Olympus OM-D E-M5II camera specifications

Olympus OM-D E-M5II camera
The upcoming Olympus E-M5II camera will have the ability to generate 40MP images using the new sensor shift function. The image processing engine and the EVF are the same as in the E-M1 model. Video functionality is also improved significantly. Here are the detailed specifications:

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Olympus OM-D E-M5II pricing leaked online

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Update: the E-M5II specifications can be found here.

More pictures of the Olympus OM-D E-M5II leaked online, including the prices for the new camera and accessories (US prices will be lower):

  • Olympus E-M5II body: 900£ (around $1,400)
  • Olympus E-M5II + 12-50mm lens: 1,100£  (around $1,700)
  • Olympus E-M5II + 14-150mm lens: 1,250£  (around $1,900)
  • Olympus E-M5II + 12-40mm lens: 1,500£  (around $2,250)
  • Olympus Grip HLD-8 (HLD-8G & HLD-6P): 200£ (around $300)
  • Olympus Grip HLD-8G: 130£ (around $200)
  • Olympus Flash FL-LM3: 70£ (around $100)
  • Olympus 14-150mm f/4-5.6 II lens: 550£ (around $830)

The official announcement is next week on February 5th. Additional Olympus OM-D E-M5II images:

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New firmware updates released for the Panasonic GH4 and Sony RX100M2 cameras

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Panasonic released new firmware update version 2.1 for the GH4 MFT camera and YAGH Interface unit. Here is the list of modifications:

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Nikon, Canon and Sony rebates are ending in 5 days

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The current Canon, Nikon and Sony rebates and specials set to expire in 5 days (on 1/31/2015):

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Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 DI VC USD full frame lens already shipping in Japan

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The first Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 DI VC USD full frame lenses are already shipping in Japan. Paul Nelson already purchased the lens on eBay and posted several sample photos on dpreview. The Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 lens is available in NikonCanon and Sony mounts. Additional information can be found here.

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2015 CP+ rumors roundup

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Here is a quick recap on what is expected/rumored to be announced from the major camera and lens manufacturers during the CP+ show that will take place next month (February 12-15, 2015) in Japan:

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The latest Sigma news

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The latest Sigma news:

"Unfortunately unforeseen worldwide demand for several of our lenses, the 18-35mm, 24-105mm and 150-600mm have caused the slow delivery times. If you could be patient the lens will be delivered but you will really need to check with the dealer you ordered the lens from to better determine your actual delivery date."

Few weeks ago I received a report that all 150-600mm lenses were pulled back due to some issues found after the first batch was shipped. If this is not the case and Sigma USA is correct, people on the pre-order list should still be receiving the lens in limited quantities. I have not seen any reports online of anyone getting the lens since the end of December. Please feel free to prove me wrong in the comments section (if you have received the new Sigma 150-600mm lens in January).

  • A reader contacted Sigma support for the Sigma 24-105mm f/4 lens and this is the answer he got (Google translation):

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