On top you see a new small picture leak. Again, it’s not me doing those small leaks startegy. But let’s talk about one of the he real innovation of the new E-M5, the five axis stabilization. I got some details from sources that explains how this will work. Until now the Olympus image stabilization compensated for “two kinds of rotary movement….yaw and pitch“. But in reality the camera shake is caused by five different motions. The new five axis IS will also correct “horizontal shift“, “vertical shift” and “rolling motion“. The system is perfect for macro and shooting while moving.
No other camera manufacturer did something like that until today. That is certainly one of the areas were Olympus is the leader.
The Fuji X PRO 1 is still the most requested camera at Amazon (Click here). But right behind it you can find the Olympus E-PL1 (Click here) which now sells for $279 with lens. And it’s even $50 cheaper at Cameta (Click here).
Kenko-Tokina (Click here) announced a new 300mm lens for Micro Four Thirds. And that lens looks good on a PEN camera! Here are the specs:
300mm: focal length (equivalent to version 35mm: equivalent to 600mm)
66mm: length lens
66mm: the maximum diameter
55mm: diameter filter
Less than 300g: Weight
And also Kowa (Click here) will show some new m43 lens at the CP+ show in Yokohama. These are the lenses:
12mm f2.0 4/3 “LM12XC (110,000 yen 4,450)
16mm f2.0 4/3 “LM16XC (100,000 yen 8,150)
25mm f2.0 4/3 “LM25XC (90,000 yen 5,550)
35mm f2.0 4/3 “LM35XC (90,000 yen 2,400)
50mm f2.0 4/3 “LM50XC (90,000 yen 300)
Don’t know if this are newly designed lenses or lenses based on current Kowa C-mount lenses (here on eBay).
Now I got some more reliable news about Panasonic. There is no plan to launch a new m43 camera within the next 2-3 months. The next GF model should arrive right before the summer. About the GH3 I don’t know yet, but I guess it will be Photokina now! What should we expect for the CP+ show in Yokohama? Probably just the official release of the 12-35mm and 35-100mm X lenses.
So it’s all about Olympus now!
I first thought this is just a super well made collage of the three mini leaked pictures but de facto it is not. It’s a true image and probably the right original image. I have more news to post soon. Stay tuned on 43rumors today, tomorrow and the next days 🙂
The next rumor is about Panasonic…
Again for my European friends: Watch out the new refurbished items at Olympusmarket (Click here). They have all new E-PM1, E-PL3 cameras on auction!