75mm lens delayed, E-M5 in Stock and look at the Sony RX100!


Right now I have been told there is a short delay on the US Olumpus 75mm lens shipment. Nothing to worry about but the message on BHphoto (Click here) isn’t correct. Meantime the Black E-m5 kit keeps to be in Stock at Amazon (Click here). The X pancake sells for $279 only at Amazon (Click here).

Something else. Neither the new G5 nor the high end compact camera LX7 managed to get huge amount of preorders at least when looking at the Amazon (pre-order) rankings. The real hit of the moment is the surprising Sony RX100 (on top!). There seems to be a market for high quality but still very compact cameras with zoom lens. May something Olympus and Panasonic have to watch out!

Preorders of the new Panasonic stuff:
Black G5 at Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here)
Silver G5 at Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here)
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).


Some more Canon Mirrorless vs Micro Four Thirds news from sources…


I had the chance to talk with some sources about the new Canon Mirrorless camera. With the launch of the Canon mirrorless we now have a full and final view of the mirrorless system. The sources once again confirmed that Canon has chosen an APS-C sized sensor. Canon didn’t want to give any kind of advantage to Sony. Apparently they fear Sony more than m43!

The sources also told us that the first camera feels a bit cheap in your hands. And according to them it’s not a m43 killer camera. Quite the opposite. The NEX cameras are still better in doing competition to m43 cameras. Overalla Nikon and Canon had a very cautious way of entering the mirrorless world. One more thing: A more advanced Canon (and Nikon) camera will arrive in a few months only.

But that’s just a first impression based on my sources. Let’s see on Monday if the Canon system is something interesting or not. Follow the full news coverage on MirrorlessRumors or CanonWatch!!!


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


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.


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.

Rumors classification explained (FT= FourThirds):
FT1=1-20% chance the rumor is correct
FT2=21-40% chance the rumor is correct
FT3=41-60% chance the rumor is correct
FT4=61-80% chance the rumor is correct
FT5=81-99% chance the rumor is correct


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


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.