Olympus Announces Silver OM-D E-M1

Olympus OM-D E-M1

Olympus has announced a silver version of its popular OM-D E-M1 flagship camera. The camera includes the latest firmware version 2.0; however, it is otherwise identical to the black version.

The silver OM-D E-M1 runs $1399, which is the same price as the black version; however, the black model is available with a $100 discount through September 20. The new silver OM-D E-M1 should be available later this month. Check it out here at B&H Photo.

Olympus PEN E-PL7 Leaks Out

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This is the first leaked photo of the upcoming Olympus PEN E-PL7. The camera is expected to be announced on August 30 and should replace the aging Olympus PEN E-PL5 in the US. (The PEN E-PL6 was an Asian market-only camera.)

Based on previously leaked portions of the user manual, the camera is believed to feature a 16MP Micro Four Thirds sensor with an 81-point AF system. Note that the design adds a dial around the shutter button similar to the OM-D camera designs. [Read more...]