New Patent Illustrates Olympus OMD EM5 MK II Sensor Shift Technology

Figosa-camera-strap-on-OMD-595x595

The Olympus OMD EM5 Mk II might not feature a new sensor according to previous reports, but hopefully we can look forward to a new piece of sensor shift tech to take 40MP composite images. Asta Muse recently spotted a new patent illustrating that the technology could produce these high-definition images with only a half pixel shift and just four frames.

A few weeks ago another report surfaced suggesting that the Olympus OMD EM5 Mk II would need to take eight shots. Halving the number of required frames to just four will make it much easier to take these high-resolution shots on the fly. Especially when shooting everyday photography where most subjects won’t patiently stand still waiting for users to fire off eight exposures.

43 Rumors also reports the Olympus OMD EM5 successor will be capable of shooting up to 8 fps. Although the camera will purportedly be sporting the same 16.1MP Sony sensor from February 2012, the underlying image processor will supposedly be new. We also expect the camera will be improved in other ways perhaps with a revamped EVF, better weather sealing, and faster autofocus

With CES coming very soon at the beginning of January, we expect Olympus will make a new announcement any day now. Be sure to stay tuned to The Phoblographer, as we’ll be posting all the news from the annual tech convention.

Via 43 Rumors

Kevin Lee

Kevin Lee is a freelance journalist and photographer based in Brooklyn.