(FT5) E-P5 and Black lens announcement on May 10 on 6am London time.

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Mark that day and that hour: Olympus announcement i scheduled for May 10 at 5am London time. That is:
– 10pm on May 9 in Los Angeles
– 1am on May 10 in New York City
– 7am on May 10 in Berlin
– 2pm on May 10 in Tokyo

As usual be sure to be online at 43rumors on that time as I will follow live the vent and continually update you with new links to reviews, first image and video samples, test and so on. To not miss any rumors and join out community like us on facebook and follow our tweets.

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“E-M5 sensor” + lens for $429.

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I know you are all focused on the new E-P5 launch but there is a camera that uses exactly the same sensor form the E-M5 and E-P5 and sells for $429 with lens(!). It’s the Olympus E-PM2 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here). If you click on these links you will also notice that the kit version is actually cheaper than the body only! That’s the best quality-price rate you can get right now on a Micro Four Thirds camera. Sorry dear European colluegues, we still have to pay a bit less than 500 Euro to grab it (prices here on Slidoo eBay).

If you don’t care about getting the latest sensor generation than you may check out the E-P3 with kit lens thats ells for $379 at Amazon (Click here).

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More Panasonic deals:
20mm pancake for $335 at Amazon (Click here).
Panasonic G5 for $498 and leading the sales ranking at Amazon (Click here).
GX1 body for $249 at  Adorama (Click here).
GX1 with kit lens for $379 at Amazon (Click here).

Olympus Lens Deals:
17mm f/1.8 lens gets a $50 discount at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
12-50mm zoom gets a $50 discount Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
12mm prime lens gets a $100 discount Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
40-150mm gets a $50 discount Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.

Olympus Camera Deals:
Up to $100 discount on the E-M5 is back at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
Up to $75 savings on the E-PL5 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
Up to $75 savings on the E-PM2 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
Savings also on a huge amount of compact cameras at Amazon (Click here to see the list).

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(FT5) New E-P5 pictures (via Mobile01).

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Mobile01 posted this E-P5 pictures. As you see the camera comes in Black, Silver and White. And of course the 17mm, 45mm and 75mm Black lens rumor I posted last week is correct. You can see the Black 17mm lens on these pics. Click on the thumbnails to see the large size image:

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(FT5) More E-P5 specs (and improved 5 axis stabilization)

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A source told me that the new E-P5 has an improved 5 axis stabilization. Compared to the E-M5 this means that it has a new IS-Auto mode that automatically detects the camera’s movements.
And here are some more E-P5 specs:

– 16 Megapixel sensor (same as E-M5)
– TruePic VI image processing engine
– improved AF (compared to E-M5)
– improved 5 axis stabilization
– 5fps
– focus peaking
– Shutter 1/8000 sec
– built-in WiFi
– 1.04 million dot tilting touchscreen LCD (no more OLED!).

I am still not sure about the right announcement date. It could be May 9 or May 10. Would be cool if sources could send me a message to share the exact announcement date and hour and timezone. Thanks!

 

Rumor forecast: I am also working to collect rumors on the new Olympus and Panasonic cameras that will be announced in late August- early September. Will post first rumors after the E-P5 announcement. Stay tuned!

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New GF6 shipping in Japan. European preorders.

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What you see here on top is the first GF6 unboxing video. Yes, the camera is now shipping in Japan at Amazon.co.jp. And also first European proerders are availabe in Germany at Technikdirekt and in US at Wexphotographic.

 

Full new MFT stuff preorder list:/strong>

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema at Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Panasonic GF6 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), Technikdirekt, Wex UK,
Panasonic G6 at Amazon (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and at Wex UK (Click here).
Panasonic 14-140mm lens at Amazon (Click here), BHphoto (Click here) and at Wex UK (Click here).
Panasonic LF1 at Amazon (Click here), BHphoto (Click here)Adorama (Click here) and at WexUK (Click here).

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