(FT5) Some more E-M1X specs leaked: Has OM-Log400, Integrated field sensors and two batteries in innovative cartridge system

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New specs have been posted for a short time on Yodobashi and then removed. The specs confirm what we have posted the past weeks:

  • Effective Resolution 20.4 megapixels
  • Continuous Shooting Speed 18 fps
  • 50 MP Handheld High Res shot functionality. Building on the HiRes innovation on the E-M1 MK II where a tripod was required, the E-M1X can now take a 50mp HiRes shot handheld. Using a tripod it can now produce 80mp images.
  • World’s best Image stabilization: In combination with a M.Zuiko IS PRO lens, this technology enables the 5-axis sync IS to compensate for approx. 7.5 shutter speed steps.
  • Totally new AF system with various AF target modes and settings and intelligent subject tracking.
  • With locked AF, the E-M1X features high-speed sequential shooting at a maximum of 60 fps to capture split-second moments that the human eye cannot see. With AF/AE tracking, a maximum of 18 fps may be reached.
  • Key OM-D Movie video capabilities: 4K and C4K, OM-Log400, Different levels of IS, 120 fps high-speed shooting in Full HD
  • Anti-flicker shooting capabilities
  • Integrated field sensors to add detailed metadata to pictures and video
  • Live ND feature for slow shutter effects without an external filter.
  • Dust, splash, & freezeproof. Weatherproofing maintained even when connecting microphone, earphone or remote control cable
  • Integrated field sensors to add detailed metadata to pictures and video
  • Two UHS-II SD card slots for high-speed responsiveness
  • Two batteries in innovative cartridge system and USB charging capabilities
  • The sensor dust reduction system now features an improved Super Sonic Wave Filter (SSWF) with a special coating which vibrates 30,000 times per second further reducing the possibility of dust or dirt ruining photos and equipment by factor 10
  • Capture up to 2,580 images before having to recharge. Featuring USB Power Delivery (USB-PD) from up to 100 W power sources, both batteries in the camera body can be fully charged in approximately two hours
  • A new Wi-Fi capture allows tethered shooting without a cable and makes it possible to transfer images wirelessly to a computer with the Olympus
  • Weight 997g
  • Body (WxHxD) 144.4 x 146.8 x 75.4mm

Prices:

  • Olympus E-M1X body ¥365,040
  • Olympus FL-700WR: ¥38,880
  • Olympus Flash Commander FC-WR: ¥34,560
  • Olympus Flash Receiver FR-WR: ¥23,760

via NewCamera via EosHD.

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CamFi Announces CamFi Pro Plus

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Press text:

Guangdong, CHINA—DECEMBER 18, 2018—CamFi, maker of wireless camera controllers, announced the release of CamFi Pro Plus today. This new product adds the wireless tethering feature for 500+ cameras, including Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fuji, Pentax and more. All DSLR cameras which support USB tethering can be supported by CamFi Pro Plus.

“This is a big step for tethering technology,” said Mark Ma, the CEO of CamFi Limited. “It will improve the productivity for the professional photographers greatly, without any study cost.” With wireless tethering, there is need for a USB cable to connect the camera and computer. CamFi Pro Plus also allows photographers to keep using familiar tools, such as Capture One, Lightroom, EOS utility, Sony Pixel and so forth, directly via WiFi.

CamFi Pro Plus adds the third party tethering service. It can send USB data to the client device directly through a WiFi connection. When a camera is connected with CamFi Pro Plus, the laptop which connects to it will act as if the USB device plugged into it directly. In tests, the maximum Wi-Fi speed can achieve 10M Bytes/second. For a 20M raw photo, for example, this translates into need only about three seconds to transfer with Capture One.
The third party tethering service of CamFi Pro Plus supports Windows and Mac. The price of CamFi Pro Plus is $339. It can be ordered via CamFi web site. All the existing customers of CamFi Pro can order the upgrade service for $40.
For more information, visit http://cam-fi.com/en/product/camfi-pro-plus.html

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a bit of everything…

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Is the PANASONIC GH5 Worth it in 2019?

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Plenty of news on the facebook E-M1II group, Panasonic FF and the GH5 group.

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(FT5) Some more E-M1X reports and details

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Some new E-M1X info from two sources:

Source 1:
– CAF Tracking in photo mode is at level of Sony A9.  Basically ‘world class’.
– Hi Res mode shot should best be taken at 1/125 lowest – any lower and its tough. 1/125 would mean 1/15s for the whole sequence.
– The E-M1X’s additional cpu power will be used to develop Deep AI for specific CAF demanding scenarios.  The camera will have in-built ‘apps’ for such scenarios; Assume high speed set up.  This obviously is ‘upgradeable’ for the future

10bit recording
– has eye tracking
– the ND filter is electronic and not physical
– 150-400mm lens is as long as the Leica 90-280mm . Has built-in 1.2x converter.

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Some more E-M1X info: Video specs are on par with the GH5s, autofocus equal to the Sony A9, best EVF in the industry!

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One of our anonymous commenters named “” shared a lot of interesting details about the E-M1X he claims he is testing. Thanks

High Resolution mode:
– “The software correction for artifacts is next level. You can easily use high rez for “moving landscapes”, e.g trees moving in the wind (not a storm, mind you) and it looks like an organic photo at 100%. The artifacts drove me nuts in the Em5 II, never found it usable for anything other than playing around, a gimmick. None of that in the X, first high-rez mode usable in the real world. Really cool.”
– “The camera takes 8 frames in 1/60s
. Software is incredible. I’ve used it for landscapes where you’d normally need to use 1/125 sec shutter speed to freeze tree branches moving.”

Sensor performance:
– “It has a much better sensor. I guesstimate the low light performance to be 0.3 to 0.5 stops better than a D500. Usable depends on your taste.“. Over half a stop better than E-M1II
– “Iso 2500 on the x looks like 1600 on the Em1.2 probably. Like I said, a bit better than a D500.

Video:
– “Video specs are on par with the GH5s, including low light. Of course, the camera has íbis unlike the panasonic.
– has 10bit internal recording

EVF:
– “No blackouts. Best EVF in the industry.”

More tidbits:
– Base ISO is 200

Autofocus:
– C-AF Tracking is “as good as or better than sony a9,better than my d4s for sure

General impression:
-“ I’ve had hands-on with the camera and it is a massive improvement over the em1.2 in every regard. AF is at least equal to the A9, handling and built quality are better than my Nikon D4s, handheld hi-rez really works in good light (obviously limited in low light). High iso is as good as the Nikon D500 if not better (i could not take home files for comparison).”
– “I work in the industry, but photography is a hobby for me. The Em1x can’t replace my D4s for low-light portraits. For daylight wildlife and sports the EM1x is going to be ace. Better than a D500 and of course much lighter with the dedicated glass. The new tele zooms are incredible.

150-400mm f/4.0 MFT lens:
– Will probably be on market in late 2019

Editor’s note: Feel free to ask your questions in our comment system and “” maybe will answer them :)

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