RUMOR: Panasonic and DJI jointly testing a new LIDAR based focusing method?

CameraBeta reports:

It looks like Panasonic and DJI are jointly testing a new focusing method. The new system is said to utilize the LiDAR focus technology released with the Ronin 4D. If this technology can be introduced to Panasonic’s mirrorless camera, we can expect a significant improvement in video shooting. It is currently undergoing in-house testing and will be available in the near future.

Panasonic MFT and S cameras are yet not matching the performance of companies lie Sony. But if this partnership is real, than we might get a new MFT camera with superb AF soon!

via Asobinet

New Sigma patent discloses the design of two new MFT lenses: 20mm and 14mm f/1.4

Asobinet spotted the design of two new Sigma MFT lenses:

Example 1

  • Focal length: 20.59
  • F-value: 1.45
  • Angle of view: 57.90
  • Image height: 11.15
  • Total length: 70.00
  • Back focus: 3.6679

Example 3

  • Focal Length: 14.65
  • F-value: 1.47
  • Angle of view: 74.12
  • Image height: 11.15
  • Total length: 65.00
  • Back focus: 3.9367

Not sure if Sigma will launch those lenses or if they will let Olympus/Panasonic license this design. But it would be certainly nice to get this 14mm f/1.4 lens!

The OM-5 will be released in late November. Here are the specs!

As expected the OM-5 will only be released in late November:

  • OM-5 Body (Black/Silver)
    Scheduled release date: Late November 2022
  • OM-5 14-150mm II Lens Kit (Black/Silver)
    Release date: Late November 2022
  • OM-5 12-45mm PRO Lens Kit (Black/Silver)
    Scheduled release date: December 2022
  • E-P7 EZ Double Zoom Kit (Silver/White)
    Scheduled release date: Late November 2022

Known OM-5 specs:

  • 20.37 million pixel Live MOS sensor
  • TruePic IX
  • 121-point all-cross image plane phase detection AF
  • 2.36 million dot EVF
  • 3-inch 1.04 million-dot vari-angle LCD
  • 4K30p video
  • Size: 125.3 x 85.2 x 49.7mm
  • Weight: 366g
  • Starry Sky AF
  • live composite
  • IP53 dust and splash proof
  • handheld high res shot (50MP)
  • Small and lightweight system
  • Live ND
  • Vertical video
  • Sensor dust removal unit (SSWF?)
  • Pro capture mode up to 14 frames
  • Supports up to 7.5 steps of image stabilization
  • BLS-50 (from the image information inside the camera)
  • Conventional menu system (from image information)

via Asobinet

On October 25 Laowa will announce two ARGUS lenses: 18mm and 25mm f/0,95

On October 25 Venus Optics will announce two new Argus f/0,95 lenses:

  • 18mm f/0,95 MFT. 14 elements in 8 groups, 9 aperture blades, the closest focusing distance is 20cm, and the 62mm filter interface weighs about 500g, internal focus design, stepless / stepless aperture can be switched
  • 25mm f/0,95 E/Z/R/F mount lens (unconfirmed if there is a MFT mount version too). 14 elements in 9 groups, 9 aperture blades, the closest focusing distance of 34cm, 62mm filter interface, weighing about 575g.


Here are the images of the 18mm lens:

LEAKED: OM-5 images and pieces of brochure

Here you have all images of the OM-5. It’s really an E-M5III body with newer tech!

  • 20MP sensor
  • 7.5 stops image stabilization
  • IP53 weather sealing (down to -10 Celsius)
  • 50 MP images in handheld high resolution mode
  • ND 16 (4 stops filter)