Sony unveiled the details of a new 47MP MFT sensor that can shoot 8K video at 30fps.
Sony’s new IMX492 is a diagonal 23.1mm CMOS image sensor with a colour square pixel array. The multi-aspect sensor will capture 41-megapixel resolution in 4:3 mode or 35 megapixels in 17:9. The new Sony sensor records 8K video in 30p in 17:9 mode, and in 4:3 mode this drops to 25p.
The Sony IMX492 also offers 2.315μm pixel size for both the Bayer and Monochrome sensor version. No further details were provided as to availability and when we may start seeing it in cameras.
This kind of resolution for a MFT sensor is definitely huge and probably for high-end video-centric Micro Four Thirds system cameras. The new image sensor (model name IMX492LQJ) might actually show up in the successor to the Panasonic GH5S which could be named as Panasonic GH6 or the Olympus E-M1 III. Continue reading “Sony Unveils the 47MP MFT Sensor that Can Shoot 8K/30p Video”
According to recent Micro Four Thirds rumors, the next camera from Olympus presumed to be the OM-D E-M5 III. It will be announced on October 17, 2019, and feature the same 20-megapixel sensor that’s inside the E-M1 II.
The Olympus E-M5 Mark III MFT camera is said to be a normal evolution model with a focus on miniaturization and weight reduction, including new functions and mechanisms. Just“small and light” is not attractive.
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The Japanese website Newswitch published an interview with Olympus executive officer Shigemi Sugimoto.
From the interview, “A super telephoto lens that reaches 1000mm in full frame equivalent is under development, and it will reach 2000mm with a 2x teleconverter.”
As you might remember back in June, Olympus has officially announced the 2X teleconverter MC-20 (Adorama | B&H) that is compatible with the company’s 40-150mm f/2.8 and 300mm f/4 Pro lenses. The M.Zuiko Digital 2x Teleconverter MC-20 will also compatible with the 150-400mm F4.5 TC1.25x IS Pro which is currently under development.
You can check out the recap from the interview that mentions the Olympus 500mm MFT lens. Continue reading “New Olympus 500mm MFT Lens is in the Works”
Nikon, Leica and Olympus will not take part in the next 2020 Photokina show in Germany.
The 2020 show follows a fallow year in 2019. Back in 2018 the show’s organisers announced that Photokina would cease to be held biannually and would become an annual event in May of each year.
However, organisers later announced that the annual schedule would begin in 2020, pushed back from its originally proposed May 2019 slot. Continue reading “Nikon, Leica and Olympus will not Attend Photokina 2020 Show”
SLR Magic has added a pair of Micro Four Thirds (MFT) ‘MicroPrime’ lenses to its cinema lineup: the MicroPrime CINE 21mm T1.6 and the MicroPrime CINE 50mm T1.4.
The MicroPrime CINE 21mm T1.6 is constructed of 13 elements in 11 groups and weighs 700g (1.57lbs), while the MicroPrime CINE 50mm T1.4 is constructed of 6 elements in 5 groups with a weight of 630g (1.39lbs). The lenses, which will retail for $599 a piece at authorized retailers, round out SLR’s MFT lineup alongside the 12mm T2.8 and 18mm T2.8.
With the new lenses, SLR Magic’s Cine range for Micro Four Thirds now includes the 12mm T2.8, 18mm T2.8, 21mm T1.6, 25mm T1.5 and 50mm T1.4 optics. You can buy SLR Magic optics at Adorama. Continue reading “SLR Magic announces 21mm T1.6, 50mm T1.4 ‘MicroPrime’ cine lenses for Micro Four Thirds”
The Irix Cine 11mm T4.3 is a new cine lens offering an extremely short focal length, rectilinear image projection and a large image circle of 43.3mm.
The Irix Cine 11mm T4.3 will be offered in the following lens mounts: Canon EF, Sony E, MFT and Arri PL. The price and availability will be announced shortly. Continue reading “Irix Cine 11mm T4.3 Full-frame Cine Lens”
Meike MK-12mm T2.2 Cine lens is a new wide-angle optic from Meike designed specifically for Micro Four Thirds camera owners who capture video.
New Cine lens include an all-metal construction, focus distance /aperture marks on both sides of lens, minimal focus breathing and the production of images which are sharp and have smooth/milky bokeh.
The MK-12mm T2.2 Cine lens retails for $399.99. Continue reading “Meike MK-12mm T2.2 Cine Lens for Micro Four Thirds Cameras”
Venus Optics unveil the pricing and availability of the Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Circular Fisheye Lens for Micro Four Thirds (M43) cameras.
Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Fisheye lens is an 8mm equivalent fisheye prime specially designed for Micro Four Thirds cameras. On the contrary to the Laowa ‘Zero-D’ wide angle lenses, the new 4mm fisheye lens is designed to create an extremely distorted fisheye perspective.
The lens is currently available to pre-order for $199, with first shipment expected to start in mid Aug 2019. Continue reading “Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Circular Fisheye Specs, Price and Availability”
Olympus released a major firmware update version 3.0 for the OM-D E-M1 Mark II. Here are the post firmware recaps of the OM-D E-M1 Mark II micro four thirds camera.
As you know, OM-D E-M1 Mark II firmware version 3.0 adds high-precision autofocus (AF) performance and the high image quality currently available on Olympus’ newest OM-D, the E-M1X. This major upgrade includes the Advanced AF Performance, Newest AutoFocus Features, Low Light Limit Update, Support for New Functions in Olympus Workspace.
All details can be found on this article.
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According to recent reports Olympus will announce the Olympus E-M5 Mark III camera in August / September timeframe.
The mid-range Micro Four Thirds camera has been delayed due to shifting of production plant from China to Vietnam. On the other hand the company focuses on compact and lightweight products, high-resolution lenses, and strong image stabilization.
So to wrap all of these informations within the confirmation from the rumor mill that the Olympus E-M5 Mark III camera announcement could be in one or two months period. Check out the previously posted E-M5 III specs and predictions.
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