(FT5) A couple of GH 4K camera specs…

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I told you yesterday how the new GH 4K camera that will be announced on Friday is all about video. The new 16 megapixel sensor doesn’t improve the still quality. Panasonic main work was to create a body that can dissipate the heat produced by the new 4K camera. I also have been told the new GH 4K uses a 2,36 million dot OLED EVF. And it has no on sensor stabilization (unlike the GX7).

Panasonic didn’t set the price yet and the camera will ship in late Spring only.

These are the FT5 specs we know so far:
– New 16 Megapixel sensor optimized for 4K recording
– 2,36 million dot OLED EVF
– 200Mps and ALL-I intra mode recording (4K)
– Price less than $2,000 (final price to be determined).

Announcement on Friday Feb 7 at 5-6am London time. As usual follow the event live on 43rumors !


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a little bit of everything…

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SLR Magic 1.33x Anamorphic – Sunset BMCC RAW

GM1 review at AdmiringLight.
12-32mm review at AdmiringLight.
TexBlend 1.1 released (Outbackphoto).
GX7 owner assessment at Soundimagesplus.
Nocticron 42,5mm lens test at Kasyapa, Yaotomi and Yodobashi (Japanese text and wonderful images).
Olympus Stylus 1 test at Trustedreviews.
E-M1 review at Buchangrant.com.
E-M1 vs D800 at Qamera.com.
Comparison between E-M5’s 5 axis stabilisation and E-M10’s 3 axis stabilisation at Bestmirrorlesscamerareviews.
E-M10 with 25mm lens at Bestmirrorlesscamerareviews.
LCD Loupe for the GM1 at r73.
E-M10 vs E-M5 by Jamie on Youtube.
Shooting Spiders with Olympus 60mm f/2.8 Macro (Facebook).
E-M1 and 300mm F2.8 in the wild at Fullcirclepix.
A closer look at the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera (Engadget).

Guillermo: I just calculated the precise ‘ISO LOW’ in the Olympus E-M5 firmware 2.0 update: it is an ISO160, not ISO100. But it is real, it affects RAW data so good news for RAW shooters. Perhaps you like to comment: http://www.guillermoluijk.com/article/em5isolow/

Lacza:I have written a post about street shooting with Thomas Leuthard – when he was using 2 EM-1 bodies. https://medium.com/street-photos/a0f8f2053b87

Ioup:I wanted to share this with your readers, I shot this short movie with a GH3, and I guess it shows well what you can achieve with this camera! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyR2Ze7C-EE

Joe:My friend Mark Toal and I just started (1/1/14) a new blog called Mirrorless Photo Tips (http://www.mirrorlessphototips.com).

Mike: Just in case there’s some interest, this is a video link to a report I posted in my day job as a Voice of America correspondent, on some women photographers, interviewed at last weekend’s photo show Photo LA — http://www.voanews.com/content/photos-as-windows-on-the-world/1836538.html

David:It is a field test of Olympus’ older, 4/3rds, 50-200 f2.8-3.5 SWD lens (and it’s matching 1.4x converter) and the E-M1. I used the combination to shoot the crazies who race motocross bikes across frozen lakes, at -20C! You can find it, along with my other Olympus reviews, here: http://www.furnfeather.net/Reviews/ReviewIndex.html

Robin:Actually it’s no rumor I’d like to share, but my E-M1 review. I tried to sign up for the page, but it wasn’t working. Hope it’s ok I use the ‘share news and rumors’ box. My review is available in english and german and it contains tons of real word images, taken on the streets in asia. If you like my review, I would be happy if you could share it with the community. :)
english version:
http://www.fotodesign-rs.de/olympus-om-d-em-1-review/
german version:
http://www.fotodesign-rs.de/olympus-om-d-em-1-review/

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New US deals: $50 off on the GM1. $100 off on the XZ-2 for $299 and XZ-10 for $199!

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Today Panasonic and Olympus launched new US deals:

$50 off on the Panasonic GM1 (Black or Orange kit) at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Olympus XZ-2 for $299 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), GetOlympus (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Olympus XZ-10 for $199 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), GetOlympus (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).

Full deal page overview at Amazon and GetOlympus.

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(FT5) New GH 4K camera has a new 16 MP sensor (but still image quality doesn’t improve)

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A highly trusted source confirmed that the new Panasonic GH 4K camera has a NEW(!) 16 Megapixel sensor. But on a first test he made there seems to be no improvement on stills Image Quality. The sensor’s goal is to deliver a super video quality and all the circuitry around the sensor has been redone to optimize heat dissipation.

And it’s confirmed. Announcement at 5-6am London time on Friday February 7 (London timezone). As usual you can follow live the announcement on 43rumors!

 


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FT4=61-80% chance the rumor is correct
FT5=81-99% chance the rumor is correct

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Photozone tests the Olympus 12-40mm lens and says it’s a “beautiful lens”.

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Image courtesy: Photozone.

Photozone (Click here) tested the Olympus 12-40mm f/2.8 lens and writes:

Upon first contact you will immediately fall in love with the Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-40mm f/2.8 as the mechanical implementation is exemplary and meets the expectations of a pro lens. Although Olympus first pro zoom may not be perfect there’s much to like about this beautiful lens and while the pricing is a little too steep in our opinion it’s still in line with its direct competitor from Panasonic.

The lens earns very good scores for the mechanical and optical quality. But gets only 3 star out of five in the Price/Performance category.

E-M1 and 12-40mm lens Store 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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