Olympus OM-D E-M10 hands-on preview and image samples
We look at the new and even smaller but, crucially, more affordable, OM-D E-M10, along with the new power zoom 14-42mm m.Zuiko Digital pancake and the m.Zuiko 25mm f/1.8 prime lenses. We also have a gallery of unique product shots and almost 50 full resolution sample images, including RAW files for you to download.
This is what the Olympus m.Zuiko 40-150mm f/2.8 Pro will look like
Olympus has shown a mock-up of its forthcoming m.Zuiko 40-150mm f/2.8 Pro lens. We have photos and we wonder what features the final product will have to offer.
Olympus OM-D E-M1 hands-on preview
Four Thirds User has had an OM-D E-M1 for almost two weeks and we have become well acquainted with the camera's characteristics and capabilities. Check out or initial impressions, plus over 50 downloadable full resolution sample images and a full gallery of our own product images.
Olympus OM-D E-M1 new features explained
Four Thirds User was exclusively briefed in Tokyo by the designers and engineers behind the new OM-D E-M1 and we've spent the last two weeks using a sample camera. We kick off our coverage of the launch of Olympus' new flagship camera with a look at all the new E-M1 features and innovations.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 hands-on preview
Panasonic Lumix has launched its DMC-GX7 Micro Four Thirds camera, featuring an integrated tilting electronic viewfinder, 1/8000th shutter, plus a brand new 16MP LiveMOS sensor. Four Thirds User has the first evaluation camera released by Panasonic. **Sample images gallery now added**
Is the Olympus Pen E-P5 the first CSC with a 1/8000th top shutter speed?
You might have assumed from messages coming out of Olympus that the new Pen E-P5 is the first compact system camera (CSC) to feature a shutter as fast as 1/8000th second. That's not strictly true but Olympus is actually claiming something different. We explore the technology of focal plane shutters and how the evolution of the imaging sensor could make separate sensors obsolete - one day.
Olympus Pen E-P5 hands-on preview
The successor to Olympus Pen E-P3 is the new E-P5 and it's not just a new Pen, it's arguably the new Olympus Micro Four Thirds flagship, combining more gorgeous retro styling blended with cutting-edge features like wifi connectivity and a fastest in class shutter.
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iF product design awards go to the revolutionary OM-D E-M1 flagship and cult collector’s favourite, the PEN E-P5
March 3 2014 – Olympus camera design continued to take home the industry’s most prestigious prizes at the 2014 iF product design awards, where the jury honoured two Olympus interchangeable lens cameras.
Adobe Labs releases beta of Adobe Camera RAW 8 with OM-D E-M10 support
Adobe Labs has revealed that a late beta or Release Candidate of the latest version of Adobe Camera RAW is now available for public testing. The good news for Olympus fans is that it includes RAW file support for the new OM-D E-M10. We have a large collection of RAW files taken with a pre-production E-M10 that you can download.
Kowa unveils three Prominar Micro Four Thirds lenses
Three Micro Four Thirds fit Prominar brand lenses from Kowa have been revealed: 8.5mm f/2.8, 12mm f/1.8, and 25mm f/1.8. Limited information currently available in Japanese indicates the lenses are all ambitious designs focusing on very low distoration and high image sharpness thanks to the use of aspheric and extra low dispersion optics. The three lenses are due to be released later this year.
Two additional Olympus M.ZUIKO PRO lenses to launch in 2015
Hamburg, February 12 2014 – Olympus is pleased to announce the development of two new lenses in the M.ZUIKO PRO series: the wide-angle zoom lens M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 7-14mm 1:2.8 PRO and the super telephoto lens M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 300mm 1:4 PRO.
Olympus Pen E-P5 firmware update brings Pen WiFi functionality up to date
Olympus has announced a firmware update for its Pen E-P5 camera that brings wireless/smartphone app functionality up to the same level as more recent Olympus models.
Panasonic launches new flagship DMC-GH4
Panasonic has today announced the LUMIX DMC-GH4, its most advanced and high specification interchangeable lens camera, featuring newly engineered technology - including 4K video recording - to meet the requirements of professional photography and videography.
Booq Introduces the Python Mirrorless, a Compact Camera Bag for Busy Photographers
Booq, a leading brand of premium laptop bags, backpacks and iPad & iPhone carrying cases, unveils a new addition to its Python collection for photographers, the Python mirrorless. Designed to hold a mirrorless camera with a large lens or a compact DSLR with a small lense, the Python mirrorless keeps photography gear from knocks and bumps while the water-resistant 1680 denier ballistic nylon protects against the elements.
Panasonic at The Photography Show
Panasonic is pleased to be exhibiting at The Photography Show, a brand new exhibition dedicated to the imaging industry, held at the NEC in Birmingham. Taking place on 1st–4th March, Panasonic will be showcasing a range of award winning LUMIX G, LUMIX and HD camcorders on stand G50 and G60.
New functionality with OM-D E-M5 firmware update
Olympus has announced that a firmware update will be made available for the OM-D E-M5 that will add two key items of additional functionality we've seen in camera models from Olympus launched since the E-M5 was introduced almost two years ago. We haven't yet tried the new firmware update at the time of writing, but here's our take on what to expect:
Compact all-metal OM-D E-M10 completes Olympus' high-end mirrorless line-up
Hamburg, 29 January 2014 – Olympus' multiple award-winning OM-D family has a new member: the E-M10. The striking newcomer combines the fine image quality, classic styling and focusing speed of the E-M5 with the sheer power of the flagship E-M1, albeit in an extremely compact all-metal casing.