Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II price and release date confirmed
Olympus have revealed the price and availability of their high-speed mirrorless OM-D E-M1 Mark II, revealed earlier this year at Photokina
Coming in at £1,849.99 for the body only, the OM-D E-M1 Mark II will be available from December this year. Buyers can also opt to purchase the camera with the M.ZUIKO Digital ED 12-40mm 1:2:8 Pro lens, for £2,399.
Full press release
The new OM-D E-M1 Mark II will no doubt exceed all expectations for an ILC model, and give photography professionals and enthusiasts exactly what they demand. This milestone model will be delivering high-class image quality at unparalleled high-speed performance, while ensuring superior mobility. The new OM-D E-M1 Mark II is one of the best cameras Olympus has ever built. To establish Olympus’ clear and unmistakable stance in the professional field, there will be new professional service agreements for the OM-D E-M1 Mark II that enable the professional owner to continue shooting under almost any circumstances. At the same time, the range of matching professional accessories and PRO lenses is also extended.
The OM-D E-M1 Mark II will be available as a body only for £1849.99, or in a kit with the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-40mm 1:2.8 PRO lens for £2399.99 from December 2016.
The key facts of the OM-D E-M1 Mark II read like a wish list of the ideal, versatile camera every photographer has dreamt of: It meets the demands of serious enthusiasts in every photography field and serves professionals in wildlife, documentary and travel with its high-speed performance, mobility and image quality. It is the fastest in its category with unprecedented sequential shooting performance and a breathtakingly fast new autofocus system, and it is part of a holistic approach including professional accessories, PRO lenses and a dedicated service approach.
Olympus goes the extra mile for customer service and offers OM-D E-M1 Mark II owners a choice of three service levels under the new OLYMPUS PRO Service concept. OLYMPUS PRO Service will be available in most European countries, for more details please check the Olympus website.
Accessories and lenses
The OM-D E-M1 Mark II is compatible with Olympus’ range of professional- grade Micro Four Thirds lenses and accessories, including an all new HLD-9 battery grip that not only hosts an additional battery to deliver up to 880 shots, but also comes in an ergonomic design with a dedicated arrow pad offering the same handling both horizontally and vertically. Tailor-made camera bags, new flashes and a housing for shooting down to 60 metres underwater are also other capable additions to the OM-D system. The new Olympus flagship system was designed to make professional photography faster, easier and more effective – anytime anywhere. Mission accomplished.
Like every Olympus lens and camera, the OM-D E-M1 Mark II comes with a free six-month warranty extension** when registered via the MyOlympus online platform.
Product specifications are subject to change without notice. Please check the Olympus website at http://www.olympus.co.uk/cameras for the latest specifications.
* Splashproof, dustproof and freezeproof according to Olympus test conditions.
** Six months on top of the statutory warranty in the country of purchase.
Pricing and Availability
The OM-D E-M1 Mark II body only, is priced at £1849.99 inc VAT and available from December 2016 from key photographic retailers.
The OM-D E-M1 Mark II, M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-40mm 1:2.8 PRO lens kit is priced at £2399.99 and available from December 2016 from key photographic retailers.