After introducing the promising Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II at the start of February, Olympus announced today that at the start of June it will produce a new version of this model in a limited edition, strengthened with nothing but titanium - Olympus Titanium OM-D E-M5 Mark II. Moreover, Olympus announced a firmware update for Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II (ersion 1.2) and Olympus OM-D E-M1 (Version 3.1), as well as an underwater housing for the latter.
Although not many details have been provided, based on what is available to the public, the revolutionary Olympus Titanium OM-D E-M5 Mark II will be released in 7000 units worldwide. The Titanium E-M5 Mark II will inherit all the characteristics and specifications from its twins Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II and Olympus OM-D E-M5, which are composed "only" of magnesium alloy, while the innovation will include the following: the top and bottom plates of the Titanium model will be substituted for dark metallic ones, which are found on the legendary Olympus OM-3 Ti from 1994.
The models Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II and Olympus OM-D E-M1 will get improved functions thanks to the firmware updates. Both cameras will boast the new Underwater Picture Mode, while the E-M1 will also get the LV Boost II function, which brightens the Live View screen when shooting in the Live View mode, and which is already found on the OM-D E-M5 Mark II. With the Underwater Picture Mode and the incoming underwater housing, the Olympus OM-D E-M1 shapes up to be a serious machine for exploring the dark depths of the sea.
The new firmware versions for the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II and the Olympus OM-D E-M1, the underwater housing for E-M1, as well as the special Olympus Titanium OM-D E-M5 Mark II will become available in June, while the titanium-strengthened Olympus MILC camera will be priced at $1199.99.
The news was taken from OLYMPUS.