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


Olympus released E-M1II firmware update v1.4

Olympus has released a new firmware update for the OM-D E-M1 Mark II camera.

The E-M1II firmware update V1.4 improves stability of operations when shooting while utilizing the EVF.

Olympus OMD E-M1 Mark II comes with 60fps continuous shooting at 20mp, 18fps C-AF raw shooting, CINE 4K video, 5-axis IS and more. The camera has 121 cross-type AF on-sensor phase detection points with a new algorithm that is better at tracking.  … Continue reading


Olympus E-M1 Mark II Uses Sony-Made Sensor

Olympus E-M1 Mark II uses a Sony-made Micro Four Thirds image sensor.

Chipworks dissembled the E-M1II camera and analyzed the sensor. After tearing it down they confirm the camera uses the “Sony IMX270” sensor.  According to this report, the sensor on the flagship Olympus EM1 Mark II features phase detect as well as contrast detect AF points.

It is important to underline that the sensor isn’t commercially available to other camera manufacturers. It could be a sign that the sensor could be designed by Olympus and developed by Sony.

Best Olympus E-M1 Mark II Lenses … Continue reading


Olympus released E-M1 Mark II firmware update version 1.1

Olympus has released a new firmware update for the OM-D E-M1 Mark II camera.

The firmware update version 1.1 E-M1 Mark mft camera simply improves stability of RAW file formation.

The camera has 121 cross-type AF on-sensor phase detection points with a new algorithm that is better at tracking. The flagship Micro Four Thirds shooter can also record 4K video with a wider aspect ratio ‘DCI’ Cinema 4K at up to 236mbps. It sports a truly fast 60 fps continuous shooting rate with an electronic and 15 fps with a mechanical shutter. … Continue reading


Olympus E-M1 Mark II release date scheduled for December 22, 2016

Olympus E-M1 Mark II release date is confirmed and the MFT camera will start shipping from December 22, 2016.

The Micro Four Thirds camera from Olympus were officially announced at Photokina 2016. The price tag will stand at $1,999

The official statement comes from Olympus Japan. It says that the new OM-D E-M1 Mark II camera and its accessories will start shipping on December 22. More buzz after the break!  … Continue reading


First Olympus E-M1II hands-on and previews

First Olympus E-M1II hands-on and previews with several samples now available on the web.

The flagship Micro Four Thirds camera is now available for pre-order. It will cost $1,999 body-only and is set to ship at the end of December.

Sample photos captured with the OM-D E-M1 Mark II can be found at Dpreview. More photographes are here.  They have also posted two sample videos in 4K resolution. See here and here. More buzz after the break! … Continue reading


Olympus E-M1 Mark II Price Tag Will Stand Around $1,999

The Olympus E-M1 Mark II price has been surfaced on the web along with the information about release date.

The OM-D E-M1 Mark II were officially announced at Photokina 2016 with 4K and 50MP high-res mode. As you might familiar with the company didn’t unveil any price or release date information.

It is now confirmed that the Olympus E-M1 Mark II price will stand around $1,999 mark and start shipping in the first week of December, 2016. More details after the break! … Continue reading


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