Olympus instant rebates up to $150 off cameras, lenses and accessories expire this week on August 17. Check them all out here at B&H Photo.
- Improved stability of touch panel operation during playback
- Support for new VF-4 electronic viewfinder (automatic display switching by the VF-4 eye sensor is not supported)
Additionally, support for the new VF-4 EVF has been added to firmware updates for the following Olympus cameras: OM-D E-M5, PEN E-P2, E-P3, E-PL1, E-PL2, E-PL3, E-PM1 and XZ-2.
There are two options for updating the firmware:
- Launch the included Olympus camera software and connect the camera via USB cable to an internet connected computer. Choose the Update function from the Camera menu in the software to apply available updates for camera bodies, lenses and accessories.
- Download the software updater from the following link: http://www.olympusamerica.com/
cpg_section/cpg_downloads_ updater.asp and follow the installer instructions.
With each method, users can choose to display information related to what the update will apply, prior to performing the update.
Adorama is now shipping the new Olympus M. Zuiko 75mm f/1.8 lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras. Check it out here at Adorama.
Sony became the largest shareholder of Olympus in September 2012. Since then, we’ve waited for the relationship to lead to more collaboration between the companies.
Olympus recently revealed that it will soon being supplying lens parts to Sony. According to an Olympus spokesperson,
The imaging sensor has already started to source from Sony to Olympus. And the lens [parts] and lens units will start to source from Olympus to Sony.
While Olympus refused to specify the extent of the lens parts supplies to Sony, rumors suggest that Olympus will develop a 400mm f/4 lens for Sony Alpha A-mount cameras to be unveiled in early 2014.
Olympus has submitted a patent application in Japan for what looks like a camera-centric Google Glass unit. The Olympus glasses feature a built-in camera and display; however, little else is revealed concerning the camera’s functionality – and it’s hard to imagine connected glasses units from Olympus that would offer greater connectivity than what we see in Google Glass. [Read more…]
Today is the 50th anniversary of the Olympus PEN F, which makes it fitting for Olympus to introduce the new PEN E-P5 as a digital version of the classic PEN F.
The E-P5 features built-in Wi-Fi, autofocus advancements, easy-access manual controls and 1/8000s shutter speed, which is a first for compact system cameras. [Read more…]
Several more images of the Olympus E-P5 have leaked out ahead of Friday’s announcement as a long-awaited replacement for the Olympus E-P3. The camera is rumored to feature the same 16MP sensor as found in the Olympus OM-D E-M5 and is modeled after the old Olympus PEN F film camera from yesteryear. The E-P5 can also capture full HD 1080/30p video at 20Mbps bit rate and should include built-in WiFi. [Read more…]
The E-P5’s controls have undergone somewhat of a change from the layout of the E-P3‘s controls. And to confirm the model name, note the branding in the top image (see bottom right corner) with the model ‘E-P5’ inscribed on the camera. [Read more…]
After yesterday’s teaser from Olympus of a new PEN camera due out in early May, the Olympus E-P5 appears to have leaked out ahead of its official announcement. As previously rumored, it closely resembles the design of the old Olympus PEN F.
The Olympus PEN E-P5 is expected to be announced by May 11, 2013. The camera is rumored to feature the same 16MP sensor as found in the Olympus OM-D E-M5. Additional rumors suggest an improved AF speed that will best the highly-regarded E-M5.
Personally, I think this is one very attractive camera – even more so if the AF speed is as fast as rumored.