Panasonic announces the next 4K camcorder (but with PL mount).

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After the GH4 Panasonic launched the next 4K camera. But this time it’s a proper camcorder and has PL mount instead of the GH4’s MFT mount. it also features a Super 35mm CMOS sensor and it’s interesting to read what they added on that camera compared to the GH4!

Here are the main specs of the camera (Courtesy: Nofilmschool):

4096 x 2160 Super 35mm CMOS sensor
14+ Stops of Dynamic Range
PL Mount
Internal 4K up to 120fps
Records 4K & UHD in AVC-ULTRA 4K
Records 2K & HD in AVC-Intra 100/200
Capable of 4K RAW
1.5 to 6 Mbps Proxies
Two expressP2 card slots (Record 130 minutes of 4K/24p with these cards)
Two microP2 card slots (for HD and 2K)
Four 3G-HD-SDI Outputs for 4K QUAD
Two 3G-HD-SDI Outputs for RAW
HD-SDI out for monitoring (down-converting from 4K)
Two XLR inputs can record four channels of 24-bit, 48KHz audio
Removable Control Panel
OLED Viewfinder with Optical Zoom
Availability: Fall 2014
Price: TBA

Really a beast of the camera that could compete against the giants of the movie industry like Arri or Sony!

News found via FDtimes, Nofilmschool

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E-M10 shooting experience by Dpreview (and Olympus Interview).

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Dpreview posted the .Olympus OM-D E-M10 shooting experience and studio test:

Overall it feels like an E-M1 Light – in both the literal and metaphorical sense. It’s a little less weight to carry, a little more space in my bag saved. Some features have been cut down (though not many, considering the price difference) but what’s left feels like an incredibly fun and responsive device, a little more than you’d expect from a casual go-everywhere camera, pushing on towards semi-pro territory.

And they also published an Interview with Hirofumi Imano of Olympus:
– but we’re actively working to optimize video performance in our lineup of both cameras and lenses.
– more of our customers in the US and Europe are vocal about wanting more advanced video functionality than in Japan and Asia, and our Asian customers are more vocal about ergonomics – things like how the dials feel. They’re very picky.

Interesting Imano says there are a couple of reasons why mirrorless isn’t selling very well in Europe and US:
– Perception that cameras from bigger brands are better
– Perception that bigger sensor size is better (for a long time mirrorless was MFT only and after APS-C sensor only)
– It would help if Canon and Nikon would make serious mirrorless cameras

Store links for US and Europe:
Special page with all new products at Amazon.
E-M10 Black at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, GetOlympus. In EU at Wex UK, Amazon Germany.
E-M10 Silver at Amazon, BHphoto, AdoramaGetOlympus. In EU at Wex UK, Amazon Germany.
E-M10 with 14-42mm lens Black at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama , GetOlympus. In EU at Wex UK, Amazon Germany.
E-M10 with 14-42mm lens Silver at Amazon, BHphoto, AdoramaGetOlympus. In EU at Wex UK, Amazon Germany.
25mm f/1.8 Black at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, GetOlympus. In EU at Wex UK, Amazon Germany.
25mm f/1.8 Silver at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, GetOlympus. In EU at Wex UK, Amazon Germany.
14-42mm Black at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, GetOlympus. In EU at Wex UK, Amazon Germany.
14-42mm Silver at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, GetOlympus. In EU at Wex UK, Amazon Germany.
Olympus SP-100 at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama.
Olympus TG-850 iHS at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama.
Olympus ECG-1 Black Camera Grip for E-M10 at Amazon, Adorama.
Olympus 9mm f8.0 Fisheye Body Cap Lens at Adorama, GetOlympus. In EU at Wex Uk.
Olympus V321200BW000 Macro Converter MCON-P02 (Black) at Amazon,

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Nocticron now shipping and in Stock in Europe too!

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The Leica Nocticron 42,5mm f/1.2 is now finally shipping and in Stock in European stores too! In Germany you can get it now at Technikdirekt (Click here).

Our reader Christoph got the lens in Germany and sent me the picture you see on top. He writes:

the Nocticron 1,2/42,5 is now shipping in germany – I picked up my copy at the local dealer. The make of the lens is absolute first rate – surely superior to former Panasonic/Leica lenses and close if not equal to (real) Leica M glas.
As a funny coincidence I today received also a lomography “new Petzval Portrait Lens” 2,2/85 (in EF-mount for FF-EOS) which reflects the original optical formula of the very first portrait lens from 1840.
I’ m quiet keen on exploring the IQ and rendering of these so different portrait-lenses – one the surely most vintage and the other the probably most advanced optical design:)

In US the lens is in Stock at KenmoreCamera (Click here).

dCap sent me an email to wanr me the E-M10 is in Stock at Wex UK:

Just the black version with new kit zoom
http://www.wexphotographic.com/buy-olympus-om-d-e-m10-digital-camera-with-14-42mm-ez-lens-black/p1548220
the other three options (silver kit) (body only x2 colors) are stsill pre-order
http://www.wexphotographic.com/compact-system-cameras-olympus-e-m10/b3189-m173-r4132?showall=1&sortby=2

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GH4 preorders will start in late March and shipment in late April!

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We have finally some more reliable news about the GH4 availability. Preorders in US store will be accepted from late March. And actual worldwide shipment is scheduled for late April. Also BHphoto (Click here) confirms the final shipment date info while Amazon (Click here) still shares no detail on that.

And here are two more GH4 related youtube videos from Kenmorecamera:

Hands On with the GH4 at Kenmore Camera

GH4 4K Video of Kenmore Camera

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