OM System launches the OM-1 | Canon Rumors

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In the present day the OM System launched a brand new OM-1 and several other lenses.

Olympus was my first ever digital camera system again within the movie days, so I nonetheless have a gentle spot for them.  With the OM-1 digital camera physique, OM has additionally launched two new skilled class lenses, the ED 12-40mm F2.8 PRO II and the 40-150mm F4 PRO.

OM System’s Press Launch is beneath.

Introducing the OM SYSTEM OM-1 Interchangeable Lens Digital camera with a New Stacked BSI Stay MOS Sensor and Cross Quad Pixel AF

The New OM SYSTEM Flagship Mannequin Revolutionizes Rising Know-how and Newly Developed Units

Bethlehem, PA, February 15, 2022 – OM Digital Options is happy to announce the introduction of the OM SYSTEM OM-1: This Micro 4 Thirds System commonplace interchangeable lens digital camera encompasses a compact, light-weight design for superior mobility together with excessive picture high quality. It’s scheduled to go on sale in early March 2022. Because the OM SYSTEM flagship digital camera, this mannequin will ship a one-of-a-kind expertise to clients, driving the need for photographers to create. This interchangeable lens digital camera delivers inspiration in a light-weight design that customers can take alongside anyplace to seize the exact pictures they take into account.

The OM SYSTEM OM-1 is the end result of latest units and cutting-edge digital applied sciences, delivering excessive picture high quality that goes past the expectation of the sensor measurement. It additionally options autofocus and sequential capturing efficiency that far surpasses standard fashions, and dramatically improves fundamental efficiency. Computational images expertise has been included, empowering the photographer to make the most of such options as Stay Composite and Excessive Res Shot mode, with out the necessity for superior capturing methods, particular gear, or abilities, delivering a wealthy number of expressive energy for extra photographic alternatives than ever earlier than.

Due to the excellent mobility of the Micro 4 Thirds system, the OM SYSTEM OM-1 might be taken anyplace at any time, permitting anybody to reap the benefits of its excessive efficiency to seize versatile photos with excessive picture high quality. That is the subsequent era Micro 4 Thirds digital camera delivered to you by OM SYSTEM.


1. Excessive picture high quality that goes past the expectations of the sensor measurement

This mannequin encompasses a high-end compact, light-weight physique distinctive to OM SYSTEM, together with the brand new 20 Megapixel1 Stacked BSI Stay MOS sensor, and the newest TruePic X picture processor, which is thrice sooner than earlier fashions. The OM SYSTEM OM-1 delivers excessive picture high quality that goes past the expectations of the sensor measurement. Not solely does it take full benefit of high-resolution M.Zuiko Digital lens efficiency, delivering our highest ever decision2, however new noise processing expertise will increase the utmost regular sensitivity to ISO 25600, and an expanded most sensitivity to ISO 102400. Moreover, the dynamic vary has been improved because of the newest picture processing expertise. These enhancements ship a richer vary of tonal expressions than ever earlier than, from shadows to highlights.

The high-performance picture stabilization within the OM SYSTEM OM-1 delivers as much as 8.0 steps3 of compensation with 5-axis sync IS, and as much as 7 steps4 with the physique alone. The brand new Handheld Help characteristic makes it simple to seize sluggish shutter pace results that beforehand required a tripod.

2. Computational images features that empower the photographer to additional increase their imaging expressions

Photographic expressions which have historically required particular gear and a pc to composite photos can be found within the OM SYSTEM OM-1. Due to computational images (superior digital picture processing) expertise, these imaging options have been included on this interchangeable lens digital camera at an early stage. The OM SYSTEM OM-1 makes use of a mixture of the brand new TruePic X picture processor, the brand new picture sensor, and the newest digital applied sciences to make computational images options higher and even simpler to make use of. When paired with high-performance M.Zuiko PRO lenses, the system makes it attainable to seize a better vary of imaging expressions solely attainable with the OM SYSTEM OM-1.

Excessive-Res Shot

The processing time has been considerably diminished. Handheld Excessive-Res Shot mode takes roughly 5 seconds to merge. In style for panorama pictures as a result of skill to seize high-resolution roughly 50 Megapixel photos by merging a number of photos; and Tripod Excessive-Res Shot, which creates ultra-high-resolution roughly 80 Megapixel photos. Composite processing expertise reduces noise by roughly two steps for amazingly excessive pixel depend and low noise. A devoted button can also be included on the digital camera to rapidly change between regular capturing and Handheld Excessive-Res Shot/Tripod Excessive Res Shot for improved usability.

Stay ND

Create sluggish shutter pace results as if you had been utilizing an ND filter as much as ND64 (six steps) (ND2 – ND64). When LV Simulation is activated, you may examine the sluggish shutter pace results within the viewfinder and on the LCD monitor earlier than capturing and create the identical results whereas utilizing ultra-wide-angle lenses that can’t accommodate an ND filter.

Stay Composite

On this setting, Lighten Composite is used so as to add solely the brighter sections to the composite picture to stop the frequent downside of photos which are too shiny total when capturing lengthy exposures, leading to stunning pictures with loads of variation. This characteristic is now suitable with picture stabilization and can be utilized throughout handheld capturing.

Focus Stacking

This characteristic alters the main target to seize and composite a number of pictures for recording pictures which are in focus from the foreground to background. The compositing time has been dramatically diminished for simpler use.

HDR Taking pictures

A number of photos at differing exposures are merged to create one shot with a large dynamic vary, together with highlights and shadows.

3. Excessive-speed efficiency of newly developed autofocus and dramatically improved efficiency for optimum 50 fps5 sequential capturing with AF/AE monitoring

A quad-division photograph diode configuration permits for On-chip Section Detection in each vertical and horizontal instructions. 1,053-point, all cross-type, Cross Quad Pixel AF is included; designed to deal with numerous patterns of topics throughout all pixels and your entire capturing vary. The high-speed calculation capabilities of the brand new TruePic X processor and the brand new AF algorithm allow high-speed, excessive precision specializing in the topic regardless of the place it’s within the body. Moreover, this mannequin is provided with AI Detection AF,

which was developed utilizing deep studying expertise. Along with better than ever high-speed, high-precision topic recognition and monitoring, this mannequin can acknowledge formulation automobiles, bikes, airplanes, helicopters, trains, and birds, in addition to animals (canine and cats). Along with C-AF, this performance can also be supported with S-AF for capturing a greater variety of scenes. The detection precision, monitoring efficiency, and responsiveness of Face Precedence/Eye Precedence AF have been improved considerably.

There have additionally been exponential enhancements to sequential capturing efficiency, reaching as much as 50 fps blackout free AF/AE monitoring at roughly 20.37 Megapixel, and as much as 120 fps AF/AE locked ultra-high-speed sequential capturing. When utilizing Professional Seize, which is designed for capturing pictures that aren’t attainable throughout regular capturing, you may take pleasure in sequential capturing as much as 50 fps (AF/AE monitoring) and as much as 120 fps (AF/AE locked).

4. Digital camera physique options enhanced dustproof and splashproof efficiency, together with a high-speed, high-resolution digital viewfinder

The dustproof and splashproof efficiency is achieved by incorporating sealing supplies on the acceptable areas on the robust, light-weight magnesium alloy physique, guaranteeing IP53 dustproof and splashproof safety class6, and freezeproof efficiency to -10°C. As a result of this mannequin is compact, light-weight, and options dustproof and splashproof efficiency, it makes for a robust ally when capturing in punishing environments. The high-performance EVF is provided with roughly 5.76 million dot decision, a viewfinder magnification of as much as 1.65x, a show delay of 0.005 seconds7, and 120 fps high-speed show, to make sure optimum capturing consolation. Not solely does it characteristic all the most effective sides of an optical viewfinder, however it additionally gives the benefits of a digital viewfinder, making it attainable to view topics and examine publicity, even in darkish areas. The menu display screen configuration has been utterly redesigned on the OM SYSTEM OM-1. Gadgets have been cut up, merged, and reclassified, and descriptions have been simplified to make it simpler to search out the specified features, and make altering settings less complicated for first-time customers.

5. Enhanced video features for creators (10bit 4K 60p, Full HD 240p)

Secure handheld video recording is feasible because of a compact, light-weight physique and industry-leading picture stabilization. Artistic video features embody 4K 60p for clean, high-definition movies, and high-speed film with Full HD movies at a most 240p. The digital camera additionally helps H.264 (8bit), H.265 (10bit), and Multi Body Price for recording video clips over half-hour in size. Along with RAW knowledge output as much as 12 bit 4:4:4 to exterior units for superior post-production duties, the OM SYSTEM OM-1 helps OM-Log for a better stage of freedom over imaging expressions thanks to paint grading, which permits customers to seize highlights and shadows with out overexposing or underexposing pictures. The brand new HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma)8 video image mode has been added for simpler HDR video recording.

Different Options

  • Dependable SSWF (Supersonic Wave Filter) mud discount system that vibrates at a pace of greater than 30,000 instances per second to immediately take away grime and mud from the picture sensor
  • Extremely sturdy shutter unit that clears 400,000 shutter actuations (in line with in-house testing situations)
  • Staggered format UHS-II suitable twin SD card slots make it simpler to take away recording media
  • 5 ranking classes within the on-camera ranking system
  • Night time view mode makes it attainable to view topics even in darkish environments
  • Starry Sky AF makes specializing in stars simpler than ever
  • Report capturing location info with minimal energy drain (smartphone connection)
  • Outfitted with an unbiased AEL button and AF-ON button

Pricing and Availability

OM SYSTEM OM-1 (Physique Solely)

Pricing: $2,199.99 USD; $2,799.99 CAD

Approximate Availability date: Early March 2022

OM SYSTEM OM-1 Equipment with M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm F2.8 PRO II

Pricing: $2,799.99 USD; $3,599.99 CAD

Approximate Availability date: Early March 2022

Individually Obtainable Equipment

HLD-10, Energy Battery Holder (bought individually)

This energy battery holder designed completely for the OM SYSTEM OM-1 gives the identical controls within the vertical place because the horizontal place. It gives IP53 dustproof and splashproof development when paired with the OM SYSTEM OM-1. When two BLX-1 Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Batteries within the digital camera and the HLD-10 are used collectively, roughly 1,000 pictures (primarily based on CIPA assessments) might be captured. When connected to the OM SYSTEM OM-1, the BLX-1 Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery might be charged9 contained in the HLD-10.

Pricing: $349.99 USD; $449.99 CAD
Approximate Availability date: Early March 2022

RM-WR1, Wi-fi Distant Management (bought individually)

This wi-fi remote-control options IP5710 dustproof and splashproof development, enabling distant capturing (communication vary: inside 5 m of the digital camera physique) in any form of atmosphere, when paired with the OM SYSTEM OM-1. It allows distant shutter launch, management of autofocus, picture show management between nonetheless photos and movies, in addition to launch lock throughout lengthy exposures. This energy saving design is achieved utilizing Bluetooth® Low Power communication. It may be used to begin and cease video recording and connects with the included cable for wired distant use. The RM-WR1 may also be used as a wired distant management when related utilizing the cable included with Micro 4 Thirds digital camera fashions geared up with a suitable distant cable terminal, such because the Olympus OM-D E-M1X and the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III.

Pricing: $99.99 USD; $129.99 CAD

Approximate Availability date: Early March 2022

BLX-1 Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery (bundled/bought individually)

It is a high-capacity, 2,280 mAh lithium-ion battery. It may be recharged roughly 500 instances.

Pricing: $99.99 USD; $129.99 CAD
Approximate Availability date: Early March 2022

BCX-1 Battery Charger (bought individually)11

This devoted charger can concurrently cost two BLX-1 Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Batteries. Batteries are totally charged in roughly 150 minutes. As a result of the battery is suitable with the USB Energy Supply commonplace, it may be charged with an influence financial institution (9V/3A output).

Pricing: $149.99 USD; $189.99 CAD
Approximate Availability date: Early March 2022

SBCX-1 Battery Charger (bought individually)

BCX-1 battery charger bundled with one BLX-1 lithium-ion battery.

Pricing: $219.99 USD; $279.99 CAD

Approximate Availability date: Early March 2022


OM Picture Share Smartphone App (OI.Share)

This smartphone app is used to hook up with the digital camera by way of Wi-Fi, switch photos and capturing knowledge, and carry out distant operations. On the OM SYSTEM OM-1, OI.Share can be utilized to replace the firmware on the digital camera physique and backup/restore digital camera settings.

OM Workspace v2.0 Picture Enhancing Software program

This picture modifying software program consists of superior RAW processing and modifying options. It boosts the talents of the USB RAW Information Edit characteristic on the OM SYSTEM OM-1 and allows modifying comparable to tone curve and Dehaze changes along with processing settings that may be utilized on the digital camera. AI Noise Discount has been added for RAW processing. When utilized to RAW information captured on a supported digital camera12 for processing, it helps generate clearer photos.

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  1. Variety of efficient pixels: Approx. 20.4 Megapixel. Complete variety of pixels: Approx. 22.9 Megapixel.
  2. As of 15.02 2022. On a comparability with OMDS interchangeable lens cameras. Based on our in-house analysis.
  3. Lens used for 8.0 step picture stabilization: M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm F4.5 TC1.25x IS PRO, focal size: f=150mm (35mm equal focal size: f=300mm), midway launch picture stabilization OFF, body charge: excessive pace, CIPA commonplace compliant, when correction is carried out on two axes (yaw/pitch)
  4. Lens used for physique solely 7.0 step picture stabilization: M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm F2.8 PRO, focal size: f=40mm (35mm equal focal size: f=80mm), CIPA commonplace compliant, when correction is carried out on two axes (yaw/pitch)
  5. When utilizing a suitable lens. Please see product web site for particulars.
  6. When paired with a dustproof and splashproof lens (in line with lens commonplace). This doesn’t apply throughout charging or HDMI connection.
  7. When 120 fps high-speed body charge is chosen.
  8. An HLG-compatible monitor is required for HDR video playback.
  9. The BLX-1 Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery can’t be charged within the HLD-10 alone.
  10. When utilizing wi-fi connection. IP51 when utilizing wired connection by way of cable.
  11. This product doesn’t embody F-7AC USB-AC Adapter, CB-USB13 USB Cable, or BLX-1 Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery. Please use the equipment included with the OM SYSTEM OM-1.
  12. Supported cameras: OM SYSTEM OM-1, E-M1 Mark II, E-M1 Mark III, E-M1X, E-M5 Mark III. Extra packages and supported knowledge should be downloaded.


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