Last reminder: Panasonic conference in live streaming today!

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There will be likely no MFT related new stuff but new camcorders and maybe compact fixed lens cameras. But we love to be surprised and maybe there is something I didn’t hear about it yet :) So let’s follow the Panasonic conference which will be streamed live on panasonicces2015.com today. And let’s hope there is something unexpected.

Other timezones:
1pm New York time
18:00 London time
19:00 Berlin time
03:00 (January 6) Tokyo time.

Weekly 43rumors readers pictures roundup.


Adam Mercier‎
Panasonic G6 with RJ speed booster and 14mm T3.1 Samyang at T4, 25sec exposure, Clear sky of Brittany, France

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Reminder: Follow the Panasonic CES presentation live on January 5.

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While I do not expect Panasonic to announce a new MFT camera at CES you can follow their live press conference at 10:00 am Las Vegas time. I will embed the streaming on 43rumors or you can follow it on that page: panasonicces2015.com. If you live in other time zones this is when you have to be online:
1pm New York time
18:00 London time
19:00 Berlin time
03:00 (January 6) Tokyo time.

There may be new compact cameras and camcorders. There will be a new MFT camera soon but it is likely to be introduced in one month at the CP+ show and not on the CES. Anyway, I hope I am wrong and there may be some surprise at CES already :)

Panasonic itself writes about CES:

In addition to 4K camcorders and twin camera compatible camcorders, visitors will also be able to try LUMIX cameras equipped with the “4K Photo” function, which enables users to capture one-of-a-kind, memorable still photos from 4K videos, as well as a wide range of semi-professional 4K products.

A bit of everything…

Mixture of Panasonic GH2 and GH4 footage. from Benjamin Kenobi on Vimeo.

Review of GH4 DFD Predictive AF Capabilities at Naturalexposures.
Panasonic Lumix GM5 Digital Camera Review (reviewed.com).
TEST / Olympus PEN E-PL7, a Mini OM-D E-M10 with No Viewfinder or Flash (Digitalversus).
Lensbaby 5.8mm f/3.5 circular fisheye review at m43photo.
I bought some interesting cameras this year. Some are better than others. But let me tell you which one was the most FUN (Visual Schience Lab).
Olympus 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO lens user review at Nabityphotos.

Rip Smith:With so much emphasis on video it’s sometimes hard to remember that the MFT system is great for stills photography. I work as a volunteer with the Berkeley Arts Council in Martinsburg, West Virginia. We are getting ready for our second Dance Works Festival and I thought your readers might enjoy a short slide show of images I captured of the first festival last year. Most were captured with the Olympus EM-1 with some backup shots with the EM-5. I rented a 75mm f/1.8 for the shoot and used it a lot along with the Panasonic/Leica 25mm f/1.4 and a couple of other lenses. I loved the 75mm so much I bought one within two weeks after renting it! http://www.sterlingimages.com

Ray:Looking at one of Olympus’s perhaps forgotten lenses and a reminder to all that many of the older lenses are as good, if not better, than what has come later. The following story contains photos taken with the E-M1 and 90-250mm f2.8 lens, plus EC-14 tele-extender, all handheld; a testament to the quality of these older lenses, as well as the IBIS in the E-M1: http://australianimage.com.au/wordpress/?p=3832.

Olympus patent discloses how you can use multishot to reduce noise.

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We know the E-M5II will have sensor shift function to create high resolution images. A similar multishot technique could be used to reduce noise as a new Olympus patent explaines. Two (or more) images shot at different exposures can be used to create one single image with very low noise. In that case there is no sensor shift in action but just two same images shot at different exposures just like you do when shooting HDR.

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And in a second patent Olympus also explains how to get rid of blurred images. That yes could be used in conjunction with the sensor shift mechanism as this is likely to create some blurred images when objects are moving.

What’s the best new Olympus/Panasonic MFT product of 2014?

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First of all I Wish all 43rumors reader a Happy New Year! I hope you had some fun on 43rumors during 2014 and I hope we can have an even more exciting year in 2015 :)

And now it’s time to make a very simple question. Look back and tell us:

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