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September 15, 2014
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Panasonic announcement soon…LX100 looks sexy.

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The Panasonic announcement is coming soon at 14:00 Berlin time (which is 5:00 in San Franciso, 08:00 in NYC and 22:00 in Tokyo). I got a “marked” LX100 picture three days ago but cannot post it because of the unqiue mark (have to protect the source). All I can say is that it looks very sexy! Stay tuned!

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September 15, 2014
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Full E-M1 firmware update features and fix list!

Got some more “material” about the Em1 firmware update. All I can tell is that there is no 4K video recording. But as you know we also got images from sources showing otherwise. I suspect the 2.0 firmware will not have 4K while the Olympus may announce a future 4K firmware update after Photokina. Anyway, we will know that for sure in a few hours…

Here is the full features/fix list:

-Image display time lag: 16 msec  (frame rate setting is high speed)
-Multiple simultaneous settings now available in Live Guide
– Exposure compensation (±3 EV) is now available in HDR 1/HDR2 shooting
– A function was added to cancel Color Creator and return to the original Picture Mode by pressing the MENU button when using Color Creator function
– Even when Art Filter is set for the Picture Mode in movie shooting, the Movie Tele-converter can now be used
– AF function for each frame was added to Custom Self Timer. In Drive Mode’s Custom Self Timer settings, you can now press the INFO button to change settings
– MF Assist is now supported in magnified frame position
– 3x has been added to high resolution magnified Live View
– The Peaking display frame rate has been improved
– Electronic zoom speed setting function was added. An icon appears on the LCD monitor when using the olympus  zoom lens
– When the arrow pad is set to Direct function, the Underwater/Underwater macro functions can be used with the left and down button on the arrow pad
– Double tap is now supported in touch operations on the Super Control Panel
– The level gauge and histogram can now be displayed during magnified frame display. The Touch Off icon was added to magnified frame display
– A function was added so that shooting information recorded in HDR1/HDR2 can be viewed in the playback screen
– Information on composited number of shots for images recorded with Live Composite was added (Can be checked in Olympus Viewer3)
– When the BKT button is pressed for seconds, the BKT menu now appears
-Keystone Compensation (Digital Shift)
-Tethered Shooting System (OLYMPUS capture)
-Live Composite
-Zoom In/Out and Layout have been added to Photo Story. Save (complete partway through), Temporary Save, and Resume functions have been added to Photo Story mode
-New Art Filter: Vintage and Partial color
-Old film effect
– The Aperture Lock function has been added to Aperture Preview
– The Panning Shot shooting mode has been added to SCN mode

Again: I got clear evidence about 4K update on E-M1 from two sources (including images I didn’t post here). I hope Olympus will also release some official info about that. My guess for now is that it’s coming with a 3.0 firmware update or so…

September 14, 2014
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(FT5) Announcement time: Olympus at 9:00 and Panasonic at 14:00 Photokina-Köln time.

The two announcements to follow today here on 43rumors are:

1) Olympus at 9:00 (German time) which is 0:00 in San Franciso, 03:00 in NYC and 17:00 in Tokyo
2) Panasonic at 14:00 (German time) which is 5:00 in San Franciso, 08:00 in NYC and 22:00 in Tokyo

List of stuff to be introduced:

Olympus:
– Silver E-M1
– E-M1 firmware update
– 40-150mm f72.8 PRO lens
– new update lens roadmap

Panasonic:
– LX100
– GM5
– 35-100mm
– GH4 firmware upgrade
– updated prime lens
– new update lens roadmap

September 14, 2014
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(FT5) New 40-150mm will be the highest optical quality zoom lens ever made by Olympus.

The Olympus 40-150mm PRO zoom lens that will be announced tomorrow will be the best Olympus zoom lens ever made (Source: Digicameinfo). The Optical performance is said to exceed those of the best Four Thirds zoom like the Olympus 35-100mm f/2.0. These are the google translated 40-150mm PRO specs:

ED40-150mm F2.8 PRO
– Optical performance that exceeds the SHG Four Thirds
– The use Super ED lens, ED lens, HD lens, the lens EDA
– ZERO coating
– Powerful dust and water performance
– Equipped with an evolved version of the MSC “DUAL VCM focus system”
– AF motor, use a linear motor of two
– Focusing floating method
– Minimum focusing distance 70cm throughout the entire zoom range
– Manual focus clutch mechanism
– Equipped with function button “L-Fn”. Can be assigned various functions such as AF stop
– Exclusive hood that can slide storage is included.

1.4x Teleconverter MC-14
– As “ED40-150mm F2.8 PRO”, “ED300mm F4 PRO” dedicated
– Thin 14.7mm
– The barrel is made of metal
– Lens configuration (one HR lens) six three groups
– Dust and water resistance to low temperature

Announcement tomorrow (Monday Sept 15) at  9:00 Photokina-Köln time! Panasonic announcement will be at 14:00!


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September 14, 2014
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(FT5) New GM5 and LX100 to cost $899! 35-100mm for $399

National Camera Exchange is already showing the new GM5 and LX100 pricing info. Both camera will cost $899 each (the GM5 with 14-42mm kit lens included). The Panasonic 35-100mm lens will cost $399. The Gm5 will be a 16MP camera with same built-in EVF as the LF1. The LX100 is the far more interesting camera and has following specs:

 LX100 specs:
- Sensor: 16MP Multi aspect Four Thirds(!). Real resolution is a bit lower.
– 24-75mm f/1.7-2.8 lens
– Built-in EVF: 2,76 milion dots, 1.39x / 0.7x magnification
– ISO 200-25600. Can be extended down to 100!
– 4K recording (with time limitation to avoid heating issue)
– exact camera size: 4.52″ x 2.6″ x 2.4″
– hot shoe
– Looks like a “mini” Panasonic LC1 (here on eBay)

The LX100 costs 849 Euro in Europe! Announcement in a few hours: Olympus at 9:00 and Panasonic at 14:00 Photokina-Köln time!

Natcam link found via Dvinfo and via Photorumors.


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