Full E-P5 hardware review by Blunty.

Everything you need to know about the new E-P5 can be seen in this nice video review made by Blunty. Meantime the full kit E-P5 are still selling better than the body only version according to Amazon ranking (Click here to see the list).

The list you see below now contains Samys preorder links too. And if you want to get notified the day the E-P5 body gets a price drop on eBay just save this search in your slidoo account (change country in your settings if you need to).

Specs, Price and Preorders:
Full dedicated pages to the new Oly stuff at Adorama, Bhphoto.
E-P5 Black at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto and Samys. In Europe at Wex UK.
E-P5 White at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto and Samys. In Europe at Wex UK.
E-P5 Silver at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto and Samys. In Europe at Wex UK.
E-P5 Black with 17mm f/1.8 lens and VF-4 at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto and Samys.
E-P5 Silver with 17mm f/1.8 lens and VF-4 at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto and Samys.
E-P5 Black with 14-42mm lens at Wex UK.
E-P5 Silver with 14-42mm lens at Wex UK.
17mm f/1.8 Black at Adorama, Bhphoto and Samys.
45mm f/1.8 Black at Adorama, Bhphoto and Samys.
75mm f/1.8 Black at Adorama, Bhphoto and Samys.
VF-4 viewfinder at Adorama, Bhphoto and Samys.

New G6 video quality comparison with the GH2.

The G6 is the real new updated GH2 or not? So it may be interesting to see if there is a difference in the video quality. It’s made by 43rumors reader Julian. He wrote me the following text: “The YouTube compression doesn’t do the footage much justice but it gives an idea.  Everything shot with the same fixed white balance at 1/50s, various apertures but same on both camera’s at all times.
My first impressions:
The G6 looks better to me. Better shadow detail and a bit more detail in the highlights. Probably due to the flatter picture style (contrast -5)
The G6 shares the picture styles with the GH3, so no smooth like on the GH2. Kept both camera’s on standard to keep it as close as possible. Everything dialed down maximum.
Less noise at high iso’s, less banding. Couldn’t detect any moire.
Looks a tad less sharp than (hacked) GH2, but that could be up to the sharpening at -5. With some sharpening probably same detail level.
Rolling shutter looks the same to me.

Thank Julian!

Meantime here are some new G6 preorder links for Europe and US:
Europe: Wex DE, Technikdirekt, Wex UK (Click here).
USA: Amazon (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), Adorama (Click here)

 

 

E-P5 video shows new WiFi and QR code features. Camera shipping on June 14th

The video on top shows you the new E-P5 WiFI and QR code features. There is also a video in German made by Digitalkamera. A couple of Image Samples can be seen at Olympus Imaging. But this may not be very interesting because the quality is exactly the same as the E.M5. And in case you missed it the new E-PL6 has been announced in Japan (DC.watch).

The camera will ship on June 14 according to Amazon US (Click here). Let me know if you can find preorder links and shipment info in Europe!

First look video by WhatDigitalCamera:

Specs, Price and Preorders:
Full dedicated pages to the new Oly stuff at Adorama, Bhphoto.
E-P5 Black at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto. In Europe at Wex UK.
E-P5 White at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto. In Europe at Wex UK.
E-P5 Silver at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto. In Europe at Wex UK.
E-P5 Black with 17mm f/1.8 lens and VF-4 at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto.
E-P5 Silver with 17mm f/1.8 lens and VF-4 at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto.
E-P5 Black with 14-42mm lens at Wex UK.
E-P5 Silver with 14-42mm lens at Wex UK.
17mm f/1.8 Black at Adorama, Bhphoto.
45mm f/1.8 Black at Adorama, Bhphoto.
75mm f/1.8 Black at Adorama, Bhphoto.
VF-4 viewfinder at Adorama, Bhphoto.

Photographyblog: “G6 is the best overall compact system camera that Panasonic have yet released”

The new G6 high shoulder design seen before on the Leica R9 (here on eBay).

Photographyblog (Click here) posted the first full G6 review and wrote a surprisingly positive conclusion: “In our view the Lumix G6 is the best overall compact system camera that Panasonic have yet released offering a great mix of must-have features, intuitive DSLR-like handling and speedy performance, all at a reasonable price.”

The G6 will ship from late June and preorders are up at Amazon (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and at Wex UK (Click here).

P.S: The previous generation G5 camera sells for $329 with lens at Groupon (Click here).

Panasonic 35-100mm tested at DxOmark.

DxOmark (Click here) posted and wrote that this is “certainly the best (MFT) kit available based around zoom lenses“.
The 12-35 and 35-100mm basically have the same kind of quality. And it’s rumored that Olympus will launch a f/2.8 zoom with even better image quality. It’s likely going to be announced along the new OMD in September. But I still need to get a confirmation form trusted sources about that…

The Panasonic 35-100mm store links to Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Olympus US store, FocusCamera, eBay.
Links to the two superb Zuiko f/2.0 zooms:
14-35mm f/2.0 on eBay (Click here) and via Slidoo eBay.
35-100mm f/2.0 on eBay (Click here) and via Slidoo eBay.