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November 18, 2014
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(FT5) E-PM line is “dead”.

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Highly trusted sources report the Olympus E-PM line is now officially “dead” There is no successor planed for the E-PM2. Olympus had three different PEN lines which was obviously a bit of a Non-sense.

One more thing: I don’t know yet if there will be a new High End PEN placed above the new E-PL7.


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November 14, 2014
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(FT5) Olympus E-M5 production ended!

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I got three different reports from US and EU stores saying that they have been notified by Olympus that the E-M5 production has been ended officially by Olympus. This means stores cannot buy E-M5 stocks anymore. Say goodbye to the E-M5! Time to save money for the E-M6 which is coming the first week of February :)

I guess Olympus Japan will soon make an official statement on the production end.


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FT4=61-80% chance the rumor is correct
FT5=81-99% chance the rumor is correct

 

November 12, 2014
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Sony kills Bayer sensors: Will Olympus next High End OMD use the new APCS (active pixel color sampling) sensor?

What you see here on top is a spec sheet describing a new Sony 1.5-inch sensor. But the one Big news here is that this is the first Sony APCS sensor (yes APCS and not APS-C!). APCS stands for “Active-Pixel-Color-Sampling“. This works unlike current Bayer sensors where you combine four R-G-B-G pixels to get 1 single pixel of color information. In Sony’s new APCS sensor every pixel manages to get the full color information. And unlike Sigma foveon sensors it doesn’t need three layer of pixels. It does all with one single layered array of pixels. The new Sony sensor design will bring the following advantages:

– Bigger pixels (higher Dynamic Range and Lower Noise level at all ISO’s)
– Possible to increase megapixel resolution further
– Less processing power needed (no interpolations between pixels needed and faster readout time)
– Increased color fidelity
– No anti aliasing filter needed. No moirè.
– sensor is also ideal for monochrome shooting.

The new Sony APCS sensor is expected to be announced early 2015. It will be first used on the Z4 smartphone and will be launched on cameras later on.

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That news matters because as we know Olympus has access to Sony sensor expertise. I think it’s highly likely that Olympus will launch a High End OMD camera using that kind of tech maybe in around one year already? In theory the new Sony sensor has the potential to bring a big jump forward in terms of Image Quality. I hope Olympus will grab the chance!

news via SonyAlphaRumors.

November 11, 2014
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(FT5) E-M5 successor to be announced first week of February. Bit different from the looks!


Image on top.: OM-1 film camera.

A small correction on the OMD announcement period. It will be announced to the public the first week of February and not end of January as previously stated. No big deal :)
Anyway, the new OMD is definitely the E-M5 successor although I have been told it will be a bit different from the looks! Specs are yet not 100% reliable but for now this is what I got from an anonymous source:

It will be E-M5 successor with weather sealing and what is really important, it will be GH4 competitor, we are currently focusing on video capabilities, 4K is definitely FT5, and there will be option for 24/25/30 fps as well.


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November 10, 2014
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(FT4) Schneider 14mm f/2.0 will cost 1200 Euro.


Image courtesy: ePhotozine

I got a more detailed info about the price of the Schneider 14mm f/2.0 autofocus lens that will be launched early 2015. It will cost 1200 Euro!

P.S.: 14mm hands on at Photographyblog and 30mm hands-on at Photographyblog.


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FT4=61-80% chance the rumor is correct
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