(FT5) Don’t expect anything big from tomorrow. Big Oly announcement is coming mid September…

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Is that weird Panasonic m43 camcorder coming too?

I now got confirmation from trusted sources that tomorrows (August 22th) announcement is pretty much insignificant (60mm macro release only). The real big thing is coming exactly mid September just a few days before the big Photokina start. The sources also confirmed that two PEN cameras are arriving. None of them yet mentioned an E-7 camera. And he High End OMD is something we have to expect in early 2013.

Panasonic will have announcement in mid September too (Gh3 and new lenses). I am also curious to see if the Panasonic camcorder we found on a patent will also come for real…More pictures here (Click on thumbnails to enlarge):

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Olympus E-M5 links roundup…

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Festival d’été 2012 / Serge Lopez, Kiko Ruiz et Bernardo Sandoval. The video on top is taken with the E-M5. I love the colors and the music! Thanks Stefano!

Here is a short roundup of latest Olympus E-M5 reviews. At that time most of you will have the E-M5 in your own hands. I hope you are enjoying the cam!

Head to Head Review: Olympus OM-D E-M5 v Nikon D7000 at Photographyblog: “In summary, there’s no clear winner – and that alone says volumes about how far compact system cameras have come in the last few years. That the Olympus OM-D E-M5 can hold its own against one of the most highly regarded prosumer/semi-professional DSLR cameras of recent years is a huge surprise

M43eu (Translation here) tested the Panasonic 3D lens on the E-M5.

Readers mail:My name is Tavinho Costa, I just bought a EM-5 and for the last month i’ve been using it on the streets of são paulo and the cities that i visit. I’m a fashion photographer and i’m starting to shoot with the OMD on magazines, i will send the results to you guys later!
hope you like my blog – http://tavinhocosta.tumblr.com the last month is 100% OMD!

Lenses Compared On the E-M5 at ePhotozine:
Canon 200mm f/4 with FD mount designed for use on the Canon A series of cameras (find the lens here on eBay).
Nikon’s Nikkor 200mm f/4 from the 70s/90s when the FE2 and FM2 ruled the prosumer market (find the lens here on eBay).
Pentax K SMC 200mm f/4 from the days of the highly popular student camera the K1000 (find the lens here on eBay).
Pentax Takumer 200mm f/5.6 – a preset lens from the 60s with an M42 screw mount that was designed for use on the Spotmatic (find the lens here on eBay).

The E-M5 keeps being a hotselelr at A.US (ranking here). Olympus E-M5 search links at Amazon, Olympus US store, Adorama, B&H, eBay.

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New Amazon Olympus XZ-1 deal! Panasonic 12-35mm X now at BH.

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ALong the new PEN’s also the XZ-2 will be announced soon. Amazon is trying to get rid of the XZ-1 by offering a lightning deal (Click here). I have no info about the XZ-2 specs yet. I hope it is closer to the Sony RX100 than it is to the Panasonic LX7.

Two more deals:
Also BHphoto (Click here) has now the lens in Stock
Panasonic GF3 body for $269 at Amazon (Click here).

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(FT3) Olympus announcement on Wednesday?

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Good Morning!

Let’s start this week with the first good news. I still have no confirmation from top sources but it is likely that Olympus will have a product announcement on Wednesday (August 22th at 6-7 am London time). As I told you before this shouldn’t be a camera announcement but more likely a 60mm macro and accessory release. I still don’t know if the crazy little 15mm lens will also be announced on that day. Because a source told us the “New cheap olympus M43 body on his way and goes along with the cheap f8 lens“. This means it could be announced the same day of the E-PM2 (around mid September). But as I said I still have no super reliable confirmation of that. So stay tuned!

P.S: Panasonic announcement is likely scheduled for mid September too!

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Another “meet an Olympus rep guy” rumor :)

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For the series “an Olympus rep guy told me” here is the next non reliable rumor via Dpreview forum. RoAlmeida write: “When I was in Tokyo a couple weeks ago, I spoke to Oly’s sales rep from a famous camera store. Seems more likely the next steps are upgraded PENs with IBIS+EM5’s sensor next month – including a nice rangefinder/EVF surprise. The 43s line should continue with ‘high-end’ bodies arriving in Q3/2013 only. But it should bring a competitive tech package – including a new high-res Sony sensor that should make many FF users very jealous.

What makes me suspicious is that the PEN part of the rumor is exactly what I have posted weeks ago. While the second part related to a High End body I also posted here on 43rumors. The rep added two small info: Q3/2013 release and a mysterious (LOL) high-res Sony sensor.

I am still waiting for the day may come rep guys (from any manufacturer)! will really share a REAL info… :)

P.S.: I am pretty sure a higher than E-M5 m43 camera willa rrive early next year. Working on that rumor too!

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