Mockups have been published showing a new Olympus OM-D OM-G. Apparently released to mark the 30th anniversary of the original film OM-G (marketed as the OM-20 in Europe), we understand the newest member of Olympus's OM-D family will offer full native support for legacy manual focus Olympus lenses, and will be built around a full-frame BSI-CMOS sensor.
- 36MP full-frame BSI-CMOS sensor
- ISO 25-800 (via optional drop-in cartridges)
- Hybrid electronic / optical viewfinder
- Full support for legacy MF OM lenses
- '6-axis' image stabilization
ISO sensitivity will span 25-800 via insertable cartridges (optional) and with the OM-G, rumors say Olympus will evolve the existing 5-axis image stabilization offered in its flagship E-M1 with an additional fore / aft axis. This sixth axis will correct for subject or camera movement in the horizontal plane. Although unconfirmed, in theory this system could also be used for automatic focus bracketing - potentially very useful when shooting with fast prime lenses wide open.
There's no word on pricing or availability yet and details on the new camera's specification are thin on the ground for now. You can be sure though that we'll be updating this story regularly as more information is confirmed by Olympus. Let us know what you think in the comments.
UPDATE: Despite the incredibly high quality of the Photoshopping in this story, as many of you had guessed it is an April fool. The OM-G was a very real camera, back in 1984 but it's unlikely we'll see it reincarnated.
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