Two different new sources told me that Olympus is definitely working on a new E-M5 successor. But none of them was sure if such a camera would come at photokina or (most likely) in early 2015. Both sources had no specs to share but guaranteed the info comes via their highly trustworthy Olympus contacts. I think the chance is pretty high the E-M5 successor will come in early 2015 and NOT(!) at Photokina.
It reminds a bit of mystery for me if it makes sense to release such a camera. Olympus seems to follow the PEN route by releasing many slightly different versions of the same model. So what is the new E-M5 successor going to be? It cannot be better than the E-M1 (otherwise it would kill the E-M1 sales). It cannot be just a minimal E-M5 upgrade (we already have an E-M10 for that). What should it be? In my opinion two OMD models are just enough. But I am a nobody, and maybe Olympus knows it better…
Store links to all current OMD cameras:
E-M1 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Olympus US store, FocusCamera, eBay.
E-M5 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Olympus US store, FocusCamera, eBay.
E-M10 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Olympus US store, FocusCamera, eBay.
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