According to the latest rumors, the OM SYSTEM OM-5 mirrorless camera is likely to be announced at the end of this month, and it is planned to start shipping in November 2022.
In terms of specifications, OM SYSTEM OM-5 may use OM SYSTEM OM-1 ‘s 20.4 megapixel back-illuminated stacked Live MOS sensor, BLX-1 high-capacity lithium-ion rechargeable battery, and 15fps continuous shooting. In order to accommodate the smaller body and mid-range positioning, the OM SYSTEM OM-5 may have only one SD card slot that can correspond to the high-speed UHS-II format. As for the electronic viewfinder, the OM SYSTEM OM-5 will upgrade to 3.6 million-dot.
In the latest rumors, it has not been mentioned that the OM-5 will join the OM-1 -like AI artificial intelligence detection autofocus, which can distinguish racing cars, motorcycles, airplanes, helicopters, trains, etc. Subjects such as steam trains, birds and animals (dogs and cats). However, because there is no AI artificial intelligence detection AF system, it seems that the OM-5 has become unnecessary to use the TruePic X image processor.
In addition, the OM SYSTEM OM-5 will have bigger hand grip like E-M1 III: “It’s more like a smaller professional camera”.
OM SYSTEM OM-5 Rumored Specifications:
- The same 20.4-megapixel M43 format stack back-illuminated Live MOS image sensor as OM-1
- 15 fps high-speed continuous shooting
- 3.6 million-dot electronic viewfinder
- The body handle adopts a deep groove design similar to the OM-D E-M1 Mark III
- The same BLX-1 battery as the OM-1
- Single card slot design
- The price may be $1,599
- Announcement at the end of October
- Shipping will start in November 2022
Whether its rumored US$1,599 price can make it comparable to the same level, it stands out among the latest mirrorless cameras, still awaiting the announcement of final specs at the end of the month.
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