The E-PM2 features the same 16MP LiveMOS sensor as found in the E-PL5. Likewise, the E-PM2 sports a 3-inch touch screen LCD and 1080i HD video capture. [Read more…]
The Olympus E-PL5 is a new Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera with a 16MP LiveMOS sensor. The new mirrorless camera sports an all-metal body, a 170-degree tilting LCD and captures 1080i HD video.
Olympus also introduced a new body cap alongside the E-PL5 that sports a built-in 15mm f/8 lens, which means you can grab a quick shot without a bulky lens (you know, since it’s a lens too…).
Olympus E-PL5 Key Features
- 16MP Live MOS Sensor
- TruePic VI Image Processor
- RAW Image Capture
- 8fps Frame Rate
- M. Zuiko 14-42mm f/3.5 Lens
- 3.0″ Flip Portrait LCD w/ Touch Control
- Full 1080i HD Video
- F.A.S.T. Auto Focus
- In-Body Image Stabilization
- ISO Range to 25600
- 12 In-camera Art Filters
- Includes FL-LM1 Flash Unit
The Olympus E-PL5 should be available in October for $699. Check availability here at B&H Photo.
Blackmagic has unveiled a new version of its Cinema Camera with a Micro Four Thirds lens mount. It will carry the same $2995 price as the Canon EF mount version and will be available in December.
This is a good move on Blackmagic’s part because the sensor crop has been the biggest limitation for the Canon EF mount. A Micro Four Thirds mount puts the camera into a range of lenses that are more appropriate focal lengths for its sensor size.
Details on the BMCC MFT below. [Read more…]
The Panasonic Lumix G5 is the latest Micro Four Thirds camera and it sports a 16MP image sensor with full time live view and a 3-inch touch screen LCD. In addition to 16MP RAW image files, the new G5 also captures 1080/60p HD video with 150 minutes max clip time when shooting AVCHD video.
The G5 is packaged with a 14-42mm kit lens for $799 and is available here at B&H Photo.
A new Panasonic Micro Four Thirds lens spilled out onto the interweb this week ahead of its official unveiling. The Panasonic Lumix G Vario 45-150mm f/4-5.6 HD OIS lens should be along soon – with the HD emblem suggesting that this lens will be optimized for silent video operation like the classic HD 14-140mm f/4-5.8 lens.
Perhaps this is a replacement for the current 45-200mm f/4-5.6 OIS non-HD lens, or just a video-optimized version to complement the line-up?
[via Photo Rumors]