Some real world Micro Four Thirds Air Clip Camera images.

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The Olympus Air. image courtesy:DC.watch

Along the E-M5II Olympus announced also the Air Clip MFT camera! it’s going to be sold in Japan only (for now). First real hands-on pictures can be found on that Engadget gallery (Click here) and at DC.watch (Click here). There is also an official video here:

The big question to you is:

Would you consider to buy an Air Clip MFT camera?

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The Air Clip specs are:
– 16 MP MFT sensor
– MFT mount
– 81-point AF system
– 10fps
– electrnic shutter with speed up to 1/16000s
– has physical shutter release button and tripod mount
– microSD slot and lithium-ion battery
microUSB
– Air Clip control via Wifi from a mobile device.
– Art filter support
– Bluetooth
– Come with Open Source Api
– To be released in Spring in Japan
56.9 × 57.1 × 43.6mm. Weight about 146g (without memory card, battery built-in).
– Comes in Black or White
– Price: 33,800 yen for the body and with kit lens 14-42mm EZ 49,800 yen.

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Image source: Olympus Japan.

New Olympus stuff preorders:
E-M5II in Black or Silver at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus. In Europe at Jessops, WexUK, Namencolor.
14-150mm II lens at Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
FL-LM3 Flash at AmazonAdorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
Olympus ECG-2 External Metal Grip at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
Olympus HLD-6P Battery Grip at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
HLD-8g at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
E-P16 eyecup at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
HLD-8G and HLD-6P kit at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
Full leather case at Amazon, Adorama and GetOlympus.
Olympus PT-EP13 Underwater Housing at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 at Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.

Liveblogging: Olympus E-M5II gets officially announced!

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Preorders (if you preorder through those links you will support 43rumors…thanks!):
E-M5II in Black or Silver at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus. In Europe at Jessops, WexUK, Namencolor.
14-150mm II lens at Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
FL-LM3 Flash at AmazonAdorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
Olympus ECG-2 External Metal Grip at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
Olympus HLD-6P Battery Grip at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
HLD-8g at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
E-P16 eyecup at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
HLD-8G and HLD-6P kit at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
Full leather case at Amazon, Adorama and GetOlympus.
Olympus PT-EP13 Underwater Housing at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 at Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.

Previews and tests:
Full review by Robin Wong, First impression at Dpreview, Report by Damian Mc Gillicuddy, Hands-on review at ePhotozine, Rewview at Mirrorlessons , First impressions by ThePhoBlographer, Review by Dimitri Novak on Youtube, Preview at Imaging Resource, Hands-on at Pocket Lint, Test by DSLRmagazine (Spanish), Review by Dimitri Kroupski (Russian of course), Spanish analysis at Quesabesde, French hands-on at Hybridcams.

Image samples:
On Flickr, Damian Mc Gillicuddy, Dpreview, Neunzehn,

Videos:
Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II Hands-On Field Test by TheCameraStoreTV:

Olympus OM-D E-M5 MarkII (Youtube), Olympus EM5 Mark 2 versus a DLSR (Youtube), Olympus OM-D E-M5 MarkII The Runner (Youtube),
5-Axis Image Stabilization (Youtube). London Taxi – A short film shot on the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II (Vimeo). Cool car test E-M5II vs GH4 on Youtube. Review by Dimitri Novak on Youtube. Video by DSLRmagazine (Vimeo). E-M5II unboxing (Youtube). Olympus OM-D E-M5 MkII 10fps Continuous Shooting shutter sound (Youtube). Video by Quesabesde (Youtube).

Press text:
E-M5II: Dpreview, BHphoto, Photographyblog, Imaging Resource, SystemKameraForum, DSLRmagazine, Quesabesde, ePhotozine, Focus Numerique, DC.watch, OpenPN, Weddingect.
14-150mm II: Dpreview, Photographyblog, ePhotozine, ThePhoBlographer, DSLRmagazine, DC.watch, OpenPN,
E-M1 firmware: Dpreview, Photographyblog, ePhotozine Focus Numerique, OpenPN,
8mm f/1.8 fisheye: Dpreview, Photographyblog, SystemKameraForum, DSLRmagazine, Quesabesde, ePhotozine, Focus Numerique, DC.watch, OpenPN,
Olympus launches the Air clip: Dpreview, DC.watch,
TG-860 compact: Dpreview,
Cool E-M5II accessory range graph at ePhotozine.

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E-M5II also gets a “sniper” dot sight accessory!

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Something oyu may have missed is that the E-M5II announced today also comes with a quite unique accessory: The Olympus EE-1 Dot Sight! You can preorders it here at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto. This is why it useful:

Get some extra help when aiming at faraway subjects with the Olympus EE-1 Dot Sight for OM-D E-M5 Mark II Camera. This is particularly useful when using long telephoto lenses for applications such as wildlife capture. The sight offers a center aiming dot with adjustable brightness and position to enable fast subject acquisition and tracking. You’ll be able to tell whether your aim is right on target or slightly off–without looking through the camera’s viewfinder or using the monitor. The dot sight fits right into the camera’s hot shoe and has a slide lever opening mechanism. Built for durability, it is both dust and splashproof.

Preorders (if you preorder through those links you will support 43rumors…thanks!):
E-M5II in Black or Silver at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus. In Europe at Jessops, WexUK, Namencolor.
14-150mm II lens at Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
FL-LM3 Flash at AmazonAdorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
Olympus ECG-2 External Metal Grip at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
Olympus HLD-6P Battery Grip at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
HLD-8g at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
E-P16 eyecup at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
HLD-8G and HLD-6P kit at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
Full leather case at Amazon, Adorama and GetOlympus.
Olympus PT-EP13 Underwater Housing at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 at Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.

Olympus launches the new “Air Clip” Micro Four Thirds camera!

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Yes guys! What you see here is really a new Micro Four Thirds camera from Olympus! It’s called “Air Clip” and works just like the Sony QX1 camera!

The Air Clip specs are:
– 16 MP MFT sensor
– MFT mount
– 81-point AF system
– 10fps
– electrnic shutter with speed up to 1/16000s
– has physical shutter release button and tripod mount
– microSD slot and lithium-ion battery
microUSB
– Air Clip control via Wifi from a mobile device.
– Art filter support
– Bluetooth
– Come with Open Source Api
– To be released in Spring in Japan
56.9 × 57.1 × 43.6mm. Weight about 146g (without memory card, battery built-in).
– Comes in Black or White
– Price: 33,800 yen for the body and with kit lens 14-42mm EZ 49,800 yen.

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Image source: Olympus Japan.

New Olympus stuff preorders:
E-M5II in Black or Silver at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus. In Europe at Jessops, WexUK, Namencolor.
14-150mm II lens at Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
FL-LM3 Flash at AmazonAdorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
Olympus ECG-2 External Metal Grip at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
Olympus HLD-6P Battery Grip at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
HLD-8g at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
E-P16 eyecup at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
HLD-8G and HLD-6P kit at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
Full leather case at Amazon, Adorama and GetOlympus.
Olympus PT-EP13 Underwater Housing at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 at Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.

Olympus E-M1 firmware update coming! Features list.

Olympus announced that it will launch a new firmware update for the E-m1 by end of February. Here is the press text:

OLYMPUS ADVANCES FLAGSHIP CAMERA WITH INCREDIBLE SEQUENTIAL SHOOTING SPEED

Olympus Announces Firmware Version 3.0 for the Award Winning OM-D E-M1 with Improved Capabilities for Sequential Shooting

CENTER VALLEY, Pa., February 5, 2015 The award-winning flagship Olympus OM-D E-M1, featuring 5-axis image stabilization, TruePic VII image processor and tethered shooting, is now more impressive than ever before. With the introduction of new firmware Version 3.0, the weather-resistant camera is now capable of an impressive maximum 9 fps in the C-AF sequential shooting mode when using a Four Thirds or Micro Four Thirds lens, improving the ability to capture moving subjects.

The newest firmware upgrade features an enhanced algorithm for phase-detection, raising the former C-AF sequential shooting speed of 6.5 fps to a maximum high speed of 9 fps. With this update, AF tracking performance is improved when using continuous-AF (C-AF) Sequential H mode. When set to C-AF, 37-point on-chip phase detection AF is used. Now, when capturing a quick-moving subject, photographers never need to miss the shot. A maximum 10 fps remains available when set to single-AF (S-AF) Sequential H mode.

The update also adds support for the latest Version 2.5 of the Olympus Image Share Android and iOS app. Users can now select Movie as a shooting mode, and record movies while viewing the Live View screen on a smartphone.

The Olympus firmware Version 3.0 will be available in February 2015.

Press release: M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 8mm f1.8 Fisheye PRO

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Olympus Imaging Corporation (President: Haruo Ogawa) is pleased to announce the development of the M.Zuiko Digital ED 8mm f1.8 Fisheye PRO (35mm equivalent focal length: 16mm), a high-performance fisheye lens conforming to the Micro Four Thirds System standard, scheduled to go on sale in summer 2015.

This is the world’s first*1 dustproof and splashproof fisheye lens with a bright f1.8 aperture value. It is categorized in the M.Zuiko PRO series, a professional lens with high optical performance and reliable dustproof and splashproof construction, constantly providing high image quality under any conditions.

The dedicated underwater lens port is also under development. It will expand the shooting scenes of nature photography from underwater to the night sky.

Pricing and Launch Date

Category Product Name MSRP Planned Launch Date
Interchangeable lens M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 8mm f1.8 Fisheye PRO
(black)
TBD Summer, 2015
※1 As of February 5, 2015

Preorders (if you preorder through those links you will support 43rumors…thanks!):
E-M5II in Black or Silver at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus. In Europe at Jessops, WexUK, Namencolor.
14-150mm II lens at Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
FL-LM3 Flash at AmazonAdorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
Olympus ECG-2 External Metal Grip at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
Olympus HLD-6P Battery Grip at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
HLD-8g at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
E-P16 eyecup at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
HLD-8G and HLD-6P kit at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
Full leather case at Amazon, Adorama and GetOlympus.
Olympus PT-EP13 Underwater Housing at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 at Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.