(FT4) Rumors about the E-M1II launch being delayed til early 2017

E-M1II

I got a bad news via two different reliable sources. Both have been told by Olympus that the E-M1II shipment got delayed til early 2017. I dont’ know yet if this means that Olympus will not announce the new camera at Photokina.

The cause of the delay is the sensor shortage caused by the Sony production stop in Kumamoto. Sony had to shut down the facility for over 6 weeks because od the damages caused by the earthquake. Also the many times leaked E-PL8 announcement got delayed.

I Still hope Olympus will announce the E-M1II at Photokina anyway. I don’t mind waiting til early 2017 to get the camera :)


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(FT5) The new Olympus E-M1II has a dual SD card slot!

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Trusted sources told us the new Olympus E-M1II will be the first Olympus MFT camera with dual SD card slot! Not sure though if this means the camera will be bigger…

The Dual SD card slot is another feature that will make the E-M1II more suitable for PRO photographers.  Dual SD card slots allow:

  • Mirroring of the image across multiple cards for redundancy
  • Automatic switching to a second card after the first one reaches capacity
  • Ability to write different file formats to different memory cards

The E-MII will be announced right before the Photokina start in September!


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FT3=41-60% chance the rumor is correct
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FT5=81-99% chance the rumor is correct

Many more stores do list the new Olympus 30mm f/3.5 macro lens for a price around $350

30mm

The yet officially non announced Olympus 30mm f/3.5 macro lens is listed in many asian stores like Macconnection, Neobits, Amazon.cn, Unitedoffice.The product code for the new lens is “V312040BU000”. Note: One of the stores shows an image of the older 35mm FT lens as a palce holder, it’s not the new lens!

The lens and the E-Pl8 camera release got delayed after the Kumamoto earthquake. It’s yet unclear when both will be announced. Also the rumored 25mm f/1.4 PRO lens release got postponed til autumn.

(FT4) What’s coming from Olympus

E-PL8

I don’t know if the recent Kumamoto earthquake did postpone the timing for some single new products. Anyway this is what we can expect to be announced by Olympus before Photokina start:

  • Olympus E-PL8 (already leaked months ago but announcement delayed due the Kumamoto earthquake)
  • 30mm f/3.5 MFT macro lens
  • 25mm f/1.2 PRO Zuiko MFT lens.
  • New PRO standard zoom
  • Olympus E-M1II (maybe shipment will be postponed til early 2017 due the Kumamoto eartquake)

(FT4) The new LX100 successor will be announced at Photokina

We got word from our sources that Panasonic will launch the new LX100 successor at Photokina. No specs info yet.

The GH5 shoulb be announced too… if the Kumamoto earthquake dind’t change the Panasonic plan…


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