E-M1 hands-on by Kai (and he likes the camera)

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This is Kai’s take on the new Olympus E-M1. He is not known to be a real MFT fan. I am glad to hear he changed a his mind thanks to the E-M1 :)

E-M1 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.

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Olympus interview at DC.watch.

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DC.watch (google translated) posted a full interview with the Olympus team that developed the E-M1. There are many interesting insights about the single E-m1 features. And also two more curiosities:

– It has been decided in early 2013 only to use on sensor phase detection AF.

– the E-7 if finalized would have featured same sensor and same weather sealing.

Now let’s see what these smart guys will come up as next. What’s their hot thing for Photokina in ten months? You take your guess :)

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New Leica camera registration. Is it a MFT or APS-C camera?

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The Leica T Tye 701 name registration in Taiwan (found via Digicameinfo).

It may be that soon a third company will produce MFT bodies. It’s still very uncertain if Leica will really make a MFT camera but wo things are sure:
1) Leica will launch a new mirrorless interchangeable system soon
2) Leica signed an agreement with Panasonic for the delivery of new mirrorless interchangeable bodies for $1400 each.

It’s going to be interesting…and expensive ;)

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