Silver delay reports (E-M5 in Holland and Nokton 17.5mm video)

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Following yesterdays news abut the Silver E-M5 shipment delay (coming via Olympus Japan) our reader Johannes shared the shipment date of the E-M5 in Sweden. And there seems to be indeed a longer delay on the Silver version:

Black w. 12-50: Within 1 week
Black: May 3rd
Silver w. 12-50: May 25th
Silver: No delivery date

Holland: I don’t have many dutch readers on 43rumors but if you are one of them than you should know that your local stores are already having the first E-M5 cameras in Stock. The picture you see on top has been sent to me by Fotohanskeuzekamp. And also CameraNu and Kamera Express have some of them. If you find more European stores having the camera in Stock feel free to help 43rumors readers by commenting this post! Thanks!

One more news: Rolf Silber posted one more video shot with the Nokton 17.5mm. You can find it here on vimeo. There are also new Nokton auctions in Germany and Japan through eBay (Click here).

Some E-M5 preorder links in Europe:
Black E-M5 body at Amazon DE (Click here), Amazon UK (Click here), Jessops (Click here) and Warehouseexpress (Click here).
Silver E-M5 body at Amazon DE (Click here), Amazon UK (Click here), Jessops (Click here) and Warehouseexpress (Click here).
Black E-M5 with 12-50mm lens at Amazon DE (Click here), Amazon UK (Click here), Jessops (Click here), eBay (Click here) and Warehouseexpress (Click here).
Silver E-M5 with 12-50mm lens at Amazon DE (Click here), Amazon UK (Click here), Jessops (Click here), eBay (Click here) and Warehouseexpress (Click here).

 

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Black E-M5 with 14-42mm lens in Stock at BHphoto! Silver kits delay!

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And here it is the new Black E-m5 with 14-42mm in Stock at BHphoto (Click here)! The other kits are released in limited quantity because of the higher demand (Click here). Olympus Japan (Click here) issued a statement to say that there will be a delay in Silver E-m5 shipments! Very likely Olympus didn’t expect such a high demand. The new MMF-3 adapter is in Stock at Amazon (Click here), but you know that you will get it for free along the E-M5 :)

More interesting US deals:
Olympus E-P2 black body for $229 at Amazon (Click here).
The current most sold m43 camera at Amazon (Click here to see rankings) is the E-PL1 kit (Click here). The body only is in Stock for $149 (Click here).
The Panasonic GX1 body sells for $549 again at Amazon (Click here).
The Panasonic 45-175mm X lens sells for $389 at Amazon (Click here).

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Olympus E-M5 news and reviews buzz…

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I really can’t stop to post new links to E-m5 related news. There are so many new things to show you that here we are again with a new E-M5 related post:

Federico Cabrera shot a full fashion photo series with the E-M5. The title of his work is “Daydreamers” and you can read and see more about it at Olympus Finland, Federico Cabrera website and Revsmag.

Gakuranman (Click here) posted his E-M5 field test: “It will be exciting to see what Olympus can innovate next to improve upon the camera. I look forward to seeing their micro 43 pro model in time. But for now, the E-M5 is everything I need in a camera and much more.

First Impressions: Sony NEX 7 vs Fujifilm X Pro 1 vs Olympus EM5 OMD at ThePhoBlographer (Click here): “This is a three way tie. OMD wins for autofocusing, NEX 7 wins for manually focusing in real life, and the X Pro 1 wins for the easiest ergonomics and getting your settings right if you’re a manual shooter.

First nighttime test of the E-M5 at E-P1.net (Click here). The french blog Lesnumeriques (Click here for the translation) posted the full E-M5 review. The dutch website Focusmedia (Click here for the translation) also posted a new E-M5 review. The polish website Optyczne (Click here for the translation) also did his job pretty well.

USA+Canada:
Black E-M5 body at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here), J&R (Click here), Henrys (Click here).
Silver E-M5 body at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here), J&R (Click here), Henrys (Click here).
Black E-M5 with 12-50mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here), J&R (Click here), Henrys (Click here).
Silver E-M5 with 12-50mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here), J&R (Click here), Henrys (Click here).
Black E-M5 with 14-45mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here), J&R (Click here), Henrys (Click here).

Europe:
Black E-M5 body at Amazon DE (Click here), Amazon UK (Click here), Jessops (Click here) and Warehouseexpress (Click here).
Silver E-M5 body at Amazon DE (Click here), Amazon UK (Click here), Jessops (Click here) and Warehouseexpress (Click here).
Black E-M5 with 12-50mm lens at Amazon DE (Click here), Amazon UK (Click here), Jessops (Click here), eBay (Click here) and Warehouseexpress (Click here).
Silver E-M5 with 12-50mm lens at Amazon DE (Click here), Amazon UK (Click here), Jessops (Click here), eBay (Click here) and Warehouseexpress (Click here).

Asia:
Black E-M5 body at Digitalrev (Click here).
Silver E-M5 body at Amazon JP (Click here).
Black E-M5 with 12-50mm lens at Digitalrev (Click here) and Amazon JP (Click here).
Silver E-M5 with 12-50mm lens at Amazon JP (Click here).
Black E-M5 with 14-45mm lens at Digitalrev (Click here) and Amazon JP (Click here).

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(FT5) next Olympus/Panasonic announcements in June/July.

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The 75mm f/1.8 lens should hit the stores in June/July!

I know you guys are already impatiently waiting for the next rumor period. You really will not have to wait a lot. My sources confirmed to me that both Panasonic and Olympus will have new product announcements in June/July. I will soon write a post with the stuff that we might could see in June.

Under the category “dream” or “speculation” I have to remind you that:
1) Olympus officially said that they are considering a PEN with built-in EVF (Source: here at 43rumors)
2) Panasonic also filled some patent with an L1 styled GF camera (could be the “GL1”).

Let me dream! Are you dreaming something else? :)

P.S.:
The Sony NEX-7 (Click here) and the Fuji X PRO 1 (Click here) on top of Amazon ranking (Click here).
The DMC-L1 eBay (Click here).
The DMC-LC1 on eBay (Click here).

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The E-M5 developer team gets interviewed at DC.watch (and new comparison).

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The japanese website DC.watch (Click here for the terrible google translation) interviewed the Olympus E-M5 developer team. Sadly the google translation tool makes a bad job and it’s quite frustrating to read the text. From what I understood there is no BIG info. But may you read it and let me know if you found something I missed. P.S.: They said that there is no significant difference between the amount of Silver or Black E-M5 pre orders. At the same time DC.watch posted an E-m5 review too!

Meantime DSRLcheck keeps posting new mirrorless camera comparisons:
RAW ISO comparison between the XPRO 1, NEX-7, E-M5, GX1 and E-PM1: http://dslr-check.info/2012/0416.jpg
50mm JPEG comparison between the X PRO 1 and E-M5: http://dslr-check.info/2012/0418b.jpg

Japan is already shipping the E-M5 and it is the most sold mirrorless camera at Amazon Japan (See the links below to open the charts):

Today Rankings:
USA: E-M5 on position 8/10/12/17 (Click here)
UK: E-M5 is on position 19 (Click here).
Germany: The E-M5 is on position 12/15 (Click here).
France: not available (Click here to see rankings anyway).
Japan: E-M5 on position 1/9/10/13 (Click here).

E-M5 (Pre)order links (Click on store name): Amazon, Adorama, B&H, Jessops, Amazon UK, Amazon Germany, Amazon Japan and Digitalrev.

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