Olympus Announces OM-D E-M5 Mark II Limited Edition Kits, Firmware Updates for OM-D E-M1, E-M5 Mark II

E-M5MarkII-GMT_left_M14150II-BLK_s.jpgOlympus has announced new Version 3.1 Firmware for the Olympus OM-D E-M1, and new Version 1.2 Firmware for the OM-D E-M5 Mark II, which will be available in June. They've also announced a Limited Edition OM-D E-M5 Mark II Kit.


For the OM-D E-M1, a new Underwater Picture Mode in the Firmware will allow the user to adjust aperture and shutter speed operations, ensuring underwater photos with a better balance of vivid colors and natural underwater blue tones. LV (Live View) Boost II will also be added to the OM-D E-M1 to assist with star scape photography. Night vision performance is also improved for sharper images of even dark subjects such as stars on the Live View screen. LV Boost can be assigned for each function such as Live Composite and M mode.


Also available in June will be a new Version 1.2 Firmware Update for the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II that will include the same Underwater Picture Mode being added to the OMD E-M1 to allow users to capture better underwater photos. The Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II already has the LV Boost II features being added to the E-M1, so no new Firmware is needed to use it with the OM-D OM-5 Mark II.


Olympus also announced a dedicated underwater case for E-M1 (the PT-EP11), withstanding water pressure to a depth of 45m.


Even more interesting is that Olympus that the OM-D E-M5 Mark II with be available in Titanium color via Limited Edition Kits that will be limited to 7000 total kits worldwide.


The kit will include the OM-D E-M5 Mark II in the same unique titanium body color as the SLR film camera OM-3T/Ti (1994), a specially crafted leather strap, a leather card case and owner's card numbered from 1 to 7,000, to authenticate that it is a limited edition.


Here's a photo showing both the OM-3Ti and the Limited Edition OM-D E-M5 Mark II so you can see how similar in appearance they are:


E-M5MarkII_GMT_OM-3_ti_s.jpgHere's a photo showing the Leather Card Case and Owners card:


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Finally, here's a photo of the Premium Leather Neck Strap that will be included with the Limited Edition Kit:



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Pricing for the kit is not yet finalized, and we should know more when it's launched for sale at the end of June. See more information from Olympus about the OM-D E-M5 Mark II Limited Edition Kit below:



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OM-D E-M5 Mark II Limited Edition Kit

Only 7,000 sets will be available worldwide

OM-D E-M5 Mark II Limited Edition body and lens

Olympus Corporation (President: Hiroyuki Sasa) is pleased to announce the OM-D E-M5 Mark II Limited Edition Kit is scheduled to go on sale from the end of June, limited to only 7,000 sets worldwide. This kit includes the OM-D E-M5 Mark II, Compact System Camera in the same special titanium body color as the SLR film camera OM-3T/Ti (1994), a specially-crafted leather strap, a leather card case and owner's card numbered from 1 to 7,000 to authenticate that it is a limited edition.

The OM-D E-M5 Mark II went on sale February 2015 as the latest model in the OM-D series. The body features a quintessential camera style with a design reminiscent of the OM film camera series in every detail. Its distinctive design and presence have garnered high praise for this Compact System Camera.

The OM-D E-M5 Mark II Limited Edition Kit comes with a camera that fully inherits the unfading design of the OM film camera series, applying the titanium color of the OM-3T/Ti that went on sale in 1994. This special color body displayed at this year's CP+, is now available in a limited quantity of 7,000 sets worldwide in response to high demand from customers.

Main Features

  1. Titanium color reminiscent of the OM-3T/Ti

  2. A premium leather strap, leather card case, and owner's card enhance the value of this special camera

Sales Outline

Category

Product Name

MSRP

Launch Date

Micro Four Thirds System
standard interchangeable
lens camera

OM-D E-M5 Mark II Limited Edition Kit
(OM-D E-M5 Mark II titanium colored-body
+ M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-150mm f4.0-5.6 II*
+ premium leather strap + owner's card + premium card case)

Open Price

End of June, 2015

*1

The color of the lens will be black


Main Features - Details

1. Titanium color reminiscent of the OM-3T/Ti

Since the OM-1 went on sale in 1973, the OM film camera series has pursued the pinnacle of mobility and reliability in its compact, lightweight form. The OM-3, which went on sale in 1984, strongly represented those fundamental concepts, and the titanium OM-3T/Ti added in 1994 was the symbol of those ideals.

Adding a titanium color reminiscent of the OM-3T/Ti to the OM-D E-M5 Mark II, a core model of the digital era that heavily borrows from the OM design of the film camera, shows the designers' passion to symbolically express the arrival of a new age in the OM-D series in the OM-D E-M5 Mark II design. Complex color adjustments were carried out numerous times to recreate the sought-after titanium color of the OM-3T/Ti. The OM-D E-M5 Mark II Limited Edition is a special camera that embodies the spirit of the OM series while carving out its own new legend.

2. A premium leather strap, leather card case and owner's card, enhance the value of this special camera

Even the accessories for this OM-D E-M5 Mark II Limited Edition Kit are special, further enhancing the value of this camera. The dedicated strap and card case feature high quality stitching and genuine leather, finely balancing colors that match the titanium color body of the camera. These accessories are finished with the grace and charm that befit a Limited Edition camera. Finally, an owner's card numbered from1 to 7,000 authenticating that this is one of 7,000 sets and the words from Yoshihisa Maitani, father of the legendary OM series are included on the back of the owner's card. The OM-D E-M5 Mark II Limited Edition Kit is a truly special OM-D E-M5 Mark II that is sure to bring pride and happiness to those who are able to get their hands on one.