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August 27, 2015
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Leica will launch a completely new Full Frame Mirrorless System Cameras (made with Panasonic tech)

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As you know Leica used a lot of Panasonic knowledge and tech to realize their new Leica Q camera. Well, that collaboration is going to be strengthened with a launch of a completely new interchangeable Full Frame mirrorless camera in October! This is what Mirrorlessrumors reports:

Coming soon: An interchangeable lens version of the Leica Q, with AF lenses. Due out in time for Photo Plus, in October.

This will not be the replacement to the M240 but rather a new system with new AF lenses, bulkier than the Q or M lines, with an EVF and lighter build despite the bulk. Sensor will be similar, if not the same, as the Q’s sensor. Anticipate that it will come bundled with a 50 mm f/2 Summicron lens and retail around $8,000 USD. Build quality will be comparable to the M line and Q line…much of the Q’s tech, including in body image stabilization, electronic shutter, and built in high res EVF, will be included. The camera may harken in design to Leicaflex bodies of years gone by…like a bulkier XT-1 with more simplified layout. This may end up being called the new “R” camera and may well take old R lenses via adapter, along with new AF R lenses. Not sure that it will take M lenses.

Anticipate that Leica will begin to simplify options, but canceling the T line and possibly the X-line. What will remain are the DLux, VLux, M, Q, S lines…

This is a complete new Leica camera system! And Panasonic is rumored to share their tech like they did with the Leica Q. Now this still may sound unlikely but Panasonic could really one day join the Leica system with their own cameras and lenses. I can see that work. Leica focusing on the luxury segment and Panasonic on the premium market. Why not?

August 26, 2015
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Elementary: Olympus confesses they will go for higher resolution cameras.

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In an interview with Amateur Photographer Olympus Europe spokesman stated:

“Although Olympus currently uses a 16MP sensor, with future technology advances it might be possible to produce a model with a higher resolution.”

Elementary dear Olympus :)

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Black E-M10II at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus, AmazonDE, AmazonUK, WexUK
Silver E-M10II at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus, AmazonDEAmazonUK, WexUK
Black E-M10II with kit lens at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus, FocusCamera, AmazonDEAmazonUK, WexUK
Silver E-M10II with kit lens at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympusFocusCamera, AmazonUK, WexUK
Metal Grip ECG-3 for the E-M10II at Amazon, Adorama, BhphotoFocusCamera, WexUK.

via Photorumors.

August 24, 2015
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(FT5) Full E-M10II specs. Announcement tomorrow (5-6am London time).

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Digicameinfo reports that the new Olympus E-M10II will be announced tomorrow (August 25) in Japan. This means we can expect the official announcement at around 5-6am London time of August 25. And these are the full camera specs.

– 16MP LiveMOS sensor
– Shutter speed is 60 seconds -1/4000 seconds. Quiet mode
– Continuous shooting up to 8.5 frames / sec.
– ISO200-25600 (LOW: 100 or equivalent)
– 5-axis camera shake correction. Correction effect shutter speed four stages
– EVF is 2.36 million dot OLED. Magnification 1.23 times
– Exposure range EV-2 ~ 20
– AF focus point is 81 points. Improved focus rate of C-AF
– LCD monitor three inches movable
– Touch AF Shutter
– AF target pad
– 14 kinds of art filter. Nine of Art Effects
– Photo Story
– Live valve live time
– Live Composite
– 4K time-lapse video
– High speed movie
– Video Full HD 30fps
– Wi-Fi built-in
– Built-in flash. Guide number 5.8
– Battery BLS-50
– Media SDHC / SDXC / UHS-I, II correspondence
– Body is made of metal
– The size of 119.5mm x 83.1mm x 46.7mm
– Weighs 342g (body only). 390g (battery, including memory cards)

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August 24, 2015
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(FT4) UDPATED: Olympus E-M10II to be announced on Thursday August 25 in Japan.

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That week Olympus will announce the new E-M10II. The announcement should be made on August 25 at 5-6am London time (Japan source). I hope to get final confirmation soon about the announcement time. As for the specs you know it’s basically an E-M10 with added electronic shutter, betetr EVF, enhanced 5 axist stabilization and higher fps:
– 16MP Live MOS sensor
– 5-axis camera shake correction
– Video Full HD 60p
– 4K time-lapse movie
– Continuous shooting 8.5 frames / sec.
– EVF is 2.36 million dot organic EL
– LCD monitor three inches tilting
– built-in Wi-Fi
– The body is made of metal
– The color is black and silver
– Kit, the body only, EZ lens kit, double zoom kit


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August 22, 2015
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(FT5) Full E-M10II camera specs (announcement next week).

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Digicameinfo got the E-M10II specs. The camera will ship on September 4 in Japan the official announcement will be next week on August 27. And here are the camera specs:

– 16MP Live MOS sensor
– 5-axis camera shake correction
– Video Full HD 60p
– 4K time-lapse movie
– Continuous shooting 8.5 frames / sec.
– EVF is 2.36 million dot organic EL
– LCD monitor three inches tilting
– built-in Wi-Fi
– The body is made of metal
– The color is black and silver
– Kit, the body only, EZ lens kit, double zoom kit


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