Not again! Fuji cheats (a bit) on MFT vs APS-C sensor size comparison…

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Incredible! This is the third time and the third company that cheats on a sensor size comparison by reducing the real size of the MFT sensor. The video on top is made by Fuji and shows a sensor size comparison. I noticed that the size of the APS-C sensor was huge compared to MFT sensor. So I took time to analyze the size comparison image from wikipedia and noticed that the actual size of the APS-C sensor is smaller:

The Fuji X-M1 is a very nice camera and Fuji really doesn’t need to cheat to demonstrate they are doing a fine job.

 

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(UPDATED) E-P5 in Stock at Amazon and Samys. Image share APP 2.0 released.

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We have some Olympus E-P5 related news. Here they are…

First the three good news:
1) The white E-P5 body is in Stock and shipping at Amazon (Click here) and Samys (Click here).
2) Today Olympus releases the an updated for the OI Share app to support the new E-P5 (links on iTunes and Google Play).
3) There is already a 43 pound price drop on the still to be released E-P5 at Amazon UK (Click here). Lucky guys!

Ok, that was the good news part…now the bad news:
1) While the APP and the white E-P5 are here the camera EVF+lens kit release has been postponed at Amazon (1-3months) and BHphoto (July 18).
2) There is a new Olympus E-P5 review at Digitalcamerainfo. They prefer the OMD over the new PEN:

“There are really very few convincing arguments in favor of the E-P5. On the other hand, there are plenty of reasons to choose the OM-D: weather sealing, an integrated (if marginally less useful) EVF, and the option to add a secondary battery grip.”

Unless you need 1/8000 shutter, Wifi and other new tidbits the E-P5 has it’s hard to justify the price difference between the two! Right now the E-M5 is $130 cheaper than the E-P5. Sunset Electronics is selling the E-M5 body for $869.95 (Click here) and the E-M5 with 12-50mm lens for $1,109.95 (Click here).

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Zeiss Touit lenses no better than the cheaper MFT lenses.

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Zeiss announced that they will not any MFT version of their Touit series because they want to focus on the larger ASP-C sensors which in their mind delivers better image quality. But according to DxOmark who tested both new Zeiss lenses on the NEX-7 this statement isn’t really true. The Panasonic-Leica 25mm ($569 at Amazon) is on par with the more expensive Zeiss 32mm ($900 at Amazon). And the Olympus 12mm lens ($799) beats the much more expensive 12mm Distagon ($1250!).

So again Zeiss…what did you say? :)

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Deals for German and UK readers (E-PM2 and GF6)

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Doens’t really happen often that I can share good Gold Box deals for Europeans. Today Amazon Germany (Click here) is offering a “blitzangebot” on the greta Olympus E-PM2 camera with kit lens. If you scroll further you will see all color options. I am not sure about it but I think also non Germans can grab the deal!

And UK readers will get a 50 pound cashback when purchasing the new Panasonic GF6 at Amazon UK (Click here).

All these deals have been found and submitted by you on Dealsrunner. Thanks!

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a little bit of everything…(with 43rumors Flickr page)

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Olympus PEN E-P5 Camera Review

To fellow 4/3 Rumors fans: the 4/3 Rumors Flickr group is off to a fabulous start! In just two weeks, we already have 150 members and 240+ photos posted. These photos are the best of the readers’ work, and really show off what these “little sensors” can do, with street, snaps, macro, portraiture, fashion, landscape, cityscape, product shots, events, you name it. We even have kittens, puppies, and babies!  There is so much quality, that it’s become my de facto “favorites” list, and I hope it will be yours, too. We have shots to show off dynamic range, high ISO, resolution, depth of field, and, of course, industrial design of the 4/3 and µ43 universe. We have sticky discussion topics for introducing yourself, for showing off pro work, and for curmudgeonly punditry. Check us out! Join us! http://www.flickr.com/groups/43rumors/

Sample Gallery: Olympus PEN E-P5 at Digitalcamerainfo.
Olympus E-P5 review at DC.watch.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 Review at digital-photography-school.
Panasonic 7-14mm vs Olympus 9-18mm by Admiringlight.
Olympus OM-D EM-5 + Olympus 17mm f1.8 vs Fuji x100 at Thisisnotaprint.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1 Review at ePhotozine.
Olympus E-P5 guide on google play.
Panasonic GF6 review at Photographyblog.

Andrzej:Maybe you will be happy to see how 3 different cameras work together http://www.behance.net/gallery/EAT-BEAT-JAPAN/9424173
Panasonic gh2 – wide shots
Canon 60d – close up shots on actres
Canon 5d mark2 – medium shots, and all food shots.

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