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In Commemoration of Olympus’ 100th Anniversary, 2000 Units of OM-D E-M1 Mark II Silver Edition To Be Sold Worldwide

The following video presents olympusXplorers – Pyrenees Making Of:
In November 2017, a group of 7 #olympusXplorers went on a trip to the French Pyrenees to test the latest Olympus gear. Packed with the OM-D E-M1 Mark II and some M.Zuiko PRO lenses Hannes Becker, Lennart Pagel, Daniel Ernst, Max Fischer, Leo Thomas, Roman Königshofer and Tobias Schnorpfeil started their trip to the natural border between France and Spain. The Pyrenees offer a gorgeous landscape of high mountains, green valleys, dramatic gorges, pristine lakes, and rushing waterfalls, perfect for long hiking trips.
Every day they spent most time hiking from one spot to the other – from warm valleys to the cold and high alpines – with temperature differences from up to 30 degrees – always seeking for new motives to be captured.

Video shot by: Tobias Schnorpfeil

This is an update to the previous blog, Olympus Will Celebrate Its 100th Anniversary: 1919 – 2019.



2,000 Units Available Worldwide in Commemoration of Olympus’ 100th Anniversary

CENTER VALLEY, PA., January 24, 2019 – Olympus is pleased to announce a special edition of the OM-D E-M1 Mark II, the OM-D E-M1 Mark II Silver. This limited edition model, of which only 2,000 units will be available worldwide, will be available at the end of February 2019, in commemoration of Olympus’ 100th anniversary.

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Silver Edition

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Silver Edition

From Olympus President Hiroyuki Sasa:
We are sincerely grateful to all customers and other stakeholders who have supported Olympus since its founding 100 years ago. Being true to our purpose of “making people’s lives healthier, safer, and more fulfilling,” we shall continue to contribute to photographic culture and deliver the joy of capturing and expressing special moments to photography lovers worldwide.

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Silver Edition

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Silver Edition

TruePic VIII Image Processor and 20.4 Megapixel Live MOS Sensor
The OM-D E-M1 Mark II features the TruePic VIII Image Processor, which makes it possible to capture images with minimal noise while retaining details. Furthermore, the 20.4 Megapixel Live MOS sensor with 121 points of cross-type on-chip phase detection improves resolution without the need for a low-pass filter. This synergy maintains the full 20.4 Megapixel image while offering up to 18 fps high-speed sequential shooting performance in AF/AE tracking. It also enhances gradation through pixel characteristic improvement for a wide dynamic range that rivals that of cameras with larger sized APS-C sensors. Pro Capture Mode is also included and allows lag-free shooting of split-second moments as full resolution images, attaining both high-speed and excellent image quality.

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Silver Edition

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Silver Edition

In-Body 5-Axis Image Stabilization
The OM-D E-M1 Mark II is equipped with built-in 5-Axis Image Stabilization to compensate for camera shake. Through an optimized correction algorithm, this model boasts 5.5 shutter speed steps of compensation performance[1]. Furthermore, when combined with an M.Zuiko lens containing in-lens image stabilization[2], 5-Axis Sync IS provides up to 6.5 shutter speed steps of compensation performance for hand-held shooting capabilities.

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Silver Edition

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Silver Edition

A Compact, Lightweight, Durable System Offering Unparalleled Reliability
The OM-D E-M1 Mark II features sealing throughout the camera for a highly reliable dustproof, splashproof and freezeproof (14°F / -10°C) design so that the camera performs even in the harshest outdoor conditions, such as snow or rain.

Premium Silver Body
The OM-D E-M1 Mark II is a dependable camera that meets the needs of the professional photographer and is capable of shooting in the harshest of environments. The black body embraces functional beauty while the new silver body provides a classic, quality camera look.

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U.S. Pricing and Availability
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II (silver) will begin shipping in February 2019 for $1,699.99 (U.S.) and $1,999.99 (CAD).

Journalists who are interested in more information, review units and high-resolution images of the special silver edition OM-D E-M1 Mark II should contact Colin Brown, MullenLowe Public Relations,, 646-870-4758, or Jennifer Colucci, Olympus America Inc.,, 484-896-5719, or visit the Olympus website for more information.

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[1] When using M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm F2.8 PRO, focal length: 40mm (35mm equivalent focal length: approx. 80mm)
CIPA standard compliant, when correction is carried out on two axes (Yaw/Pitch)
[2] M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm F4.0 IS PRO or M.Zuiko Digital ED 300mm F4.0 IS PRO, as of January 2019.