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Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV may be launched in Year 2020

Posted on 2020-05-06 19:04:00 , by News Service

The Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III is one of the favorite Micro fourthirds cameras. Now that Olympus has updated its flagship and mid-range models, Olympus really needs to look at its entry level offering. The Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III was released in 2017, and a lot has changed in the past three years. Once upon a time, back when a 16MP resolution was still pretty impressive, Olympus could afford to reserve its top-tier 20MP sensor for its top-tier E-M1 camera. However, in 2020, 16MP is looking a bit anaemic even for an entry level model. Just as it did with the E-M5 III last year, Olympus desperately needs to bring that 20MP sensor to the E-M10 IV this year. Its needless to say that the world of cameras is moving to higher megapixel counts. The current limitation of microfourthirds is keeping it from the lime light. People want higher megapixel count cameras. The 50 megapixel and 80 megapixel this is great. But the increment in native megapixel count is what people are after. How about 10 fps at 45 MP ? Wouldnt the sports and wildlife people love this? The manufacturer has always feared cannibalization of its product line, typically staggering feature sets so that there was minimal overlap between the E-M1, E-M5 and E-M10. However, there's no time left for those kinds of games – it would be insanity for the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV not to possess the 20MP sensor. Other than resolution, though, we expect the Mark IV to be largely identical to the Mark III. We think Olympus will still cordon off features to retain the E-M5 III's identity above it in the product line – so don't expect a fully articulating screen or 50MP High Res Shot, for example. If the 20MP sensor does make it across, though, the E-M10 IV may well possess phase detect autofocus – which would be a massive boon for the system. (Image credit: Future)

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