EU deals: New refurbished Olympus camera acutions (with E-P5 for the first time).


There is a bunch of new refurbished Olympus camera auctions at Olympusmarket. For the first time we also have the brand new E-P5. Here is the list with the newest auctions on top (Click on the name to open the page):

Black E-P5 with 14-42mm lens Black E-PL3 with 14-42mm lens Four Thirds 12-60mm lens Black XZ-2 MMF-2 adapter Silver E-PM2 with 14-42mm lens Silver 75mm lens Black E-M5 with 12-50mm lens 60mm macro E-450 body Violet E-PM1 with 14-42mm lens VF-4 viewfinder White E-P3 with 14-42mm lens Silver E-PL5 with 14-42mm lens Black E-PL3 with 14-42mm lens Black XZ-2 Black E-P3 with 14-42mm lens Brown E-PM1 with 14-42mm lens White E-PL3 with 14-42mm lens Black XZ-2 Black E-M5 body White E-PL3 with 14-42mm lens Black XZ-2 Black E-M5 body

OMD vs A7 design (not really close).


There were rumor saying that Sony would launch a FF NEX (named A7 and A7r) with a sort of OMD design. The sketch on top is supposed to be 100% accurate of the camera that will be announced by Sony next week. If you compare the images you will see that there are quite many differences. Overall the OMD design looks more “harmonic” while the Sony looks like a sort of Lego assembled camera.

A couple of things to know about the Olympus-Sony OMD vs A7:
1) The Sony camera doesn’t come with the 5axis Olympus IBIS (this one is supposed to come with the next A-mount cameras)
2) The OMD (E-M1) and the A7/A7r share exactly the same Epson EVF.
3) OMD and A7/A7r do have about the same body size

And the A7 costs twice as much as the OMD.


Mr. Terada confirmes: no Olympus camera with Android.


The Samsung Galaxy NX with Android OS.

The dutch website (google translation here) had a chat with Olympus manager Terada. He confirmed that Olympus has no plan to create a camera like the Samsung Galaxy NX that runs completely runs on Android. He said that “That is not our focus. Perhaps in the future, but now? No, certainly not.

Do you agree with Mr Terada?


RAW coming soon on Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras.


John Brawley just shared that image of a Pocket Cinema Camera with a RAW mark on it. He writes that it’s coming soon…

UPDATE: First iamge samples can be seen here:

P.S.: Blackmagic Pocket Cinema (pre)orders in USA at Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here) and in Germany at Technikdirekt, in France at pbs-video. In Sweden at macoteket, scandinavianphoto, protel.jetshop, webhallen.


E-M1 Amazon arrival info. And camera video quality may be improved via firmware update.


EM1 lens comparison made by our reader Ziv (Thanks!).

 I got these two news via 43rumors mail:

Anonymous:I had a talk with Olympus representative at XXXXX today where they were showcasing the em1. I asked about video framerate issue. He said that they are working on it and if possible, other framerates are being made available via firmware update. If not possible, it will be handled by introducing a new product version. I dont know if that means em6 or em1 mark II or what.
Let’s hope it’s…possible!

Anonymous_2:  I just received an email (from Amazon) with my expected delivery dates:
“Olympus OM-D E-M1 Compact System Camera with 16MP and 3-Inch LCD – Body Only”
Estimated arrival date: October 18, 2013 – October 22, 2013
“Olympus HLD-7 Camera Grip for Olympus E-M1 Compact System Cameras”
Estimated arrival date: November 21, 2013 – November 25, 2013
“Olympus M Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 Pro Interchangeable Lens”
Estimated arrival date: December 12, 2013 – December 16, 2013

Preorder Links:
Olympus E-M1 body at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto, Amazon DE (via DL), Amazon UK (via DL), Amazon ES (via DL), WexUK, Topshot FI, CameraWorldUK.
Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO Lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, AmazonDE (viaDL), Amazon ES (via DL).
Olympus E-M1 with 12-40mm Lens kit at Amazon DE (via DL), WexUK and CameraWorldUK, Amazon UK (via DL), Amazon ES (via DL).
Olympus E-M1 with 12-50mm Lens kit at Amazon DE (via DL), WexUK, CameraWorldUK, Amazon UK (via DL), Amazon ES (via DL).
Olympus EP-13 Eyecup for E-M1 at Adorama and BHphoto.
Olympus HLD-7 Battery Grip for E-M1 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
Olympus LC-62D Metal Front Lens Cap for 12-40mm at Adorama and BHphoto.
Olympus LH-66 Lens Hood for 12-40mm at Adorama and BHphoto.