ePhotozine reviews the E-M1II

ePhotozine posted the full final E-M1II review:

Without doubt the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II offers an impressive array of features*, including excellent image quality, a unique 50mp shooting mode, Cine 4K video, excellent 5-axis image stabilisation, up to 60fps continuous shooting, dual SD card slots, weather-sealing, access to a wide variety of Micro Four Thirds lenses, a high resolution electronic viewfinder (EVF), a tilting touch-screen, improved battery life, and more. However, it’s up to you whether you have the budget to spend this much on a camera. If you do, then we think it’s well worth the money.

And Photorec posted that Olympus E-MII Video test

Olympus E-M1II store links:
In USA at BHphoto, Amazon, GetOlympus and Adorama.
In Europe at ParkCameras. WexUK. Digitech.ch.

New GH5 news and reviews roundup…(strong sales at Amazon)


Some fun: Nick Driftwood tweeted the GH5 is a Game Changer :)

GH5 at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama and Panasonic US. In EU at Cyberport.de and ParkCamera.

Great long discussions and insights on the Panasonic GH5 facebook group.
The GH5 is selling well according to Amazon Mirrorless ranking.
Preview at Imaging Resource.
GH5 vs GH4 comparison by CameraJabber.
10 main differences comparison article between the Pana GH4 and GH5 (Mirrorlesscomparison)
Specs which impress…the full details of the Panasonic GH5 are revealed (Philip Bloom)
GH5 presentation page at Panasonic UK.
Gh5 price in Australia at teds.com.au.

Panasonic GH5 – Lok gets his hands on it at CES 2017

Panasonic GH5 10 Bit 4K vs GH4 8 Bit, Focus Transition, Lowlight ISO test a.o.

CES 2017: First look at the Panasonic GH5

Preorders (use these links to support my work thanks!):
GH5 at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama and Panasonic US. In EU at Cyberport.de and ParkCamera.
GF9 (Black) at Amazon, BHphoto and Adorama.
GF9 (Silver) at Amazon, BHphoto and Adorama.
Battery Grip for DC-GH5 at Amazon, BHphoto and Adorama.
Leica 12-60mm at Amazon, BHphoto and Adorama.
12-35mm F/2.8 II Asph at Amazon, BHphoto and Adorama.
35-100mm f/2.8 II ASPH at Amazon, BHphoto and Adorama.
45-200mm f/4-5.6 II POWER OIS at Amazon, BHphoto and Adorama.
100-300mm f/4.0-5.6 II POWER OIS at Amazon, BHphoto and Adorama.
Panasonic DMW-XLR1 XLR Microphone Adapter at Amazon, BHphoto and Adorama.
DMW-DCC15A DC Coupler at BHphoto and Adorama.
FZ80 camera at Amazon, BHphoto and Adorama.

The Panasonic interviews roundup (Dynamic range improved, 1.6x faster readout sensor than GH4)

The Hardware of the Panasonic GH5 – An Interview with Panasonic’s M. Uematsu-san

GH5 at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama and Panasonic US. In EU at ParkCamera.

There a couple of Panasonic interviews on the web. I embedded them here in this post. There is also one more interview at Explora. A couple of interesting bits:

  • RAW video recording is yet not possible on these generation SD cards
  • It0’s impossible to add built-in ND filter because of the short flange distance of MFT
  • It’s the same GX8 sensor but readout speed is much faster (1.6x faster than on the GH4)
  • Dynamic range is improved over the GH4

Panasonic GH5 Newsshooter interview: Everything you need to know about the latest 6K Lumix camera

Panasonic GH5 – In Depth Specs & an Interview with Panasonic

Preorders (use these links to support my work thanks!):
GH5 at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama and Panasonic US. In EU at Cyberport.de and ParkCamera.
GF9 (Black) at Amazon, BHphoto and Adorama.
GF9 (Silver) at Amazon, BHphoto and Adorama.
Battery Grip for DC-GH5 at Amazon, BHphoto and Adorama.
Leica 12-60mm at Amazon, BHphoto and Adorama.
12-35mm F/2.8 II Asph at Amazon, BHphoto and Adorama.
35-100mm f/2.8 II ASPH at Amazon, BHphoto and Adorama.
45-200mm f/4-5.6 II POWER OIS at Amazon, BHphoto and Adorama.
100-300mm f/4.0-5.6 II POWER OIS at Amazon, BHphoto and Adorama.
Panasonic DMW-XLR1 XLR Microphone Adapter at Amazon, BHphoto and Adorama.
DMW-DCC15A DC Coupler at BHphoto and Adorama.
FZ80 camera at Amazon, BHphoto and Adorama.

E-M1II tested at TheVerge: “Olympus has pushed the MFT format to insane limits”


The E-M1II will be finally be back in Stock on January 5th at Amazon US

TheVerge posted their full E-M1II review and writes:

The E-M1 Mark II is a breath of fresh air in an industry that values iteration over innovation. The camera is one of a very few that signal the changes to come that are going to affect the very fundamentals of photography. For the moment, it’s hard to truly imagine where those changes will take us. But one thing’s for sure: the ride is about to get a whole lot faster.

Olympus E-M1II preorders:
In USA at BHphoto, Amazon, GetOlympus and Adorama.
In Europe at ParkCameras. WexUK. Digitech.ch.

The best 2016 gear according to Dpreview

Dpreview selected the runner ups and winners of the year:

Best Zoom lens:
Runner-up: Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm F4 IS Pro

Best compact camera:
Winner: Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10

Best consumer stills/video camera of the year
Runner up: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500

Best mid-range ILC:
Winner: Panasonic Lumix DMC- G85

DPReview innovation award:
Winner: Olympus OM-D E-M1 II

DPReview product of the year, 2016
Runner-up: Olympus OM-D E-M1 II