Hands-on with the Kodak PixPro S-1 Micro Four Thirds camera and lenses
We've at last had a chance to see the long-awaited Kodak PixPro Micro Four Thirds camera, along with three similarly branded lenses. Available in white or black, the camera is called the S-1 and features a 16 megapixel CMOS sensor of unknown provenance, a 920K dot up/down tilting LCD screen, a sensor-shift image stabiliser and 5 frames per second sequential shooting.
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.
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Olympus introduces Pen E-PL6
London, July 9, 2014 – Cameras with interchangeable lenses don't get any slimmer** or cooler than the new PEN E-PL6. Or better equipped for posting superior shots on the Web. The latest PEN comes supplied with a WiFi-capable FlashAir SD card and a class-best, super-slim, interchangeable electronic pancake zoom lens. Just two reasons Olympus calls this package the 'Expression Kit'. The E-PL6 is also packed with technologies inherited from Olympus' flagship OM-D series, so it has everything it takes to capture stylish, stand-out images – anytime, anywhere and on the fly.
Olympus UK OM-D Protégé competition announced
This summer Olympus are asking the nation's amateur photographers to take a shot at becoming a master photographer in a new competition they are calling Olympus Protégés. Entrants to the competition will have a once in a lifetime opportunity to work with some of the biggest names in the photographic industry.
Tamron 14-150mm f/3.5-5.8 Di III for Micro Four Thirds
Here's an official press release describing Tamron's first Micro Four Thirds lens since announcing its support for Micro Four Thirds two years ago. It's a compact 14-150mm f/3.5-5.8 superzoom with some sophisticated optics that promise high image quality for this class of lens. 14-150mm f/3.5-5.8 Di III
Colourful OM-D E-M10 special editions revealed
Olympus is to release beautifully crafted special editions of its latest award winner: the OM-D E-M10. With its luxury accessories, textures and colours, the E-M10 Limited Edition is a must-see – and must-hold – for anyone looking for outstanding design, unlimited creativity and great photography.
Olympus Pen E-P5 and Stylus 1 firmware updates
Olympus news: We are pleased to announce the release of new firmware upgrades for two of our award-winning products, the PEN E-P5 and the STYLUS 1.
New Olympus OM-D E-M10 named best Compact System Camera Entry Level by TIPA
London, April 2014 – Olympus’ high-end OM-D camera range collected another top award, with TIPA voting the E-M10 the best Compact System Camera in the Entry Level category.
JVCKENWOOD joins Micro Four Thirds
JVCKENWOOD Corporation (headquarters: Yokohama, Kanagawa Pref., Japan, President & Representative Director: Shoichiro Eguchi) has recently joined the standard and has committed to develop products compliant with the Micro Four Thirds System Standard.
Panasonic UK reveals Lumix G price promotions
Panasonic UK has revealed a cashback deal for the diminutive GM1, a free 12-35mm lens if you buy a GX7/20mm pancake kit and a free battery and power grip for purchasers of the GXH3 and GH4 top of the range models
Panasonic Announce New F1.7 High Speed Leica Summilux 15mm Lens to Allow Photographers to Capture Fashionable Defocused Reportage Pictures
24th March 2014 - Panasonic has unveiled a new digital interchangeable lens, the H-X015 LEICA DG SUMMILUX 15mm / F1.7 ASPH. (35 mm camera equivalent: 30 mm) for the LUMIX G range, based on the Micro Four Thirds standard, which is both compact and lightweight.
New Samyang 12mm 1:2.0 NCS CS lens
The new Samyang 12 mm 1:2.0 NCS CS offers photographers an affordable, wide angle lens for APS-C mirrorless cameras. The lens has been designed for cameras fitted with a high resolution sensor. Samyang Optics has accustomed its clients to great quality optics offered at affordable prices and this is also the case with the 12 mm 1:2.0 NCS CS lens which provides technical parameters and potential that can easily compete with the best wide-angle prime and zoom lenses available on the market.