Olympus E-M1 Firmware V4.1 and E-M5II Firmware V2.20 Released

Olympus released a new firmware update for the flagship OM-D E-M1 and the mid-range OM-D E-M5 Mark II mirrorless camera models.

The firmware update version 4.1 for OM-D E-M1 adds improvement to the stability of the image stabilizer’s operations and fixes the problem in which the external flash would not fire when shooting in RC mode.

The firmware update version 2.20 for E-M5 Mark II adds improvement to the stability of the image stabilizer’s operations. The new firmware update details and download links can be seen below. … Continue reading


Panasonic GH5 Coming at Photokina 2016 with 6K Video Recording?

More details are coming for the upcoming Panasonic GH5 as the mirrorless camera is expected to be announced at Photokina 2016 event in September.

Panasonic GH5 is rumored to be the GH4 successor, according to previous rumors, the mirrorless camera with a Micro Four Thirds sensor will offer a resolution around 20MP, with 18MP stills pulled from the 6K video mode in 16:9 aspect ratio.

The Panasonic GH5 high-end video centric mirrorless shooter is expected to record 4K videos at higher frame rates such as 60p and 6K videos at 30fps.

The rumor mill is already in talks of a GH4 replacement around Photokina 2016 event time in September. According to Japanese news outlet Nikkan, Panasonic will launch a new 6K capable mirrorless camera during fiscal year 2016. Means the actual release date could be early 2017. … Continue reading


Panasonic 8K camera to be announced at Photokina 2016

Panasonic is rumored to be working on a 8K camera and the development of the mirrorless model will allegedly be confirmed at Photokina 2016.

Actually Panasonic 8K camera was supposed to be released in 2020. However, its launch date pushed back to 2018, source revealed. So it is a big probability that we will see a development announcement in September at the world’s biggest digital imaging event.

4K resolution has been around for a while and when this kind of rumors appear we remember the recent leaks refers to the high-end video centric Panasonic GH5 model. … Continue reading


Olympus PEN-F vs Panasonic GX8 Comparison

Olympus has announced the revival of its classic 1960s half-frame PEN-F film camera in digital form with 20-Megapixel Micro Four Thirds sensor and built-in EVF.

Here is a quick comparison for the Olympus PEN-F vs Panasonic GX8 mirrorless cameras with 20-megapixel Four Thirds sensors.

The new digital Olympus PEN-F camera features a 20-megapixel Micro Four Thirds sensor with a 50-Megapixel high resolution shot capability, 5-axis Image Stabilisation system (worth some 5 EV stops when shooting at low ISO), built-in viewfinder with a real-time preview of settings adjustments and offers an impressive 2.36 Million-dot OLED panel.

The Panasonic Lumix GX8 mirrorless compact system camera features the company’s first Dual I.S (Image Stabiliser), a 20.3-megapixel Micro Four Thirds sensor, a large tiltable LVF and 4K video recording capability. … Continue reading


Panasonic LX200 Specs Showed up On The Web

First detailed Panasonic LX200 specs has been leaked on the web which will be the replacement for the current LX100 model.

According to recent talks, Panasonic is working on a new Micro Four Thirds camera. The Panasonic LX200 specs list is expected to include several improvements like the higher-resolution image sensor.

The LX100 hit the markets back in late 2014 to compete against the Sony RX100 and Canon PowerShot G7 X series digital compact models. From the leaked LX200 specs below the camera will come packed with a flash and a neutral density filter to make the competition stronger. … Continue reading


Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 Announced with 16MP sensor and no AA filter

Panasonic has announced the Lumix DMC-GX85 mirrorless camera with a 16MP Live MOS sensor and without anti-aliasing filter.

The new all-around Micro Four Thirds camera designed for photographers and videographers is a stripped down version of the GX8 model.

Panasonic claims the removal of the anti-aliasing filter boosts fine detail resolution by 10%, and an electromagnet-driven shutter mechanism aims to reduce blur from shutter shock. The sensor also affords a sensitivity range from ISO 200-25600 to suit working in a variety of lighting conditions.

When considering the video features of the GX85, the MFT camera supports recording UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) video with either 30p or 24p frames rates at 100 Mbps in the MP4 format. Full HD 1080p/60 is also supported, in both MP4 and AVCHD formats, as well as HD and SD resolutions. … Continue reading


Olympus 25mm f/1.2 lens Rumored To Be Released in Mid-2016

Olympus is rumored to announce a new 25mm lens sometime around the middle of 2016 and it will feature a fast aperture of f/1.2.

According to latest rumors, Olympus 25mm f/1.2 lens is on the horizon and it will be the first lens in a series of fast primes, which will most likely join the company’s PRO-series.

Olympus PRO series lenses for MFT cameras are freezeproof, splashproof, and dustproof. We can clearly expect the Olympus 25mm f/1.2 PRO lens is to be announced at Photokina 2016 which will happen in September. … Continue reading


First Panasonic GX80 images and specs leaked

The first Panasonic GX80 images and specs have been leaked on the web as the entry-level Micro Four Thirds camera is to be announced in a few days.

When we look at the first leaked Panasonic GX80 images, the design looks very similar to the high-end Lumix GX8 model. As expected the upcoming Lumix GX80 camera will be a stripped-down version of the Lumix GX8.

However it will be slightly bigger than the GM5 camera and it will still remain as the the world’s smallest mirrorless interchangeable lens camera. … Continue reading


Panasonic GH4 Firmware 2.5 Released

Panasonic has released the new firmware update v2.5 for the Lumix DMC-GH4 mirrorless camera with Micro Four Thirds image sensor.

The firmware update version 2.5 for the Panasonic GH4 is now available for download and adds Post Focus, 4K Photo Mode and burst shooting with flash to the  camera.

You can see the Panasonic GH4 firmware 2.5 details and download links below. … Continue reading