OM Digital Solutions Co., Ltd. will release the “OM SYSTEM OM-1 Mark II” mirrorless single-lens camera on February 23, 2024. Suggested retail price is open. The lineup and OM SYSTEM STORE sales price are as follows.
This product complies with the Micro Four Thirds System standard and is equipped with the world’s first “Live GND (Gradient ND)” function, which reproduces the effect of a half ND filter using a computational photography function.
It is a new flagship model bearing the OM SYSTEM brand, equipped with axial image stabilization, a back-illuminated stacked Live MOS sensor with an effective pixel count of 20.37 megapixels, and the latest image processing engine, TruePic X. A highly reliable body with a dustproof and splashproof design (dustproof and waterproof protection class IP53) that can be used safely even in hard outdoor use, and low temperature resistance down to -10℃.
Main features of the OM SYSTEM OM-1 Mark II
High image quality produced by back-illuminated stacked Live MOS sensor and image processing engine “TruePic X”
The OM SYSTEM OM-1 Mark II is a highly acclaimed high-resolution sensor equipped with a “20.37 megapixel back-illuminated stacked Live MOS sensor” and the “TruePic X,” the latest image processing engine. In combination with “M.ZUIKO DIGITAL” lenses, users can obtain the highest image quality in the history of OM SYSTEM cameras, which overturns common sense regarding sensor size.
The AWB algorithm has been improved to ensure clear color reproduction even under difficult conditions such as mixed light, allowing users to shoot appropriate color tones under a variety of light sources.
In addition, it is equipped with powerful in-body 5-axis image stabilization, which improves the correction effect to a maximum of 8.5 stops, the highest in the world for a body alone.
OM SYSTEM OM-1 Mark II Live GND Filter Functions
This camera is equipped with the world’s first “Live GND (gradation ND)” function, which uses computational photography to reproduce the shooting effect of a half ND filter, which controls brightness and darkness to create impressive works. With this function, users can check the number of filter stages (GND2, GND4, GND8) and filter type (Soft, Medium, Hard) in real time while viewing the EVF or rear monitor, and adjust the position and angle of the effect to suit one’s intentions.
Since there is no need to attach a filter to the lens, users can utilize the effect of the half ND filter in the image, expanding the range of expression when shooting landscapes. This makes it efficient for photographers without many filters on hand. In the popular The Live GND upper limit of the number of stages has been expanded from the equivalent of ND64 to the equivalent of ND128, making it possible to handle scenes that require a larger number of stages.
“Handheld High Resolution Shot” with approximately 50 million pixels, which combines multiple images and generates a high-resolution image that exceeds the sensor size while reducing noise by approximately 2 steps of ISO sensitivity. “Tripod” mode works with approximately 80 million pixels to generate stability. It is equipped with “High Resolution Shot” and can record RAW in 14 bits during each high resolution shot. Furthermore, it is equipped with convenient computational photography functions such as “Live Composite,” which composites only the areas that have changed in brightness, and “Depth Composition,” which allows users to control the depth of field.
“Live GND” (right effect ON) expands the range of expression in scenes with large brightness differences such as sunsets
High-resolution shots can be recorded in 14-bit RAW
“AI subject recognition AF”
In addition to “AI subject recognition AF” developed using deep learning technology, formula cars/motorcycles, airplanes/helicopters, trains, birds, animals (dogs/cats), the OM SYSTEM OM-1 Mark II has the ability to recognize people. This is an integration and development of the well-established face-priority/eye-priority AF as “AI subject recognition AF,” which improves recognition ability so that autofocus will work even if the person is facing sideways or backwards, or if their eyes or mouth are hidden.
“AI Subject Recognition AF” detects the movement of the subject in real time using the high-speed calculation of the image processing engine “TruePic The function follows the eyes of birds and animals. It can detect up to eight people, animals, and other subjects, and it is also possible to select which target to pursue.
Operability has also been further improved, including the ability to quickly set the detected subject on the super control panel, allowing for stress-free shooting.
Continuous shot abilities
Equipped with Pro Capture, which starts recording with the 1st release and records retroactively from the moment of the 2nd release, avoiding lag, up to approximately 120 frames per second with AF/AE fixed. Even with AF/AE tracking, users can perform high-speed continuous shooting at approximately 50 frames per second, capturing high speed live movement.
With the OM SYSTEM OM-1 Mark II, the built-in buffer memory has been expanded, increasing the number of images that can be taken to approximately 99 (70 for the original OM SYSTEM OM-1), going back to the time of Pro Capture. Similarly, the number of continuous shots taken at approximately 120 frames per second has been increased to approximately 219 JPEG images and 213 RAW images (approximately 92 images each for OM SYSTEM OM-1), significantly increasing high-speed shooting capability. has improved.
By increasing the buffer memory, the number of photos that can be taken retroactively when using Pro Capture has increased to approximately 99 photos.
Dust-proof and drip-proof
OM SYSTEM OM-1 Mark II has a strong and lightweight magnesium alloy body with sealing members effectively placed in the right places to support a highly dustproof and dripproof design (dustproof and waterproof protection class IP53), even at low temperatures. It also has a low temperature resistance of -10℃ for reliable operation, making it possible to shoot in harsh environments.
The viewfinder is a 5.76 million-dot organic EL (OLED), with high resolution and easy-to-read viewfinder magnification of 0.83x, display delay of 0.005 seconds, and high-speed display of 120 frames per second, which approaches the clarity of an optical viewfinder and allows users to distinguish the subject even in dark scenes. It is said to have the advantage of an electronic viewfinder, such as being able to obtain the photographed image before pressing the shutter. In addition, it has been treated with anti-fog treatment to prevent fogging and provide clear visibility even when shooting in the rain.
It is also equipped with a well-established dust reduction system that eliminates dust adhesion when changing lenses, dust adhesion from internal mechanical parts to the image sensor surface, and dramatically reduces dust reflections, supporting the high reliability of the camera system.
Other features of the OM SYSTEM OM-1 Mark II
Menus can be operated with the right hand. Assign the trash can button as a menu button to improve operability when using a telephoto lens, etc.
AF/AE tracking high-speed continuous shooting (SH2) can now be set to 12.5 frames/second and 16.7 frames/second
The minimum shutter speed for continuous shooting of 25 frames/second or less has been increased to 1/160 second.
Elastomer processing on the dial surface improves finger grip.
Compatible with USB video class and audio class, can be used as a web camera by connecting to a PC
Supports vertical video, which is convenient for SNS etc.