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

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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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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.

E-M1II vs GH5: What you are you going to buy?

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We will have to wait til Photokina to get our two new big Flagship cameras. Based on the rumors we got so far those are the possible specs:

GH5:
16 MP sensor (Due the Kumamoto sensor shipment delay Panasonic may decide to use the 20MP Sony sensor instead and delay the GH4 launch by a bit)
4K 60fps
new image processor delivers best image quality of all Panasonic cameras
improved AF

E-M1II:
20 MP sensor
4k 30fps
improved image stabilization system
Handheld high resolution mode
dual SD card slot
improved AF

So the question now is….

...if the specs are correct which camera would you like to own?

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(FT5) The new Olympus E-M1II got registered in Taiwan. Gets the new “BLH-1” battery.

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The Taiwanese public agency NCC registered a new Olympus camera with the code “IM002”. This is highly likely the new E-M1II cameras. What’s also interesting to note is that the document displays the accessories. And there is a new “BLH-1” battery with USB cable and new battery charger. This means we will get a new higher capacity battery :)

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Note, the previous registered “IM001” code was for the E-PL8 which launch got delayed after the Kumamoto earthquake.

via Digicameinfo