OM SYSTEM (the brand new model succeeding Olympus) simply introduced a brand new OM-1 digicam that encompasses a 20.4MP Micro 4 Thirds sensor with 5-axis IBIS, quick stills taking pictures modes, cross quad pixel autofocus, vari-angle LCD, twin SD card slots, and a sturdy magnesium alloy physique. Internally, the digicam can shoot DCI 4K video in as much as 60fps 4:2:0 10-bit or as much as 240fps in Full HD. It additionally outputs 12-bit uncooked video by way of micro-HDMI to Atomos Ninja V and V+ for ProRes RAW as much as DCI 4K 60fps. OM SYSTEM additionally introduced new 2-40mm f/2.8 and 40-150mm f/4 lenses. The OM-1 may be pre-ordered now for $2,199.
Again in 2008(ish), Olympus was on the forefront of the mirrorless digicam evolution when the corporate (together with Panasonic) created the Micro 4 Thirds (MFT) system. Within the years after that, Olympus made fairly a number of digicam our bodies and lenses for the MFT system, a few of which bought actually standard for his or her good mixture of compact measurement and good picture high quality together with a very good IBIS.
Whereas for filmmakers, Panasonic has all the time been the extra prolific of the 2 MFT corporations, for the previous few years Olympus actually tried laborious to catch up on this regard – they launched some excessive bitrate modes in addition to an OM-Log gamma curve. The final Olympus digicam we reviewed was the flagship Olympus OM-D E-M1X. Even regardless of having some profitable digicam our bodies and lenses, gross sales numbers apparently didn’t look adequate, and so Olympus determined to promote the imaging division in 2020.
The brand new proprietor of the OM-D and ZUIKO manufacturers and all of the technological know-how, Japan Industrial Companions (JIP), claimed from the start that they wish to resurrect the model and hold growing cameras and lenses. In October 2021, the OM SYSTEM model was created and the event of a brand new digicam was introduced. Now, this new digicam has lastly been introduced, so let’s take a more in-depth have a look at the options and specs of the OM SYSTEM OM-1.
OM SYSTEM OM-1 digicam
The OM-1 digicam (curiously, it nonetheless has “Olympus” written on the physique) encompasses a newly designed 20.4MP stacked BSI Dwell MOS Micro 4 Thirds sensor together with a TruePic X processor for a quicker readout charge of as much as 120fps. In photograph mode, the digicam options steady taking pictures of as much as 10 fps with full-time AF/AE (169-frame uncooked buffer) when utilizing the mechanical shutter. With the digital shutter, photographers get 20 fps taking pictures with full AF/AE (108-frame uncooked buffer). In SH1 and SH2 blackout-free taking pictures modes, the digicam affords as much as 120 fps with out AF/AE and 50 fps with AF/AE.
Cross Quad Pixel autofocus
With regards to autofocus, OM SYSTEM claims that the OM-1 affords a Cross Quad Pixel AF and AI Detection with 1,053 particular person focus factors protecting the complete sensor and working at 120 fps. The system detects coloration and distinction info from throughout the sensor and performs eye detection on people, birds, canine, cats, and detection of non-organic topics like automobiles, bikes, airplanes, helicopters, and trains. In response to the corporate, focus efficiency is twice as correct and 3x quicker than earlier variations of the main focus system.
IBIS and images options
In-body 5-axis picture stabilization (IBIS) compensates for as much as 7 stops of digicam shake. Eight stops of compensation can be found with choose IS-equipped Micro 4 Thirds lenses. IBIS, in fact, works for each video and stills.
Additional images options embrace a Excessive Res Shot composite perform that creates 80MP uncooked recordsdata (on a tripod) or a 50MP uncooked file (handheld) with 2 stops of diminished noise efficiency and improved coloration rendition. A Dwell ND mode digitally simulates the results of an optical impartial density filter as much as 6 stops (ND64) for long-exposure pictures. Dwell Composite mode slowly builds up an publicity over time with out blowing out brighter areas of the body, permitting you to see the publicity’s progress in dwell view monitoring (for mild portray and different artistic approaches). The digicam additionally helps a handheld Focus Stacking mode that data and stacks 15 frames for prolonged depth of discipline in close-up taking pictures.
Video specs – 4K60p 10-bit or Full HD 240p
The OM-1 affords 4:2:0 10-bit inner video recording in H.265 which tops at DCI 4K 60fps (152 Mb/s). Gradual-motion video recording can be doable in Full HD as much as 240fps. Moreover, the digicam additionally affords inner H.264 modes in 4:2:0 8-bit. The total record of accessible resolutions and body charges appears like this:
- H.265 Lengthy GOP/MOV 4:2:0 10-Bit
- DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) at 23.98p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p [77 to 152 Mb/s]
- UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p [77 to 152 Mb/s]
- Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.98p/24.00p/29.97p/50p/59.94p [22 to 42 Mb/s]
- H.265/MOV 4:2:0 10-Bit
- Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.98p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p [82 to 162 Mb/s]
- Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 100p/119.88p/200p
- H.264 Lengthy GOP/MOV 4:2:0 8-Bit
- DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) at 23.98p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p [102 to 202 Mb/s]
- UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p [102 to 202 Mb/s]
- Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.98p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p [27 to 52 Mb/s]
- H.264/MOV 4:2:0 8-Bit
- Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.98p/25p/29.97p [202 Mb/s]
- Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 100p/119.88p/200p/239.76p
With regards to image profiles, the OM-1 affords HLG image mode for in-camera HDR recording in addition to OM-Log gamma curve for essentially the most dynamic vary and extra flexibility in post-production. Video taking pictures ergonomics are supplied with a 3.5mm microphone and headphone ports for audio recording and monitoring.
The video specs of the OM-1 are similar to the LUMIX GH5 II, however the OM SYSTEM digicam doesn’t have the anamorphic modes. I’m afraid that with the upcoming LUMIX GH6 announcement, the OM-1 will, once more, be extra standard with photographers than with filmmakers. What do you suppose?
Uncooked video output to Atomos Ninja V and V+
The OM SYSTEM OM-1 is ready to output a 12-bit uncooked video sign by way of its micro-HDMI connector (sadly not a full-size HDMI like Panasonic). That is obtainable as much as DCI 4K decision 60fps. Atomos already introduced that each Ninja V and Ninja V+ will have the ability to report the uncooked video stream from the OM-1 and reserve it as 12-bit ProRes RAW in as much as DCI 4K 60fps. Help for the OM-1 might be made obtainable with a firmware replace from Atomos, which is at present scheduled for launch within the first half of 2022.
The OM SYSTEM OM-1 encompasses a sturdy magnesium alloy physique that’s mud and splash proof against IP53 and freeze-proof to -10°C (14°F). The shutter is rated for 400,000 actuations. The digicam makes use of a BLX-1 Li-Ion battery which is rated at 520 pictures per cost. In-camera charging is accessible by way of the USB-C port. The excellent news is that the OM-1 has twin UHS-II SD reminiscence card slots that enable for backup file saving or further reminiscence choices.
The OM-1’s digital viewfinder has a 5.76m-dot OLED show with an 0.83x-equivalent magnification, a 21mm eyepoint, and a 120 fps refresh charge. The rear LCD is a 3.0″ 1.62m-dot touchscreen with a vari-angle design permitting 270° of swivel for working at odd angles.
New 12-40mm f/2.8 and 40-150mm f/4 lenses
Together with the brand new OM-1 digicam, OM SYSTEM additionally introduced the upgraded M.ZUIKO Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO II lens that provides a 24-80mm equal focal size and fixed f/2.8 most aperture. The lens focuses right down to 7.9″ and can be IP53 rated. The second new lens is the all-new M.ZUIKO Digital ED 40-150mm f/4.0 PRO lens with its 80-300mm equal in compact and light-weight building which can be rated at IP53.
Worth and availability
The OM SYSTEM OM-1 digicam is accessible for pre-order proper now. The worth for the digicam physique has been set to $2,199 and the equipment with the brand new 12-40mm f/2.8 will set you again $2,799. The lenses alone value $999 for the 12-40mm f/2.8 or $899 for the 40150mm f/4.
Do you employ an Olympus digicam or every other Micro 4 Thirds physique? What do you consider the brand new OM-1? Tell us within the feedback part beneath the article.