Panasonic will issue a G80 firmware update tomorrow!

Last week we reported about the G80 Image Stabilziation issue. Panasonic quickly responded that they are working to solve the malfunction. The good news is that it didn’t take long for them to fix the issue. CameraJabber reports:

I contacted Panasonic UK’s PR team about the matter and was advised that a firmware update will be issued at on the company’s global website ( at 6am GMT tomorrow.


G85 in USA at BHphoto. Adorama. Amazon.
G80-G81 in Europa at Amazon Germany, ParkCameras.

(FT5) Panasonic GH5 price is…the same one as the E-M1II


Trusted sources confirmed the new Panasonic GH5 will have almost exactly the same price tag as the E-M1II. In Europe it will be within 1800 € and 2000 €. I hope to get detailed GH5 specs soon. Stay tuned and join the GH5 facebook group for more news!

Olympus E-M1II preorders:
In USA at BHphoto, Amazon, GetOlympus and Adorama.
In Europe at ParkCameras. WexUK.

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Couple of extra info on the E-M1II


I got few additional small info about the E-M1II:

  1. The reason for the increased price compared to the E-M1 are the following:
    – Yen got a 23% appreciation over the Euro in 3 years
    – Salary increase for workers
    – Higher costs of the parts
  2. Sensor is designed also by part of the Medical sensor engineering team and produced by Sony
  3. Production of the camera is already running in Vietnam
  4. There is a press event in Spain on November 2. Where journalists will test and try the E-MII

Join the Olympus E-M1II facebook group to get all news about this camera in time!

(FT5) E-M1II price info in Japan leaked (and it’s expensive)


Our rumors about the E-M1II lauch event on November 2 were spot on. And these will be the official prices in Japan:

  • OM-D E-M1 Mark II body
  • Reservations start date: November 2, 2016
  • Release Date: 2016 late December
  • Retailers Price: 235,440 yen (tax included)   Rough conversion in Dollar: $2250 (but keep in mind price in US will be much lower as usual)
  • Power Battery Holder HLD-9
  • Release Date: 2016 late December
  • Suggested retail price: 32,500 yen (excluding tax)
  • Waterproof protector PT-EP14
  • Release Date: 2016 late December
  • Suggested retail price: Open price
  • Macro flash STF-8
  • Release Date: 2016 late December
  • Suggested retail price: 65,000 yen (excluding tax)

For reference. When the E-M1 was launched in 2013 the body only price in Japan was ¥145,000. This means the price got increased by a 62%!

via Nokishita