September 14, 2010
Posted in Rumors

(FT5) UPDATED: All Olympus camera will be mirrorless in the future


UPDATE: Read the very important editorial comment written by AP

At Amateur Photographer Olympus UK product manager Mar Thackare says that: : “We will continue to do these [Four Thirds cameras] until micro cameras can do what other products can,”  and “All cameras will be mirrorless in the future.”

Olympus Europe spokeswoman Franziska Jorke cited the autofocus and burst rate of DSLRs as still being superior to Micro Four Thirds models, along with the optical viewfinders. Jorke predicted that the concept of a camera ‘will change in 5-10 years’. However, in a bid to reassure photo enthusiasts, she said there will always be an Olympus camera body available – whether a DSLR or another type of camera altogether – to allow users to benefit from current Four Thirds lenses.

Thanks Amateur Photographer!!!

P.S.: Let me know what you think about that interview…

September 14, 2010
Posted in news

Continually updated: Here it is the new E-5!

P:S: Thanks for sharing news and links!

After reading the first previews and seeing the first image samples will you buy the E-5?

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Amazon (Click here)
You can now preorder the Olympus E-5 at BHphoto (Click here)


– 12Megapixels, new Truepic V+ engine, faster AF, price 1700 Euro, availability in October
– Same PEN sensor but lighter AA filter and a new, professionally-tuned TruPic V+ processor.
– By Olympus: “A new algorithm to give more detail and sharpness by exhaustively processing each pixel, meaning the real performance of ZUIKO DIGITAL SHG lenses can be seen.
Pocket Lint: “The output that you get from the pro-standard lens is the best sharpest of any 12-megapixel camera on the market” and “If you take the two biggest competitors in this segment and say they’re using APS sensors, then edge-to-edge, the sharpness is better.
Amateur Photographer: “We will continue to do these [Four Thirds cameras] until micro cameras can do what other products can,” said Olympus UK’s Consumer Products marketing manager Mark Thackara. “All cameras will be mirrorless in the future.”
– Olympus Europe spokeswoman Franziska Jorke cited the autofocus and burst rate of DSLRs as still being superior to Micro Four Thirds models, along with the optical viewfinders.


Olympus E-5, Toma de contacto (DSLRmagazine)
Japanese preview at
Olympus E-5 Quick Hands-on Preview at DPreview
Olympus E-5: Flagship DSLR with HD video previewed at Imaging Resource
PHOTOS: Olympus E-5 hands on at Pocket Lint

Via noisycamera:


Olympus Japan:
DSLRmagazine (Click and scroll down)
Photoreview Australia (Click and scroll down)


Olympus E-5, 12 Mpix, video 720p, viseur 100%, LCD sur rotule : 1700 € (Focus Numerique)
Olympus E-5 : si attendu…Forum Olympus France
Olympus E-5 at Photograpbhyblog
Olympus E-5 – Ny proffsmodell för fotografering i svåra förhållanden (MyNewsDesk)
Olympus Unveils E-5 DSLR at Photoreview Australia
Olympus E-5: Das E-Flaggschiff für professionelle Ansprüche (
Olympus-Flaggschiff E-5 (
Olympus E-5 at
Olympus Announces E-5 DSLR (Photoxels)
La Olympus E-5 da el relevo a la veterana E-3 con 12 megapíxeles y vídeo HD (Quesabesde)
Olympus Announces New Flagship E-5 DSLR (ThePhoBlographer)
Olympus E-5: The last Four Thirds DSLR camera? (Amateur Photographer)
Olympus gets a video dSLR at last: hello E-5 (CNET)
Olympus Spain:
Olympus Japan:
Olympus Global:

September 14, 2010
Posted in news

Olympus E-5 official press release leaked!

The E-5 will be official in a few hours but a french magazine already leaked the press release. The Olympus E-5 costs 1.699 Euro! THe E-5 will be official on 7am London time! images and presentation (google english translation)

UPDATE: They just removed the article. This is the google english translation from the french text:

“If the differences between the E5 and its predecessor Olympus E3 seem pretty small, it is the most important elements of the apparatus which have undergone a change. Indeed, the E5 adopts a new sensor, a new processor and a new screen. It also offers the HD video and also artistic filters borrowed from another by Olympus.

The sensor of 12.3 million pixels of the E5 offers a reasonable definition that Olympus did not want to increase focus and good management of noise at high sensitivities. As the E3 and most SLR brand, the Live MOS sensor 4 / 3 is equipped with dust filter SSWF. The latter has proven itself, it avoids any accumulation of dust on the sensor surface. To reduce vibration at the onset and Live View mode, the E5 has the renowned mechanical stabilization system controlled by supersonic waves from Olympus.

This is a new image processor TruePic V+ which is incorporated into the E5 for better performance and improved noise management. In burst mode, the pace of E5 is 5 frames per second in high resolution and sensitivity rises to 6400. The autofocus module with 11 points on the cross of E3 is itself stored on the E5.

Also new, the LCD offers a fully articulated 3-inch diagonal but above definition record of 960 000 pixels. These features allow for enjoyable viewing of images including Live View mode.

The E5 inherits the superb production of its predecessor with a magnesium alloy case, light, tropical and ultra-resistant. The housing is resistant to water splashes, dust and multiple pressure constraints. Its interface is well designed and the menus are simplified in the manner of a PEN. Moreover, the mark embedded in E5 several artistic filters to obtain images of original artistic renderings without editing. We find the effects Pop-Art, Soft Focus, Pinhole and a new filter that offers HDR rendering dramatic.

The novelty of this case lies in the possibility of making videos. Indeed, the E5 is capable of recording 720p HD motion sequences (1280 x 720 pixels) at 30 frames per second. In video mode, the exposure can be managed automatically or manually with a complete management of the aperture. Autofocus operates continuously throughout the sequence.

The Olympus will be available in October 2010 suggested retail price of 1699 euros body only.

P:S: We leaked the Samsung NX100 on mirrorlessrumors (Click here)!

September 13, 2010
Posted in Rumors

Olympus E-5 to be announced in a few hours (6am London time?)

The Olympus E-5 should be announced September the 14th. I am not sure about the exact hour but usually it is at 6-7am London that Olympus products get announced.

In the meanwhile other sources confirmed that the image is REAL and so are the specifications we posted with the only exception of the frame rate (5fps instead of 6fps). The real new feature should be the new TruePic engine. Let’s see how much the image quality will improve compared to the Olympus E-P2.

One of our sources said that “The image quality is good. It’s not a bad camera!“. I know, not really an exciting statement :(

As usual I will cover all the news, previews about the E-5.

After that we will try to get news about the GH2 and the new lenses which are going to be announced on September 21. So keep following 43rumors!

P.S.: After the GH2 announcement I will finally take some time off :)

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