Micro Four Thirds
Sigma 35mm f/2 DN OS Art lens patented for M4/3s
Sigma has patented its fair share of lenses this year, while others have been rumored to be unveiled by the end of 2015. Nevertheless, the company is not stopping and it is working on many other products. One of them is the Sigma 35mm f/2 DN OS Art lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras, whose patent has just been discovered.
SLR Magic announces HyperPrime Cine 50mm T0.95 lens
SLR Magic is back into the spotlight with two new products. The third-party lens maker has decided to bring a couple of new optical devices at the Cine Gear Expo 2015 event in Los Angeles. The first is the HyperPrime Cine 50mm T0.95 lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras, while the second consists of a Rangefinder Cine Adapter.
Panasonic GX8 launch date set for Q3 2015
Panasonic was supposed to reveal the Lumix GX7 successor in the first half of 2015. However, several trusted sources have debunked the claims and have said that the Micro Four Thirds camera is coming in August or September. Now, more reliable sources have confirmed that the Panasonic GX8 launch date is Q3 2015.
Panasonic G7 announced with 4K support and better design
Panasonic has just revealed the long-rumored Lumix G7 mirrorless camera. The shooter is official with a 16-megapixel Micro Four Thirds sensor that is capable of recording videos at a resolution of 4K. Moreover, new 4K Photo modes have been introduced, while the design has been improved when compared to that of the Lumix G6.
First Panasonic G7 photos show up on the web
In anticipation of the launch of a new Panasonic camera, a trusted source has revealed the first images of the shooter. The first Panasonic G7 photos are showing that the Micro Four Thirds camera will suffer some design changes when compared to its predecessor. Overall, it looks better and it will catch the eyes of the buyers.
More Panasonic G7 specs confirmed by trusted source
Panasonic is on the verge of introducing a new mirrorless interchangeable lens camera with a Micro Four Thirds sensor. Before the device’s imminent launch, a reliable source has provided more Panasonic G7 specs, which reaffirm the fact that it will be capable of shooting 4K videos as well as contradicting some earlier reports.
Panasonic FZ300 registered alongside G7 and GX8 cameras
Panasonic is on the verge of announcing three new cameras. The rumor mill has already confirmed that the G7 and GX8 Micro Four Thirds cameras are coming. The two models have just been registered on Wi-Fi Alliance’s website, but an unknown model has also been mentioned alongside them: the Panasonic FZ300.
Olympus introduces Titanium E-M5 Mark II Limited Edition kit
Olympus has just made a special announcement. The company has introduced a Limited Edition kit of one of its OM-D Micro Four Thirds cameras. Without much further ado, the Titanium E-M5 Mark II version is official and it will offer special goodies for the buyers. In total, only 7,000 units will be made, making it a collector’s piece.
Olympus 8mm f/1.8 Fisheye PRO lens revealed for MFTs
Back at the CP+ 2015 event in February, Olympus announced the development of the M.Zuiko Digital ED 8mm f/1.8 Fisheye PRO lens. The product has shed its development status and it is now official. The Olympus 8mm f/1.8 Fisheye PRO lens is real and it will be released for Micro Four Thirds users this summer.
Olympus 7-14mm f/2.8 PRO lens unveiled for Micro Four Thirds cameras
The final Olympus announcement of the day consists of the M.Zuiko Digital ED 7-14mm f/2.8 PRO lens, which completes the company’s holy trinity of f/2.8 optics. The Olympus 7-14mm f/2.8 PRO lens joins the 12-40mm and 40-150mm optics in order to offer an f/2.8 aperture from 14-300mm when considering the 35mm equivalent.
Panasonic G7 launch date set for May 19
After weeks of rumors and speculation, an insider has finally leaked the Panasonic G7 launch date. According to a trusted source, the mirrorless camera with a Micro Four Thirds sensor is scheduled to become official on May 19. The shooter is also said to be capable of recording 4K videos, albeit an important feature will be missing.
Panasonic G7 rumored to be capable of recording 4K videos
As the launch of the Panasonic G7 mirrorless camera is approaching, the rumor mill is leaking a lot of information about it. The latest details are concerning the image sensor, which is said to be the same 16-megapixel version found in the GX7. However, it has been upgraded and it is capable of recording videos at 4K resolution.
Panasonic Lumix G7 announcement event to occur this May
Panasonic will reveal a new Micro Four Thirds camera around the middle of May 2015. The mirrorless interchangeable lens camera is a recently rumored model: the G6 replacement. A source is claiming that the Panasonic Lumix G7 announcement event will occur in mid-May and that the device will be a minor upgrade over the G6.
Sony RX100 Mark IV with Micro Four Thirds sensor is real, source says
More reports confirming the existence of the Sony RX100 Mark IV are showing up within the rumor mill. It is said that the compact camera will replace the RX100 Mark III with a new image sensor the size of a Micro Four Thirds model. It seems like the RX100 IV will be announced soon, although an exact date is still unknown.
Sigma 25mm f/1.2 lens patented for Micro Four Thirds cameras
A Sigma patent has been discovered in Japan. The application is describing a bright wide-angle prime optic created for mirrorless cameras featuring a Micro Four Thirds sensor. The product in question is the Sigma 25mm f/1.2 lens, which will provide a 35mm focal length equivalent of 50mm when mounted on m4/3 shooters.
Panasonic G7 Micro Four Thirds camera to be unveiled soon
After being rumored to be cancelled, the GF-series of Micro Four Thirds cameras has been renewed by Panasonic through the GF7 in 2015. The GX-series was in danger, but the GX8 will be released this summer. If you thought that a Panasonic G7 was not going to make it, then you should change your views because it is coming soon.
Sony RX100 IV coming soon with Micro Four Thirds sensor
Sony has just registered three new image sensors. Two of them are Micro Four Thirds models and one of this pair is rumored to find its way into the Sony RX100 IV. Against all odds, the PlayStation company is said to be working on a Mark IV version of the RX100 camera which may become official sometime in 2015.
Blackmagic reveals Micro Cinema Camera for pro filmmakers
Blackmagic has introduced a new compact, lightweight, and affordable interchangeable lens camera for professional filmmakers. The devices goes around by the name of Micro Cinema Camera and it comes packed with a Super 16mm sensor that offers up to 13 stops of dynamic range and a global shutter alongside a rolling shutter.
Sigma Four Thirds lenses are no longer in development
If you own a Four Thirds camera, then you should know that you will never get the chance to buy new Sigma Four Thirds lenses. It seems like the Japanese company has stopped working on such products. However, there is a chance that the manufacturer will also stop developing Micro Four Thirds lenses in the near future.
Panasonic GX8 announcement event will actually take place in September
The Panasonic GX8 announcement event will not take place in the neighboring future, as previously rumored. Instead, this mirrorless camera with a Micro Four Thirds sensor will be introduced sometime in September 2015. As a result, its release date will most likely occur sometime in the later parts of 2015.
Olympus 300mm f/4 PRO lens release date rumored to be November 15
Olympus will release two lenses this summer: the 7-14mm f/2.8 PRO wide-angle zoom and 8mm f/1.8 PRO fisheye. Towards the end of the year, the company is rumored to have planned the launch of another optic. Inside sources are claiming that the Olympus 300mm f/4 PRO lens release date is November 15, 2015.