Olympus Mirrorless

Olympus E-M10 II & E-M10 III Firmware Updates Released

Olympus E-M10 II & E-M10 III Firmware Updates Released

Olympus released a new firmware update for the OM-D E-M10 Mark II and E-M10 Mark III MFT cameras. With this firmware E-M10 II updated to V1.4 and E-M10 III to version 1.2.

Olympus E-M10 is the entry-level product of the company’s Micro Four Thirds camera lineup. These cameras uses a 16.1-megapixel Four Thirds CMOS sensor.

This is a minor upgrade to the Micro Four Thirds cameras as you can see the download links and firmware details below.

More Olympus E-M5 Mark III Camera Rumors

More Olympus E-M5 Mark III Camera Rumors

More information about the Olympus E-M5 Mark III camera surfaced online. In an interview at Imaging Resource, Olympus representatives confirmed that a new OM-D E-M5 camera is in the works. Even the name is not mentioned we can expect it to be the Olympus E-M5 Mark III camera.

Olympus explains the delay for the next OM-D E-M5 camera due to shifting of production plant from China to Vietnam. They have also assured that new Olympus Pro lenses are coming prior to the rumored 150-400mm lens in 2020.

Olympus E-M1 Mark II Has Better Dynamic Range Than E-M1X

Olympus E-M1 Mark II Has Better Dynamic Range Than E-M1X

Photons to Photos published their sensor test results for the Olympus E-M1X camera and it seems that the old E-M1 Mark II has a better dynamic range than the higher-end model. The E-M1X performance is almost identical to the E-M5 Mark II model that is 5 times cheaper than the E-M1X.

The new Olympus E-M1X Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera US price is $2,999. It is now in stock and shipping. Olympus OM-D E-M1X: $2,999 at Adorama | B&H | Amazon.

Olympus PEN-F Camera Discontinued, New PEN-F Mark II Rumors

Olympus PEN-F Camera Discontinued, New PEN-F Mark II Rumors

The rangefinder style Olympus PEN-F camera have been discontinued. The Micro Four Thirds  digital camera announced back in early 2016.

So, this also means Olympus is clearing up the stock lines to make a space for the new versions. In addition, when we look at company’s line-up, we can foresee that the next announcement can be made sometime in 2019. Check out the Olympus PEN-F II predictions.

Olympus 12-200mm f/3.5-6.3 MFT Lens with 16.6x Zoom

Olympus 12-200mm f/3.5-6.3 MFT Lens with 16.6x Zoom

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-200mm f/3.5-6.3 is a new super-telephoto zoom lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras. The lens features a 35mm equivalent focal range of 24-400mm for a 16.6x zoom, the highest magnification available for mirrorless cameras.

The lens is not a “PRO” but the company claims that it offers the same dustproof and splashproof build quality as those lenses.

Olympus 12-200mm f/3.5-6.3 MFT  lens does not offer built-in stabilization, and will rely on camera body IS. The lens uses Olympus’ MSC (Movie and Still Compatible) focusing mechanism and provides quieter operation – particularly useful for shooting video. The company’s ZERO (Zuiko Extra-low Reflection Optical) coating is also employed to reduce flare and ghosting.

The US price of the Olympus 12-200mm f/3.5-6.3 MFT lens is $900, pre-orders: B&H

Most Popular Micro Four Thirds Lenses

Olympus E-M1X and Sony A7III  Freeze Test

Olympus E-M1X and Sony A7III Freeze Test

Tony Northrup put the newly announced Olympus E-M1X and Sony A7 III camera to freeze test.

Tony’s extreme brutal testing involved by freezing the Olympus E-M1X (Adorama | B&H | Amazon) in ice with a Sony a7 III to test the weather sealing. Then, he did some astrophotography shots to test the eye detect autofocus and portraits, low-light autofocus, sports, stabilization (4 seconds handheld!), Hi-res mode (both tripod and handheld high res), and the built-in ND filter.

Surprisingly the Olympus had trouble with its shutter button getting stuck, while the Sony continued to operate perfectly. Check out the video below for more in action!

Olympus OM-D E-M1X Officially Announced, Price $2,999

Olympus OM-D E-M1X Officially Announced, Price $2,999

The new Olympus E-M1X Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera is now officially announced. The US price is $2,999 and it is now available for pre-order at Adorama | B&H | Amazon. Shipping is scheduled to start on February 25, 2019.

Olympus OM-D E-M1X: $2,999 at Adorama | B&H | Amazon.

Product Highlights

  • 20.4MP Live MOS Micro Four Thirds Sensor
  • Dual TruePic VIII Image Processors
  • Integrated Vertical Grip, Dual Batteries
  • 2.36m-Dot 0.83x Electronic Viewfinder
  • 3.0″ 1.037m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen
  • DCI 4K/24p & UHD 4K/30p Video Recording
  • 5-Axis Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization
  • 15 fps Shooting and Expanded ISO 25600
  • 121-Point All Cross-Type Phase-Detect AF
  • Weather-Sealed Construction
Olympus E-M1X Camera Rumors Recap

Olympus E-M1X Camera Rumors Recap

The Olympus E-M1X high-end mirrorless camera will be announced on January 24th. Here is an updated rumors recap of the upcoming Micro Four Thirds sports camera.

Olympus released several Olympus OM-D E-M1 X teaser to show a few quick glances at a new high-end OM-D mirrorless camera in action. Along with the E-M1X, the company will also release a new electronic flash (IM011), wireless commander (IM012) and a wireless receiver (IM013).

The dimensions of the Olympus E-M1X are 144.37mm x 146.765mm x 75.345mm. Check out the comparison between the Olympus E-M1 Mark II (134.1mm x 90.9mm x 68.9mm), Canon 1DX Mark II (158mm x 167.6mm x 82.6mm) and Nikon D5 (160mm x 158.5mm x 92mm):

Olympus OM-D E-M1 X Teaser Released, Official Countdown Timer to January 24th

Olympus OM-D E-M1 X Teaser Released, Official Countdown Timer to January 24th

Olympus released a teaser for the Olympus OM-D E-M1 X camera. The mirrorless camera with Micro Four Thirds image sensor will be officially announced on January 24th, 2019. In addition, Olympus started a new countdown timer for the official announcement.

As we mentioned in our previous articles, the highly anticipated Micro Four Thirds camera is expected to arrive with two telephoto zoom, one wide-angle zoom and a speedlight. Exciting days ahead for Micro 4/3rds users. Take a look at the new Olympus E-M1X teaser.