(FT5) List of Olympus and Panasonic products that will be announced on Monday. E-M1II and GH5 will be “pre-announced”.


Nokishita confirmed what we told you time ago. The new E-M1II and GH5 will be only “pre-announced” on Monday. Our sources told us the cameras will ship in early 2017 only. This means the full announcement with preorder start is expected to happen only by end 2016.

And this is the list of products that will be announced on Monday and immediately available for preorder:


  • LUMIX DMC-G8-K body
  • LUMIX DMC-G8M-K standard zoom lens kit
  • Battery Grip DMW-BGG1
  • Soft Case DMW-CLX9-K


  • M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-100mm F4.0 IS PRO
  • M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 30mm F3.5 Macro
  • FL-900R
  • LH-66B
  • LH-76B
  • LC-62F
  • PPZR-EP07
  • POSR-EP11

Panasonic will have the announcement on MOnday (Sept. 19) at 12:30 Berlin time and Olympus at 18:00 Berlin time.

You can follow the live streaming and live blogging here on 43rumors!

Olympus developed two E-M1II protoypes. One with 16MP 3D stacked sensor and one with 20MP sensor

This is now the third time I hear it: Sources reported that Olympus actually developed two E-M1II cameras. One with the Olympus 3D stacked sensor (PDF download here) and one with a 20MP sensor. And according to the sources the marketing department pushed the more “safe bet” 20MP sensor and the engineers pushed for their own 16MP sensor.

This info of course has to be taken with a decent dose of salt. But somehow I feel a lot fo sympathy for the engineer’s…

(FT5) First images and full specs of the new Panasonic G80. Has new 12-60mm Leica lens!


And here it is the new Panasonic G80! And you can see the new Leica 12-60mm f/3.5-5.6 lens on it too!
Panasonic will announce the new camera and the new lens on Monday 19 at 12:30 Berlin time. Follow the live blogging here on 43rumors!

Those are the G80 specs:

16.0MP 4/3 type Live MOS sensor
No low-pass filter
ON sensor 5-axis camera shake correction
New gyro-sensor technology “Dual IS MK II”
Up to five stages of the anti-shake effect during low-speed shutter
DFD technology
Dust and water proof, magnesium body
Video: 4K30p, FullHD60p
ISO Sensitivity: 200-25600
Continuous shooting: up to 9 frames / sec.
EVF: 236 Man 1.48 times dot OLED (35mm equivalent 0.74 times)
The rear monitor: 3-inch 1.04 million dot, Free Angle
Media: SD / SDHC / SDXC card





via Nokishita