Mirrorless Flagship – Olympus Takes First Shot

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by Douglas Black, September 13, 2013

Olympus has introduced the successor to the E-5, the camera company’s  most recent DSLR camera. And it is …. get ready for it… mirrorless.

That’s right, the new flagship for this lauded maker of camera obscura is pushing technology once again.  I can hardly keep up.

The OM-D  E-M1 (why do they need to use all these cryptic codes?) is equipped with built in Wi-Fi and sports a 16 megapixel sensor, perfect for what most everyday shooting requires.

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It is also capable of 10 fps continuous shooting, interchangeable lenses, and ISO range of 100 – 25,500.  And what’s more, you will have no problem getting great shots of those free style ski jumps or surfer spray with a shutter speed that goes to 1/8000 second.

Measuring 130.4 x 93.5 x 63.1 mm (5.1 x 3.7 x 2.5 in), the Olympus OM-D E-M1 is available to pre-order now, ahead of release in October. It will cost US$1,400 body-only.

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