(FT5) New small picture of the E-M5. And 5 axis stabilization explanation.

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On top you see a new small picture leak. Again, it’s not me doing those small leaks startegy. But let’s talk about one of the  he real innovation of the new E-M5, the five axis stabilization. I got some details from sources that explains how this will work. Until now the Olympus image stabilization compensated for “two kinds of rotary movement….yaw and pitch“. But in reality the camera shake is caused by five different motions. The new five axis IS will also correct “horizontal shift“, “vertical shift” and “rolling motion“. The system is perfect for macro and shooting while moving.

No other camera manufacturer did something like that until today. That is certainly one of the areas were Olympus is the leader.

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USA deal:
The Fuji X PRO 1 is still the most requested camera at Amazon (Click here). But right behind it you can find the Olympus E-PL1 (Click here) which now sells for $279 with lens. And it’s even $50 cheaper at Cameta (Click here).

 

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New Kenko-Tokina 300mm for Micro Four Thirds. Also Kowa will show five new lenses!

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Kenko-Tokina (Click here) announced a new 300mm lens for Micro Four Thirds. And that lens looks good on a PEN camera! Here are the specs:
300mm: focal length (equivalent to version 35mm: equivalent to 600mm)
F/6.3: brightness
66mm: length lens
66mm: the maximum diameter
55mm: diameter filter
Less than 300g: Weight
Manual focus

And also Kowa (Click here) will show some new m43 lens at the CP+ show in Yokohama. These are the lenses:
12mm f2.0 4/3 “LM12XC (110,000 yen 4,450)
16mm f2.0 4/3 “LM16XC (100,000 yen 8,150)
25mm f2.0 4/3 “LM25XC (90,000 yen 5,550)
35mm f2.0 4/3 “LM35XC (90,000 yen 2,400)
50mm f2.0 4/3 “LM50XC (90,000 yen 300)

Don’t know if this are newly designed lenses or lenses based on current Kowa C-mount lenses (here on eBay).

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(FT4) Panasonic: No new camera the next 2-3 months (GF model in June?)

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Now I got some more reliable news about Panasonic. There is no plan to launch a new m43 camera within the next 2-3 months. The next GF model should arrive right before the summer. About the GH3 I don’t know yet, but I guess it will be Photokina now! What should we expect for the CP+ show in Yokohama? Probably just the official release of the 12-35mm and 35-100mm X lenses.

So it’s all about Olympus now!

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(FT5) One more pic…

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Click on it to enlarge!

I first thought this is just a super well made collage of the three mini leaked pictures but de facto it is not. It’s a true image and probably the right original image. I have more news to post soon. Stay tuned on 43rumors today, tomorrow and the next days :)

The next rumor is about Panasonic…

Again for my European friends: Watch out the new refurbished items at Olympusmarket (Click here). They have all new E-PM1, E-PL3 cameras on auction!

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(FT5) New E-M5 images!!! UPDATED with new picture…

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That it is a Hungarian website (mlzphoto.blog.hu) leaking new pieces of E-M5 images! Those are 100% real images of the camera. That is the maximal resolution available. For the first time you can see the back of the camera and the hot shoe. The hot shoe over the viewfinder looks a bit clunky, or better…like a Transformer Robot :)

Something else. I am completely NOT suprised to see that the Fuji X PRO 1 (here to preorders) is current most (pre)ordeed mirrorless cameras at Amazon (Click here). As you see innovation pays back. Hope it will be so with the E-M5 too! via Fujirumors (thanks Stefan)

UPDATE: One more picture:

 

 

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