GH4 firmware update postponed by Panasonic.

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Panasonic Japan announced that it will postpone the GH4 firmware update release to January. Those are the features that will be added:

Update Information
  • With this firmware, time code and RSS(Recording Start/Stop) signal can be embedded to the HDMI output signal*.
    * Available when DMC-GH4 or DMW-YAGH are connected with the products of Atomos Global Pty. Ltd. or the products complying with the extended specifications of Atomos Global Pty. Ltd..
  • FHD at 30p/25p native output via HDMI is available while recording video in FHD at 30p/25p.
  • FHD at 30PsF(Over 60i) / 25PsF(Over 50i) output via SDI is available while recording video in FHD at 30p/25p.
    * When DMW-YAGH is used for SDI output.

 

GH4 North American store links:
GH4 camera at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Ritz Camera and Panasonic. Price: $1,698. In Canada at Vistek.
GH4 camera with interface unit at Adorama and BHphoto. Price: $3,298
Interface unit only at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Panasonic. Price: $1,998

GH4 Europen store links:
Germany: Wexcameras, Marcotec-shop.de.
UK at Wexphotographic, CameraWorld, UKdigital, CVP, TipTop.
Holland at Fotohanskeuzekamp.
Belgium at Fotokonijnenberg.
Norway at Fotovideo.
Sweden at Cyberphoto, Skandinavianphoto.
Finland at Telefoto, Topshot, Verkkoauppa.
France at Photocineshop.
Spain: Fotoboom.

Asian store links:
Digitalrev and Digidirect Australia.

Big 2015 poll: What is the camera you hope to see in 2015?

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Image on top shows the very first Olympus MFT prototype camera :)

Well, year 2014 is over and I hope 2015 will bring us even more new cameras than 2014! We already know the E-M5II is coming in early february and also two new Panasonic MFT cameras (one with and one without 4K). There is also a high end fixed lens Olympus camera to come too. But now let’s see what 43rumors readers dreamcamera for 2015 is:

I hope to see the light of the...(choose up to 3 cameras):

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A bit of everything…

2015 Aerial Cinematography Reel – VP from Vertical Prime on Vimeo. (shot on GH4)

The Most Underrated Mirrorless Camera on the Market (Christography).
Most Popular Compact System and Mirrorless Cameras with Our Readers (Digital Photography School).
Some pictures from Mitakon 35mm f0.95 + EM10 at Pantip.
9mm body cap lens review at Stuffblog.
Olympus E-M10 Stuffblog.
FZ1000 Review by Photographic Central.
The LX100 clone (Leica D-ux Type 109) tested by Nigel Paterson.

Surflove:I recently had a few photos of Sydney’s summer storms featured in the news and papers. I used the Live Comp feature on the Olympus E-M1 to capture lightning and storm clouds. I believe it’s a great function to capture these things (and many others) and I wrote an extensive article about it on my blog on what it is, how it works and how it can be used: http://surflove.com.au/chasing-storms/ Not sure if it classifies as a ‘rumour’ but it definitely is a unique feature only found on a 43 sensor camera, which not so many people know about and even less actually use, so I thought I’d ask if you were interested in sharing it.

Kim:Wanted to share my first panasonic GH4 4K homevideo al a cinematic style… ;) http://youtu.be/7kAJrOaN5AY

Dario Viola:Testing a very interesting lens Carl Zeiss Mirotar 500mm f8: https://vimeo.com/114368240

Olympus displays first “rounded lens-cameras” and Sony QX clones!

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Back at Photokina Olympus displayed their “squarish” Lens-Camera prototypes. But at the recent Engadget Fes 2014 held at Arts Chiyoda 3331 in Tokyo they displayed a more advanced rounded and very Sony QX alike version. Our reader Alvin (Thanks!) shared those pictures and added some info:

Don’t know much about the specs but it has:
Open SDK for development
Shutter Button on top
Three tripod mounting locations (custom accessories?)
it’s part of the new Olympus Hack & Make program.

The specs are listed ont he Olympus site and are:

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– 16 megapixel sensor. No info if it’s E-M1 (with PDAF) or E-M5 (without PDAF) alike.
– Connected by WiFi
– takes both stills and videos
Optical / digital zoom, configurable for various shooting parameters
Save Allowed still images in RAW or JPEG format
Micro Four Thirds mount

There is no info when Olympus will bring those prototypes to the mass market.
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And here are the more “official” Olympus images:

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