With on-chip phase detection for super fast photos, and a 16.3 megapixel Live MOS sensor backed by the new TruePic VII image processor, Olympus has a nice and new flagship Micro Four Thirds camera on its hands.
This allowed them to bundle new features, like a “Dual Fast” autofocus system that permits faster focusing and 6.5 fps shooting in continuous focus mode (10 fps with single AF), or autofocus using non-native lenses to the brand, as well as 1080p/30fps video, an updated 2.36 million-dot EVF, a tweaked 5-axis image stabilizer and built-in WiFi — the works.
As for lens: you get a decent mix of a dustproof and waterproof 12-40mm lens that’s set at a constant f2.8 aperture and a second lens, with a 40-150mm telephoto zoom, which is also rugged and maintains a f2.8 aperture, but won’t be available until sometime in 2014.
Pricing? The OM-D E-M1 sometime in October, only in black and is estimated to cost $1,399.99 for the body alone or $2,199.99 with the new M.ZUIKO Digital ED 12-40mm f2.8 PRO lens.