Olympus E-M5 gets DxOmarked. Best m43 senser ever made!

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DxOmark finally published the full Olympus E-M5 sensor test (Click here to read it). And the conclusion couldn’t be any better: “These Olympus high-end compact hybrids achieve scores that approximate those of their APS-C rivals (such as the Sony NEX). Simply put, the OM-D E-M5 is equipped with the best sensor we have ever analyzed for a micro 4:3, and to date the closest to that of the Sony NEX.

Cameras like the Sony NEX-7 still have a small edge but than as usual you have to consider the lens quality too and the story will look even better for Olympus as we know that most E-mount lenses aren’t that good (with the only exception being the Zeiss 24mm lens). I had some fun trying the comparison tool and the E-M5 beats cameras like the Leica M9, Canon 7!

If you consider the quality of the sensor even the not spectacular new E-Pm2 and E-PL5 cameras do look much better than we initially thought they would be! So here are the store links to all three Olympus camera using the same 16 Megapixel Sony sensor:
E-M5 at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, Jessops, Amazon UK, Amazon Germany, Amazon France, Amazon Japan and Digitalrev.
E-PL5 at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto. In EU at Amazon Germany, Amazon UK, Amazon France,
E-PM2 at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto. In EU at Amazon Germany, Amazon UK, Amazon France,

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E-M5 Case:
There is the official CS-36FBC Olympus case. A leather half case from Hong Kong. A full leather case with strap from Cina. Than we have half cases from two well known producers, Zelenpol, Kaza and Gariz.

E-M5 Batteries, and other things:
The Olympus GS-4 strap and the DSTE E-M5 batteries you have to use with an extra charger. There is an E-M5 car charger a new E-M5 LCD screen and a Front Cover+ Top Panel.

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POLL: Your opinion about the Panasonic “Full Frame temptation”.

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In these days of Photokina Panasonic stated multiple times that they want to play a major role in the PRO market. And they also admitted that they are “thinking Full Frame”. Panasonic is reading 43rumors so le’t give them a hint about the 43rumors readers preferences. The short question for you is. If Panasonic would launch a FF mirrorless system with a new range of lenses:

If Panasonic would launch a FF mirrorless system with a new range of lenses:

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Panasonic and Olympus Preorder Links with specs and price:
Special GH3 page at Amazon (Click here) and a full Olympus presentation page at Amazon (Click here).
GH3 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here) and in Europe at Wexphotographic UK (horrible price in UK!).
35-100mm X lens at Amazon (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
E-PL5 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here). In EU at Amazon Germany, Amazon UK, Amazon France,
E-PM2 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here). In EU at Amazon Germany, Amazon UK, Amazon France,
XZ-2 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
60mm macro at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
12mm Black prime lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
15mm cap-lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).

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Second part of Robin Wong’s 60mm macro review and new GH3 image samples.

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Full length video sample taken with an Olympus OM-D E-M5 mounted with the M.ZD 60mm f/2.8 Macro lens by Zuikoholics.

Robin Wong (Click here) posted the second part of the Olympus 60mm macro review: “As a dedicated macro lens, this M.Zuiko 60mm F2.8 macro surely will deliver satisfactory results, being able to capture massive amount of details, and generally it is a very sharp lens. The capability to shoot at full 1 to 1 magnification ratio opens up a whole new world of possibilities. Certainly, there is very little to complain about this lens when sharpness and image technical perfection are the main concern.” Lens preorders are up at Amazon, Adorama Bhphoto.

Imaging Resource (Click here) posted new Panaosnic GH3 full size image samples. By the way, Oled-Info reports that the GH3 EVF may be made by MicroOled company which is the only one using the RGBB architecture.

Panasonic and Olympus Preorder Links with specs and price:
Special GH3 page at Amazon (Click here) and a full Olympus presentation page at Amazon (Click here).
GH3 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here) and in Europe at Wexphotographic UK (horrible price in UK!).
35-100mm X lens at Amazon (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
E-PL5 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here). In EU at Amazon Germany, Amazon UK, Amazon France,
E-PM2 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here). In EU at Amazon Germany, Amazon UK, Amazon France,
XZ-2 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
60mm macro at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
12mm Black prime lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
15mm cap-lens at Adorama (Click here).

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Panasonic is hiring to create a new Lumix Pro service!

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The last days Panasonic repeated in many interview that they want to compete in the “PRO” segment and the new Panasonic GH3 is actually the first high end camera. And of course these kindof market will also need a professional service. A reader (Thanks!) found that new Panasonic job offer on Linkedin. It really explains in easy words what the new PRO service is:

Accountabilites:
1. Create, manage and improve Value Add Programs to attract Enthusiast and Pro Markets for Lumix:
– Pro Rental Programs for G Series cameras and lenses
– Trade In Program for Lumix G Series
– Financing / Leasing programs
2. Collaborate with Services and BOG to create new services
– Expedited technical services
– Extended hotline hours etc.
– Exchange programs for Pro Photographers
3. Training
– Develop training programs for channel partners and consumers
4. Accessories
– Manage accessory offerings for Lumix Hi End
– PSI for accessories
5. VDF and e-Commerce
– Support sales programs for e-commerce
– Provide support for accessory selection and content to VDF partners
– Create up-sell strategies for accessories on e-commerce and / or VDF platforms

Panasonic and Olympus Preorder Links with specs and price:
Special GH3 page at Amazon (Click here) and a full Olympus presentation page at Amazon (Click here).
GH3 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here) and in Europe at Wexphotographic UK (horrible price in UK!).
35-100mm X lens at Amazon (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
E-PL5 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here). In EU at Amazon Germany, Amazon UK, Amazon France,
E-PM2 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here). In EU at Amazon Germany, Amazon UK, Amazon France,
XZ-2 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
60mm macro at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
12mm Black prime lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
15mm cap-lens at Adorama (Click here).

 

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