(FT5) UPDATED: Latest E-m1 rumors….(Pro Service package)

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Some more bits before the news gets official at 5am London time:

– The E-M1 has adaptive sharpening optimization (works for every Olympus MFT and FT lens)
– Continuous AF is better than in any other MFT camera and matches the best DSLR performance
– EVF automatically adjusts the brightness
– The E-M1 is more weathersealed than the Olympus E-5 – 12-40mm PRO lens has better performance than the 12-60mm FT lens.
– Olympus will offer a PRO Service package for  E-M1 owners (for example access to a hotline number)
First image samples by Ming Thein on Flicr (part one and part two).

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(FT5) Last minute rumors. One more surprise to come (likely after the E-m1 announcement)

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In very Steve Jobs style I can now tell you that there is one more thing….a new Olympus high end compact with fixed lens! I don’t think it will be announced today along the E-m1. I hope to get more info about it after the announcement…

UPDATE: This camera will not go on preorder tomorrow. I don’t know yet if Olympus will “hint” something tomorrow or if this camera will be announced just a couple of weeks later. All I know is that there is definitely a high end compact on the way.

Stay tuned for the E-m1 announcement at 5am London time!

 

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Rumors classification explained (FT= FourThirds):
FT1=1-20% chance the rumor is correct
FT2=21-40% chance the rumor is correct
FT3=41-60% chance the rumor is correct
FT4=61-80% chance the rumor is correct
FT5=81-99% chance the rumor is correct

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E-M1 announcement at 5am London time.

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I just learned that in some regions the E-M1 announcement will happen at 5am London time and in some other regions at 6am. This means that at 5am London time first official E-M1 info and review will be published here on 43rumors. Converted in other timezones this means:

9pm in Los Angeles
12am in New York
5am in London
6am in Berlin
13:00 (1pm) in Tokyo

As usual stay tuned on 43rumors by that hour. I will keep you updated with links to reviews, image samples and preorders.

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(FT5) UPDATE E-M1 specs list. And lens leaked at Amazon Germany.

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Dealsrunner.com (Click here) spotted the Amazon Germany price of the Olympus 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO lens. It will cost 999 Euro but if you try to preorder the page goes blank. The preorder links will work tomorrow at 5am London time (Stay tuned on 43rumors to follow the announcement).

Digicameinfo updated the E-M1 spec list (specs via google translation):

  • Olympus OM-D E-M1
    – 16.28 million pixel LiveMOS sensor with 37 phase detection pixels
    – “DUAL FAST AF” hybrid autofocus (hybrid means contrast and phase detection AF).
    – Greatly improve the tracking performance of the C-AF
    – 6.5 frames / 10 frames  with fixed exposure.
    – 200-25600, LOW ISO range (ISO100 equivalent)
    – The shutter speed -1/8000 seconds up to 60 seconds
    – New TruePicVII Image processing engine
    – Adopt image processing technology “Fine detail II”, magnification chromatic aberration correction, Moire Reduction
    – EVF is 0.029 seconds time lag, High magnification 2.36 million dots of 0.74 times 35mm conversion,
    – touch panel LCD monitor 1.04 million dot 3.0-inch, movable,
    – 5-axis camera shake correction
    – Video Full HD (1920×1080 30p, 24Mbps)
    – -10 ℃ Low-temperature performance dustproof drip-proof,
    – Wi-Fi Built-in
    – Dimensions: 130.4 x 93.5 x 63.1mm
    – Weight: 497g (including battery media), 443g (body only)
    – Kit with 12-50mm will ship in early October and 12-40mm kit in late Ocotber

 

  • M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-40mm F2.8 PRO
    – Linear motor, MSC mechanism, AF inner focus
    – Manual focus clutch mechanism
    – 20cm minimum focusing distance (maximum magnification of 0.3 times, 35mm equivalent 0.6 times) throughout the entire zoom range
    – Dust-proof drip
    – I squeeze seven feathers (circular aperture)
    – Filter size: 62mm
    – Total length: 84mm, maximum diameter 69.9mm
    – Weight: 382g
    –  late November release

 

Reminder: Announcement tomorrow at 6am London time!

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Rumors classification explained (FT= FourThirds):
FT1=1-20% chance the rumor is correct
FT2=21-40% chance the rumor is correct
FT3=41-60% chance the rumor is correct
FT4=61-80% chance the rumor is correct
FT5=81-99% chance the rumor is correct

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(FT5) Full European E-M1 camera and accessory price.

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The full E-M1 accessory price have been leaked on Amazon.de (via DealsRunner). Thanks Paul for finding this! And a source sent me the camera and kit version price in Euro:

Price info from source:
E-M1 body 1500€ body
E-M1 with 12-50mm lens 1700€
E-M1 with 12-40mm lens 2200€

Accessory price on Amazon.de (via DealsRunner).
Olympus EP-12 Augenmuschel für OM-D E-M1 for EUR 14,90
Olympus EP-13 Augenmuschel (groß) für OM-D E-M1 EUR 24,90
Olympus GS-5 Griffschlaufe für HLD-7 (OM-D E-M1) EUR 39,90
Olympus HLD-7 Batteriegriff für OM-D E-M1 bzw. BLN-1 Akku EUR 229,00
Olympus LC-62D Objektivdeckel für M.Zuiko 12-40mm EUR 19,90
Olympus LH-66 Objektivdeckel für M.Zuiko 12-40mm EUR 44,90
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Bereitschaftstasche (CS-42 ) EUR 69,90
Olympus Schutzfilter für MFT 12-40mm (62mm Durchmesser) EUR 39,90
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40 mm 1:2.8 Top Pro Objektiv für Micro Four Thirds Objektivbajonett (150mm KB) schwarz…EUR 999,00

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