Olympus announced OM-D E-M1 Mark II mirrorless camera development

Olympus has announced the development of its newest flagship camera at the Photokina 2016 event. The OM-D E-M1 Mark II is now official with 4K and 50MP high-res mode.

The new camera will feature a 20.4-megapixel Live MOS Micro Four Thirds sensor. It has an ISO range of 200-25,600, which can be expanded down to 64 ISO. It does not have an anti-aliasing filter.

The sensor is coupled with a TruePic VIII processor, which is about 3.5x faster than the TruePic VII engine. It delivers up to 18fps with continuous autofocus and up to 60fps with single AF in burst mode. … Continue reading


Panasonic G85 Mirrorless Camera Officially Announced

Panasonic G85 has been officially announced at the Photokina 2016 event as a followup to the G7 model. The compact MFT camera features an improved 5-Axis Dual Image Stabilisation and a splash/dust proof design.

The Lumix DMC-G85 from Panasonic is a versatile Micro Four Thirds camera with flexible photo capabilities, and UHD 4K video recording. The  mirrorless camera uses a 16.0-megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor and new Venus Engine. It has a sensitivity range from ISO 200-25600.

The Panasonic G85 will be available in the US for $899 body only and $999 with 12-60mm F3.5-5.6 Power O.I.S. kit lens. … Continue reading


Panasonic GH5 development announced! Comes with 4K 60p, 10bit 4:2:2

Panasonic GH5 development announced at the Photokina 2016 event. The hybrid mirrorless camera will be the first to shoot 4K/60p and 10bit 4:2:2 internally.

The GH5 will also provide a 6K Photo mode that will extract 18MP stills from burst footage or 8MP stills from 60p 4K clips. The Panasonic GH5 camera is expected to be released in the first half of 2017. There is no details about sensor or the pricing of the camera yet.

A prototype of GH5 will be on display at Panasonic’s Photokina 2016 booth. The company will show the video-centric MILC along with a new Leica-branded series of DG Vario-Elmarit F2.8-4.0 lenses, with 12-60mm, 8-18mm and 50-200mm zooms. … Continue reading


First Olympus E-PL8 specs leaked on the web

First Olympus E-PL8 specs has been leaked online ahead of the official announcement.

The PEN E-PL8 from Olympus will replace the current PEN E-PL7 camera which has been introduced back in August, 2014. The official announcement will be before or at the Photokina 2016 event. Along with the E-PL8 model, the company will announce the rumored three new lensesOM-D E-M1 Mark II camera and FL-900R flash.

From the leaked Olympus E-PL8 specs we can see that the upcoming PEN-series model will feature 16-megapixel MFT sensor just like the previous model. … Continue reading


Zeiss Loxia 85mm f/2.4 Sonnar FE lens officially announced

The new Zeiss Loxia 85mm f/2.4 Sonnar FE lens officially announced.

Designed for Sony full-frame E mount system cameras, the Loxia 2.4/85 is a new portrait lens from Zeiss. The construction consists of seven lens elements in seven groups. It has been designed for digital sensors and is based on an optimized ZEISS Sonnar design.

The telephoto prime optic has a minimum object distance of 0.80 meters. The manual focus ring has a rotation angle of 220 degrees and enables the subtlest variations of focusing. The large aperture of f/2.4 combined with the high-quality optical design ensures an appealing bokeh. The electronic interface transfers lens data (EXIF) as well as focus movements.

Release date of the ZEISS Loxia 85mm f/2.4 slated for the beginning of December 2016. The recommended retail sales price is $1,399 in US. … Continue reading


Canon EOS M5 mirrorless camera officially announced

The EOS M5 mirrorless interchangeable lens camera officially announced by Canon.

The new camera features a 24.2 Megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor and Dual Pixel CMOS AF. Canon’s EOS M5 has a DIGIC 7 processor and a built-in 2.36M-dot EVF. It also has a DSLR-level AF speed and accuracy, 9fps continuous shooting, and Full HD 60p movies.

The 3-inch 1.62M-dot touchscreen tilts up by 85° and downward by 180°. It supports touch-focusing even when using the EVF. Wi-Fi and NFC are offered along with low energy Bluetooth that provides a continuous connection.

The Canon EOS M5 will start shipping from November 2016. The price of the camera will be $979 for body-only. It will sell for $1099 with the EF-M 15-45mm F3.5-6.3 IS STM or with the just-announced EF-M 18-150mm F3.5-6.3 IS STM for $1479. … Continue reading


Laowa 7.5mm F2 for MFT and 15mm F2 FE Zero-D Lenses Announced

Venus Optics has announced the new Laowa 7.5mm F2 and 15mm F2 FE Zero-D lenses.

The Laowa 15mm F2 FE Zero-D is the world’s fastest lens for Sony full frame E-mount cameras. The Laowa 7.5mm F2 is the world’s widest optic for Micro Four Thirds cameras.

Both Laowa lenses will be available in early 2017. No pricing is given yet. Additional information with MTF graphics and technical specifications can be found below. … Continue reading


Fujifilm Medium Format Camera will be on display at Photokina 2016

Fujifilm is allegedly working on a new medium format camera. Fuji might display a mock-up or prototype of the rumored medium format camera at Photokina 2016 event.

The rumor mill were in talks of a future medium format camera by Fuji for a long time. It will feature a large 50-megapixel image sensor that will be made by Sony. The product will also include three new lenses.

According to trusted sources, the new camera will come along with two prime and one zoom lens. It will have a DSLR style design with more affordable price. More buzz after the break! … Continue reading


Full Canon EOS M5 specifications leaked

Full Canon EOS M5 specifications has been leaked on the web. It will be the EOS M3 successor and to be announced at Photokina 2016.

Sources are reporting that a true replacement to the EOS M3 mirrorless camera coming this year. The successor model previously rumored for late 2016 but recent gossips hint at Photokina announcement.

Looks like Canon will not abandon the mirrorless market. Reliable sources posted the full Canon EOS M5 specifications. The MILC will be unveiled just before the Photokina event. … Continue reading


Sony E PZ 18-110mm F4 G OSS E-mount lens announced

Sony has introduced the E PZ 18-110mm F4 G OSS lens for Super 35mm and APS-C format cameras.

The E-mount power zoom lens provides a focal length starts at 18mm wide angle and extends to 110mm at the telephoto end. It has a 6.1x high zoom ratio, even with inner focus. The optic maintains a constant F4 maximum aperture throughout its zoom range. Designed for video shooters the optic uses the company’s Smooth Motion Optics (SMO) design to prevent focus breathing, focus shifts and axial image shifts while zooming.

The E PZ 18-110mm F4 G OSS also includes a dust- and moisture-resistant design, built-in SteadyShot and quiet operation. … Continue reading