Micro Four Thirds

Olympus OM-D camera surfaces in first leaked image

Olympus OM-D camera surfaces in first leaked image

The first image of Olympus' upcoming OM-D Micro Four Thirds camera has leaked. The OM-D camera is expected to be Olympus' first digital shooter to join its flagship OM series that's turning 40 years old this year. The image only shows part of the camera, but does at least reveal a well-built high quality finish.

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Panasonic LUMIX GX1 official: 16MP, Full HD, 0.09s autofocus

Panasonic LUMIX GX1 official: 16MP, Full HD, 0.09s autofocus

Panasonic's second camera of the day doesn't record 3D like the LUMIX DMC-3D1, but the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GX1 is the interchangeable lens camera many keen photographers have been waiting for. Packing a 16.01-megapixel Live MOS sensor and Panasonic's Venus Engine, a 3-inch touchscreen, 1920 x 1080 60i HD AVCHD video recording and 0.09 second autofocus, the LUMIX GX1 works with the existing range of Micro Four Thirds lenses and will go on sale in mid-December.

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Olympus PEN E-P3, E-PL3 and E-PM1 micro four thirds official

Olympus PEN E-P3, E-PL3 and E-PM1 micro four thirds official

Olympus has outed its trio of new PEN micro four thirds cameras, each using a new 12.3-megapixel Live MOS Image Sensor supporting up to ISO 12,800, and promising faster 35-point auto-focussing, shutter response and image processing than the company's own E-5 DSLR. The Olympus PEN E-P3 is the flagship, with a 3-inch OLED 614k pixel touchscreen and a built-in flash, while the PEN E-PL3 and PEN E-PM1 have a 3-inch 460k LCD display, articulated on the PL3.

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Olympus EP-3 caught in wild

Olympus EP-3 caught in wild

Images of the fast-incoming Olympus EP-3 interchangeable lens camera have leaked, ahead of what's expected to be a June 30 launch of the new model. PhotoRumors snagged the shots and some apparent specifications, with the EP-3 supposedly having a new 12-megapixel sensor which Olympus has developed in-house, and which supports up to ISO 12800.

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Panasonic confirms GF series split: GF3 for novices, Pro model incoming

Panasonic confirms GF series split: GF3 for novices, Pro model incoming

Panasonic's new LUMIX GF3 may follow the perennial trend of making gadgets ever-smaller, but with the hot-shoe gone and the mode wheel relegated to a virtual control on the touchscreen, you could well argue that the company has chased general consumers at the expense of the prosumer/professional market. It seems the company agrees, too; camera chief Ichiro Kitao, told PhotoRadar that Panasonic is planning to split the GF series into two, with one line for novices upgrading from point-and-shoots, and a second line for enthusiasts and experienced photographers.

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Panasonic LUMIX GF3 official: 12.1MP Micro-4/3 gets even smaller

Panasonic LUMIX GF3 official: 12.1MP Micro-4/3 gets even smaller

Panasonic's new LUMIX DMC-GF3 comes as little surprise, but it does bring plenty to the micro four thirds table. The third-gen camera tips the scales at a mere 7.83oz despite packing a pop-up flash, and shoots 12.1-megapixel images along with 1080/60i Full HD video. It's also 16.7-percent smaller and 16.2-percent lighter than our perennial favorite, the LUMIX GF2, despite keeping the 3-inch touchscreen.

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Olympus PEN Pro packing homegrown sensor and integrated EVF?

Olympus PEN Pro packing homegrown sensor and integrated EVF?

In late March, I mentioned that Olympus had a touchscreen camera that was coming called the PEN Pro. The camera is a micro four-thirds offering and has some other cool features that will make it appealing to people shopping in the category. Today some new rumors about the PEN Pro micro four-thirds digital camera have surfaced that point to it being an interesting device indeed.

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