New OM System OM-5 Camera to be Announced in Late October

The new OM System OM-5 camera to be announced in late October and not in September due the chip shortage. The new release date is late October and the shipments expected to start in November. The simple reason for this is the ongoing worldwide chip shortage. Meaning that the OM Digital needs a bit more time to produce enough OM-5 bodies.

According to latest Olympus rumors here are the OM System OM-5 specifications leaked so far;

  • 20MP (same OM-1 sensor)
  • 15fps
  • Single card slot
  • 3.6mp EVF
  • Same OM-1 BLX-1 battery
  • Announcement late October
  • Shipment start in November
  • Also a new lens will be announced

Full List of OM System OM-1 accessories

New OM SYSTEM OM-5 Camera Coming Soon with 41MP Sensor

According to Olympus rumors, new OM Digital OM-5 camera to be announced soon with 41MP BSI live-MOS Sensor (total 47MP). The Micro Four Thirds camera will be capable of high-speed continuous shooting at 20 frames per second.

OM SYSTEM OM-5 is expected to be announced in July / August 2022, and it is rumored that it will not be the successor to the current “OM-D E-M5 Mark III“. This information is coming from several sources on the Chinese social media platform Weibo and from previous reports.

Here are some unconfirmed specs for the OM-5:

  • 41MP BSI live-MOS Sensor
  • 20 fps shooting speed
  • 3 additional stops of high ISO
  • 1.5 more stops of dynamic range

Olympus E-M5 III at AmazonAdoramaB&Hphoto

The US price of the OM System OM-1 camera is $2,199.99 USD check availability at AmazonB&HPhoto and Adorama.

Full List of OM System OM-1 accessories

New MFT Cameras to be Announced in 2022

According to recent reports, there will be new MFT cameras coming in 2022.  The products on the horizon are Panasonic G9 Mark II  and Olympus E-M5 Mark IV.

After the big announcements of Olympus OM-1 and Panasonic GH6, some people may be worried that the release of the new Micro Four Thirds products may have entered a very slow and boring period.

But there will be more new MFT cameras announced in 2022. We’re collecting detailed information on those new models, but if  Panasonic Lumix GH6 (B&HAdorama) and OM SYSTEM OM-1 ($2,199.99 USD at B&HPhoto and Adorama) are too expensive for you, you should wait for the next camera.

We don’t know if it’s Panasonic, OM-D’S, or both, but it seems likely that some kind of Micro Four Thirds camera will come out later this year. Even the details of the new model is unknown at the moment, it seems that we may expect the successor to Panasonic G9  and  Olympus E-M5 Mark III.

via 43Rumors

OM SYSTEM M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO II & 40-150mm f/4 PRO Lenses Announced

In addition to the new OM SYSTEM OM-1 mirrorless camera, OM Digital Solutions also announced two new OM System Micro Four Thirds lenses: the M.Zuiko Digital ED 12–40mm F2.8 PRO II and M.Zuiko Digital ED 40–150mm F4.0 PRO.

OM SYSTEM M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO II Lens $999 Available for Pre-Order

OM SYSTEM M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f/4 PRO Lens $899 Available for Pre-Order

The M.Zuiko Digital ED 12–40mm F2.8 PRO II and M.Zuiko Digital ED 40–150mm F4.0 PRO are expected to be available early March 2022 for $1,000 USD / $1,299 CAD and $900 USD / $1,150 CAD, respectively. Both lenses come with a front and rear lens cap as well as a lens hood, cloth carrying case, instruction manual and warranty card.

Pre-order links:

OM SYSTEM OM-1 body: $2,199 at B&HAdorama.

OM SYSTEM OM-1 with 12-40mm f/2.8 Lens: $2,799 at B&HAdorama.

OM SYSTEM M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f/4 PRO Lens: $899 at B&HAdorama.

OM SYSTEM M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO II Lens: $999 at B&HAdorama.

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OM System OM-1 Camera Announced : Priced $2,199, Available for Pre-Order

OM SYSTEM OM-1 flagship Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera is now officially announced.

The US price is $2,199 (body only), and it is now available for pre-order at B&H, Adorama. It is a new flagship camera using its new OM System brand, featuring 20.4MP Micro Four Thirds stacked CMOS sensor with 5-axis in-body image stabilization and two high-resolution modes capable of outputting 50MP and 80MP images in a special Tripod High Res mode.

This new camera costs $2,199, first available for pre-order at AmazonB&HAdorama. Shipping is scheduled to start in early March 2022.

OM SYSTEM M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO II Lens $999 Available for Pre-Order

OM SYSTEM M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f/4 PRO Lens $899 Available for Pre-Order

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OM-1 Camera to be Announced on February 15th, 2022

New OM Digital OM-1 Flagship Camera to be Announced Soon. OM Digital confirmed there would be a new product announcement on February 15th, 2022. According to latest rumors, they will announce the new OM-1 !

Rumored specs of OM-1:

  • 20mp IMX472 sensor from Sony
  • 120fps 12-bit RAW DCI
  • 4K60P 10-bit 4:2:2
  • Improved AF tracking
  • astro tracking
  • price slightly above $2,000
  • shipment start in March

OM Digital to Announce the New Flagship Mirrorless Camera at CP+ Show 2022

According to a report from Photowebexpo, OM Digital will announce a new high-end flagship mirrorless camera in February at the CP+ show 2022. This new OM Digital flagship camera will be priced over $2,000.

“According to our information, the new camera from Olympus’ successor company OM Digital will be officially presented in February, at Japan’s CP+ 2022 or even earlier. The new flagship, dubbed the “WOW! Camera” by OM Digital Solutions top managers, will be the first under the OM System brand and will also receive a new index. There is also a big fly in the ointment: according to our data, the price of the novelty will be “more than $ 2,000″ , and in Russia – about 200,000 rubles, which is unlikely to please fans of the system …”

Olympus Announces the Development of 20mm F1.4, 40-150mm F4.0 PRO Lenses

OM Digital Solutions has announced the development of two new Micro Four Thirds lenses: M.Zuiko Digital ED 20mm f/1.4 PRO Lens and M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f/4.0 PRO Lens. The launch date and pricing have yet to be announced.

In addition to the development announcement, OM Digital Solutions also released the latest lens roadmap for the Olympus M.Zuiko lens range.

As for the updated lens roadmap, Olympus teases three more lenses with no specs:

  • One macro between 75–150mm focal length range
  • Two telephoto rooms in the 50–200mm lens range

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New Micro Four Thirds Camera : Olympus PEN E-P7

OM Digital Solutions has announced the Olympus PEN E-P7 Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera.

The Olympus PEN E-P7 is a new mid-range Micro Four Thirds System camera that combines a class design with powerful photographic features such as Colour Profile Control, a 20 megapixel Live MOS sensor and in-body 5-axis image stabilisation.

It’s the first full-sized PEN model since the PEN-F, released in January 2016, but it appears to be more affordable and less prestige-focused than the E-Px models.

Price and Availability

The Olympus E-P7 will be available from mid-June 2021 in two colour combinations, white & silver or black & silver, as body only priced at £749 or as a kit with the M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ lens for £849.

The M.Zuiko Digital ED 8-25mm F4 Pro will be available in July for $1099Pre-orders are available at BHphotoAdorama.

For an alternative here is the already popular 7-14mm f/2.8 lens which costs $1300 at B&H. Continue reading “New Micro Four Thirds Camera : Olympus PEN E-P7”

Full Olympus 8-25mm f/4 PRO Lens Specs, Price to be $1,099

OM Digital will announce the new E-P7 camera and the 8-25mm f/4.0 PRO lens. The official announcement is expected to happen on June 9 and the 8-25mm lens will be released on June 25. When  it comes to the price, the wide-angle zoom Micro Four Thirds lens will cost around $1099.99 (the LH-76E lens hood will be $34.99).

Olympus 8-25mm f/4 lens designed for Micro Four Thirds system mirrorless cameras. The focal length of 8-25mm and constant aperture of f/4 is intended for the most important range of wide angle shots. For an alternative here is the already popular 7-14mm f/2.8 lens which costs $1300 at B&H.

Here are the detailed Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 8-25mm f/4 PRO Lens specifications: Continue reading “Full Olympus 8-25mm f/4 PRO Lens Specs, Price to be $1,099”