Olympus Japan has suspended sales of its new OM-D E-M10 Mark II, owing to an apparent glitch with the lens mount when using plastic-mount lenses.

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Announced on 25 August, the revamped E-M10 adds 5-axis image stabilisation, chunkier dials and a redesigned control layout in a more classically styled body.

In the UK, the OM-D E-M10 Mark II is due out in mid-September, priced £549.99 body only.

Amateur Photographer understands that the camera is not yet available in Europe, so this problem will not have become an issue for customers over here.

Olympus Europe has yet to respond to a request for comment.

Amateur Photographer will publish an official statement when one becomes available.

As first reported by 4/3 Rumors, Olympus Japan issued a statement which, according to Google Translate, reads:

‘Digital single-lens camera “OM-D E-M10 Mark II”
Apology and Announcement of the temporary sales pause
And the continued exceptional patronize for our products than patronage, and extremely grateful.
This time, in the digital single-lens camera “OM-D E-M10 Mark II”, in the case of installing a replacement lens of plastic mount on the camera body, we find that there are things the lock is easy to come off.
Now, so we have to consider the improvement, we will meanwhile, was temporarily suspended sales.
The timing of sales resume, we will again guide you in this site to aim the end of September.
Regarding already your response to this was customers who received your purchase, because the very trouble …. was a dedicated window below, we would appreciate your inquiry. That I apologize the inconvenience to our customers, and apologise.’