(FT5) New Olympus MFT camera and new MFT kit lens coming in Spring.

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Rumor work never ends! By early 2014 we expect a bunch of new announcements. Not only Panasonic is almost ready to launch a new 4K GH camera. According to two trusted sources Olympus will also launch one new MFT camera with a brand new MFT kit lens. I hope to get some reliable specs soon. One more thing: One source said it’s not a PEN!

Overall it sounds like both Panasonic and Olympus will NOT wait til Photokina to launch some interesting new stuff.


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New Olympus OMD EM1 reviews and test.

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Olympus OMD EM1 review by Digital Camera World.

New E-M1 review at Photolisticlife.
E-m1 review at Digitalcameraworld.
E-M1 review at Trustedreviews.
Japanese test at Mynavi.
Ducth review at Pixelmania.

Readers mail on the E-M1:

Anonymous:E-M1 review in Amateur Photographer, Nov 2, 2013: score 86%, the same as that of the Canon EOS 70D.

Spike: “I have written something to help people considering a move to the E-M1 from the E-M5; hope it might be useful: http://www.microfourthirds.info/2013/10/moving-from-the-e-m5-to-the-e-m1/

Burkhard:gerade habe ich das neue Fotomagazin gekauft. Die OMD-EM1 ist mit 91% Bewertungspunkten die beste jemals getestete Kamera und die einzige, welche die 5-Sterne-Wertung “Super” erreicht hat. Im Testartikel wird darauf hingewiesen daß sie besser ist als die meisten Spiegelreflexkameras.

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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First full GM1 reviews by Camera.reviewed and Blunty.

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The video on top is Blunty’s full Panasonic Gm1 review. And also Cameras.reviewed (Click here) posted their final GM1 review:

“Considering how well it did in our lab tests, it’s light on price, too. For the same cost as an RX100 II, you get a bigger sensor, better image quality, and great lens compatibility. Either as a premium entry point or a companion camera, the GM1 delivers adorable good looks paired with admirable performance at a reasonable price.”

P.S.: Some new image samples at Fotopolis.

GM1 preorder list:
In US at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.
In Europe at Amazon Germany, Wex Germany, Amazon UK, Fotohanskeuzekamp, Cyberphoto Sweden and Wex UK.

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