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The OM System OM-1 is a post-Olympus flagship digital camera

OM Digital Options, the brand new firm shaped after Olympus offered off its digital camera enterprise to a Japanese funding fund, has introduced its first digital camera. The OM System OM-1 is a flagship Micro 4 Thirds mirrorless digital camera that serves as a successor to earlier high-end Olympus fashions just like the O-MD E-M1 Mark III.

The OM-1 identify will probably be a well-known one to Olympus shooters — a 35mm SLR digital camera with the identical identify launched the OM line in 1972. The brand new OM System OM-1 nonetheless has the Olympus identify on the physique, although the corporate tells DPreview that that is prone to be the final mannequin the place that’s the case.

The OM-1 has a brand new 20-megapixel stacked CMOS sensor and an upgraded processor that lets it shoot stills at 50 frames per second with autofocus and auto publicity, or at as much as 120 frames a second with focus and publicity set on the first body — at the least when utilizing the digital shutter with sure Professional-series lenses hooked up. The OM-1 can even shoot 4K video at 60fps for as much as 90 minutes on a battery or two hours with exterior energy.

The physique has been redesigned however nonetheless seems to be largely in keeping with earlier Olympus cameras. Its climate sealing is rated IP53. The viewfinder has been upgraded to a 5.76 million-dot OLED panel, and there’s a 1.62 million-dot 3-inch articulating touchscreen that shows a reworked menu system.

At $2,199 for the physique alone and $2,799 in a equipment with a refreshed 12-40mm f/2.8 lens, the brand new OM-1 is prone to be a tough promote for photographers who aren’t already invested in Olympus cameras. However it additionally seems to be like a giant improve for many who are — it’s a big overhaul that brings the Micro 4 Thirds line updated and suggests the brand new possession is severe about persevering with Olympus’ legacy. It’ll be obtainable early subsequent month.



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