A super european source (Thanks Lady D.) sent me some precious info about the new E-M5 camera (Thanks!). This is her text:
“1.) E-M5 has Super fast AF and “3D tracking” for “moving objects” .
2.) The camera comes with an external GN10 flash called FL-LM2, which is “weather sealed” and can be used as remote trigger (just like E-P3)
3.) There is a E-M5 Diving box coming this summer (name PT-E08). It goes 45 Meters under water, and you can use the 14-42mm II, 14-42MM IIR or MZD 9-18mm lens. Yuo can also use MF lenses like the Zuiko ED 8mm f/3.5, the ZD 50mm f/2.0. The (exteranl) Flash that comes with the E-M5 can also be used.
4.) The MMF-3 adapter is weather sealed and has a “detachable” tripod mount. There is no info about the focusing speed…
5.) We will be able to view the IS effect through the new EVF, and the EVF has sensor when you get close to 18mm it turns on (turns on very fast according to OLY), you will also be able to see the shutter speeds and aperture stuff just like the E-5 at the bottom of the EVF
6.) There will be two more art filters ->Dramtic Version2 and a new Version of a current filter…
7.) Video format is MOV (MPG4 AVC, H.264). Sound is PCM. They still have the AVI (motion JPG), still not sure if the E-M5 can record at 60p, let’s also cross our fingers on this one.
8.) The two extra Fn buttons on the horizontal battery grip can be set for different functions other than the one on you have on the camera. The battery grip uses the same kind of battery of the E-M5. It’a new battery with 1220 mA! The grip can connect to an AC adapter.
9.) The FL-600R flash is a GN50 flash with much faster recover than the current FL-36R or FL-50R. It also has an extra LED light for “recording mode”, it can also fire short flashes to help focusing in low light“
As I told you yesterday I was hoping for some kind of adapter for the wonderful OM lens collection. You might not know it but I counted 69 different OM lenses. Click here to see the lenses on eBay. I give you just a short version of the list with some of the nicest pieces of Glass:
21mm f/2.0 and 21mm f/3.5 lens
24mm f/2.0 and 24mm f/2.8 and 24mm f/3.5 shift lens
28mm f/2.0 and 28mm f/2.8 and 28mm f/3.5 lens
35mm f/2.0 and 35mm f/2.8 and 35mm f/2.8 shift lens
40mm f/2.0 lens
50mm f/1.2 and 50mm f/1.4 and 50mm f/1.8 and 50mm f/2.0 macro and 50mm f/3.5 lens
55mm f/3.5 macro lens
85mm f/2.0 lens
90mm f/2.0 macro lens
100mm f/2.0 and 100mm f/2.8 lens
135mm f/2.8 and 135mm f/3.5 lens
180mm f/2.0 and 180mm f/2.8 lens
200mm f/4.0 and 200mm f/5.0 lens
250mm f/2.0 lens
300mm f/4.5 lens
350mm f/2.8 lens
400mm f/6.4 lens
500mm f/8.0 lens
600mm f/6.6 lens
1000mm f/11 lens
That an amazing list or not? Anyway, stay tuned until Wednesday (feb 8). The camera will be announced at around 2-3 am in the morning (London time).
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