(FT5) Olympus to announce a mini-OMD alike compact camera (with small sensor)

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The mini OMD keychain…not the real OMD mini :)

Two trusted sources confirmed that Olympus will announce a new High End compact camera in October. It will look like the an OMD (has integrated EVF) but feature a much smaller sensor. The smaller sensor will allow the camera to have a compact 28-300mm zoom. Basically it’s a sort of mini portable OMD…just a bit bigger than the OMD keychain you can find on eBay :)

I also got some info about a second high-end compact with FT sensor. But that camera could be announced a couple of months later…

Some of the glorious High End fixed Lens filmcameras from Olympus:

Olympus Trip 35 (here on eBay and article on 43rumors)
Olympus 35 SP (here on eBay and article on 43rumors)
Olympus XA (here on eBay and article on 43rumors)

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a little bit of everything…

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EOSHD Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Test – Part 1 – Low Light from Andrew Reid on Vimeo.

MFT Flash manufacturer petition at Lightingrumours.
Panasonic DMC-LF1 camera review: An amazing pocket multi-tool (Theinspiredeye).
Here’s a nice article of the use of the GH3 with a Tascam DR-60 for live interview work, this was done by Philip Jhonston.

Nokton 42,5mm review by Pekka Potka.
SLR Magic 35mm T/1.4 Cine Mark II Lens Review (ePhotozine).
SLR Magic 12mm T/1.6 Hyperprime Cine Lens Review (ePhotozine).
SLR Magic 50mm f/0.95 Hyperprime Lens Review (ePhotozine).
20mm/F1.7 II ASPH test at Itmedia.
LF1 test at DC.watch.
Blackmagic Pocket camera first impression review by EosHD.

 

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Deal reminder: $100 off on the GX7 (and on the E-m5). New GX7 video tutorials.

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Panasonic Lumix GX7 Tutorials – Mirrorless Technology and Silent Shooting

Panasonic UK posted ten GX7 video tutorials. You can find them all on youtube (Click here). Reminder: The Panasonic GX7 body is now priced at $899 and the kit at $999. These are some direct links to the new GX7:

At Amazon US (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Samys (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here). And if you waant the E-M5…that camera along the PEN’s got an up to $100 discount too at Amazon (Click here).

Something else: I really never thought that one day you could get a Full Frame camera (new!) for $1499. This is the price for the Canon 6D right now on eBay.

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(FT4) Panasonic announcement on October 10!

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an imaginary ultra-compact Panasonic camera. Not a real product! :)

According to one trusted source Panasonic will announce the new ultra compact camera next week on Thursday (October 10). The source didn’t share any details on the camera and new lenses yet. But we know from other sources that we can expect the following new stuff:

1) A new Panasonic GM1 very thin and small camera. Close to the Sony RX100MII in terms of size. No mechanical shutter at all. Body is made of magnesium with a leather finnish. It comes in total black, silver/black, silver/brown.
2) A new Panasonic 12-32mm compact zoom (non PZ). Even smaller than the current Panasonic X Vario PZ 14-42mm.
3) The new Nocticron 42,5mm f/1.2 lens will be in Store in December. I guess the price and final specs will be announced on October 10 too.
I can also confirm that there will be an Olympus announcement in October. More about that soon…

Stay tuned on 43rumors!
Ale.

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Rumors classification explained (FT= FourThirds):
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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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Great picture collection from Magnum photographer Moises Saman. And guess what camera he uses for his work :)

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Wired.com (Click here) posted a large set of wonderful pictures from Magnum photographer Moises Saman. Moises is one of the leading conflict photographers of our time and recently shot stories in Afghanistan, Egypt, Iraq, Libya and Syria.

If you scroll down there is an Interview with the photographer. Obviously the most interesting part is when he tells about his work on field and the effects of that work on the people around him. That said it’s nice to see once again that REAL photographer don’t care about Full Frame vs MFT sensor size discussions, pixel peeping, high ISO noise characteristics and whatsoever. What matters is if the camera fulfills your very personal need. If it makes it easier for you to create a story that you want to tell. When asked about Color vs B/W photography he answers:

“Some specific stories I see in black and white. It can depend my mood, or the mood of the work. There’s no formula. I mostly work with an Olympus OM-D E-M5 camera and almost always with just one 35mm F/2 lens (Editor’s note: I guess he means the 17mm f/1.8). Technically speaking, I find black and white easier — you have more freedom. The picture doesn’t need to be perfect. With color, if the colors themselves are not strong then the image does not work. Black and white, on the other hand, gives you more leverage; you have more space to focus on the content, instead of composition or lighting.”

Nice to hear a Magnum photographer using the E-M5 (P.S.: Also the GX7 is now being used by M.Photogrpahers). The E-M5 definitely has a successful history which I do hope will continue with the E-M1 and the future E-M7 (E-M5 successor).

E-M5 store links: Amazon, Olympus US store, Adorama, B&H, eBay.

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