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(FT5) Olympus E-M1 shipping in early October

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Our friends over at Digicameinfo confirmed the specs of the E-M1 cameras that we already posted many weeks ago. And also said the camera would start shipping in early October while the 12-40mm lens will ship in November. Stay tuned on 43rumors tomorrow morning at 5am London time everything will be officially announced!

Olympus OM-D E-M1
– 16.28 million pixel sensor LiveMOS
– “DUAL FAST AF” (Phase detection and contrast detection AF).
– New TruePicVII Image processing engine
– EVF  (with new high magnification)
– 5-axis camera shake correction
– Announcement – September 10
– Kit with 12-40mm lens will ship in early October. Kit with 12-50mm lens in late October.

M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-40mm F2.8 PRO
– Linear motor, AF, MSC
– Minimum focusing distance (0.6 times maximum magnification) 20cm throughout the entire zoom range
– Weather proof.
– Late November release

The 40-150mm f/2.8 pricing will be announced later and the lens ship in early 2014!

IN case you missed it. These are the prices in US Dollar and YEN:

Price in USA
OM-D E-M1 Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera Body $1,399.00
OM-D E-M1 Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 12-40mm Lens $2,199.00
12-40mm M. Zuiko Digital ED f/2.8 PRO Lens $999.00
HLD-7 Battery Grip for OM-D E-M1 Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera  $199.00
LH-66 LENS HOOD $44.99
LC-62D BLACK METAL CAP $12.99
EP13 BLACK EYECUP $19.98

Price in Japan
OM-D E-M1 Body 144,800Yen
OM-D E-M1 12-50mm 169,800Yen
OM-D E-M1 12-40mm F2.8 219,800Yen
HLD-7 19,740Yen
GS-5 2,980Yen
EP-12 525Yen
EP-13 1,848Yen
PFUD-EP11 2,520Yen
PT-EP11 99,960Yen
CBG-10 24,800Yen
CSS-P118 3,480Yen
CS-43 2,480Yen
CS-42SF 6,980Yen
LH-55C 3,990Yen
M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-40mm F2.8 PRO 89,880Yen
LH-66 4,620Yen
LC-62D 1,050Yen
PRF-D62PRO 3,780Yen
PPZR-EP04 7,140Yen

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