5 axis stabilization tested by man suffering from hand tremor.

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On of the positive side effects of the E-M5 new 5 axis stabilization is that it can help people to shot better pictures even if they suffer from hands tremor. The author (“Fiatopichanon” on vimeo) of the video you see here on top writes: “I currently suffer from essential tremor, causing my hands shake about 5-10 Hz, which makes my shooting both still picture and video somewhat difficult. When Olympus introduced the new OM-D E-M5 with the new image stabilization system, I thought it might help me shooting easier and I might buy it. Finally I got it and found that the new IS system is really helpful. Here is my test. Hope you enjoy this.

Thanks Fiatopichan!!!

P.S.: Amazon Germany (Click here) has the Black body in Stock while the 14-42mm kit vesion keeps getting IN and OUT of Stock every couple of hours at Amazon USA (Click here).

Today E-M5 Rankings (changes hourly!):
USA: E-M5 on position 7/10/11/17 (Click here)
UK: E-M5 is on position 3 (Click here).
Germany: The E-M5 is on position 5/6/12 (Click here).
France: not available (Click here to see rankings anyway).
Japan: E-M5 on position 2/11 (Click here).

E-M5 (Pre)order links (Click on store name): Amazon, Adorama, B&H, Jessops, Amazon UK, Amazon Germany, Amazon Japan and Digitalrev.

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(UPDATED) Olympus market roundup.

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Below you find some of the refurbished European Olympus camera/lens auctions via Olympusmarket:
Black Olympus E-PL1 with kit lens Olympus 14-150mm lens Black Olympus E-PL1 with double lend kit Black Olympus E-PL3 with kit lens Red Olympus E-PL1 with kit lens Silver Olympus E-P1 with kit lens Silver Olympus VF-3 viewfinder Black Olympus E-PL1 with 14-150mm lens Blue Olympus E-PL1 with kit lens White Olympus E-PL1 with kit lens Olympus E-5 body

 

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USA deal: Olympus for Mom action! (E-PM1 for $399! GF3 for $395)

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Olympus sent me that flyer which promotes a new “For Mom” deal action :)
Here is the list of the deals they offer in USA (P.S.: Why not in Europe and Asia too?). Particularly interesting is the E-PM1 price ($399 with lens!):
$100 price drop on all Olympus E-P3 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here). Combine it with the 40-150mm lens and the total rebate is $150!
$100 price drop on all Olympus E-PL3 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here). Combine it with the 40-150mm lens and the total rebate is $150!
$100 price drop on all Olympus E-PM1 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here). Combine it with the 40-150mm lens and the total rebate is $150!

And Panasonic also launched some great deal:
Panasonic GF3 with 14mm pancake lens sells for $395 at Amazon (Click here). Consider that the 14mm pancake alone costs $310. It means you get the camera for less than $100!
The Panasonic 45-200mm lens is now in Stock for $199 only at Amazon (Click here).

E-PL1 Hotseller:
Despite all those great deals the most sold m43 camera remains the E-PL1 (Click here to see the ranking).
And the body only sells for $149 at Amazon (Click here to get the cheapest of all m43 cameras).

UPDATE: The Nokton 17.5mm f/0.95 is back in Stock at Bhphoto (Click here).

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Adobe RAW support for the E-M5! And 17.5mm at BH.

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Here are the latest E-M5 news:
The Lightroom 4.1 beta (CLick here) now supports the E-M5 RAW file. Time to make new testings with one of the best RAW converters :)
Meantime Engadget (Click here) posted the Fuji X PRO 1 review but talked a lot about the E-M5 too: “We haven’t reviewed the OM-D yet, but our preview hinted at promises of much better autofocus. It also has five-axis image stabilization and our few test shots revealed very good high ISO performance too. The OM-D also has a faster 9fps burst mode, is drastically cheaper and overall promises to be a real challenger to the X-Pro1’s perhaps more emotional virtues.” Yep, the E-M5 may be the better choice in terms of price-quality. But I would like Olympus doing a special edition liek the one you can see here at Fujirumors :)
More E-M5 bits: Fuji X PRO 1 versus Olympus E-M5 at Soundimagesplus (Click here). E-M5 versus NEX-5N versus G5 at Itmedia (Click here). E-M5 flower test at DC.watch (Click here).

UPDATE now Sold Out! The Black E-M5 with 14-42mm kit lens is (now was!) in Stock at Amazon US (Click here). A first Black body only is available at eBay US (Click here). And our reader Marc just wrote: “Picked up the black body only version of the om-d from Jessops in London. I was on a pre-order and I didn’t notice any in store on display so maybe they’re only fulfilling the pre-orders at the moment?

The Super new Nokton 17.5mm f/0.95 is in Stock for the first time at BHphoto (Click here). Another hot deal is the GX1 body at Amazon (Click here) which just got another $20 price drop.

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