Micro Four Thirds
Olympus E-P5 photo leaked on the web
Olympus is holding a product launch event in China on May 11. The camera which will be unveiled during that show is the E-P5. The Micro Four Thirds system has been teased in the Asian country, while now it has had its first photo leaked on the web. The best part about it is that the photo has confirmed plenty of details for MFT fans.
Panasonic G6 camera becomes official with WiFi and NFC
Panasonic has finally taken the wraps off the G6 mirrorless camera. The Micro Four Thirds system is now official, continuing the trend set by the Lumix GF6, as the shooter has borrowed its sibling’s Near Field Communications (NFC) chipset. The WiFi-ready camera also features a 16-megapixel image sensor and many more!
New Panasonic Lumix G Vario 14-140mm f/3.5-5.6 lens announced
After announcing two new cameras earlier on April 24, Panasonic has decided to refresh one of the popular Micro Four Thirds lenses: the Lumix G Vario 14-140mm / F3.5-5.6 ASPH POWER OIS. The new version comes packed with improved optical image stabilization technology, support for faster and more silent autofocus.
Panasonic G6 and LF1, and Olympus E-P5 and E-PL6 coming soon
Micro Four Thirds adopters are in for a treat as both Olympus and Panasonic are working on several new cameras. The former will launch the E-P5 and E-PL6 sometime in May, while the latter will please its fans earlier than expected, as the LF1 and G6 shooters should be revealed by the end of April, along with a new lens.
New Kodak mirrorless camera caught in action at P&E Show 2013
Kodak is on the verge of emerging out of bankruptcy. CEO Antonio Perez said that the digital imaging giant will finally get back in business sometime in mid-2013. Until then, the company has been present at the P&E Show 2013 in China, where it displayed a new mirrorless camera and the PixPro S1 Micro Four Thirds system.
Panasonic G6 and LF1 announcement date is April 24
Panasonic is working on a pair of new cameras, which should be revealed by the end of this week. It appears that the new compact and Micro Four Thirds cameras will be introduced alongside a 14-140mm lens, which will be compatible only with the latter camera. Both the G6 and LF1 cameras will feature good specs at attractive price points.
Sony NEX-7n, Olympus E-PL6, Panasonic LF1 and G6 coming soon
Activity on the digital camera market is expected to intensify over the next couple of months. Three new companies are allegedly working on new camera models. The list of organizations include Sony, Panasonic, and Olympus, all of them trying to grab a little bit more market share from the giants, such as Canon and Nikon.
Panasonic GF6 camera with NFC and WiFi becomes official
Panasonic has finally decided to make the Lumix DMC-GF6 mirrorless shooter official. As expected, the GF6 is world’s first interchangeable lens camera to come packed with NFC functionality. The Micro Four Thirds system is a welcomed upgrade from its previous generation, as it also provides a 16-megapixel image sensor and WiFi support.
Radiant Images unveils Novo action camera at NAB Show 2013
GoPro Hero3 Black Edition is a rugged camera waiting for some adventure. Radiant Images has used this as a source of inspiration and heavily-customized the camera, making it smaller and lighter. However, its main advantage is C-mount lens compatibility, allowing photographers to capture more creative outdoor photos.
Blackmagic Design releases news about Pocket Cinema Camera
Blackmagic Design has announced an unexpected Pocket Cinema Camera at this year’ National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) convention. It will be able to capture 13 stops of dynamic range, honoring both its name and Blackmagic’s reputation for feature-film quality.
Panasonic GF6 release date, price, and specs leaked
Panasonic is going to hold a press event on April 9 in order to announce a new camera. However, the upcoming device does not have any secrets, as its details have been leaked several times. However, this tops it all, as the Lumix GF6 has had its white version, release date, price, and photos leaked on the web.
Panasonic GF6 to be announced on April 9 at NAB 2013
Panasonic will be present at the National Association of Broadcaster Show 2013 in order to announce the brand new Lumix DMC-GF6. The mirrorless camera has just passed certification in Taiwan. It seems like the Micro Four Thirds System will replace the aging Lumix DMC-GF5 during a special press event in Las Vegas on April 9, 2013.
Panasonic Lumix GH3 firmware update 1.1 now available for download
Panasonic has finally released firmware update 1.1 for its Lumix DMC-GH3 camera. The mirrorless shooter is now faster when autofocusing, though users will also have to upgrade their lenses. The Micro Four Thirds system can also be connected to WiFi by entering a Mac’s NetBIOS name, as of this software upgrade.
SLR Magic Monster Lens II 12-36×50 ED spotting scope announced
SLR Magic continues the tradition set by its powerful digiscoping lenses by launching the Monster Lens II 12-36×50 ED spotting scope. The second generation of the Monster Lens is aimed at Micro Four Thirds camera owners, as the system is compatible with all such shooters, thanks to a special MFT adapter objective.
Sony and Panasonic announcing new mirrorless cameras in early April
April will greet photography fans with several new product announcements from Sony and Panasonic. If Sony reveals a new mirrorless camera on April 3, then Panasonic will introduce two new Micro Four Thirds shooters on April 9. However, there are still chances that the shooters will be revealed during NAB 2013.
Olympus E-P5 to feature E-M5’s 16.1-megapixel image sensor
The rumors about a new Micro Four Thirds camera from Olympus have intensified over the past few weeks. The company will definitely announce a new PEN camera, which will be called E-P5. However, the rumor mill says that the new MFT system will feature the same old 16.1-megapixel image sensor found in the OM-D E-M5.
Olympus E-P5 and Sony NEX-7n coming in late April
Olympus is preparing to make another appearance on the Micro Four Thirds camera with the launch of a replacement for the E-P3, while Sony will unveil a successor for the NEX-7 mirrorless shooter very soon. Multiple trusted sources have confirmed that the E-P5 and NEX-7n cameras will be announced in late April.
Sony and Olympus to announce new cameras soon?
Sony will release a new mirrorless camera in the following weeks. The shooter is rumored to feature a full-frame image sensor. Moreover, Olympus is also said to be on the verge of announcing a new camera. It appears a new Micro Four Thirds system will be unveiled this April, with an expected shipping date of June / July 2013.
Panasonic SZ5 and SZ9 firmware update 1.1 available for download now
Panasonic has chosen March 2013 as the perfect month to release firmware updates for several of its cameras. The Japan-based company has launched firmware update 1.1 for both the DMC-SZ5 and DMC-SZ9, while the Lumix GH3 and three lenses are scheduled to receive a software upgrade by the end of March.
SVS-Vistek introduces EVO Tracer Micro Four Thirds camera
SVS-Vistek has kept its promise made last fall by announcing a Micro Four Thirds camera, the SVCam-EVO Tracer. This is the first Micro Four Thirds camera of its kind and it comes packed with an interesting set of features in a cube-shaped design. The camera opens the door to all kinds of applications, including surveillance.
Olympus and Panasonic to launch new Micro Four Thirds cameras in April
Olympus is losing money with its digital camera business, while Panasonic has returned to profitable ways. Both companies are trying to keep up the pace with the big guys and the only way to do this is by announcing new gear. Olympus and Panasonic fans may get what they deserve this April, courtesy of new Micro Four Thirds cameras.