(FT5) New Olympus MFT camera and new MFT kit lens coming in Spring.


Rumor work never ends! By early 2014 we expect a bunch of new announcements. Not only Panasonic is almost ready to launch a new 4K GH camera. According to two trusted sources Olympus will also launch one new MFT camera with a brand new MFT kit lens. I hope to get some reliable specs soon. One more thing: One source said it’s not a PEN!

Overall it sounds like both Panasonic and Olympus will NOT wait til Photokina to launch some interesting new stuff.

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New Olympus OMD EM1 reviews and test.


Olympus OMD EM1 review by Digital Camera World.

New E-M1 review at Photolisticlife.
E-m1 review at Digitalcameraworld.
E-M1 review at Trustedreviews.
Japanese test at Mynavi.
Ducth review at Pixelmania.

Readers mail on the E-M1:

Anonymous:E-M1 review in Amateur Photographer, Nov 2, 2013: score 86%, the same as that of the Canon EOS 70D.

Spike: “I have written something to help people considering a move to the E-M1 from the E-M5; hope it might be useful: http://www.microfourthirds.info/2013/10/moving-from-the-e-m5-to-the-e-m1/

Burkhard:gerade habe ich das neue Fotomagazin gekauft. Die OMD-EM1 ist mit 91% Bewertungspunkten die beste jemals getestete Kamera und die einzige, welche die 5-Sterne-Wertung “Super” erreicht hat. Im Testartikel wird darauf hingewiesen daß sie besser ist als die meisten Spiegelreflexkameras.

E-M1 Preorder Links:
Olympus E-M1 body at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto, Amazon DE (via DL), Amazon UK (via DL), Amazon ES (via DL), WexUK, Topshot FI, CameraWorldUK.
Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO Lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, AmazonDE (viaDL), Amazon ES (via DL).
Olympus E-M1 with 12-40mm Lens kit at Amazon DE (via DL), WexUK and CameraWorldUK, Amazon UK (via DL), Amazon ES (via DL).
Olympus E-M1 with 12-50mm Lens kit at Amazon DE (via DL), WexUK, CameraWorldUK, Amazon UK (via DL), Amazon ES (via DL).
Olympus EP-13 Eyecup for E-M1 at Adorama and BHphoto.
Olympus HLD-7 Battery Grip for E-M1 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
Olympus LC-62D Metal Front Lens Cap for 12-40mm at Adorama and BHphoto.
Olympus LH-66 Lens Hood for 12-40mm at Adorama and BHphoto.


First full GM1 reviews by Camera.reviewed and Blunty.


The video on top is Blunty’s full Panasonic Gm1 review. And also Cameras.reviewed (Click here) posted their final GM1 review:

“Considering how well it did in our lab tests, it’s light on price, too. For the same cost as an RX100 II, you get a bigger sensor, better image quality, and great lens compatibility. Either as a premium entry point or a companion camera, the GM1 delivers adorable good looks paired with admirable performance at a reasonable price.”

P.S.: Some new image samples at Fotopolis.

GM1 preorder list:
In US at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.
In Europe at Amazon Germany, Wex Germany, Amazon UK, Fotohanskeuzekamp, Cyberphoto Sweden and Wex UK.