OM SYSTEMS Set to Unveil OM-1 II and New Lenses: A Major Upgrade from the Iconic OM-1

January 23, 2024 – Olympus, now known as OM SYSTEMS, originally launched its iconic OM-1 camera in 1972, laying the foundation for a legacy that continues today. The current OM-1 model, a Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds (M4/3) camera, was released in 2022 and is currently available on for 15,499 RMB.

According to recent rumors from 43rumors, OM SYSTEMS is gearing up for a major announcement on January 30, where it is expected to unveil three new products. These include the successor to the OM-1, tentatively named the OM-1 II, along with two new lenses: the 9-18mm II and a brand-new ultra-telephoto lens, the 150-600mm F5.0-6.3.

The rumored specifications of the OM-1 II suggest that it will retain the same 20.4-megapixel sensor and TruePic X processor as its predecessor. However, the key differences are said to be:

The branding will shift from the original Olympus logo to OM SYSTEMS’ current identity.

A doubling of internal buffer capacity.

Support for 14-bit raw data capture in high-resolution mode.

Integration of AI for improved face detection.

An upgraded autofocus system for enhanced subject tracking.

Speculations about pricing indicate that the OM-1 II could be priced at around 2,400 euros (approximately 18,840 RMB at current exchange rates). Meanwhile, the 150-600mm F5.0-6.3 lens is rumored to carry a price tag of 2,699 euros (about 21,187 RMB).

The announcement, if accurate, would mark a significant step forward for OM SYSTEMS in its evolution from Olympus and solidify its position as a leading player in the mirrorless camera market. Stay tuned for official details and confirmations on January 30.

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