This is just out, Olympus officially announced the long rumored OM-D (or E-M5), their new high-end m4/3 camera.
Quick hands-on by DPReview:
Longer presentation by Photography Review, with a size comparison with the E-P3:
The short specs (from DPReview):
- 16Mpix m4/3 sensor
- EVF 1.44M dot
- Swivel LCD touch screen
- 5 axis IS
- High ISO 25600 – whether it will be good or not is a different question
- Supposedly fast everything
- Weather sealed
As the DPReview preview shows, it looks like the same size as a Panasonic G, slightly bigger than the E-P3.
There is also an optional grip.
The price will be $999.
Olympus also announced a 75mm f1.8, a 60mm f2.8 Macro 1:1 and a flash. They are really getting more serious, and it is a prelude to the death of the Four-Third standard as m4/3 is taking over.
Update (Feb 9): OM-D is the product line, like Pen Digital, and E-M5 is the camera name. It seems clear that they might have more OM-D cameras.