Canon EOS-M competes against the Panasonic GF5 and Olympus E-PM1


It’s very clear where Canon wants to compete against the Micro Four Thirds system. They will start from the cheap low-end models. The latest spec list I posted on MirrorlessRumors shows that the APS-C sensor sized camera is no bigger than the Panasonic GF5. We still have no info about the price but I suspect the price will be very low. This is a plastic Canon S100 styled touch screen camera. Tomorrow (5-6am London time) the camera will be officially announced. Follow the full announcement on MirrorlessRumors while I have to check if the upcoming E-Pm2 can do better than the EOS-M :)

For now this doens’t look like a WOW camera…


a little bit of everything…


TENDERS ARCHIDOCKERS The Hidden Anamorphic Session from Seb Farges on Vimeo.

Concurso Olympus via DSLRmagazine.

Photonz posted some image samples taken with the Olympus 75mm lens.

Olympus wearable glasses at The Verge.

ThePhoBlographer: Revisiting The Panasonic G1: Is The Micro Four Thirds Old-Timer Still Any Good?

Why I Hate My Camera by Steve Giralt.

PEN customization pictures at Fotopus.

Die Olympus PEN im neuen Kleid (SystemKameraBlog).

Arjan: “I don’t know if it’s only in the Netherlands but if you buy a Panasonic G camera here, you’ll get Lightroom 4 for free and a €50 cashback if you buy a second lens. See Panasonics site:


Olympus E-M5 review from a video point of view (EosHD). And 2500 Euro for a E-M5 grip.


Journey (Olympus OM-D E-M5) from Andrew Reid on Vimeo.

Before to start. Be aware of mistakes on eBay. A reader pounted me out that “someone” is selling the E-M5 battery grip for 2.500 Euro (Click here to see the auction). I see those kind of “mistakes” all the time :(

UPDATE: Body only in Stock at Amazon (Click here).

Our friend Andrew from EosHD (Click here) posted an E-m5 review focusing more on the video aspects of the camera: “There are some things the OM-D E-M5 does better even in video mode than the competition including even the GH2. Unfortunately the image quality in video mode is not an all-out winner like the stills mode.

Steve Huff tested the 12-50mm kit lens: “It’s a good lens though not a GREAT “wow” lens.

DxO Optics Pro 7.5.2 gains Olympus E-M5 and Panasonic GF5 support (Dpreview).

ePhotozine posted a E-M5 1-Month User Review


E-M5 preorder links:
Amazon, Adorama, B&H, Jessops, Amazon UK, Amazon Germany, Amazon France, Amazon Japan and Digitalrev.

E-M5 Case:
There is the official CS-36FBC Olympus case. A leather half case from Hong Kong. A full leather case with strap from Cina. Than we have half cases from two well known producers, Zelenpol, Kaza and Gariz.

E-M5 Batteries, and other things:
The Olympus GS-4 strap and the DSTE E-M5 batteries you have to use with an extra charger. There is an E-M5 car charger a new E-M5 LCD screen and a Front Cover+ Top Panel.


43rumors loading issues solved and comment system back…


Yesterdays Canon mirrorless leaks posted on CanonWatch and MirrorlessRumors made the full server crash several times. The leaking done by my friend Frank on CW was a full surprise (he didn’t expect to find the pictures) and many websites picked it up. Unfortunately I was on trip on the French mountains and I had only bad Internet connection in few spots. I really gave my best to solve the issues. Loading time should now be ok and I also just fixed the comment system (I didn’t notice it wasn’t working until a few moments ago).

Now, I hope the upcoming PEN and GH3 announcements will create at least the same viral effect of the Canon EOS-M but that time I will be prepared. I am thinking to move on a bigger server as I really don’t want you to miss any second of the next late August release.

Wish you a nice weekend and remind you to follow the Canon announcement on CanonWatch (adminstrated by Frank) and MirrorlessRumors (where I am having the fun). On 43rumors I am working to get details about the next cameras. Will have less time for mountain trips in the next weeks :(






75mm lens delayed, E-M5 in Stock and look at the Sony RX100!


Right now I have been told there is a short delay on the US Olumpus 75mm lens shipment. Nothing to worry about but the message on BHphoto (Click here) isn’t correct. Meantime the Black E-m5 kit keeps to be in Stock at Amazon (Click here). The X pancake sells for $279 only at Amazon (Click here).

Something else. Neither the new G5 nor the high end compact camera LX7 managed to get huge amount of preorders at least when looking at the Amazon (pre-order) rankings. The real hit of the moment is the surprising Sony RX100 (on top!). There seems to be a market for high quality but still very compact cameras with zoom lens. May something Olympus and Panasonic have to watch out!

Preorders of the new Panasonic stuff:
Black G5 at Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here)
Silver G5 at Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here)
45-150mm lens in Black at BHphoto (Click here) and in Silver at BHphoto (Click here).
LX7 in Black at Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here) in White at Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here)
Other compacts, the FZ200 at BHphoto (Click here), the FZ60 at BHphoto (Click here).