Olympus has released the OM-D E-M10, a more compact Micro Four Thirds camera than some of their $1,000+ options like the OM-D EM-1 or EM-5. The EM-5’s 16-megapixel sensor is fitted here alongside the TruePic VII image processor from the EM-1. Other borrowed features include 25,600 max ISO, built in WiFi, a 1.44-megapixel electronic viewfinder from the EM-5 and 8fps high-speed sequential shooting with 81-point AF (or 3.5fps with continuous autofocus). The difference comes in with 3-axis image stabilization instead of 5-axis, and the lack of weather sealing on the body.
The OM-D E-M10 is offered at $700 for body only or $800 with a 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 kit lens. Olympus has also announced another 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 power zoom lens that’s super slim for $350, and a lightweight 25mm f/1.8 lens for $400. Look for all this to release late February.