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September 11, 2014
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(FT4) Surprise: 4k is really coming with the E-M1 firmware update!

Well guys, I just got my first “proof” the E-M1 will indeed get 4K video recording via firmware upgrade! I got an image I cannot share showing the video settings of the E-M1 with the new firmware. I can tell it really doesn’t look like a fake image or so!

It shows “mov 3840×2160″ in the settings. And framerates were 25 + 30 + 50 + 60 + 120 + 240 in movie menu below Mode function.

The story is really strange. Seems like only a small group of testers got the 4K feature in their beta firmware while other “photo” testers didn’t have this. That could explain the contradicting rumors I got. I have been told the firmware is coming on Sept 14 or Sept 15. For the first time I really believe that 4K is coming to the E-M1…I saw it :) That’s going to be a very bold move by Olympus. Adding 4K to a  camera via fw update is something none has ever done before. Chapeau!

UPDATE: I still have sources saying they don’t know about 4K on the 2.0 firmware they tested or saw. So either this is a super secret Olympus addition or Olympus will decide to not add the 4K feature on the new firmware. This is one of the weirdest rumors I have ever worked on. I am glad this will be over in a few days :)

E-M1 Store Links:
Olympus E-M1 body at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto, Amazon DE (via DL), Amazon UK (via DL), Amazon ES (via DL), WexUK, Topshot FI, CameraWorldUK.
Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO Lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, AmazonDE (viaDL), Amazon ES (via DL).
Olympus E-M1 with 12-40mm Lens kit at Amazon DE (via DL), WexUK and CameraWorldUK, Amazon UK (via DL), Amazon ES (via DL).
Olympus E-M1 with 12-50mm Lens kit at Amazon DE (via DL), WexUK, CameraWorldUK, Amazon UK (via DL), Amazon ES (via DL).
Olympus EP-13 Eyecup for E-M1 at Adorama and BHphoto.
Olympus HLD-7 Battery Grip for E-M1 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
Olympus LC-62D Metal Front Lens Cap for 12-40mm at Adorama and BHphoto.
Olympus LH-66 Lens Hood for 12-40mm at Adorama and BHphoto.


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September 10, 2014
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(FT5) 35-100mm lens has f/3.5-5.6 aperture.

Image courtesy: ePhotozine

Got a small update about the soon to be announced new Panasonic 35-100mm lens. The aperture is f/3.5-5.6. Price is unclear but it’s “rumored” to be just under $500.


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The 35-100 lens has an aperture of 3.5-5.6. Unknow price. Pprice would be 390 or 490 €.

September 10, 2014
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(FT5) Panasonic 35-100mm and new updated prime lens coming on September 15.

Image courtesy: ePhotozine

Along the GM5 and LX100 Panasonic will also finally announce the 35-100mm specs and price. There will be also a minor update on one of the Panasonic prime lenses.


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September 10, 2014
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(FT5) Small “negative” surprise: GM5 doesn’t record 4K.

Image on top shows the current GM1.

After the GH4, FZ1000 and the soon to be announced LX100 I was expecting the Gm5 to have 4K recording too. Well, I was wrong. It has no 4K. Not a big deal, I guess 99% of us would not need that anyway :)

The GM5 has 16 megapixel sensor, built-in EVF (just like the LX100) and No(!) on sensor stabilization. It will be announced on Monday (Sept 15) at 13:00 in Berlin time!


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September 10, 2014
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Panasonic product announcement on Sept 15 at 13.00 Berlin time.

Panasonic will announce the new GM5, LX100 and new MFT lenses on Monday September 15 at 13.00 Berlin time. Be sure to be online at 43rumors to follow the product announcement!

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