E-M5 photo gets viral via CNN. DxO leaves us in the dark about the E-M5 sensor test :(

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Time for a new short E-m5 news roundup:

The video on top is a report from CNN. It shows an E-M5 photographer that took a photo that had the famous “viral effect”. A nice free advertising for Olympus :)
P.S.: The Photographer contacted me to say he is actually a regular 43rumors reader. His website is http://patlu.com.

You may remember the dpreview forum post where Axel from DxOmark said that: “the lab is working on it but noticed some surprising measures and is analyzing the root cause.” One month passed and we still have no news. And we porobably have to wait a long time more because the DxOmark team just leaved for a (well deserved) vacation.

Meantime Echenique (Click here) posted a full E-m5 review: “All it really needs is focus peaking and better continuous AF performance and they will have a real winner on their hands.

Fuji Xpro vs Ricoh GXR M vs Sony NEX7 vs Epson RD1 vs Olympus OM-D M mount lens comparison at thef8blog (Click here).

In Stock status….easy…almost all kits are now in Stock. Click these search links to check for yourself: Amazon, Olympus US store, Adorama, B&H, eBay.

For US readers: Todays Amazon Gold Box deals offers a Panasonic waterproof camera for $99 only.

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Some doubts about last week E-7 rumor…

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Last week a good source told me that he “heard” that the E-7 will arrive in 2013 only. But I just got some small rumors from other sources saying that a slightly E-7 is coming and will bring some smaller upgrades (like same E-M5 Sony sensor). It happens sometimes that sources close to manufacturers receive incorrect or just partially correct info. I am rechecking the rumor now.

This is just to say that you shouldn’t give up the hope. A new Four Thirds High End camera may be coming soon after all. But what I am 99% sure about is that it will not bring any earthshaking new feature…

E-5 shop check Amazon, Olympus US store, Adorama, B&H, eBay.

 

P.S.: There are still some guys saying the E-M5 has not a Sony sensor. Just a reminder…Olympus President Sasa said the Olympus E-M5 sensor has been made by Sony!!! (Source: Yahoo Japan).

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Mitakon 35mm f/0.95 coming for Micro Four Thirds.

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And here comes the next “Chinese” lens for the Micro Four Thirds system. Mitakon is ready to release the new 35mm f/0.95 lens. And you can already see a full test done on the E-mount version (on the NEX-7) at Xitek Forum (Translation here). The price of the lens should be around 600 Euro.

Mitakon isn’t a complete no name company. They even made lenses for the Olympus OM (click here to see them on eBay).

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(UPDATED) First $75 price drop on the 12-35mm X zoom (and GH2 price drop too).

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There is an unexpected $75 discount on the new 12-35mm X zoom lens at Amazon (Click here). After clicking the link scroll down to “The Android Outlet” and order the lens. They have it in Stock shipping from Indiana. Seller rating is also very good!

UPDATE: The Gh2 with lens now got a new price drop. it’s $729 now at Amazon (Click here).

Meantime the E-M5 is in Stock in all possible kits thanks also to via third patry resellers at Amazon (Click here). But the most sold camera of the moment is the GF3 (here the ranking).

 

 

 

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