Olympus has today announced the new OM-D E-M1, something they claim to have solved the problems of full-format and APS-C DSLR cameras, with a more compact size than its rivals, Olympus say that the E-M1 has an image quality that matches that of a DSLR, which has is thanks to the new Live MOS sensor and next-gen TruePic VII image processor.

The camera also sports an electronic viewfinder, a 5-axis image stabilization system, and the E-M1 is splash, dust and freezeproof.

The E-M1 also uses Olympus’s Dual Fast AF technology and can be accompanied with a range of interchangeable lens.

The OM-D E-M1 will be available for pre-order from today, in black the camera will hit shops from mid-October with prices starting at £1299.99 for the body only, or £1499 for the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 12-50mm 1:3.5-6.3 lens kit and £1949.99 for a kit that includes the new M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 12-40mm 1:2.8 lens.

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