Olympus has announced a successor to the relatively compact E-M10 Mark III. OM-D E-M10 Mark IV system camera has a sensor with a resolution of twenty megapixels. There will also be a 100-400mm lens.
The new entry-level model still has a 4/3 “sensor, but where the E-M10 Mark III had a 16-megapixel sensor, the successor will get a 20-megapixel sensor. Furthermore, the new camera has the newer TruePic VIII. processor and an LCD on the back that can be folded all the way down, so that taking selfies is possible.
The E-M10 Mark IV’s autofocus system, like its predecessor, has 121 points and shooting is done at 8.7 frames per second, which is almost equal to the 8.6fps of the E-M10 Mark III. In silent mode with electronic shutter, this increases to 15 frames per second. The autofocus has been further improved, according to Olympus, by using the same motion detection algorithm of the much more expensive E-M1X system camera. In addition, the new camera’s autofocus can track faces and eyes.
The electronic OLED viewfinder with 2.36 million pixels and the tilting 3 “LCD have remained the same, in addition to the fact that the LCD can be folded all the way down. The five-axis mechanism for image stabilization of the sensor is also present. movie mode unchanged, with 4k resolution accompanied by frame rates of 30, 25 or 24fps.
Olympus also comes with a new lens for sports and nature photographers. It is a 100-400 mm telephoto zoom with an aperture of f / 5.0-6.3. The lens is resistant to dust and splash water, weighs 1120g and can be used in combination with Olympus’s 1.4x and 2.0x teleconverters. The minimum focusing distance is 1.3m and the lens has built-in stabilization up to three stops, but Sync IS is not available, so the built-in stabilization cannot work together with the stabilization of the sensor in Olympus system cameras.
The new camera weighs 383g including battery and will be available from mid-August for a suggested retail price of 699 euros. The telephoto zoom will also be available from that moment on and will receive a suggested retail price of 1299 euros. Incidentally, Panasonic has had a Leica telephoto zoom of 100-400 mm for MFT cameras in its range for some time now, and Olympus is also working on a much more expensive 150-400 mm telephoto zoom with a fixed aperture of f / 4.5 and a built-in 1.25x teleconverter.