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In exactly one week on September 19 (next Monday) Panasonic and Olympus will announce their new MFT stuff:

  1. At 12:30 Berlin time Panasonic will have the press conference
  2. At 18:00 Berlin time Olympus will have the press conference

Olympus will have a video live streaming you can follow live here on 43rumors!

And so far this is what we will get on that day according to our sources:

  1. Panasonic G8x (name not 100% final yet). G85 specs in a G7 body. With 4:2:2 8bit internal 4K recording
  2. Panasonic GH5 pre-production version. Panasonic will “pre-announce” the non final GH5 camera. It records 4k at 4:2:2 10bit on SD cards.
  3. Olympus E-M1II: 4K, hand-held high-resolution mode, dual SD card slot. Unconfirmed yet if it has a Olympus designed sensor
  4. Olympus 30mm f/3.5 macro, 25mm f/1.2 and 12-100mm f/4.0 PRO lens
  5. Panasonic will also announce new lenses

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(FT4) Panasonic will also announce new lenses…

For the first time I got word that Panasonic could also announce some new MFT lens at Photokina. Hope to get some details soon…

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FT3=41-60% chance the rumor is correct
FT4=61-80% chance the rumor is correct
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Olympus will live stream the E-M1II announcement!

On September 19, at 18:30 Berlin time Olympus will live stream the E-M1II and MFT lens product announcement!

So far the E-M1II confirmed specs are:

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

Some more info still to be confirmed:

Source 1:

Same E-M5II articulating display, 48 MP high res mode without tripod. Improved ergonomic. Pictbridge VIII. Overall 20 % better image quality than the E-M1.

Source 2 (Simon):

New sensor, hiRes without tripod !!!!, this is great– so no need for FF Camera), scratchresitance Screen, Videomodus (4K ) and an new mic solution (3d sound).

Source 3:

The sensor is trimmed for maximal AF speed and very fast parallel signal output reading. The sensor reading is twice as fast than ont he current Olympus PEN-F.”


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