Olympus new m4/3 leaked images

Brian Mosley

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Thanks for the tip Razer :2thumbs:

Looks like IBIS is included, and the EVF interface is there too.

It's obviously built to a budget - looking at the rear, but I like the fact they're going smaller, lighter and cheaper without losing important functionality.

Great news for m4/3rds in general I think.

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Personally if it does come out at £400 with the kit lens this will be a big seller for Olympus actually a massive seller.
 

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The controls have been dumbed down and the 2.7" LCD is a bit of a dissapointment with the back of the camera looking like a $99 cheapie.

Mono sound on videos by looks of things with the mike input just in front of the hot shoe.

Interesting they have gone to the flat strap loops.

What I found most interesting was the pricing of the 9-18 and 14-150 zooms at USD 699.99 and 599.99 respectively. Those are keen prices, especially for the 14-150. I wonder what the quality will be like. The May/Junes delivery dates are a couple of months later than I would have expected too.

I want to see more info on these lenses. Non-rotating front elements that are happy with Cokin filter holders would be much appreciated.
 

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Hmmm nothing worst than being pip to the post.

Wonder if DP gotten an E-5 to test yet, or will Engadet beat them to that aswell :p.
 

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I suspect that dpreview will get a review camera before anyone else in the UK... to be 'hands-on previewed' immediately following the embargo Richard mentions.

I'd rather see another review by Blendtec :rofl:

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Ha Ha that little E-620 took some punishment before it blended.
 

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Also, I think that Brainiac should conduct official camera previews :rofl:

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So, engadget gives all the advantage to 43rumors... it's a crazy world!

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The pop up flash is not a flash. That's the digitized H2o exit device.
That's why the camera is plastic. No shock value here!

I'd probably get one for The Wife, (Boss).
She uses my Pen on P and then I pick it up and settings have changed.
Not a pretty site in the shooter world.

It's very utilitarian looking....
 

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In all seriousness, it may very well turn out to be a great seller for them. I really should reserve judgement, but it's more fun not to. Now if it could function as a transporter...

P.S. It appears as though all links to reports are now defunct?
 

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You've got to admit that if it comes in at 43rumors' mooted price point of US$600 with the 14-45 lens, it'll remove one barrier to wider adoption of mu4/3. Just about every pundit review I read notes that existing mu4/3 hardware is "pricey."

Also interesting, if 43rumors' leaked release is accurate:

-- It does take the external microphone, which should solve the video sound problem.
-- It accepts the same (widely praised) external EVF as the E-P 2, although on the new camera it's an extra-cost accessory. Again, that should widen acceptance.
-- The built-in flash offers wireless control of external flashes. To me that's a big feature (any more, about the only reason I lug my Nikon gear instead of mu4/3 is if I need wireless flash.) And it's something that Pana currently doesn't offer; I suspect they'll have to match it in their next models to keep pace.

PS -- If Pana added wireless flash control and a tethered/remote shooting option, it'd be pretty much "game over" for DSLRs as far as I'm concerned...
 

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