New confirmed specifications and pictures of Olympus' much-rumoured OM-D micro four-thirds camera have been leaked ahead of its (now) expected launch on 8 February, by none other than Amazon.

The Japanese arm of the online retailer posted pictures and some tech spec nuggets on its product pages, and keen-eyed website 43 Rumours managed to grab them before the images were removed (presumably on OIympus's say so).

Attached to a pistol grip, the digital update to the company's classic range of OM film cameras comes with the model number OM-D E-M5, and Amazon posts that it will feature a 16-megapixel MOS sensor, something we've heard before. The retailer also lists its screen size as 17.3 × 13.0mm, and confirms that it will shoot on to SD cards (SDHC / SDXC / UHS-I) with Eye-Fi support.

The 43 Rumours site also notes that the build quality of the OM-D is clunky, but we don't think it's anywhere near as clunky as the Pentax K-01 mirrorless camera recently revealed. In comparison, the Olympus is positively svelte.

We'll be bringing you more on the Olympus OM-D as soon as it's officially launched. Including pictures and hands-on.

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