New Olympus OM-D E-M1 II, E-M5 II and Pen-F Firmware Updates Released

Olympus announces a series of new firmware updates that are available immediately for several of its mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras.

The firmware upgrades include Version 2.0 for the flagship Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II, Version 3.0 for the Olympus PEN-F, and Version 4.0 for the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II.

All three cameras get a new Bleach Bypass Art Filter and added support for the Panasonic Leica 200mm F2.8 Power OIS lens. … Continue reading

Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 50-200mm f/2.8-4 ASPH Power OIS lens officially announced

Panasonic has announced the Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 50-200mm f/2.8-4 ASPH Power OIS lens. This is the latest lens in its line of F2.8-4 zooms and the final,third model in the series. The other lenses in this range, are the Leica 12-60mm f/2.8-4.0, and the wide-angle Leica 8-18mm f/2.8-4.0.

The 100-400mm equivalent zoom designed in collaboration with Leica for Micro Four Thirds cameras. Panasonic’s Power O.I.S. stabilization is included and works with Dual I.S. on compatible Lumix cameras. The lens covers a variety of daily shooting situations, from wildlife to indoor sports, and even supports portrait shots, taking advantage of the f/2.8-4.0 high-speed performance.

Offered in, metallic black, it  matches the current LUMIX range, as well as complimenting existing lenses in the LEICA DG VARIO-ELMARIT F2.8-4.0 Series. The Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 50-200mm F2.8-4 will be available in June for $1700… Continue reading

Fujifilm X-H1 vs Panasonic GH5 – Comparison

Let’s compare the Fujifilm X-H1 vs Panasonic GH5 cameras.

Both the X-H1 and the GH5 are video-centric mirrorless cameras that are based on an APS-C (X-H1) and a Four Thirds sensor. The Fujifilm has a resolution of 24 megapixel, and the Panasonic offers 20.2 MP. Neither of the two cameras has an anti-alias filter installed, so they are able to capture all the detail the sensor resolves.

Let’s have a brief look at the main features of Fujifilm X-H1 vs Panasonic GH5. So what may be the main differences when consider their specs list? … Continue reading

Canon M5 vs Olympus E-M5 II – Comparison

Looking for a Canon M5 vs Olympus E-M5 II comparison? Find out about the important specifications of each camera to decide which is best for your photography needs.

Canon M5 vs Olympus E-M5 IIWe compare two Semi-Pro Mirrorless cameras. The Canon M5 which has a 24.0MP APS-C sensor and the Olympus E-M5 II which has a 16.0MP Four Thirds sensor.

Our comparison table below covers all the important specifications of each camera. Below that, we specifically talk about the new improvements and which model is better suited for your needs. … Continue reading

Panasonic GX9 Mirrorless Camera Announced

The Panasonic GX9 is a premium rangefinder-style camera with Micro Four Thirds image sensor. It comes with a sleek design aimed at street photographers. Everything you need to know about the Panasonic Lumix GX9, including impressions and analysis, photos, video, release date, prices, specs.

The GX9 incorporates the same 20MP Micro Four Thirds sensor as its predecessor, but omits the low-pass filter found on previous models. The GX9 does not offer weather-sealing, unlike the GX8 and G9.

The price of the GX9 has come down to $999 with a kit lens. This is $200 less when compared to $1199 for the GX8’s body only. Alongside the price drop, some features found on the GX8 are now gone. The GX9 does not offer weather-sealing, unlike the GX8 and G9.. The EVF is also smaller and battery life has dropped by about 25%, as well. … Continue reading

First Panasonic GX9 Images Leaked Online

The first image of the upcoming Panasonic GX9 camera leaked online. From the first pictures below we can say that the new Panasonic GX9 will feature a tilting LCD display.

Panasonic is on the verge to announce two new cameras called the GX9 and TZ200. The model that excites photography enthusiasts is undoubtedly the GX8 replacement.

First images of the new flagship GX-series camera can be found below. Looks like the time has come for the Panasonic GX9 and it is expected to be announced very soon along with the ZS200 / TZ200 compact camera. … Continue reading

Olympus PEN E-PL9 Officially Announced

Olympus has officially announced the new PEN E-PL9 mirrorless camera with Micro 4/3rds image sensor.

At first glance the Olympus E-PL9 looks very much like its predecessor, the E-PL8, sporting a similar rangefinder-like retro design. On other hand the core specifications of the PEN E-PL9 has lots of improvements.

The PEN E-PL9 uses the 16MP Live MOS sensor as well as the same TruePic VIII processor found on the E-M10 Mark III. They also have the same 121-point contrast-detect AF system with face and eye detection.

Main improvements on the PEN E-PL9 are the 4K video recording, 5-axis image stabilisation, a built-in pop-up flash, and Bluetooth. The camera now records 4K video at 30/25/24fps, and the 5-axis image stabilisation will help keep videos steady and smooth. … Continue reading

Olympus E-PL9 Specifications Leaked

Olympus E-PL9 specifications has been leaked on the web claiming that the Micro Four Thirds camera will be announced on January 31th.

The PEN-series tries to bring together the best of both worlds, offering features that are useful no matter which way the camera is pointed. Olympus E-PL9 will continue the saga with upgraded new features.

Pen-series also inherits the ability process both JPEG and Raw files in-camera. With JPEGs, adjustments are limited to things like cropping, shadow adjustment, red-eye correction, and color saturation. Raw processing, however, is much more in depth and offers the ability to change any image parameter that can be adjusted while shooting, like highlights and shadows or the application of the extended bank of art filters that first appeared in the E-M10 II… Continue reading

Panasonic GH5s vs Sony A7S II High ISO Comparison

Detailed comparison of the Panasonic GH5s vs Sony A7S II. You can find high ISO comparison test with key specifications in this post.

The Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5s and the Sony Alpha 7S II are two high-end video centric cameras that were announced, respectively, in January 2018 and September 2015.

The Panasonic GH5s will be available from February for $2499 body-only. Check availability at major stores Amazon | B&H | Adorama. … Continue reading

Panasonic Lumix GH5S Camera Officially Announced

Panasonic announces the new Lumix GH5S, which is an ‘exceptional mirrorless camera for videography, designed and developed for professional filmmakers’.

The Lumix GH5S is the world’s first mirrorless camera to offer 4K 60p / 50p video recording in Cinema 4K (4096×2160), features internal 4:2:2 10-bit recording, and ships with V-Log pre-installed on the camera.

The new 10.2-megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor and Venus Engine reproduce the darkest areas of the image with increased clarity thanks to the maximum ISO 51200.

The Panasonic GH5s will be available from February for $2499 body-only. Check availability at major stores Amazon | B&H | Adorama. … Continue reading