Olympus E-M5 reviews roundup (Pekka Potka, Robin Wong, Rudin and more!!!).


Image courtesy by Phil Rudin

A while ago we reported about a possible new High End OM camera coming this winter. But the best camera is the camera that ffullfills your needs now and reviewers keep posting super reports about the Olympus E-M5.

Before to start US and European readers should know that:
1) Eight E-M5 bodies are in Stock at Adorama eBay (Click here) on Adorama’s website and at BHphoto (Click here).
2) Body + 14-42mm kit is in Stock at Amazon (Click here).
3) The very rare to find SIlver body only is available in Europe at Simplyelectronics UK on eBay (Click here)

Here is a full roundp of the latest E-M5 reviews:
Is the Olympus OM-D the perfect digital camera? By Imaging Resource. In the bush with the Olympus OM-D E-M5 by Scott Rinckenberger. Wildlife with E-M5 by Pekka Potka.The Olympus E-M5 by The Frugal Filmmakers.A report by PEN and Tell (german). Robin Wong report abotu the Olympus Malaysia event. Our friend Phil Rudin posted a set of E-M5 underwater pictures on Digitaldiver.

About the rumored professional E-M5.
I am collecting your OM PRO features suggestions posted here: http://www.43rumors.com/ft3-high-end-om-camera-coming-within-the-next-6-months-e-m5-price-drop-this-winter/. Will do a poll soon.


E-M5 preorder links:
Amazon, Adorama, B&H, Jessops, Amazon UK, Amazon Germany, Amazon France, Amazon Japan and Digitalrev.

E-M5 Case:
There is the official CS-36FBC Olympus case. A leather half case from Hong Kong. A full leather case with strap from Cina. Than we have half cases from two well known producers, Zelenpol, Kaza and Gariz.

E-M5 Batteries, and other things:
The Olympus GS-4 strap and the DSTE E-M5 batteries you have to use with an extra charger. There is an E-M5 car charger a new E-M5 LCD screen and a Front Cover+ Top Panel.


Kipon EOS to m43 adapter with full electronic control!


In a surprising announcement Kipon unveiled the development of the new Kipon EOS to m43 (and NEX) adapter with full electronic control. There is no info about price and features yet. This may will help some EOS EF lens owner to join the m43 system instead of the new Canon EOS-M :)

Non electronic Kipon adapters are already available on eBay (Click here).


Final Canon versus M43 poll.


So guys. I hope you had time to check the Canon news and reviews I summed up at MirrorlessRumors. With Canon we finally have a full overview of the different mirrorless systems. I read some of the EOS-M previews and it certainly has some nice and interesting features. A problem may be the price. At $799 (at Amazon and BHphoto) the camera costs $50 more than the GF5 with 14mm f/2.5 pancake but $400 more than the GF3 with the same pancake. Talking about Olympus it costs $200 more than the E-PL3 with 17mm pancake. But I am sure Canon huge marketing machine will push the EOS-M preorders.

But here is the final question for you…and please no fanboy thinking…try to be honest ;) And let me also know what Olympus and Panasonic should “copy” from the new cam!

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Canon specs and info:
Dedicated presentation page on Amazon (Click here).
EOS-M price and specs at Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).


Panasonic 12-35mm X lens in Stock at Amazon! 20mm for $359.


Hurry! The Panasonic 12-35mm X lens is in Stock for the first time at Amazon (Click here). The lens has already the first four User reviews…all 5 stars :)

Another new deal is the Panasonic 20mm pancake lens which now sells for $359 at Amazon (Click here).

P.S.: That Canon EOS-M got massive preorders according to the hourly updated Amazon ranking (Click here).

In Europe the lens is in Stock at Amazon Germany (Click here), Amazon UK (Click here) and Amazon France (Click here).


Contact form fixed. Waiting to get more GH3-PEN-Lens and “more”(?) rumors!


If you know 43rumors you know that sometimes server does crash and after that I spend a lot of time on fixing things. I am working on a new long term solution by redesigning the website and updating the server power. But this is costly and I can’t do this right now (I am saving my money for it).

For sources:
Anyway, what matters is that my sources can read this post to know that the anonymous contact form on the right sidebar is working again. You know it doesn’t store any info like IP address and you don’t have to share me your real name (just pickup a fake one). You can also create a fake gmail account and send me messages at 43rumors@gmail.com.

For sources and readers:
I am working on new rumors about the GH3, E-PM2, EPL5 cameras plus the new lenses (like the telephoto lens from Panasonic). It’s only one month to go until the announcement and new rumors and even leaks could arrive any time soon. It’s going to be a busy time!