(FT3) E-M1 Mark II will be announced on the 19th of September?

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A source told me the E-M1 Mark II will be announced on the 19th of September. I am awaiting confirmations from my trusted long time sources to eventually make this rumors “FT5” :)

Reminder: This is a short summary of the Olympus E-M1II spec list we got so far from our sources:

Now uncertain: Sony 20MP sensor or sensor designed by Olympus and produced by Sony?
4K video (first Olympus camera with 4K)
Dual SD card slot
Handheld High Resolution mode
Much improved autofocus performance
new high-resolution EVF
Announcement at Photokina in September
It has no global shutter. But Olympus worked hard to reduce rolling shutter to a negligible level

P.S.: For french readers. OpenPN speculates about the possible new E-M1II features…


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Rumors classification explained (FT= FourThirds):
FT1=1-20% chance the rumor is correct
FT2=21-40% chance the rumor is correct
FT3=41-60% chance the rumor is correct
FT4=61-80% chance the rumor is correct
FT5=81-99% chance the rumor is correct

(FT5) Panasonic to announce a new MFT entry level camera by end of August

Well folks, you didn’t see that coming I guess. Trusted sources told us Panasonic will announce a new entry level MFT camera by end of August. So don’t expect the GH5 to be announced yet! Sources said that the new entry level camera is certainly super nice, but they don’t know if the GH5 will still be announced right before Photokina…


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Rumors classification explained (FT= FourThirds):
FT1=1-20% chance the rumor is correct
FT2=21-40% chance the rumor is correct
FT3=41-60% chance the rumor is correct
FT4=61-80% chance the rumor is correct
FT5=81-99% chance the rumor is correct

(FT3) Hot latest minute rumor: Olympus E-M1II could feature an Olympus designed and Sony produced sensor!

E-M1II

I posted about that scenario many months ago: Olympus the E-M1II camera with two different sensors: One with the Sony 20MP sensor and one with an Olympus designed sensor produced by Sony. And now taratataaa! fingers crossed that the following rumor is true:

Just now I got two different hints from two sources that Olympus opted to launch the E-M1II with their own designed sensor! I am now working to confirm this rumor via trusted sources. I hope they are reading this and they will confirm or deny that rumor soon!

All other E-M1II specs are confirmed:

4k
improved image stabilization system
Handheld high resolution mode
dual SD card slot
improved AF


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Rumors classification explained (FT= FourThirds):
FT1=1-20% chance the rumor is correct
FT2=21-40% chance the rumor is correct
FT3=41-60% chance the rumor is correct
FT4=61-80% chance the rumor is correct
FT5=81-99% chance the rumor is correct

See how much less the Japanese camera makers are selling after the Kumamoto earthquake :(

What you see on the graph on top are the first tangible results of the Kumamoto earthquake damages. Camera shipment of Japanese companies reached a record low ever for the month of May and June (Source CIPA-PDF file here).. As you know Olympus had to delay the E-PL8 camera launch due the Sony sensor production stop. it’s also rumored that the E-M1II and Gh5 could ship much later than previously expected.  And regarding the GH5, rumors are getting stronger that the launch might NOT happen at Photokina at all!

via Mirrorlessrumors.