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December 19, 2014
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E-M5II rumors so far….will you buy it?

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The Pixel shift tech from the Hasselblad H5D-200c. Something similar is coming from Olympus.

I am 95% sure that the latest info on the E-M5II are correct. The camera will be announced in early February and so far it’s rumored to have one single main fetaure:  The camera has a 16 Megapixel sensor that can shoot up to 40 Megapixel by shifting the sensor (in up to 8 frames of single shots).

For the rest the camera didn’t change a lot from the previous E-M5 model:
Same E-M5 16MP sensor
Update processor (improves slightly the IQ)
No PDAF
Smaller design changes
Improved 5 axis stabilization

Based on those early and still incomplete rumors I ask you:

Would you buy the E-M5II?

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December 18, 2014
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(FT5) Olympus E-M5II name gets officially registered in Taiwan!

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Digicameinfo spotted that Olympus officially registered the name of the new E-M5II camera at Taiwan’s Nccmember.ncc.gov.tw site. This means our rumors are 100% correct as we reported the name of the camera weeks ago along some crucial info like:

same 16 MP E-M5 sensor
sensor shift shooting mode to create up to 40MP on the fly with up to 8 images combined
no 4K recording (but improved video quality over the E-M5)
announcement first week of February

One more thing: There will be one more Olympus camera announced before CP+. Likely a fixed lens one.


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December 17, 2014
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(FT5) One of the next Panasonic MFT camera will be an entry level 4K cam.

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One of my best sources told me that one of the Panasonic next MFT cameras will be an entry-level camera with 4K video. No details yet on specs and release. The next major photography event is the CP+ show in February so maybe it will be announced around that time…

UDPATE: And I got info about a second non-4K MFT cameras right now. Hope to get details about that one soon too…


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Rumors classification explained (FT= FourThirds):
FT1=1-20% chance the rumor is correct
FT2=21-40% chance the rumor is correct
FT3=41-60% chance the rumor is correct
FT4=61-80% chance the rumor is correct
FT5=81-99% chance the rumor is correct

December 16, 2014
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Many new info about Olympus present and future: They do not exclude to use larger sensors in future!

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DC.view posted am interview with Olympus. The highly interesting info have been translated by one of our readers:

1) PRO lenses, being weather-sealed and compact in size and weight, are designed to improve corner IQ by incorporating their microscope technology.

2) Sony’s (5 axis) technology is used on bigger sensors so we figure that the whole mechanism should be bigger as well. And its effect might be limited due to insufficient space for the mechanism to move. We think Olympus’s has better stabilization capability, especially at telephoto ends.

3) Future plans for in-body features? Improved 5-axis stabilization, among others. It’s still not perfect and we hope to improve that.

4) Any plan to design F2 constant aperture zooms? We aim to do faster lenses, but size and weight are our concern.

5) Any plan for a non-interchangeable lens camera with a 4/3 sensor? We don’t have a definite plan, but we don’t rule out the possibility.

6) Will Olympus stay in the 4/3 realm? As long as size and weight can stay compact without giving up IQ, it does not necessarily have to be 4/3 sensors. If there’s a way to keep the lenses small for larger sensors, we will not hesitate to do that.

So what do you think of those points?

December 15, 2014
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Olympus wants to launch world’s first Micro Four Thirds “Lens-Camera-Drone”!

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Olympus plans to make the first “Lens-Camera-Drone” it’s basically a Micro Four Thirds mount module with integrated sensor where you can attach the rotor on top. There are no info yet if that idea will ever make it into a real mass product. But so far the specs of the module are mentioned by Olympus itself:

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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

This could become the smallest drone ever made? Not sure yet that thing can fly really well :) There are other parts that have to be added to make it fly properly!

Source: opc.olympus-imaging.com/tools/#opc

Real world Images of the Olympus “Lens-Camera” can be found on my previous post here: 43rumors.com/olympus-displays-first-rounded-lens-cameras-and-sony-qx-clones/

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