And here it is the REAL(!) first Canon mirrorless. Next strong competition for the m43 system!

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At the end even the biggest the king of the digital camera sales is about to release a mirrorless camera system. The image on top has been found at digicame-info (via Canonwatch). The model name is EOS M (name on top of the camera). And on tha picture you see the EF-M 22mm f/2 STM pancake lens. It has a new New mount called EF-M (“M” for “mirrorless”?). For us it’s interetsing to know that very likely Canon is not going to use a Canon G1X Four Thirds sized sensor!

Stay tuned on MirrorlessRumors to follow all Canon related rumors and news! We will follow the Canon event live on Monday July 23th! Announcement starts at 6-7 am London time!

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(FT3) High End OM camera coming within the next 6 months? E-M5 price drop this winter.

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The special Olympus adapter patent (via Egami).

Two (anonymous) sources sent me the same short and precise message. The High End digital OM camera is already in the final testing phase. And one of the sources wrote that the actual Olympus E-M5 will get a price drop this winter because of the new E-Mx camera. I hope trusted sources are reading this and can confirm (or deny) the rumor soon. Meantime thanks to the two new sources for sending me this! Hope you can share us some more bits about the cam soon!

I have no specs yet but as I told you back in January Olympus managers said that they are focusing on the viewfinder technology. So this camera may be able to use both electronic and optical viewfinders but in a different way than the Fuji X PRO 1. It may will use a special adapter with built-in mirror instead. We already have seen some patents regarding this from Olympus and Sony NEX adapter (Click here) and even better the Leica Visoflex (here on eBay) prove that this is a realizable goal. But that’s just pure speculation for now.

Have an idea…may you write here what you would expect form a High End OM camera? What should it have? Will than put a poll on that!

Check the E-M5 in Stock status: Amazon, Olympus US store, Adorama, B&H, eBay.

Here is the chronological ordered list of all OM film cameras ever made by Olympus. Click on the names to see them on eBay (ordered by first announced camera): M-1, OM-1, OM-1 MD, OM-1N, OM-2, OM-2N, OM-2S/SP, OM-3, OM-3Ti, OM-4, OM-4T/Ti black and chrome, OM-10, OM-20 (OM-G), OM-30(OM-F), OM-40 (OM-PC), OM-77AF (OM-707), OM-88 (OM-101), OM-2000.


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Two new reviews to confirm the new Oly 75mm lens is perfectly…boring ;)

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Before to to start, the E-M5 with 14-42mm lens is right now in Stock at Amazon (Click here), and so the E_m5 + 12-50mm kit again at Amazon (Click here). That said let’s go back to the “boring” news! The german Digitalkamera (Tranlsation here) and the japanese DC.watch (Translation here) websites posted a new Olympus 75mm lens review. Conclusion? Boring easy…the lens is almost perfect! If you need a lens of that focal length just buy it! 😉

It’s the same conclusion we read at Lensrentals, DSLRmagazine (Translation here), Robin Wong (part two) , Robin Wong (part one), Pekka Potka and SLRgear.

There is another good news. US stores will start shipping your preordered lens tomorrow: Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here)J&R(Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Also in Europe  Amazon Germany (Click here), Amazon UK (Click here), Amazon France (Click here) and Amazon Italy (Click here) will very likely ship the lens by end of the month.
In Asia it’s already available at Amazon Japan, Digitalrev and on eBay.

 

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(FT5) Olympus XZ-2 coming late August. Still some chance to see a LX with larger sensor?

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Image on top: The current Olympus XZ-1.

This is not a Micro Four Thirds stuff related rumor but I just wanted to share one mroe info I got from trusted sources. The XZ-1 successor will definitely be announced in August (very likely the end of August) right before the Photokina event in September. I have no info about the sensor size yet. And I am still hoping that Panasonic will announce a larger sensor compact camera (with fixed zoom lens) at Photokina. Some time ago at Techradar they said they are “thinking” on doing so 🙂

Links to the current XZ-1: Amazon, Olympus US store, Adorama, B&H, eBay.

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Weird: No G5 news in Japan! And no G5 preorder run in US.

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It may sound surprising but there were no news yet about the Panasonic G5 in Japan!!! Just check the most famous website: http://dc.watch.impress.co.jp/. UPDATE: After 24 hours delay it now has been announced in Japan too!

Meantime preorder are up on Amazon too (Black here and Silver here and White here) but the camera didn’t manage to get into the top 100 of the most (pre-)ordered mirrorless cameras (ranking here). Also BHphoto has them available for preorder (Black here and Silver here).

On top of the post you can see the official Panasonic G5 commercial. And here is a list of new links to G5 related news: Photoxels, Pocket Lint, Akihabarenews, Quesabesde and Heise.

Below I posted a set of new deals including the other new Panasonic compact camera preorder links:
Via Techbargains I found a new PEN deal. Refurbished E-PL1 with kit lens for $189 at Cameta (Click here). But this is not the only refurbished PEN deal they offer…here is the full list.
$20 price drop on the Panasonic 20mm pancake at Amazon (Click here) and J&R (Click here).
Panasonic 14-42mm X pancake for $287 at Amazon (Click here).
The Olympus 75mm lens should start to be shipped after tomorrow according to BHphoto (Click here).
US readers that bought the Panasonic 12-35mm X via Pancam at Amazon (Click here) reported a good seller experience.
45-150mm lens in Black at BHphoto (Click here) and in Silver at BHphoto (Click here).
LX7 in Black at Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here) in White at Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here)
Other compacts, the FZ200 at BHphoto (Click here), the FZ60 at BHphoto (Click here).

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