(FT3) Is the E-PL7 the only new PEN for this year?

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As you know the new generation E-PM and E-PL camera were usually always announced together (September 17, 2012 and June 30, 2011). But according to one anonymous source this isn’t going to happen this year. He only heard about the new E-PL camera and it’s going to replace both the E-PL5 and E-Pm2.

If that’s true than not only Panasonic (no G and no GF) but also Olympus is finally streamlining their PEN range. It makes much more sense to keep the E-PL as low-budget PEN and the E-P as high-end PEN series. But while I am sure about the Panasonic not updating the G and GF series in 2014 I still have no 100% sure confirmation from trusted sources about the E-Pm series being dropped. So this is just a pure unconfirmed rumor for now.


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Rumors classification explained (FT= FourThirds):
FT1=1-20% chance the rumor is correct
FT2=21-40% chance the rumor is correct
FT3=41-60% chance the rumor is correct
FT4=61-80% chance the rumor is correct
FT5=81-99% chance the rumor is correct

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GH4 review by Blunty. First (few) cameras in Stock in Germany.

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Blunty posted his full GH4 review and he quite loves the camera! he also shared a 4K video on Youtube. And finally the GH4 is also shipping in Europe. A first batch of GH4 cameras arrived in Europe too and is in Stock for example via eBay and in a small German Store (via DL). Readers told me that also in Holland the GH4 is shipping.

North American preorders, shipping date and price:
GH4 camera at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Ritz Camera and Panasonic. Price: $1,698. In Canada at Vistek.
GH4 camera with interface unit at Adorama and BHphoto. Price: $3,298
Interface unit only at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Panasonic. Price: $1,998

Europen preorders, shipping date and price:
Germany: Wexcameras, Marcotec-shop.de.
UK at Wexphotographic, CameraWorld, UKdigital, CVP, TipTop.
Holland at Fotohanskeuzekamp.
Belgium at Fotokonijnenberg.
Norway at Fotovideo.
Sweden at Cyberphoto, Skandinavianphoto.
Finland at Telefoto, Topshot, Verkkoauppa.
France at Photocineshop.
Spain: Fotoboom.

Asian preorders, shipping date and price:
Digitalrev

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New Nauticam E-M10 housing.

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Nauticam (Click here) announced the new underwater housing for the E-m10. These are the key features:

Signature Nauticam Port Locking System:
The iconic red locking lever is right at home on the NA-EM10, making lens/port changes quick, easy and secure.
Vacuum System:
The integrated vacuum check and leak detection system adds extra assurance of watertight integrity. Use it without an optional vacuum valve and it serves as a audible/visual water ingress detector. Add the vacuum valve, and get watertight integrity indication via a color-coded LED light.
Locking Rotary Latch:
Locking rotary latches are easy to use and secure.
Fingertip Control:
Fingertip control for all key shooting controls, including shutter release, focus lock, both command dials, and video start/stop. All of the controls are easy to operate, even with gloves on.
LCD or EVF – Your Choice:
The switch means either the LCD or EVF can be used and the shooter can instantly switch between them – underwater!
EVF Viewfinder Options:
For shooters wanting to take the ultimate advantage of the exceptional EVF in the E-M10, the renowned 180º Enhanced Viewfinder or the excellent 45º Enhanced Viewfinder are available. It is easy to change these viewfinders and no tools are required.
M16 Accessory Bulkhead:
For Vacuum Valve or an Electrical Bulkhead (or both using the offset vacuum valve).

Full specs and rpess release at nauticamusa.com/news/2014/5/6/housing-for-olympus-om-d-e-m10

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Panasonic 15mm lens shipment delayed in US (and likely Europe too)

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You will have to wait a lot more time before to get your preordered Leica 15mm MFT lens. According to BHphoto (Click here) the lens will now ship in late June only! There is also no way to grab the lens in European stores (like WexUk). Japanese sellers on eBay (Click here) plan to ship this lens by end of May.

15mm Lens preorders:
Black lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), Wex UK (Click here), Amazon Japan (Click here).
Silver lens at Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), Amazon Japan (Click here).

Thanks Taz!

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New Adata card for your GH4. Plenty of 4K ready SD cards in Stock.

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Today Adata announced their 4K ready SD cards. So while the GH4 is still hard to find in Stock you can find plenty of 4K ready SD cards in Stock right now (or very soon):

Kingston 16-32-64 GB SDHC UHS-I Speed Class 3 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Sandisk 16-32-64 GB Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-II Memory Card at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Transcend 64-128 GB High Speed 10 UHS-3 at Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Panasonic 16-32-64 GB SDHC-UHS-I U3 Card (90MB/s) at Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).

If you are confused about the card types read that great article at Suggestionofmotion! In short this is the diagram that explains it all:

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