Olympus may uses that new Sony 20MP Four Thirds sensor!


Sony.net listed two(!) new Four Thirds sensor that are likely going to be used by Olympus in near future. One is a 16MP Exmor sensor with 23fps. The second sensor is far more interesting and could find his way in a future E-M1II camera: It’s a 20MP Exmor sensor with 27fps and fast sub LVDS 12ch readout. There is yet no way to see if that sensor can also do 4K video…


A bit of everything…

SDX9000: “Had been itching to share some of my lessons learned for any current or future users of Panasonic GM1 / GM5 / GF7. So here are 25 min with tips & tricks.”

Panasonic Lumix Smart Camera CM1 Review – Part 1 – First Impressions (Soundimagesplus).
Olympus SH-2 Sample Images (Photographyblog).
Phase One 8.2 adds support for the GF7 and E-M5II (pdf file here).
Olympus E-M5II vs Nikon D810 at DR5000 (google translation).

Ryan: Just wanted to share my 2014 Cinematography Reel: https://vimeo.com/122789779. Most of the footage is from GH4, GH3, and the GoPro Hero 4 (with DJI Phantom).
I’ve been shooting micro four thirds since the introduction of the GH3, and it’s my system of choice for traveling gigs (professionally and personally). The gear available today, not only the micro four thirds lenses and camera’s, but also the widening range of lightweight cinematic gear, is really opening up the possibility to see new things. I’m excited by what we will see in the next few years.

Alain:I shot this funky live music performance with the GH3/4 and 12-35 Panny and 42.5 Nocticron this past weekend. Hope you like it! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcq8gnofkrU

Ian:I’ve got a few videos to share, the first is filmed on the new SLR Magic 2x Anamorphot, the first one is an interview filmed using the 2x Anamorphot on a vintage Revuenon 50mm f1.4 on a Roxsen focal reducer.
[Note: there are a few swear words used in this video] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqZnqozaU1c
Also I’ve done a music video in black and white using the 2x Anamorphot on a vintage Revuenon 50mm f1.4 on a Roxsen focal reducer and also for some shots the SLR Magic 35mm F1.4 Cine II.

Florent:Here’s a music video I shot With the Lumix lx100 (all wide shots) and GH4 (25mm voigtlander). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUukSB_WrgU

What features should the GH5 have?

The imaginary GH5 got described at Suggestionofmotion. It has V-Log, Multi aspect sensor 4k at 60fps, 16 stop of dynamic range and so on… All nice bells and whistles but so far I have no reliable specs to share on 43rumors. And unlike Suggestionofmotion hopes I know for certain there is no GH5 coming at NAB.
Let’s take the chance to let Panasonic know what kind of feature you seriously want to have on the GH5. I certainly hope the GH5 is the first with the new organic sensor!

Your top GH5 features wishes are?

There is no end in sight: New February camera shipment data shows market is still getting worse…

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Can it go worse? Of course it can! CIPA posted the new February camera shipment data and they ave been put on graphs by Personal View. 2014 was a terrible year for the industry and 2015 started even worse. I have no clue when this fall will end if we will ever see some recovery again. Seems like interchangeable camera systems will become a niche and remain so for the time being. Don’t know what could change the trend. Is there some kind of tech or innovation you have in mind that maybe could bring back “life” to the industry?