Sony Unveils the 47MP MFT Sensor that Can Shoot 8K/30p Video

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”

Rumor: Olympus E-M5 III to be launched on October 17th

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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New Olympus 500mm MFT Lens is in the Works

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”

SLR Magic announces 21mm T1.6, 50mm T1.4 ‘MicroPrime’ cine lenses for Micro Four Thirds

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”

Panasonic GH6 Camera Might Use Sony 41MP Sensor

According to latest reports the upcoming Panasonic GH6 camera may use the Sony 41MP Sensor [IMX594CQR].

Panasonic is rumored to announce the Lumix GH6 Micro Four Thirds camera sometime in 2020. Earlier Panasonic rumors claims that the upcoming video-centric mirrorless camera is expected to be on display at Photokina 2020 event. Possible release date of the Lumix GH6 should be at CP+ 2021 in February. The rumor mill also claims that there will be three models GH6V, GH6 and GH6X.

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Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 25mm f/1.4 II ASPH Lens Announced

Panasonic officially announced the new Leica DG Summilux 25mm f/1.4 II ASPH Lens, a lightly refreshed version of the existing Micro Four Thirds optic.

The US price is $697.99, and it is now available for pre-order at B&HAdorama. Shipping is scheduled to start in late October 2019. Continue reading “Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 25mm f/1.4 II ASPH Lens Announced”

Meike MK-12mm T2.2 Cine Lens for Micro Four Thirds Cameras

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”

Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Circular Fisheye Specs, Price and Availability

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”

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Specs, Price and Availability

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K is a new handheld digital film camera with a full Super 35 size 6K HDR image sensor, 13 stops of dynamic range, an EF lens mount and dual native ISO up to 25,600 for incredible low light performance.

The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K is available immediately. The US price is $2,495 and it is now in stock at B&HAdorama. Continue reading “Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Specs, Price and Availability”

Olympus OM-D E-M1 II Firmware 3.0 Reviews Recap

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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