Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by errante, Jan 8, 2015.
Does anyone knows When e-m5 mark II will be announced?
First week in February is what I've read. Really sounds interesting -- "'sensor-shift' shooting mode, which will purportedly allow the Olympus OMD EM5 Mk II’s rumored 16MP sensor to stitch together eight frames into a single high-resolution 40MP image".
Tsuyoshi Kikukawa president of Olympus America announced in our weekly sales conference call that the camera will probably be announced the first week of Feb.
During the call he also hinted that there could be a startling new announcement for a medium format Olympus digital camera. It will the worls smallest medium format camera targeted to compete against cameras like the Leica S2 and Pentax MFD. There will also be 5 new lenses for the camera announced though at the present the focal lengths have not been announced.
No mention of the expected retail price but for year 2015 the cameras will only be sold in the US and Canadian markets.
This would be unexpected.
Crikey - with the parlous state of Oly's finances, I'm amazed they can afford the R&D to develop a completely new Medium Format system. Still, I guess thinking strategically, there is the risk that MFT loses the battle against the FF systems, so perhaps it's a contrary bet against that possibility. Interesting for sure!
I will not be surprised if 43rumors picks up this thread and declares Oly launching Medium Format Camera
Olympus O.M.G = medium format
I can't say more than I have but think about Sony's investment into Olympus and the new curved sensor which would potentially allow for engineering and production of the world's most compact MFD camera ever.
I was thinking about that as well. lol
So those of us who invested much into the m4/3 will have to regret over it? I hope m4/3 will still continue to grow and not abandoned like the old 4/3.
Hmmm, that just sounds too good to be true to me. Thats a lot more than a "hint". And five new lenses :suspect2: Nah, sorry, but I don't buy it. Unless we're talking about a five-year plan or something.
If true, it would be very interesting of course but I'm staying with m43 until a revolutionary lens tech can miniaturise the lenses too (give me liquid lenses already!)
About a month ago there was an interview of some Oly executive on 43rumours where he was asked about a chance of an Olympus medium format camera and the answer was there's NO plans to make one. I believe that statement and I don't believe in 5 new lenses either (unless they're just in new colours...)
Is this medium format OMD EM(edium)F(ormat) going to have 6 axis IBIS? Sony showed it was possible with Full Frame in the A7 mk. II, so I don't think Olympus has much of an excuse to not include it...
Is that because this is the market that expects everything to be 'biggest & best'?
Or, it could be the world's first medium format camera with four thirds format sensor. And then as Pake said there will be new 14-42 lens with 5 different colours.
Yea, this is the bit of the original post throws more doubt onto its believeability. Why restrict yourself to just two markets?
One of Steve Jobs's business rules was to never be afraid of cannibalizing yourself.
"If you don't cannibalize yourself, someone else will," he said.
I bet it would wok great with Petzval lenses, at the least they would have more in focus areas.
Already seen the registration process in Indonesia, origin country made in Vietnam
.... new 14 - 150 R ......
I would like to have organic sensor, liquid lenses and Lytro focusing in my system. All the big hooha, but not in the mass market yet.
Building a camera is not tje issue, technology for that is becoming a commodity. It's the ecosystem around the camera that counts.
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