Again in August, Olympus executives confirmed that a abide by-up to the now 4-12 months-old OM-D E-M5 Mark II mirrorless camera was in the pipeline, although no mention was designed of a attainable release date.
Now, digital camera rumors web-site 4/3 Rumors claims it is 99% specific that Olympus will announce the forthcoming digital camera on October 17. Although that could be a strong probability, the day is nevertheless speculation and no formal word has appear from the camera maker.
4/3 Rumors also implies that the OM-D E-M5 Mark III could boast a 20MP micro four thirds (MFT) sensor – a stage up from the 16MP micro 4 thirds sensor in E-M5 II. Also creating its way to the third-technology M5 snapper, according to the report, is a new processor. That signifies the forthcoming camera could match the performance of the hottest E-M1X flagship, which (like the a few-calendar year-outdated E-M1 Mark II) also options a 20MP sensor.
The report also suggests that E-M5 III will carry throughout the exceptional 121 cross-sort stage-detect autofocus (AF) method from the 2016 E-M1 flagship. If this is accurate, the new camera will be a action up from the E-M5 Mark II’s 81-point Fast AF procedure, but will not likely rather match the E-M1X’s 121-place hybrid (distinction and phase detect) Twin Speedy autofocus.
Although no other information has been divulged with significantly certainty, 4/3 Rumors is about 60% guaranteed the new digicam will be “lighter” and “much more plasticky” but will nevertheless element a “weather sealed overall body” that makes use of the identical BLS-50 battery which is integrated in the Olympus PEN and E-M10 ranges.
When the OM-D E-M5 II launched in 2015, it was a pretty respectable mid-assortment mirrorless choice. However, the camera’s 16MP sensor, absence of 4K video clip and an 81-point AF technique now appears dated. So a refresh in the form of the E-M5 Mark III is much more than welcome, in particular if any of the aforementioned capabilities are accurate.