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A brown and chrome version of the OM-D E-M10 II compact system camera, first announced in January, has been launched worldwide by Olympus. The new version is a limited edition, of which only 3500 will be made and distributed, and Olympus hopes the unique coloration and grained texture of the finish will attract collectors. 

The camera is the same as the standard OM-D E-M10 II, but comes with a brown leather-effect cover, a premium leather strap and a silver-colored lens cap. It will only be available in a kit with the company’s 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ Pancake standard zoom lens. 

Olympus has also launched a pair of messenger-style bags made from brown leather and grey canvas that it says complement the new 'Fox Brown' edition. They come in 'standard' and 'mini' sizes. 

The Olympus OM-D E-M10 II Fox Brown costs $899/£699/€899. For more information visit the Olympus website

Press release:

Fox-Brown Limited Edition collectible celebrates OM-D heritage

Hamburg, 02/25/2016 • In the new OM-D E-M10 Mark II Limited Edition, retro design meets world-first technology – When Olympus announces a new Limited Edition OM-D, design enthusiasts know they’re in for an exceptional visual treat. The OM-D E-M10 Mark II Limited Edition offers all the high-tech fireworks of the awarded OM-D E-M10 Mark II, but stands out from its near-namesake with a striking new design. The unique Fox Brown colour and texture alone make this camera a collector’s item. The Limited Edition also comes with a premium leather strap and a matching silver-coloured lens cap to complement its compact, lightweight frame. Worldwide, only 3,500 OM-D E-M10 Mark II Limited Edition cameras will be available. They are on sale as of February 25, 2016 as part of a kit that includes the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6 EZ Pancake Zoom lens for €899*.

Brown is back

The original OM-D E-M10 Mark II set the standard – making imaging practical, portable and affordable for a new generation of hobbyist photographers. The remarkable styling of the Limited Edition takes this standard to a new level. The special Fox Brown colour sets off the glinting chrome and milled edges of solid dials beautifully. The On/Off switch and the central finder further enhance the impression of a hands-on shooting experience to be enjoyed by the talented connoisseur.

Form fits function

The design highlights of the OM-D E-M10 Mark II Limited Edition have a traditional flavour, but for this camera segment the technology is cutting-edge. Beneath the elegant switches, dials and contours of its all-metal body, the Limited Edition inherits some of the most powerful technology OM-D has to offer. It features the 5-axis in-body Image Stabilization that enables blur-free still and smooth hand-held filming on the move, even in low light. 5-axis IS works irrespective of the lens attached and compensates admirably for up to four steps of shutter speed**. For shooting with a large telephoto lens, an optional quick-release camera grip adds another layer of stability. Another bonus for moviemakers is 4k time-lapse recording, which allows you to capture and play back normally imperceptible movement in ultra high-resolution.

The full EVF

Like the E-M10 Mark II, the Limited Edition has a large, high-speed, 2,360K-dots OLED Electronic Viewfinder with an unrivalled 100% field of view. The EVF displays the full range of manual settings and optional effects in real time, for full control over the impact of manual adjustments. Again there’s a large, tilting, 3-inch touchscreen LCD with a pad control for setting the focus point using your finger, while looking through the viewfinder. The fingerprint-resistant coating helps preserve the camera’s extraordinary aesthetic.

Matching lenses and accessories

Owners of the Limited Edition can enhance the stand-out look of their OM-D with several accessories that complement the brown optic and leather haptic. The premium OM-D messenger bag made of brown leather and grey canvas is every bit as stylish as the Limited Edition itself, and the new OM-D messenger bag Mini has been released just in time for the Limited Edition launch. Of course, there are also more than 40 high-grade Micro Four Thirds lenses available that cover the full range of focal lengths and budgets, from hobbyist to pro.

Like every new Olympus camera, the OM-D E-M10 Mark II Limited Edition comes with a free six-month warranty extension, on top of the statutory warranty in the country of purchase, when registered via the MyOlympus online platform***.

Recommended accessories:

* OM-D Messenger Leather Bag – Tailor-made for OM-D cameras and lenses, with the two-tone panache of a classic urban bag. Includes a matching shoulder strap.

* OM-D Messenger Bag Mini – Same style as the larger version. In grey canvas and brown leather, with room for the camera body and one lens.

* ECG-3 Grip – Makes it easier to hold the camera securely, especially when using a larger telephoto lens. The quick-release means it can be put on and taken off fast on the move.

For the full range of OM-D E-M10 Mark II Limited Edition features and accessories, visit the Olympus website.