Olympus interview at Dpreview: “We will increase pixel count in the future”.


Dpreview interviewed Mr.Haruo Ogawa from Olympus. And those are some of the most interesting info:

1) 40MP High Res mode:We did receive requests from studio photographers who needed higher resolution. Because of the size of the sensor, we didn’t go in the direction of higher pixel count, so to meet the demands of those photographers we developed 40MP high-res shot mode using pixel shift.

2) About the new High Megapixel war: “We will gradually increase pixel count in the future, while maintaining picture quality.”

3) About a new “handheld” High Resolution mode:Yes this is technically possible in the future.

4) About the future lens roadmap:Our priority first of all is the pro and premium series of lenses for enthusiast and professional photographers. We also want to add some more reasonably-priced lenses for entry-level users, similar to the 45mm F1.8 – we’re looking into this now.

5) About the number of PRO’s using Olympus gear: “I don’t have exact numbers but after launching the OM-D the number has increased, especially in the documentary field. Documentary photographers tend to use their cameras in tough environments.

6) About the MFT Air camera:we’ll see how Japanese customers react, and that will help us decide whether or not to expand sales into other markets.

7) About 4K Olympus cameras:4K movie places a large burden on the image processor, so there are tradeoffs. This time we prioritized image stabilization, but in the future, when processor performance increases we can provide both.

Your thoughts on those answers?

A bit of everything…

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Venus LAOWA 60mm f/2.8 2:1 Macro Lens User Review (ePhotozine).
Can EF lens be an awesome MFT Cinema Lens? (Planet 5D).
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57 Review (Photographyblog).
Double Your Pleasure with the Panasonic 35-100mm f-4 (TheDigitalStory).

Vitor:I just wanted to share a music video I did for a band in Montréal, Canada. All shot in three takes using the Olympus OMD-EM5 and the Voigtlander 42.5mm F0.95 Nokton. I know this camera isn’t anyone’s first choice for video, but you don’t always have to have the best gear out there to create nice things. Hope you like it! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6TElfvdn6g

Loris:Shoot with the GH4 and the Voigtlander Nokton 17.5mm f/0.95 I hope you will like it ! https://vimeo.com/118577172

Daniel Zurek‎:Check out our series on nature photography by biologists, two of us are exclusive m43 shooters. http://youtu.be/tfXKNT5pQ90

Ryan:I shot this music performance video on my gh4 with 17.5mm voigtlander and 42.5 nocticron. http://youtu.be/E4xMW5ZJow4

A bit of everything…

Quick Look: Panasonic Lumix G Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2 ASPH Power OIS

Panasonic Leica 42.5/1.2 by Duncan Martin.
Kowa Prominar 8.5mm review at M43lens.blogspot.tw.
Panasonic GF7 image gallery at Dpreview.
KOWA PROMINAR 8.5mm F2.8 Test and Review (M43lens).
Praxistest: Olympus OM-D E-M5 II kompakte Systemkamera (MacTechNews).

Kevin Carroll‎:I recently created a video of my trip to Tokyo. It was shot with a panasonic g6 and the 12-35 2.8 zoom. The g6 is a fantastic underrated camera for video. I hope the new proposed gx8 incorporates some of the neat features unique for this camera at this price point and missing from the gx7 like a headphone jack smile emoticon Kev

Dario Viola:Carl Zeiss Planar T* 50mm F1.4 on Panasonic Gx7. FCPX and Lut Utility with Fuji 200 Superior FC https://vimeo.com/121543715

Anonymous: “Famous Russian designer discusses OLYMPUS logo design: http://tema.livejournal.com/1914143.html. Have never noticed before but now I see that old Oly logo is really better :)

Patrick Ward:My new book, “BEING ENGLISH”, is just published….a record of the English at play over the past fifty years….and that is NOT a miss-print! Inevitably a lot of the book was recorded on that old fashioned thing called film but the better news is that much of the book was also shot on the Olympus OM1. It felt like coming home when the EM1 came out!