(FT5) Olympus E-PL8 has a 16MP sensor

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Olympus had to delay the E-PL8 launch due the Sony sensor production stop in Kumamoto. Now it’s unclear when exactly Olympus can release the camera. But a trusted source confirmed this:

  1. The camera will come in three colors: black, white, light brown.
  2. The camera has the “usual” 16MP Sony MFT sensor

Along the camera Olympus will also announce the new 30mm f/3.5 macro lens. Not sure tough if they will also announce the new 25mm f/1.2 PRO lens at the same time.


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(FT5) Amazon China leaks the Olympus 30mm macro lens info

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The full Olympus 30mm macro lens details just leaked via Amazon China:

  • 1.25X image magnification
  • 7 lens elements in 6 groups
  • Closest focus distance is 0.095 meters
  • 40 degree angle of view
  • Aperture range f3.5 to f22

The official announcement is imminent. It’s unclear if Olypus will also announce the E-PL8 too.

via Digicameinfo.

(FT5) Detailed info about the new Olympus “TG-Tracker” action camera

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Within the next days Olympus will announce their first action camera named “TG-Tracker“. We got the camera specs from one of our sources:

4K video
Advanced tought performance (shock proof and 30m waterproof)
Filed sensor system (204 degree view)
20 and 60 lumen light.
Acceleration meter
Overall same specs as Olympus TG-4 compact camera model
Weight 180g with battery and card
Width-Heitgh-Depth dimensions: 35×56,6×93,2mm

And Digicameinfo leaked some more images of the camera and the specs in Japanese (google tranlsated)

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– “GPS”, “pressure”, “temperature”, “orientation” using five sensors of “acceleration” capture the state and movement of field sports “field sensor system.”
– 30 meters waterproof. JIS / IEC protection class 8 (IPX8) equivalent
– Dust-proof. JIS / IEC protection grade 6 (IP6X) equivalent
– Impact 2.1m
– Resistance to low temperature -10 degrees
– Load-bearing 100kgf
– Lens is ultra-wide angle of view 204 degrees. 94 ° in water. Open F value F2
– Lens configuration 7 groups seven (five aspherical lens)
– Shooting range is 0.2m ~ infinity
– Image processing engine “TruePic VII for 4K”
– Sensor 1 / 2.3 inches 7.2 million pixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor
– Shipped a steady grip “SG-T01”
– Shipped a protector for underwater “UP-T01”
– Wi-Fi built-in. Possible cooperation with smartphone
– Time-lapse movie
– Loop recording function
– Electronic 5-axis camera shake correction
– ISO sensitivity AUTO (100-1600)
– Shutter speed AUTO (1 / 2-1 / 24000)
– Monitor 1.5-inch 120,000-dot LCD monitor
– Video is 4K / 30p, 1080 / 60p. Continuous recording time 29 minutes
– Recording format MOV / H.264. Voice is linear PCM
– Built-in the headlights of high brightness to the body (60 seconds at 60 lumens, 29 minutes at 20 lumens)
– 4K video playback by HDMI connection
– Media microSD / microSDHC / microSDXC (UHS-I compatible)
– The size of 35mm x 56.5mm x 93.2mm
– Weight 180g (battery, including a memory card)
– MicroUSB terminal · HDMI terminal
– The battery LI-92B
– Release Date is the end of June 2016

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