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Olympus unveils new OM-D E-M10 Mark IV and M.Zuiko 100-400 F5-6.3 lens

By Kenny Yeo - on 5 Aug 2020, 10:15am

Olympus unveils new OM-D E-M10 Mark IV and M.Zuiko 100-400 F5-6.3 lens

The new Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV (Image source: Olympus)

Meet the new Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV, the successor to the rather excellent E-M10 Mark III from 2017.

The overall design is largely unchanged. This new camera looks retrolicious and has dials for quick manual controls.

However, the 3-inch LCD screen with 1.04 million dots now flips 180 degrees downwards for easy selfie-taking.

The rear LCD screen now flips downwards for easy selfie-taking. (Image source: Olympus)

Inside, the Micro Four Thirds sensor now has a resolution of 20-megapixels – up from 16 in the E-M10 Mark III. Image processing duties are handled by Olympus' TruePic VIII processor.

Elsewhere, the OM-D E-M10 Mark IV gets Olympus' renown built-in 5-axis image stabilisation and an OLED viewfinder with a resolution of 2.36 million dots.

No word yet on local availability and pricing but it will start shipping in the US later this fall.

It has a starting price in the US of US$699.99 (~S$960.60, body only). And you can get it with the M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 kit lens for US$799.99 (~S$1,098).

The new M.Zuiko Digital ED 100-400mm F5.0-6.3 IS (Image source: Olympus)

Alongside the new camera, Olympus also announced a new telezoom lens. It's called the M.Zuiko Digital ED 100-400mm F5-F6.3 IS.

It has a 35mm equivalent focal range of 200-800mm, in-lens image stabilisation, and it's dust and splash-proof.

But perhaps more importantly for Micro Four Thirds shooters, it's relatively light and compact, weighing just 1.12kg and is 205.7mm long.

The lens consists of 21 lens elements in 15 groups and has Olympus' ZERO coating for reduced ghosting and flare. The minimum focus distance is 1.3m throughout the zoom range.

Again, we have no word on local availability and pricing. However, it will start shipping in the US in early September and it's priced at US$1,500 (~S$2,059).