E-M1 announcement at 5am London time.


I just learned that in some regions the E-M1 announcement will happen at 5am London time and in some other regions at 6am. This means that at 5am London time first official E-M1 info and review will be published here on 43rumors. Converted in other timezones this means:

9pm in Los Angeles
12am in New York
5am in London
6am in Berlin
13:00 (1pm) in Tokyo

As usual stay tuned on 43rumors by that hour. I will keep you updated with links to reviews, image samples and preorders.


(FT5) UPDATE E-M1 specs list. And lens leaked at Amazon Germany.


Dealsrunner.com (Click here) spotted the Amazon Germany price of the Olympus 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO lens. It will cost 999 Euro but if you try to preorder the page goes blank. The preorder links will work tomorrow at 5am London time (Stay tuned on 43rumors to follow the announcement).

Digicameinfo updated the E-M1 spec list (specs via google translation):

  • Olympus OM-D E-M1
    – 16.28 million pixel LiveMOS sensor with 37 phase detection pixels
    – “DUAL FAST AF” hybrid autofocus (hybrid means contrast and phase detection AF).
    – Greatly improve the tracking performance of the C-AF
    – 6.5 frames / 10 frames  with fixed exposure.
    – 200-25600, LOW ISO range (ISO100 equivalent)
    – The shutter speed -1/8000 seconds up to 60 seconds
    – New TruePicVII Image processing engine
    – Adopt image processing technology “Fine detail II”, magnification chromatic aberration correction, Moire Reduction
    – EVF is 0.029 seconds time lag, High magnification 2.36 million dots of 0.74 times 35mm conversion,
    – touch panel LCD monitor 1.04 million dot 3.0-inch, movable,
    – 5-axis camera shake correction
    – Video Full HD (1920×1080 30p, 24Mbps)
    – -10 ℃ Low-temperature performance dustproof drip-proof,
    – Wi-Fi Built-in
    – Dimensions: 130.4 x 93.5 x 63.1mm
    – Weight: 497g (including battery media), 443g (body only)
    – Kit with 12-50mm will ship in early October and 12-40mm kit in late Ocotber


  • M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-40mm F2.8 PRO
    – Linear motor, MSC mechanism, AF inner focus
    – Manual focus clutch mechanism
    – 20cm minimum focusing distance (maximum magnification of 0.3 times, 35mm equivalent 0.6 times) throughout the entire zoom range
    – Dust-proof drip
    – I squeeze seven feathers (circular aperture)
    – Filter size: 62mm
    – Total length: 84mm, maximum diameter 69.9mm
    – Weight: 382g
    –  late November release


Reminder: Announcement tomorrow at 6am London time!

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(FT5) Full European E-M1 camera and accessory price.


The full E-M1 accessory price have been leaked on Amazon.de (via DealsRunner). Thanks Paul for finding this! And a source sent me the camera and kit version price in Euro:

Price info from source:
E-M1 body 1500€ body
E-M1 with 12-50mm lens 1700€
E-M1 with 12-40mm lens 2200€

Accessory price on Amazon.de (via DealsRunner).
Olympus EP-12 Augenmuschel für OM-D E-M1 for EUR 14,90
Olympus EP-13 Augenmuschel (groß) für OM-D E-M1 EUR 24,90
Olympus GS-5 Griffschlaufe für HLD-7 (OM-D E-M1) EUR 39,90
Olympus HLD-7 Batteriegriff für OM-D E-M1 bzw. BLN-1 Akku EUR 229,00
Olympus LC-62D Objektivdeckel für M.Zuiko 12-40mm EUR 19,90
Olympus LH-66 Objektivdeckel für M.Zuiko 12-40mm EUR 44,90
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Bereitschaftstasche (CS-42 ) EUR 69,90
Olympus Schutzfilter für MFT 12-40mm (62mm Durchmesser) EUR 39,90
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40 mm 1:2.8 Top Pro Objektiv für Micro Four Thirds Objektivbajonett (150mm KB) schwarz…EUR 999,00


(FT5) Olympus E-M1 shipping in early October


Our friends over at Digicameinfo confirmed the specs of the E-M1 cameras that we already posted many weeks ago. And also said the camera would start shipping in early October while the 12-40mm lens will ship in November. Stay tuned on 43rumors tomorrow morning at 5am London time everything will be officially announced!

Olympus OM-D E-M1
– 16.28 million pixel sensor LiveMOS
– “DUAL FAST AF” (Phase detection and contrast detection AF).
– New TruePicVII Image processing engine
– EVF  (with new high magnification)
– 5-axis camera shake correction
– Announcement – September 10
– Kit with 12-40mm lens will ship in early October. Kit with 12-50mm lens in late October.

– Linear motor, AF, MSC
– Minimum focusing distance (0.6 times maximum magnification) 20cm throughout the entire zoom range
– Weather proof.
– Late November release

The 40-150mm f/2.8 pricing will be announced later and the lens ship in early 2014!

IN case you missed it. These are the prices in US Dollar and YEN:

Price in USA
OM-D E-M1 Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera Body $1,399.00
OM-D E-M1 Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 12-40mm Lens $2,199.00
12-40mm M. Zuiko Digital ED f/2.8 PRO Lens $999.00
HLD-7 Battery Grip for OM-D E-M1 Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera  $199.00
LH-66 LENS HOOD $44.99

Price in Japan
OM-D E-M1 Body 144,800Yen
OM-D E-M1 12-50mm 169,800Yen
OM-D E-M1 12-40mm F2.8 219,800Yen
HLD-7 19,740Yen
GS-5 2,980Yen
EP-12 525Yen
EP-13 1,848Yen
PFUD-EP11 2,520Yen
PT-EP11 99,960Yen
CBG-10 24,800Yen
CSS-P118 3,480Yen
CS-43 2,480Yen
CS-42SF 6,980Yen
LH-55C 3,990Yen
M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-40mm F2.8 PRO 89,880Yen
LH-66 4,620Yen
LC-62D 1,050Yen
PRF-D62PRO 3,780Yen
PPZR-EP04 7,140Yen

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Kaspar: “I know you are busy with the EM-1 rumors, but here is a link to an Indiegogo fundraising campaign. The goal is to turn your old film camera into a digital one by putting a sensor in it. If there are more than 5000 backers, he is able to put a m43rds sensor in it. Lower backing numbers will result in 1″ or smaller sensors.http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/digipod

Joe: “I shot this fitness commercial concept shoot (1st photo done in the series) using the GH3 and a couple of Einstein monolights (gridded beauty dish as key and a gridded 7” reflector as rim). Want to add it for the next roundup? http://www.flickr.com/photos/fotosiamo/9499604817/

Xavi:I’m currently travelling. To share my experiences with friends and family (among other reasons) I created THIS [http://xavivives.com/world/] web app. It displays a feed of the pictures I’m taking together with my position at any given time. The idea was to give as much context as possible to an specific moment.
I still working it. If you have any suggestions I’ll love to hear it.
The images are pulled from my Flickr photo stream [http://www.flickr.com/photos/xavings/] and the positions are pulled from openpath.cc[https://openpaths.cc/] (using the GPS of my phone).

Most of the pictures on the app are taken with te EM5. It’s my first professional camera so I can’t really compare as anything else.

I’ve been wearing the camera (with the Panasonic 20mm) on my back almost all the time (and the Olympus 75mm on my pocket).
As here in South-East Asia is raining season the camera has been constantly exposed to pretty bad weather conditions. It also been in to the jungle and riding a motorbike for paths with dust, smoke and rain. I can’t really say that I’ve treated it well, (it had recived constant hits to, just by wearing it everywhere).
It resisted it all (even with no sealed lenses), the only think that failed is the rubber protection around the EVF which I lost. (The one on my second EM5 to)

Even if the camera seems to resist pretty well I end up killing it.  My backpack got flooded and with it my camera and my iPhone 5. I left it with rice for few days. The iPhone resurrected (almost intact), the EM5 though is completely dead. The water got in to the battery, the SD card and the sensor…

When I arrived at Phnom Phen I bought a new EM5. I love this camera still.”