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January 30, 2015
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(FT5) Full list of new Olympus CP+ products. E-M1 firmware update coming too!

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Everything got leaked and there is little unknown yet. On February 5 Olympus will announce a bunch of new products and a new firmware update for the E-M1:
– E-M5II
– New accessories for the E-M5II (HLD-6P and HLD-8G grip and a new FL-LM3 flash).
– E-M1 firmware update (info Digicameinfo)
– 8mm f/1.8 fisheye lens.
– 14-150mm f/4.0-5.6 II
– TG-860 in orange, black, white (Image on top)

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January 30, 2015
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(FT4) Olympus 8mm f/1.8 mockup lens to be shown at CP+

The current “official” Olympus roadmap doesn’t include a wide prime lens info…yet.

Next week on February 5 at 5-6am London time Olympus will announce the new E-M5II, the update 14-150mm II lens and new accessories. And a trusted source also told me that it’s highly likely Olympus will show the mockup of a new 8mm f/1.8 fisheye lens. That lens will be launched in Spring and ship in Summer.

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January 29, 2015
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(FT5) Sensor shift mode is made for tripod shooting only.

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

Two trusted sources told me the new Olympus E-M5II 40 megapixel sensor shift shooting mode works on tripod only. It’s not meant to be used handheld. Well, this is somewhat obvious but now we know it with 100% certainity.

 

Reminder of how this works:
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). The sensor shifts for 0.5 pixel for every shot.

The sources didn’t explain me in very detail how it works but my guess is that it works in a similar way of the Hasselblad H5D-200c. Hasselblad (Pdf file here) describes the tech in that way:

High precision piezo-electrical actuators control movements of the sensor in ½ and in one pixel increments. By combining six shots, offset by a combination of both ½ pixel increments and one pixel increments, the colors, Red, Green and Blue of each point are obtained with a double resolution in both the X and Y directions. The result is an astonishing 200Mpixel full color image with no artifacts, such as moiré.
The Bayer Mosaic filter pattern covers the pixels of the sensor. Moving the sensor in one pixel increments between shots, allows for the exact R, G, B values to be captured in every pixel. The multiple captures are then assembled to deliver the correct colors and ultimate definition of detail. Adding captures, each offset by a ½ pixel sensor movement, creates space for extending the sensor resolution from 50Mpix to 200Mpix. The outstanding definition of color and detail is maintained

Specs known so far:
– The body is Magnesium alloy body
– The body is dust and water sealed with resistance to low temperatures (Just like the E-M1)
– 16MP sensor (Same E-M5 16MP sensor)
– TruePic VII Image processing engine
– 5-axis camera shake correction (effective 5 stop correction)
– Video 60p full HD
– Video 24fps
– 77Mbps bit rate
– Touch 3 inches 1.04 million dot Vari-angle LCD monitor.
– 2.36 million dot EVF
– Camera in keystone correction
– Live Composite
– Wi-Fi built-in. Remote control from the smartphone
– Hi-Res composite shooting functions of 40MP (eight shots at 0.5 pixel step I to produce an image of 40MP)

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January 28, 2015
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(FT5) Full E-M5II specs leak out! It’s weather (freeze) resistant like the E-M1.

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DIgicameinfo got an updated list of E-M5II specs:

– The body is Magnesium alloy body
– The body is dust and water sealed with resistance to low temperatures (Just like the E-M1)
– 16MP sensor (Same E-M5 16MP sensor)
– TruePic VII Image processing engine
– 5-axis camera shake correction (effective 5 stop correction)
– Video 60p full HD
– Video 24fps
– 77Mbps bit rate
– Touch 3 inches 1.04 million dot Vari-angle LCD monitor.
– 2.36 million dot EVF
– Camera in keystone correction
– Live Composite
– Wi-Fi built-in. Remote control from the smartphone
– Hi-Res composite shooting functions of 40MP (eight shots at 0.5 pixel step I to produce an image of 40MP)

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January 28, 2015
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(FT5) New images of the Olympus E-M5II. Price info in pounds!

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Here are some more new images of the Black Olympus E-M5II and 14-150mmII lens that will be announced next week on February 5th at 5-6 am London time (follow the liveblogging on 43rumors!). And Digicameinfo also got the pricing info in pounds:

- E-M5II body: 900 £
- E-M5II + 12-50mm kit: 1100 £
- E-M5II + 14-150mm kit: 1250 £
- E-M5II + 12-40mm Pro Kit: 1500 £
- Grip HLD-8 (HLD-8G & HLD-6P): 200 £
- Grip HLD-8G: 130 £
- Flash FL-LM3: 70 £
- 14-150mm F4-5.6 II: 550 £

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Specs known so far:
Same E-M5 16MP sensor
Same E-M1 electronic viewfinder.
Update processor (improves slightly the IQ)
No PDAF
New sensor shift shooting that allows to combine 8 pictures in one to create a 40 Megapixel image
Improved 5 axis stabilization
It does have clean hdmi-out
all common frame rates and video optimized af-algorithm.
50Mb/s all 1080p (no 4K recording)

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