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September 16, 2014
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4K or not 4K: Here is the E-M1 image with 4K :)

Of course when you do a rumor work like I do you get plenty of critics if a rumor doesn’t become true. Well, in the case of the 4K firmware update rumor for the E-m1 I really went through many absurd troubles!!!
First of all I assure you that I didn’t make up a story. And it’s time for me to prove it to you. On top you can see one of the two pictures I got showing a beta-tester with the 4K recording feature enabled. Of course you can argue this could be a fake image. If it is is…it’s certainly a well done one!

But it doesn’t stop here: Iron Man 2 Assistant Director Nabil Fathi even openly said he saw and tested the 4K feature on the E-M1 (his tweets can be found here).

So you see this is a pretty weird story! Make up your own mind..I am done with this :)

September 15, 2014
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Panasonic announcement soon…LX100 looks sexy.

The Panasonic announcement is coming soon at 14:00 Berlin time (which is 5:00 in San Franciso, 08:00 in NYC and 22:00 in Tokyo). I got a “marked” LX100 picture three days ago but cannot post it because of the unqiue mark (have to protect the source). All I can say is that it looks very sexy! Stay tuned!

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September 15, 2014
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Full E-M1 firmware update features and fix list!

Got some more “material” about the Em1 firmware update. All I can tell is that there is no 4K video recording. But as you know we also got images from sources showing otherwise. I suspect the 2.0 firmware will not have 4K while the Olympus may announce a future 4K firmware update after Photokina. Anyway, we will know that for sure in a few hours…

Here is the full features/fix list:

-Image display time lag: 16 msec  (frame rate setting is high speed)
-Multiple simultaneous settings now available in Live Guide
- Exposure compensation (±3 EV) is now available in HDR 1/HDR2 shooting
- A function was added to cancel Color Creator and return to the original Picture Mode by pressing the MENU button when using Color Creator function
- Even when Art Filter is set for the Picture Mode in movie shooting, the Movie Tele-converter can now be used
- AF function for each frame was added to Custom Self Timer. In Drive Mode’s Custom Self Timer settings, you can now press the INFO button to change settings
- MF Assist is now supported in magnified frame position
- 3x has been added to high resolution magnified Live View
- The Peaking display frame rate has been improved
- Electronic zoom speed setting function was added. An icon appears on the LCD monitor when using the olympus  zoom lens
- When the arrow pad is set to Direct function, the Underwater/Underwater macro functions can be used with the left and down button on the arrow pad
- Double tap is now supported in touch operations on the Super Control Panel
- The level gauge and histogram can now be displayed during magnified frame display. The Touch Off icon was added to magnified frame display
- A function was added so that shooting information recorded in HDR1/HDR2 can be viewed in the playback screen
- Information on composited number of shots for images recorded with Live Composite was added (Can be checked in Olympus Viewer3)
- When the BKT button is pressed for seconds, the BKT menu now appears
-Keystone Compensation (Digital Shift)
-Tethered Shooting System (OLYMPUS capture)
-Live Composite
-Zoom In/Out and Layout have been added to Photo Story. Save (complete partway through), Temporary Save, and Resume functions have been added to Photo Story mode
-New Art Filter: Vintage and Partial color
-Old film effect
- The Aperture Lock function has been added to Aperture Preview
- The Panning Shot shooting mode has been added to SCN mode

Again: I got clear evidence about 4K update on E-M1 from two sources (including images I didn’t post here). I hope Olympus will also release some official info about that. My guess for now is that it’s coming with a 3.0 firmware update or so…

September 14, 2014
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(FT5) Announcement time: Olympus at 9:00 and Panasonic at 14:00 Photokina-Köln time.

The two announcements to follow today here on 43rumors are:

1) Olympus at 9:00 (German time) which is 0:00 in San Franciso, 03:00 in NYC and 17:00 in Tokyo
2) Panasonic at 14:00 (German time) which is 5:00 in San Franciso, 08:00 in NYC and 22:00 in Tokyo

List of stuff to be introduced:

- Silver E-M1
- E-M1 firmware update
- 40-150mm f72.8 PRO lens
- new update lens roadmap

- LX100
- GM5
- 35-100mm
- GH4 firmware upgrade
- updated prime lens
- new update lens roadmap

September 14, 2014
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(FT5) New 40-150mm will be the highest optical quality zoom lens ever made by Olympus.

The Olympus 40-150mm PRO zoom lens that will be announced tomorrow will be the best Olympus zoom lens ever made (Source: Digicameinfo). The Optical performance is said to exceed those of the best Four Thirds zoom like the Olympus 35-100mm f/2.0. These are the google translated 40-150mm PRO specs:

ED40-150mm F2.8 PRO
- Optical performance that exceeds the SHG Four Thirds
- The use Super ED lens, ED lens, HD lens, the lens EDA
- ZERO coating
- Powerful dust and water performance
- Equipped with an evolved version of the MSC “DUAL VCM focus system”
- AF motor, use a linear motor of two
- Focusing floating method
- Minimum focusing distance 70cm throughout the entire zoom range
- Manual focus clutch mechanism
- Equipped with function button “L-Fn”. Can be assigned various functions such as AF stop
- Exclusive hood that can slide storage is included.

1.4x Teleconverter MC-14
- As “ED40-150mm F2.8 PRO”, “ED300mm F4 PRO” dedicated
- Thin 14.7mm
- The barrel is made of metal
- Lens configuration (one HR lens) six three groups
- Dust and water resistance to low temperature

Announcement tomorrow (Monday Sept 15) at  9:00 Photokina-Köln time! Panasonic announcement will be at 14:00!

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