E-M1 Amazon arrival info. And camera video quality may be improved via firmware update.

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EM1 lens comparison made by our reader Ziv (Thanks!).

 I got these two news via 43rumors mail:

Anonymous:I had a talk with Olympus representative at XXXXX today where they were showcasing the em1. I asked about video framerate issue. He said that they are working on it and if possible, other framerates are being made available via firmware update. If not possible, it will be handled by introducing a new product version. I dont know if that means em6 or em1 mark II or what.
Let’s hope it’s…possible!

Anonymous_2:  I just received an email (from Amazon) with my expected delivery dates:
“Olympus OM-D E-M1 Compact System Camera with 16MP and 3-Inch LCD – Body Only”
Estimated arrival date: October 18, 2013 – October 22, 2013
“Olympus HLD-7 Camera Grip for Olympus E-M1 Compact System Cameras”
Estimated arrival date: November 21, 2013 – November 25, 2013
“Olympus M Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 Pro Interchangeable Lens”
Estimated arrival date: December 12, 2013 – December 16, 2013

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.

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(FT5) Olympus mini OMD coming on October 29!

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The mini OMD looking fixed zoom lens camera will be announced on October 29. I am yet not 100% sure about the sensor size but it should be 1/1.7 inch like the one used by the current Olympus XZ series. I call it mini OMD because it will look like a small OMD (and yes it has a built-in EVF in the middle). Reminder: The Panasonic Gm1 and 12-32mm announcement will happen next week on October 17 at 5-6am London time.

message to sources: The last two weeks I got many rumors about the next MFT lenses, fixed lens large sensor camera and Panasonic cameras in 2014. Thanks you all for the messages. Only want to ask you to be patient. I am trying to triple check the info I get to avoid to post false or partially incorrect rumors. Just to say that I got your rumors :)


Some of the glorious High End fixed Lens filmcameras from Olympus:
Olympus Trip 35 (here on eBay and article on 43rumors)
Olympus 35 SP (here on eBay and article on 43rumors)
Olympus XA (here on eBay and article on 43rumors)

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Curious E-M1 sensor picture and first Olympus 12-40mm review.

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Image courtesy: ePhotozine.

The picture on top os of the OM-D E-M1 sensor, and the area in the middle is the phase detection area (seen with the lines). It’s part of the full E-M1 review article posted on ePhotozine (Click here). The camera earned their “Highly Recommended” award

As the first Micro Four Thirds camera with no Anti-Aliasing filter, this means this camera should be, and thankfully is capable of the highest quality photos of any Micro Four Thirds camera, and when used with high quality prime lenses, the difference can be seen, although is quite subtle at times, with the previous model, the Olympus OM-D E-M5 already providing very sharp and detailed photos with prime lenses.

Also the Australian guys from Photoreview tested the E-M1 (Click here for the article) and the 12-40mm lens (Click here for the article). They also like the E-M1 a lot and this is what they write about the lens:

The 12-40mm f/2.8 lens is an impressive performer, delivering quality that rivals that of many DSLR+fast zoom pairings that target serious enthusiast photographers. But its great advantage is being able to do this in a more compact, lighter-weight unit. Fast focusing and near-silent AF operation also make this lens attractive.

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.

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New US deals: GF6 and E-PL5 superkits at Cameta (and Panasonic lens deals).

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Not only did the GF6 get a $100 price drop this week. There is a superkit deal with twelve (yes twelve) free accessories at Cameta (Click here to see full deal info). There is also a superkit deal with the E-Pl5 with eleven free accessories again at Cameta (Click here).

More new deals:
$115 off on the 100-300mm Panasonic lens at Amazon (Click here).
$50 off on the MZgamers eBay (Click here).

Reminder: All newest Panasonic MFT cameras got a discount in USA:
GX7 got $100 off at Amazon, Adorama, Samys and BHphoto.
GH3 got $200 off at Amazon, Adorama, Samys and BHphoto.
G6 got $100 off at Amazon, Adorama, Samys and BHphoto.
GF6 got $100 off at Amazon, Adorama, Samys and BHphoto.
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera in Stock in USA at Adorama (Click here) and Adorama eBay (Click here).

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(FT4) GM1 has GX7 sensor and LF1 size.

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The GM1 will have about the size of the LF1 compact you see on top

The GM1 is going to be announced next week (October 17). And these are some of the cameras features:

  • Same GX7 image processing engine and sensor
  • built-in Wi-Fi
  • Touch panel
  • New 12-32mm lens has about the same size as a 14mm f/2.5 lens
  • Body quality is very high (like the GX7)
  • Size is as small as the Panasonic LF1 or Sony RX100

via Digicameinfo

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