oly_e-m5ii_bk_f001DSLRs might be the default choice for professional photographers, but for the average Joe who wants quality images but doesn’t want the bulk of a DSLR, then cameras like compacts or mirrorless cameras might be a good choice. However if nothing tickles your fancy at the moment, Olympus is working on the OM-D E-M5II which is expected to be launched soon.

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Now thanks to Digicame-info (via Photo Rumors), leaked images and specs of the camera have made their way online. For those unfamiliar with the OM-D E-M5II, this would be the successor to the OM-D E-M5 which was released in 2013. In fact last year we heard that the camera had gone out of production, thus paving the way for a successor.

oly_e-m5ii_bk_b001So what can we expect from the OM-D E-M5II? If the rumors are to be believed, the camera will feature a magnesium alloy body for a more sturdy build. It will also be able to resist dust, water, and low temperatures, making this a camera ideal for the outdoor photographer. It will come with a 16MP sensor, image processing courtesy of the TruePic VII engine, 5-axis camera shake correction, a 3-inch touchscreen LCD, and built-in WiFi for remote control and wireless transfer of images.

oly_e-m5ii_bk_t001As far as prices are concerned, the body alone is rumored to cost around $1,400. There will be multiple lens configurations that customers can choose from, with the most expensive going as high as around $2,250 for the 12-40mm lens. The official announcement is said to kick off on the 5th of February, so check back with us then for the details.

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