Some more E-M1X info: Video specs are on par with the GH5s, autofocus equal to the Sony A9, best EVF in the industry!

One of our anonymous commenters named “” shared a lot of interesting details about the E-M1X he claims he is testing. Thanks

High Resolution mode:
– “The software correction for artifacts is next level. You can easily use high rez for “moving landscapes”, e.g trees moving in the wind (not a storm, mind you) and it looks like an organic photo at 100%. The artifacts drove me nuts in the Em5 II, never found it usable for anything other than playing around, a gimmick. None of that in the X, first high-rez mode usable in the real world. Really cool.”
– “The camera takes 8 frames in 1/60s
. Software is incredible. I’ve used it for landscapes where you’d normally need to use 1/125 sec shutter speed to freeze tree branches moving.”

Sensor performance:
– “It has a much better sensor. I guesstimate the low light performance to be 0.3 to 0.5 stops better than a D500. Usable depends on your taste.“. Over half a stop better than E-M1II
– “Iso 2500 on the x looks like 1600 on the Em1.2 probably. Like I said, a bit better than a D500.

Video:
– “Video specs are on par with the GH5s, including low light. Of course, the camera has íbis unlike the panasonic.
– has 10bit internal recording

EVF:
– “No blackouts. Best EVF in the industry.”

More tidbits:
– Base ISO is 200

Autofocus:
– C-AF Tracking is “as good as or better than sony a9,better than my d4s for sure

General impression:
-“ I’ve had hands-on with the camera and it is a massive improvement over the em1.2 in every regard. AF is at least equal to the A9, handling and built quality are better than my Nikon D4s, handheld hi-rez really works in good light (obviously limited in low light). High iso is as good as the Nikon D500 if not better (i could not take home files for comparison).”
– “I work in the industry, but photography is a hobby for me. The Em1x can’t replace my D4s for low-light portraits. For daylight wildlife and sports the EM1x is going to be ace. Better than a D500 and of course much lighter with the dedicated glass. The new tele zooms are incredible.

150-400mm f/4.0 MFT lens:
– Will probably be on market in late 2019

Editor’s note: Feel free to ask your questions in our comment system and “” maybe will answer them :)

(FT5) New leaked product images of the E-M1X. Will be priced at 365,000 YEN (around $3000)

One of our Asian Sources (Thanks!) sent us these three product images of the E-M1X. And for the first time we also got an info about the pricing. In Japan the E-M1X will cost 365,000 YEN. Rough conversion in dollar is $3350 or 2900 Euros. Keep in mind that usually the prices in USA are lower which makes it sound the final price might be $2999.

Rumored E-M1X specs:

Name: E-M1X OMD camera
Sensor: 20MP (not global shutter)

Frame rate: 18fps
7.5+ EV stabilization
2 TruePic VIII processors
2x the processing speed of the E-m1II
Autofocus: Adaptive and expandable focal points. Two examples. If you are shooting a person, then shift to shooting a car, the number of focal points will automatically expand. If you are shooting a basketball player, you will get a vertical series of 5 focal points.

Body Size: 144.37 x 146.765 x 75.345mm (body with a built in vertical grip)
High Res: Can shoot handheld High Resolution images (around 80MP) at 1/60s
Photography focus: Sports and Wildlife shooters
Same batteries as E-M1 Mk II
Live electornic ND filter
Larger EVF
Price: Close to $3,000
Launch: January 24… along “2 tele zooms, 1 wide angle zoom. speedlight. zuiko binoculars”
Availability: February

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Surprise! Sharp announced their first 8K Micro Four Thirds camera!!!

This is the first image of the new Sharp 8k Micro Four Thirds camera! It will be the first 8K camera for under $5,000. This is a prototype and there are no official specs yet which will be announced in Q2. The only info we got is that it takes 8k at 30fps in H.265 codec. It records on single SD card slot. It has on sensor stabilization and it has a 5 inch flip out display!

We have to thank Kinotika for spotting this camera that got completely unnoticed through the first days of CES:

Panasonic CES event is done: Some S1-S1R news and no MFT talk…

The Panasonic CES press event is over and there was nothing really exciting. There was no talk at all about MFT and they only shared a few new info about the S1-S1R cameras. Summarized by L-rumors.com:

1) They will be able to shoot in High Resolution mode. It takes 8 photos and merges them for better resolution in varying lighting conditions.
2) They will capture HLG photos
3) The cameras will start shipping out in late March

It’s rumored that Panasonic will unveil full specs and pricing the last week of January. By then we hope to get some new MFT info too!

UPDATE: Here is the official press text:

Panasonic Announces Additional Key Functions for the New Full-frame Mirrorless Camera at CES 2019

Las Vegas, NV (January 7, 2019) – Following an announcement at Photokina 2018, Panasonic will unveil additional key features of the new LUMIX S full-frame mirrorless cameras at CES 2019. The LUMIX S full-frame mirrorless cameras and lenses will be available at the end of March 2019.*

A Whole New Style of Photo Expression

High Dynamic Range Still Photo – HLG Photo Mode

HLG Photo allows images to be shot with a wider dynamic range. By reproducing both glaring lights and dark shadows that are likely to be overexposed or underexposed, the Lumix S achieves rich, precise color expression as close as possible to visual memory. 43rumors

HLG Photos are produced as an HSP file. The user can play back these vibrant images on the latest Panasonic HLG-compliant 4KTV via HDMI cable connection or other HLG- compliant devices. It is also ideal for photographers’ photo presentations.

Stunning Details with a Realistic Sensation

High Resolution Mode

Taking advantage of the Body Image Stabilizer. (I.S.) mechanism, eight consecutive images are automatically shot while shifting the sensor. These eight images are synthesized into a single image by the new Venus Engine, which boasts high-speed signal processing. Precise details are faithfully reproduced to be saved as a beautiful, highly realistic image. This mode is ideal for shooting natural landscapes or fine art objects with delicate details.

Considering situations where moving subjects are included in the scene, sub options are available to suppress motion blur, so photographers can use this mode the same as shooting in a normal photo shooting mode.

*Availability date may vary depending on the sales area •Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.

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