Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Price Leak

Wow the price seems a little extreme. There is also someone on the DPReview forums reporting that the price will be $1999, which seems inline with the rumor. Hopefully this price includes a lens, but still it’s a bit much.

Translated Rumor:
Is started booking on November 2 from domestic source gave me tell me the new products of the price and release date of Olympus.

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II camera body

  • Pre-order start date: November 2, 2016
  • Release Date: late December, 2016
  • Price in Japan: 235,440 yen or around $2,200 (tax included)

Olympus HLD-9 battery grip

  • Release Date: late December, 2016
  • Price in Japan: 32,500 yen or around $310 (excluding tax)

Olympus PT-EP14 waterproof case

  • Release Date: late December, 2016
  • Price not available

Olympus STF-8 flash

  • Release Date: late December, 2016
  • Suggested retail price: 65,000 yen or around $620 (excluding tax)

Via Nokishita, Photorumors

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  • US$2000 = AU$2800 ~ 3000 = miserable sales in Oz. Had it come in around AU$1800 I think it would have been regarded as ‘pricey-but-doable’. Good thing there’s years of life (fingers crossed) in my E-M1s.

  • jeffp3456

    Why should the EM1ii be worth less than a Nikon D500? If anything it is a more capable (meaning general purpose) camera.

    • Eno

      This has yet to be proven, for the moment it’s only better on paper. 🙂

    • Jeffry De Meyer

      priced lower*

    • The sensor is one of the most expensive parts of the camera when 43 and later m43 was introduced one of the selling points was reduced cost. Others were faster sensor read out and contrast detect auto focus. 43 promised a lot and we have only recently seen it deliver on the majority of the promises. My first 43 camera was the m43 GF1 and I saw the potential emediately. The 1-inch sensor made similar promises.

      • Eno

        Now I can definitely say the new Oly delivered the promised image quality improvements: http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/olympus-e-m1-ii/olympus-e-m1-iiA7.HTM

        The 1999$ asked price is another matter but the camera seams very good nonetheless.

        • I compared images of their studio scene with the MkI at ISO 64 / 100, 200 & 6400.

          I could see no improvement beyond the small increase in resolution.

          I’m not sure the comparison was fair: they shot all the images at f/8, where some diffraction might mask small differences in noise; the lighting of the scene between the two models was clearly different – the MkI images were either shot or processed at a different colour temperature (warmer) than the MkII.

          Those reservations aside, any differences in IQ seem to be very small.

  • harvey

    confirmed at $2500 Canadian from two different stores. Add taxes and it is upward of $2625 and more. But there is now a $250 rebate on the Pen F.

    • I’ll probably get a Pen F when discounts hit the states. I want an em1 m2 but not for under $1500 US I have too much gear.