Pekka Potka hands-on on new Olympus products.

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Image courtesy: Pekka Potka

Pekka Potka had the pleasure to test the new Olympus stuff. And there are a lot of interetsing info to read. First he tested the E-M10 (article here). The graph on top shows perfectly the different OMD camera features. And what about the E-M10 vs E-M5 comparison? He writes:

I really don´t see the new E-M10 as a lesser camera than E-M5, because it is just as capable and reaches far beyond anything E-M5 can do. For me as a middle class senior citizen the choice between those two would be obvious. What can be done (and done with better responsitivity) is most of the time more valuable than the ability to do some of it in the rain. Simple as that, even if most of the time images from either camera would be equal.

He also tested the new Olympus 25mm f/1.8 and lens (article here) and says:

The new M.Zuiko standard lens 25mm F1.8 is a solid performer. From my brief experience with this lens I think this is a better performer than the 17mm lens which has the fancier look and construction – and is more expensive.

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Image courtesy: Pekka Potka.

As you can see from the image he posted on top the new 14-42mm Olympus lens is the smallest pancake zoom ever made. He writes:

The idea of smallness with E-PM2 has not been fullfilled with any previous Olympus zoom lenses. I front of lens is again the optional, automatic lens cap. At the start Olympus gives the price for the new 14-42mm lens at 399€, which I think is a bit on the high side. The lens seem to be well built and it has a metal bayonet, but still. I guess there will be better campaign prices quite soon.

Pekka also compared the lens with the other bigger Olympus 14-42mm zoom and writes:

I did not do any formal test shooting but noticed that there is no practical difference compared to the standard kit zoom.

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Preorder links for US and Europe:
Special page with all new products at Amazon.
E-M10 Black at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, GetOlympus. In EU at Wex UK, Amazon Germany.
E-M10 Silver at Amazon, BHphoto, AdoramaGetOlympus. In EU at Wex UK, Amazon Germany.
E-M10 with 14-42mm lens Black at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama , GetOlympus. In EU at Wex UK, Amazon Germany.
E-M10 with 14-42mm lens Silver at Amazon, BHphoto, AdoramaGetOlympus. In EU at Wex UK, Amazon Germany.
25mm f/1.8 Black at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, GetOlympus. In EU at Wex UK, Amazon Germany.
25mm f/1.8 Silver at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, GetOlympus. In EU at Wex UK, Amazon Germany.
14-42mm Black at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, GetOlympus. In EU at Wex UK, Amazon Germany.
14-42mm Silver at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, GetOlympus. In EU at Wex UK, Amazon Germany.
Olympus SP-100 at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama.
Olympus TG-850 iHS at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama.
Olympus ECG-1 Black Camera Grip for E-M10 at Amazon, Adorama.
Olympus 9mm f8.0 Fisheye Body Cap Lens at Adorama, GetOlympus. In EU at Wex Uk.
Olympus V321200BW000 Macro Converter MCON-P02 (Black) at Amazon,

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Amazon US: Strong 25mm sales. And $90 off on the 12-40mm lens!

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New York Store Electronic Expo is selling the 12-40mm with a $90 discount via Amazon US (Click here).

I noticed that deal while checking the current Lens sales ranking at Amazon. The new Black Olympus 25mm is selling fine! Not a surprise seeing that almost 41% of all 43rumors reader said they would buy it!

The new E-M10 is not doing bad neither and all four different kits are within the top 20 of the Amazon mirrorless ranking.

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Preorder links for US and Europe:
Special page with all new products at Amazon.
E-M10 Black at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, GetOlympus. In EU at Wex UK, Amazon Germany.
E-M10 Silver at Amazon, BHphoto, AdoramaGetOlympus. In EU at Wex UK, Amazon Germany.
E-M10 with 14-42mm lens Black at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama , GetOlympus. In EU at Wex UK, Amazon Germany.
E-M10 with 14-42mm lens Silver at Amazon, BHphoto, AdoramaGetOlympus. In EU at Wex UK, Amazon Germany.
25mm f/1.8 Black at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, GetOlympus. In EU at Wex UK, Amazon Germany.
25mm f/1.8 Silver at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, GetOlympus. In EU at Wex UK, Amazon Germany.
14-42mm Black at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, GetOlympus. In EU at Wex UK, Amazon Germany.
14-42mm Silver at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, GetOlympus. In EU at Wex UK, Amazon Germany.
Olympus SP-100 at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama.
Olympus TG-850 iHS at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama.
Olympus ECG-1 Black Camera Grip for E-M10 at Amazon, Adorama.
Olympus 9mm f8.0 Fisheye Body Cap Lens at Adorama, GetOlympus. In EU at Wex Uk.
Olympus V321200BW000 Macro Converter MCON-P02 (Black) at Amazon,

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First E-M10 camera and 25mm lens reviews!

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Olympus OMD E M10 First Look by What Digital Camera.

This morning I posted a big E-M10 and lens roundup in this post: http://www.43rumors.com/live-olympus-e-m10-and-lenses-announced. A special page with all new products can be seen at Amazon (Click here).

Now let’s take a closer look to the first reviews:

Cameras Reviewed is the first site posting a full E-M10 review. They write:

Even though this version of the sensor includes an AA filter, we noticed no appreciable lack of sharpness when compared to the filter-less sensor in the E-M1.
Continuous shooting is a cinch thanks to the inherited E-M1 processor. Olympus promises 8 frames per second in continuous shooting, and we found that the E-M10 delivered; we measured exactly 8 fps in our standard test..

Quesabesde (translation here) is the only site in the world that got the permission to share some E-M10 RAW samples. And they checked if the E-M10 can outperform the E-M5 (ISO comparison table can be see here):

As expected, at 200 ISO there is no difference. But the improvement at ISO 6,400 is evident both in terms of reducing image noise and the level of detail that it retains.

DLSRmagazine (translation here) is the only site having tested the new 25mm f/1.8 lens (resolution table can be seen here):

As you can be seen from the resolution graph the lens offers a very high quality straight from the full f/1.8 aperture, which peaks at f/2.8. This is accompanied by good contrast, almost negligible astigmatism, limited chromatic aberration and almost absent vignetting and distortion.

For the reviewer the lens price is ok because you absolutely get what you pay for!

Preorder links for US and Europe:
Special page with all new products at Amazon.
E-M10 Black at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, GetOlympus. In EU at Wex UK, Amazon Germany.
E-M10 Silver at Amazon, BHphoto, AdoramaGetOlympus. In EU at Wex UK, Amazon Germany.
E-M10 with 14-42mm lens Black at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama , GetOlympus. In EU at Wex UK, Amazon Germany.
E-M10 with 14-42mm lens Silver at Amazon, BHphoto, AdoramaGetOlympus. In EU at Wex UK, Amazon Germany.
25mm f/1.8 Black at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, GetOlympus. In EU at Wex UK, Amazon Germany.
25mm f/1.8 Silver at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, GetOlympus. In EU at Wex UK, Amazon Germany.
14-42mm Black at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, GetOlympus. In EU at Wex UK, Amazon Germany.
14-42mm Silver at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, GetOlympus. In EU at Wex UK, Amazon Germany.
Olympus SP-100 at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama.
Olympus TG-850 iHS at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama.
Olympus ECG-1 Black Camera Grip for E-M10 at Amazon, Adorama.
Olympus 9mm f8.0 Fisheye Body Cap Lens at Adorama, GetOlympus. In EU at Wex Uk.
Olympus V321200BW000 Macro Converter MCON-P02 (Black) at Amazon,

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E-M5 special kit announced. And new E-m5 firmware adds ISO 100!

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Today there are also two major news related to the E-M5:

1) New E-M5 firmware update to version 2.0 (Source: Olympus Japan). This firmware adds:

  • Small AF target (icon) was added to the AF target settings.
  • ISO LOW (100 equivalent) was expanded on the low sensitivity side.

Quite nice to have ISO 100!!!

2) Olympus also launched the special E-M5 kit with 12-40mm f/2.8 lens, new leatherette body, refined dials. There is no price info but the kit will be released in March (Source: Olympus Japan).

Reminder: New Preorders:
Special page with all new products at Amazon.
E-M10 Black at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama. In EU at Wex UK, Amazon Germany.
E-M10 Silver at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama. In EU at Wex UK, Amazon Germany.
E-M10 with 14-42mm lens Black at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama. In EU at Wex UK, Amazon Germany.
E-M10 with 14-42mm lens Silver at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama. In EU at Wex UK, Amazon Germany.
25mm f/1.8 Black at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama. In EU at Wex UK, Amazon Germany.
25mm f/1.8 Silver at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama. In EU at Wex UK, Amazon Germany.
14-42mm Black at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama. In EU at Wex UK, Amazon Germany.
14-42mm Silver at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama. In EU at Wex UK, Amazon Germany.
Olympus SP-100 at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama.
Olympus TG-850 iHS at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama.
Olympus ECG-1 Black Camera Grip for E-M10 at Amazon, Adorama.
Olympus 9mm f8.0 Fisheye Body Cap Lens at Adorama. In EU at Wex Uk.
Olympus V321200BW000 Macro Converter MCON-P02 (Black) at Amazon,
All new Olympus preorders In Finland at Topshot.

 

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Live: Olympus E-M10 and lenses announced!

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E-M10 hands-on by TheCameraStoreTV

Preorders:
Special page with all new products at Amazon.
E-M10 Black at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama. In EU at Wex UK, Amazon Germany.
E-M10 Silver at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama. In EU at Wex UK, Amazon Germany.
E-M10 with 14-42mm lens Black at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama. In EU at Wex UK, Amazon Germany.
E-M10 with 14-42mm lens Silver at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama. In EU at Wex UK, Amazon Germany.
25mm f/1.8 Black at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama. In EU at Wex UK, Amazon Germany.
25mm f/1.8 Silver at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama. In EU at Wex UK, Amazon Germany.
14-42mm Black at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama. In EU at Wex UK, Amazon Germany.
14-42mm Silver at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama. In EU at Wex UK, Amazon Germany.
Olympus SP-100 at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama.
Olympus TG-850 iHS at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama.
Olympus ECG-1 Black Camera Grip for E-M10 at Amazon, Adorama.
Olympus 9mm f8.0 Fisheye Body Cap Lens at Adorama. In EU at Wex Uk.
Olympus V321200BW000 Macro Converter MCON-P02 (Black) at Amazon,
All new Olympus preorders In Finland at Topshot.

Previews and tests:
Hands-on by Robin Wong, First impression review at Dpreview, Hands-on at Digitalcamerareview, Hands-on at Gizmodo Australia,
First 25mm lens review(!) at DLSRmagazine (translation here), E-M10 hands on at Pen And Tell (German), Hands-on at Pocket-Lint, Hands-on at Slashgear, Hands-on at ePhotozine, Hands-on at Imaging Resource, Hands-on at Techradar, First look at Amateur Photographer, First Impression at Bestmirrorlesscamerareviews, Hands-on at Quesabesde (Spanish), E-M10 review at Sulantublog, 25mm review at Sulantublog, E-M10 and 25mm first impressions at ThePhoBlographer, E-M10 hands-on by Pekka Potka. 14-42mm hands-on by Pekka Potka.

Curiosities:
Football star Honda sponsors the E-M10 at Olympus Japan, E-M5 firmware update has been announced too! And Olympus Japan also unveiled the special E-M5 kit.

Image samples:
JPG and RAW and ISO test at Quesabesde (Spanish), Image samples (also with the new 25mm lens) at Olympus Japan, One 25mm image sample at Sulantublog (Finnish), Image samples at Dpreview. 9mm smaple fotos at Digitfotopro. 25mm Image samples on Flickr.

Videos:
Preview at Digitalcameraworld, Promo video by Olympus Australia, First unboxing video by Jamie McDonald, Olympus Automatic Lens Cap LC-37C by Robin Wong, Olympus OM-D E-M10 External Camera Grip ECG-1 by Robin Wong, Hands-on by Bestmirrorlesscamerareviews, Automatic Lens cap at m43eu, E-M10 video review at Rajala, Concept video by Olympus Malaysia, First Look by WhatDigitalCamera.

Press release:
E-M10 at Dpreview, New lenses at Dpreview, Cnet, SP-100 at Dpreview, TG-850 at Dpreview, E-M10 at DSLRmagazine (Spanish), 12-42 at DSLRmagazine (Spanish), 9mm cap lens at DSLRmagazine (Spanish), SP-100 at DSLRmagazine (Spanish), TheVerge, PetaPixel, ThePhoBlographer, Photographyblog, Lenses at Quesabesde (Spanish), E-M10 at Quesabesde (Spanish), Digifoto (Dutch), Special Olympus Japan page, E-M10 at SystemKameraForum (German), New lenses at SystemKameraForum (German), Popphoto, Official press text at Olympus Global, E-M10 at Photoscala (German), E-M10 at Focus Numerique (French), Lenes at Focus Numerique (French), DC.watch (Japanese), E-M10 at OPenPN (French), 25mm at OpenPN (French), 14-42mm at OpenPN (French).

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