All images of the E-M1. Vote: Do you like the camera?


So, here it is finally, the new High End OMD E-M1, the first camera that will unlock the full potential of Four Thirds and Micro Four Thirds lenses. Specs  are also well-known.

1) It has a 16MP sensor with no AA filter and PDAF on sensor.
2) ISO 200 up to 25,600
3) 9fps
4) 60sec and 1/8000
5) Same VF-4 EVF (although in the video the Olympus rep says the wrong number).
6) Built-in Wifi


It will be a great camera but it will cost $1,500 for the body only. There will be a constant f/2.8 zoom too along the E-M1 announcement in early September. The full video is available here: that you know the camera design and specs…tell me…

Do you like the new E-m1 camera?

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P.S.: If you have some size comparison with other cameras to share send them to me at Thanks!


UPDATED: European refurbished Olympus camera and lens deal list.


Olympusmarket updated the refurbished cameras and lens Stock with new items. The newest auctions are on top. Click on the name to see the current eBay auction price:
Black E-M5 with 12-50mm lens Black E-PL5 with 14-42mm lens Black E-M5 with 12-50mm lens Black E-M5 with 12-50mm lens Silver E-PM1 with 14-150mm lens Black E-PL3 with 14-42mm lens Black E-PL5 with 14-42mm lens Black XZ-2 Black E-M5 with 12-50mm lens Black E-M5 with 12-50mm lens Black E-M5 with 12-50mm lens Black E-PM1 with 14-42mm lens Black XZ-2 75mm f/1.8 lens FL-600 R flash Silver E-PL3 with 14-42mm lens Silver E-PM1 with 14-150mm lens VF-4 viewfinder Silver E-PM2 with 14-42mm lens White E-PL3 with 14-42mm and 40-150mm lens Black XZ-1 Black E-PM2 with 14-42mm lens Black E-PL3 with 14-42mm lens Silver E-PM1 with 14-42mm lens 12-60mm FT lens Silver E-M5 body White E-PM1 with 14-150mm lens Silver E-PL3 with 14-42mm and 40-150mm lens Black XZ-2 Black E-PL5 with 14-42mm lens Pink E-PM1 with 14-42mm lens Black XZ-1 Brown E-PM1 with 14-42mm lens Black E-M5 with 12-50mm lens

(FT5) Olympus E-M1 gets leaked!!!


UPDATE: I have been asked by the Engadget team to remove the link to the video (and the images). I obviously told them that the images and video spread on the web thanks to the guys from Kakaku that found that hidden link to engadget’s Olympus E-M1 video (that has now been removed). But even if I had to remove the stuff it has been mirrored from kakaku to many other websites:

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I told Engadget team that I am sorry for what happened to them. But even if I can remove the images and link video I cannot avoid to link to the websites having posted images and videos.

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Panasonic Lumix 20mm Vs 20mm II Lens Comparison Review at ePhotozine.


Big question, what’s the difference between the two 20mm pancake versions? ePhotozine (Click here) find it out for you:

The Panasonic Lumix G 20mm f/1.7 II with a redesigned styling and metal parts, and this gives a very slight improvement in resistance to flare, as well as a slight improvement in contrast. The redesign has very slightly improved the position of the surrounding plastic closest to the lens, which results in a very slight improvement in shielding light from hitting the lens at oblique angles.
The improved build quality should make the lens last longer, although unfortunately there has not been an improvement in focus speeds with both the old and new lens giving the same focus speeds in our testing. With the same excellent image quality, reasonable value for money, and compact size, this new model should be just as popular as the original and is an excellent choice for Micro Four Thirds users. The new colour options also better matches the new cameras from Panasonic and Olympus.

Be sure to read the full review at ePhotozine (Click here).

The new version is alreayd in Stock at BHphoto (Click here).


a little bit of everything…(with readers work)


SIGGRAPH 2013: Reconfigurable Camera Add-On, KaleidoCamera (via Nofilmschool).

Lumix X PZ 14-14mm vs NEX PZ 16-50mm at M43photo.
Olympus Stylus XZ-10 Review at Neocamera.
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 14-140mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens Review at ePhotozine.
E-P5 Hands On Review at DigitalCamerHq.
Russian review of Sigma 60/2.8 for m4/3 at Outlier-v.
Some pictures from Sigma 60mm f2.8 DN Art lens for micro 4/3 at Pantip.
E-PL6 review at Mynavi Japan.

Tyson:I’ve been putting this together for a while now and got the first part of it done.  It is a gear post about losing weight through the mirrorless systems (m4/3 primarily) when preparing for a backpacking trip.  In the next part I’m going to focus on capturing techniques and then the final will be processing panos and hdr landscape shots using the micro 4/3 cams and lenses.

Julien:Hey there! We always love to create short stories for the art and having recently returned on vacation and writing a lot, we wanted to share the freedom one enjoys while writing. Hope you like!

Romansu:The Tall Ships Races 2013 in the Riga. Shot on Panasonic GH2 with Panasonic lenses 14-140mm, 7-14mm, 100-300mm.

Matt:We’re based in Victoria, BC, Canada . Everything on our site is shot with the Olympus OM-D and E-5

Jurek:Wanted to share with you a five minute spoof video shot with a GH2 and the SLR Magic 25mm Hyperprime CINE, hand-held. The project came about quite spontaneously, hence the on-camera sound. But it’s audible. Personally, I’m extremely happy with what the lens puts out, and notice especially how well the red shirt is taken, red being a real issue for digital cameras.

Graham:I use m4/3 for my underwater photography, and recently had my photos published in the Daily Mail: These were taken with my Olympus E-PL1 and housing setup! I thought it might be interesting news for you to share. Cheers!

Bernard:I made a small comparison between lens : 4/3 : zoom 12-60 f/2.8-3.5  (HG lens, not SHG) micro-4/3 : 17mm, 45mm. Plus, pictures from the 50-200 Zoom + EC-20 : gives a 400mm (800 mm equiv 24×36).