’ll care…no real interest in them, Fuji at least has the idea, not doing away with it completely and allowing you to use both….I think thats why their X-series cameras are doing so awesome…..hope Olympus knows that and doesn’t think its just retro form factor….which I’m sure they will also mess up…

    • spam

      The news is that it actually have an EVF, earlier models have only LCD-screens. And what could it have, except for an EVF? You can’t get an OVF on a mFT. The Fuji hybrid solution is a waste IMO, you can only use use the OVF-part efficently with a few lenses in the wide angel to normal area.

      Btw, 610K dots sounds like the Samsung AMOLED-screen used by Olympus on XZ1 and E-P3.

      • geecen

        You can only use the ovf efficiently with a few lenses on Leica M’s too. Can’t go longer than 135 or wider than 28 without external finder- people still love them!

        • spam

          The Leica OVF is pretty good, but restricts the focal lengths that can be used. mFT simply have too many zooms and too large span in focal lengths for a non-TTL OVF, and TTL is out as there is no mirror.

    • Camaman

      Hope you realize Xpro is probably the last one to have hybrid VF. It is to complicated and to limiting. They already had to dismiss diopter adjuster. And just wait when people start bitching of small magnification, only a few usable lenses, etc…

      It is a selling point today, cause Fuji needed to be special and that way sell their new system to people who constantly cry OVF.

      • Peter

        wait till fuji fits a zoom mechanisem in to it…

        • Camaman

          Everything is possible… We do have 5x sliding optical zooms in fashion P&S. 🙂

      • mervis

        I understand why it can’t be used on a mirrorless camera, but in my opinion, a OVF is ALWAYS better than EVF. Better perspective, depth and color. I checked out the EVF in the NEX-7, supposedly the cat’s ass, and it was same old electronic, bad TV look.

        This is why DSLRs aren’t going away. Some people have higher standards.

        • OVFs aren’t all that versatile unless they’re TTL.

  • Narretz

    Isn’t 610.000 dots even less then the external viewfinder by Olympus? That doesn’T seem to make a lot of sense.

    • nodody

      “Movable rear monitor, EL organic 610,000 dots”

      I suppose this is the rear LCD.

      • Sloaah

        And thus no EVF???

        I think you’re correct in saying that’s the spec for the monitor.

        • spam

          Except it’s not a LCD

  • Arn

    Not bad, but 4/3 sensor are too small for my usage, i’ll never buy such camera.

    • Harold Ellis

      nobody serious buying them. only rich noobs who wants something little better then P&S

  • jefkom

    4/3 sensor has been my choice for 7 years. No reason to change now.
    OM-1 was my first SLR, almost 40 years ago. Looking forward to the OM-D.

  • tags

    Olympus lost me when they decided with the Epm-1 and ep-3 to have ISO 200 as the lowest ISO. I enjoy doing exposures at dawn and dusk, some of which go for over a minute. These sensors get extremely noisy at 200 when doing such exposures.

    In PRINTS, long exposures from the LX-5 at ISO 80 showed better than anything from the epm-1. This is for jpegs and RAWs processed in DXO. Even the RAW images without any noise reduction looked much better from the LX-5. Nikon DSLRSs just destroyed the epm-1.

    There is no reason why they cannot include an ISO 100 (or even 50!). I know the trend is to cater to high iso shooters, but let’s be real- if you are a serious high iso shooter, you are probably shooting events etc and you aren’t shooting 4/3. I understand the need for high iso/ small body street shooting as well, and I guess Olympus is catering toward that crowd more than any other.

    In my opinion, there is no such thing as a “pro” camera that cannot deliver sharp, relatively noise-free exposures from 8 seconds to 2 minutes. Pros that for some reason actually have to shoot high iso for clients should be shooting full frame.

    Micro 4/3 needs to recognize it’s status as a second body / amateur format. If it focuses mostly on high ISO and neglects other areas of shooting, it’ll just end up being a format that is inferior to APS-C in high iso and inferior to high-end compacts in low ISO. I don’t know how that is worth the expense.

    Also, when was the last time a “pro” camera didn’t allow you to dip below ISO 200? Even with the D3 etc you can force it down below base ISO for a cleaner long exposure. This also hurts your ability to shoot fast apertures in day light. A pro camera cannot start at 200!

    • mervis

      Well said.

      • ML

        As much as I agree it’s very difficult to dampen a singal readout for a ‘true’ ISO 50/80 reading. Nikon has managed ISO 100 with an expanded ISO 50 setting in the D4, but I can’t name anything else that’s near it. If this is improtant or if lower ISO settings are desirable for long exposures then film will still provide a better image.

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