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November 5, 2014
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(FT5) New Olympus OMD camera to be announced in January already!

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Image on top. The “Full Frame” OM-1 film camera.

Highly trusted sources confirmed that Olympus will launch an “exciting” new OMD camera in January! The camera will be displayed at the CP+ show in Japaan in mid February. I have no specs yet but the sources told me that this isn’t an evolution of a current camera. It’s something VERY(!) different. Sounds damn good to me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Maybe they will (again) take inspiration form the past and bring some digital version of past OM cameras? Which one would you like most?  OMD camera history:
M-1, OM-1, OM-1 MD, OM-1N, OM-2, OM-2N, OM-2S/SP, OM-3, OM-3Ti, OM-4, OM-4T/Ti black and chrome, OM-10, OM-20 (OM-G), OM-30(OM-F), OM-40 (OM-PC), OM-77AF (OM-707), OM-88 (OM-101), OM-2000.

As usual stay tuned on 43rumors to get more details soon!

P.S.: I don’t know if Olympus will also announce the digital Olympus Trip 35 camera (here on eBay) on the same event…


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October 31, 2014
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(FT4) Olympus quits the XZ line and will make the TRIP-D instead?

A trusted source told me that Olympus has no plan to launch another XZ camera. Just like Panasonic (with the LX100) Olympus will focus on large sensor fixed lens compact. Previous rumors I got suggested Olympus is working on a sort of digital Olympus Trip 35 camera (here on eBay).

The source didn’t unveil any details about such a future large-sensor compact camera. But Olympus better be hurry because that kind of market-segment is getting saturated soon…


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Rumors classification explained (FT= FourThirds):
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FT4=61-80% chance the rumor is correct
FT5=81-99% chance the rumor is correct

October 29, 2014
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Sigma says that they will make more lenses for mirrorless because that’s the future.

Sigma 30mm MFT lens by DSLRmagazine 

After the launch of the 19mm and 30mm MFT lenses Sigma went “quiet” on the mirrorless lens design front. But Sigma is clearly aware of the mirrorless system camera future. In an interview at DSLRmagazine (google translation here) Sigma CEO Kazuto Yamaki said “We are sure mirrorless will growth and we will expand our presence there“. They did not mention any possible specs of future lenses although they said they are working on some “unique” designs. An interesting side note: They said that unlike this years Photokina they expect a lot of important announcements at CP+ in February.

Full translated interview highlights can be read at MirrorlessRumors.com.

The 19mm f/2.8 lens is now in Stock at Amazon US (Click here), Amazon DE (Click here), Amazon UK (Click here) and Amazon France (Click here).
The 30mm f/2.8 lens is now in Stock at Amazon US (Click here), Amazon DE (Click here), Amazon UK (Click here) and Amazon France (Click here).

October 28, 2014
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Panasonic and Olympus video interview at Dpreview. More fast primes to come in 2015!


Matt Frazer from Panasonic

Dpreview posted a nice set of video interview of all camera manufacturers. And these two video interviews are about Panasonic and Olympus.


Ray Acevedo from Olympus

Matt from Panasonic didn’t share any clue about future products. But Ray clearly hints about possible future very fast primes. He says he would love to see a fast 10-11mm prime. And as you know Olympus patented a 12mm f/1.0 design (article here). Can’t wait to see that one :)

October 27, 2014
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(FT2) Olympus has a PEN prototype with “vertical sensor”.

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Image of the latest new PEN: The E-Pl7.

I just got that strange new rumor about the future PEN development:

The pen line isn’t discontinued, rather it’s being taken back to it’s roots. One of the mockups has the sensor in a portrait orientation like the original film pens, the space saved by the shutter traveling sideways rather than vertically allowing a viewfinder above it (still in the center line of camera, which is hard to do with the vertical running shutter, almost all other mirrorless have the EVF on the left hand edge or a hump because of it).

The source claims to know that this is a just a prototype and he believes the management will not approve that for final production because it’s too much “risk”. So I figured out that we may help the management to decide by asking our readers what they think about it:

Should Olympus really release such a PEN with vertical sensor?

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