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”

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 8-25mm f/4 PRO Lens Specifications

Here are the first set of specifications of the upcoming Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 8-25mm f/4 PRO lens.

The wide-angle zoom lens will be officially announced along with the new Olympus PEN E-P7 camera on June 9, 2021. The US price of this lens will be $1099.99 (the LH-76E lens hood will be $34.99). Shipping is scheduled to start on June 25.

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.

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Why Micro Four Thirds Is The Future, Not Full Frame?

Micro Four Thirds was the best selling system format in Japan for 2020, yet some “photography YouTubers” claimed doom and gloom, saying Micro Four Thirds is dead, and full frame will be taking over.

Robin Wong pubished a video and says that he disagrees. He thinks Micro Four Thirds is the best balanced system format moving forward, being truly small and compact in size and delivering high quality images. Also, camera sales (regardless of brands and formats) have been drastically declining over the years.

Video Review : BEST Olympus cameras ever made

It is not difficult to predict that the camera making business will not be sustainable, and the only way to move forward and survive this, is for the camera manufacturers to co-exist with smartphones to continue to drive sales to the industry.  Check out the video below for full coverage. Continue reading “Why Micro Four Thirds Is The Future, Not Full Frame?”