Despite an ongoing deal to sell off its camera division, Olympus isn’t quite done to introduce new products to its fans just yet. The company announced the new OM-D E-M10 Mark IV yesterday; an entry-level lightweight and portable camera with 4K video recording capability.
The new camera is a mirrorless Micro Four Thirds model which features a 20MP Live MOS sensor, paired with Olympus’ TruePic VIII processor. With this, the OM-D E-M10 Mark IV is capable of delivering improved autofocus (AF) tracking, Face and Eye detection AF, and continuous shooting of up to 15fps.
Further enhancing the experience is a 5-axis in-body image stabilisation (IBIS) system with up to 4.5 stops of shake reduction for telephoto imaging, and video recording. Video-wise, the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV is capable of recording 4K footage up to 30p, and Full HD up to 60p.
The camera includes a 2.36M-dot OLED electronic viewfinder, and a flip-down 3-inch LCD touchscreen for vlogging or selfies. Other than that, it also features USB charging support and built-in WiFi for easy image sharing to smartphones or other compatible devices. Being a camera that allows for interchangeable lenses, the E-M10 Mark IV supports all Micro Four Thirds OM-System lenses.
The new Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV will be available in September and in two colour options: Black and Black & Silver. It is priced at USD700 (~RM2,942) body-only, and USD800 (~RM3,362) when bundled together with a M. Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5 – 5.6 EZ lens.
A listing of the camera has appeared on Olympus Malaysia’s official website and Facebook page, but its local release date and pricing has not been revealed at this time. We’ve reached out to them for additional information and will keep you updated regarding this.