Micro Four Thirds
Panasonic GH4 firmware update 2.1 available for download
Panasonic has released a couple of firmware updates for two of its products aimed at professional videographers. Both the Panasonic GH4 firmware update 2.1 and the YAGH firmware update 1.1 can be downloaded right now with a few changes meant to add some features that will improve the users’ experience.
New Olympus E-M5II leak includes a strange message
A new Olympus E-M5II leak has hit the web and it shows the mirrorless camera with the recently-leaked ECG-2 grip mounted on it. Beside this, the leakster has decided to include a strange message into the photo, which is saying that “Olympus has betrayed” for some reason. The camera is still expected to be announced in February.
Official Olympus E-M5II teaser video posted on YouTube
Olympus has begun its teasing campaign for the next-generation OM-D-series mirrorless camera with a Micro Four Thirds sensor. An official Olympus E-M5II teaser video has showed up on the company’s YouTube channel in order to let us know that the “future of award-winning photography” is coming in February 2015.
Olympus 14-150mm f/4-5.6 II zoom lens photos revealed
Olympus is on the verge of announcing the OM-D E-M5II Micro Four Thirds camera and a bunch of accessories for this new model. In addition, a new lens is coming, too. Before the event, the first real-life Olympus 14-150mm f/4-5.6 II zoom lens photos have been leaked, alongside images of an ECG-2 camera grip for the E-M5II.
Panasonic GF7 Micro Four Thirds camera becomes official
During the past couple of weeks, the gossip talks regarding the Panasonic GF7 have intensified and rightfully so, as the mirrorless camera has been announced today. This new Micro Four Thirds model comes in a more compact, lightweight, and beautiful body than its predecessor, and will become the users’ go-to selfie camera.
Panasonic GF7 specs and photo revealed ahead of launch
Panasonic is preparing to launch a new Micro Four Thirds camera. Before the official product announcement event, the camera has had some of its specifications leaked. By the looks of it, the Panasonic GF7 specs list will not be a significant improvement over the one of its predecessor, while its design is inspired by the GM-series.
More Olympus OM-D E-M5II images leaked
Olympus is on the verge of announcing a replacement for the mid-range E-M5 camera. As a result, the leaks concerning this new shooter are not stopping. The latest of the series consists of more Olympus OM-D E-M5II images, which are revealing the camera’s list of accessories as well as the 14-150mm lens kit.
Panasonic GF7 launch event set to take place next week
After registering the GF6 replacement on the website of a South Korean regulatory agency, Panasonic is rumored to announce the mirrorless camera soon. An insider is reporting that the Panasonic GF7 launch event is scheduled to take place sometime next week and that the camera will be sold with a 12-32mm lens kit.
First Olympus E-M5II photos leaked on the web
The long-rumored and sought-after replacement of the OM-D E-M5 has just been leaked online. The very first Olympus E-M5II photos have showed up on the web along with an image of a new version of the 14-150mm f/4-5.6 lens, which means that the Micro Four Thirds line-up is about to get bigger in the near future.
Panasonic GF7 mirrorless camera registered in South Korea
Panasonic is allegedly attempting to bring back a Micro Four Thirds series which has been put on hold in 2014: Lumix DMC-GF. The so-called Panasonic GF7 mirrorless camera has just been registered on the website of the Radio Research Agency in South Korea, while the price of its predecessor, the GF6, has been reduced.
Olympus 8mm f/1.8 fisheye lens to be released this summer
Olympus will definitely reveal a new wide-angle lens with a prime focal length and a bright aperture in 2015, says a trusted source. It appears that the model in question is the Olympus 8mm f/1.8 fisheye lens, which is a bit different from the previously-rumored 9mm f/1.8 or f/2.8 PRO-series lens.
Olympus OM-D E-M5II camera registered at Taiwan’s NCC
Another day goes by, another day when a rumor turns out to be true. After revealing the name of the E-M5 successor, the camera has showed up at Taiwan’s National Communications Commission. As it turns out, this upcoming Micro Four Thirds camera will become available under the name of Olympus OM-D E-M5II.
4K-ready Panasonic GX8 rumored to be unveiled at CP+ 2015
Panasonic will allegedly announce a new entry-level mirrorless camera with a Micro Four Thirds sensor in early 2015. It appears that the new device will be capable of recording videos at 4K resolution and that it will be revealed at CP+ 2015. Out of all possible options, the Panasonic GX8 is in pole-position to be unveiled soon.
Olympus E-M5II to capture 40MP shots using sensor shift tech
The name of the Olympus OM-D E-M5 replacement has finally been revealed by the rumor mill. Along with that, sources have also mentioned some of the Micro Four Thirds camera’s specs. It appears that the so-called Olympus E-M5II will come packed with a 16MP sensor that captures 40MP photos thanks to sensor shift technology.
More Olympus OM-D E-M5 replacement details leaked
The Olympus OM-D E-M5 replacement has been featured multiple times within the rumor mill. The mirrorless camera is now said to drop sometime in early February 2015 with a list of exciting specs. The Micro Four Thirds shooter will employ a new image sensor as well as a different design from the current OM-D models.
New Olympus 4K mirrorless camera to feature unique sensor
The recently-rumored Olympus OM-D camera has returned to the rumor mill. It appears that the device will definitely replace the mid-range OM-D E-M5, but it will focus on video features. If all goes well, photographers and videographers will join forces to say hello to a new Olympus 4K mirrorless camera in January 2015.
Olympus E-M5 successor announcement date set for January
Olympus president Ogawa Haruo has revealed in an interview that the replacement for the OM-D E-M5 mirrorless camera is “ready” and on its way. The rumor mill is now reporting that the Olympus E-M5 successor will be introduced in January 2015 and that the Micro Four Thirds camera will be an “exciting” device.
Olympus TRIP-D camera instead of new XZ-series compact
Olympus is making the rumor mill rounds once again, as the company has allegedly decided to put the XZ-series of compact cameras on hold. Instead, the Olympus Trip-D higher-end compact, featuring a fixed, bright lens and large sensor, could be launched on the market sometime in the near future.
Olympus PEN camera prototype with portrait sensor in testing
Olympus has allegedly begun testing the next-generation PEN-series cameras. One Olympus PEN camera prototype is said to be of particular interest as it comes packed with a sensor oriented in portrait mode. The shooter is said to have been inspired by the original PEN SLRs, capable of capturing portrait photos.
Panasonic GH5 camera might record 4K at 60fps and 8K videos
Panasonic may have recently launched the GH4 mirrorless camera, but this does not mean that the company is not considering the future of its Micro Four Thirds line-up. According to a company representative, the Panasonic GH5 could be capable of recording 4K videos at a 60fps frame rate as well as 8K videos.
Major Kodak S-1 price reduction now available at Amazon
Although Black Friday 2014 is still more than one month away, retailers are offering important discounts at lots of cameras. The latest to get a price hit is the Kodak PixPro S-1 which is available for under $350 at Amazon. For this amount, the mirrorless camera with a Micro Four Thirds sensor is accompanied by a 12-45mm lens.