Something new to play with: E-M1 with lens matcher! 200 Euro off on E-M5.

It’s Sunday morning here in Eruope and if you want something new to play with click over at the new Olympus E-M1 and Lens Matcher simulation: http://cameras.olympus.com/en-us/omd/lenses.

For German readers: 200 Euro off on the E-M5 kit (See dealsrunner).

P.S.: play with that one too: http://guesstheformat.com/photo

 

First Olympus FF dream render :)

The Sony-Olympus partnership makes it possible for Olympus to joint the FF world. While I don’t know if this will happen (and if it makes sense at all) the people on the web is already starting to dream their Olympus FF cameras. So here is the first Olympus E-7F designed by one of our 43rumors readers. Feel free to send me your Olympus FF designs if you want them to be posted here!

a little bit of everything…

Puget Sound Sunset – BMPCC RAW from Forrest Burger on Vimeo.

Panasonic GM1 image samples at Pixinfo.
Nachteule E-M1 (Pen And Tell).
Olympus Stylus 1 Review (Photographyblog).
Sony A7r, Fuji X-E2, Panasonic GH3 – DOF and Noise comparisons (Soundimagesplus).
Panasonic GX7 Notes: Big Noise about Noise (TheOnlinePhotographer).
Olympus Partners with Denis O’Regan (Photographyblog).
GX7 test by BMCR.
Insectography with the Olympus 60mm macro at Samudranil.
Best lenses for the Olympus OM-D EM-1 (DxOmark).

 

 

 

 

The camera crisis: Olympus E-M1 selling well. Debunking myths on camera sales (better than expected).

Image courtesy: Personal View.

Olympus CEO released an interview at Diamond (a Japanese Magazine). In short he says that Olympus didn’t expect the compact camera fixed lens market to drop that dramatically. But the good news for them is that the new Olympus E-m1 is selling very well and also their PEN camera sales are good. The most important thing Olympus built up a good reputation on the market.

Image courtesy: Personal View.

Cameras.Reviewed and Mainichi analyzed the latest CIP data and while it’s true that sales went down this year there is also some surprising positive aspects to report. Personal View analyzed the data and discovered that actually compact camera sales are now steady (no more dropping) while DSLR and Mirrorless system camera sales increased recently! The graph on very top shows you how DSLR and Mirrorless camera shipments increased (CIPA data from Japanese companies). And when you look at the second graph you wills ee that compact camera market is now steady.

In short: On year to year to basis it is true that this year was worse than 2012. But lately things have gone a bit better. So, are we sure that the dramatic reports and forecast are not…too exaggerated?