Olympus prepping OM-D MFT camera for February 8

Framing your shot on a new Micro Four Thirds snapper? It might be worth holding off hitting the shutter button for a couple of weeks

The first (alleged) picture of Olympus forthcoming OM-D Micro Four Thirds camera has surfaced, giving us the tiniest glimpse of what we can expect from the PEN successor.

Discerning Stuff readers will know that we were quite smitten with last year’s Olympus PEN E-P3, feeling that it was only the subtlest lens smudge away from the perfect shot. That means our hopes are high for the Olympus OM-D, which is expected to reveal itself on February 8 with a 16MP sensor, weather-resistant magnesium shell, ISO 200-25600 and 1.4MP EVF. The picture seen here was exposed by

European pricing has been estimated at a pretty €1000, so we’ll be hoping Olympus can inject the modern version of its 40-year-old OM sub-brand with enough class to compete against the Fujifilm X100’s retro charms and the sure-shooting skills of Sony’s Cyber-shot DSC-HX9V.

If the rumours are to be believed, we’ll know all about Olympus’s OM-D on February 8. Save the date.

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