Weekly 43rumors readers pictures roundup.

Tore Hansen‎
Photo: Tore Hansen
Olympus OM-D E-M1
Olympus M.Zuiko 12-40mm PRO

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The mirrorless system camera market is growing (and DSLR goes down).

We are used to get detailed data about the Japanese market but little if not zero info about the rest of the world. But at last MirrorlessRumors got his hands on the German digital camera market report from GFK. In 2014 there was a huge drop in the system camera market. But the good news is that this was caused by the imploding DSLR sales. The mirrorless system cameras still managed to have a considerable growth form 230.000 to 270.000 cameras sold.

That said it’s clear that the classic camera market is in a deep crisis. Smartphones, Wearables and Action cameras are booming and making the real money nowadays!

A bit of everything…

Introducing the new LUMIX TZ70 Travel Zoom Camera

David Thorpe gets pulled from Panasonic bodies because of the 40-150 + TC (David Thorpe).
Olympus OMD E-M5 Mark II: Just How Good is the Hi-Res Sensor Shift Mode? (Diglloyd).
E-M5II Video Stabilisation With 75mm F/1.8 Lens (Soundimagesplus).
Hands-On Review of the Atomos Shogun (BHphoto).
GF7 bag at DC.watch.
15mm lens test at DC.watch.
E-M5II test at Procameraman.
E-M5II – KeyStone-Feature (Pen And Tell).

Greeches:Phantom 2 rigged with BMPCC crashes! Both survive….https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZde4IUAXWI

A bit of everything…

Olympus Stylus SH-2 Overview

The Panasonic 14mm pancake tested at Photoreview.
Panasonic GM5 review by Richard.
Shogun Firmware Update V6.2 (Atomos Support).
Kirk Tuck goes for an E-M5/2 (VisualScienceLab).
Dennis Mook on sensor dust on the E-M1 (TheWanderingsman).
Tamron SP 90 Review on E-M1 (Betterfamilyphotos)
Mirrorless expert round-up (Mirrorlessons).
Changing from DSLR to mirrorless? (Latin Point).
14-150mm lens test at Itmedia.

Odur:I’d like to share this video about my recent trip in Portugal and Spain. Made with a GH3, most of it has been shot with Panasonic Leica 42.5mm f/1.2 Nocticron. https://vimeo.com/122432638

Olympus interview at Dpreview: “We will increase pixel count in the future”.


Dpreview interviewed Mr.Haruo Ogawa from Olympus. And those are some of the most interesting info:

1) 40MP High Res mode:We did receive requests from studio photographers who needed higher resolution. Because of the size of the sensor, we didn’t go in the direction of higher pixel count, so to meet the demands of those photographers we developed 40MP high-res shot mode using pixel shift.

2) About the new High Megapixel war: “We will gradually increase pixel count in the future, while maintaining picture quality.”

3) About a new “handheld” High Resolution mode:Yes this is technically possible in the future.

4) About the future lens roadmap:Our priority first of all is the pro and premium series of lenses for enthusiast and professional photographers. We also want to add some more reasonably-priced lenses for entry-level users, similar to the 45mm F1.8 – we’re looking into this now.

5) About the number of PRO’s using Olympus gear: “I don’t have exact numbers but after launching the OM-D the number has increased, especially in the documentary field. Documentary photographers tend to use their cameras in tough environments.

6) About the MFT Air camera:we’ll see how Japanese customers react, and that will help us decide whether or not to expand sales into other markets.

7) About 4K Olympus cameras:4K movie places a large burden on the image processor, so there are tradeoffs. This time we prioritized image stabilization, but in the future, when processor performance increases we can provide both.

Your thoughts on those answers?