Olympus continues to set higher goals for its Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera, and the Olympus OM-D E-M1X is the latest evidence of that effort.
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It's a fact that occasional photographers have abandoned point and shoot cameras in favor of their smartphones.
In response, camera makers are trying to figure out how to appeal to those in the group who might want to step up to something that offers better flexibility and expandability.
That brings us to the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III, the company's latest mirrorless digital camera.
Leica has lent its name to another lens for Panasonic’s Micro Four Thirds system – the Lumix G Leica DG Vario-Elmarit Professional Lens f/2.8-4.0 8-18mm ASPH.
Let’s get right to the point.
While the Panasonic Lumix GH4 is one heck of a good camera for still photography, many bought it for shooting video, and that was always noticed by Panasonic.
In the digital camera space, the Lumix GH4 is considered one of the best cameras for professional video.
Panasonic was very busy at CES 2017 in Las Vegas. In addition to announcing three cameras, including the GH5, the company also announced four lenses for the Micro Four Thirds mount.
All four lenses are zooms, with two of them being marked as “Professional.” Here’s what was announced:
The Micro Four Thirds format allows for smaller bodies and lenses, and Panasonic has done just that with the Lumix GX850.
The interchangeable-lens GX850 body houses a 16-MP Live MOS sensor. The ISO range is 200-25,600, which can be extended downward to 100.
While the established Japanese companies garner the most attention in the digital camera arena, a little known Chinese company hopes to make a name for itself.
Yi Technology, also known as Xiaoyi in China, releases the Y1 M1 digital camera today (Oct. 17, 2016).
If you don’t know much about this camera, it’s OK. You aren’t alone.
The Y1 M1 is a Micro Four Thirds camera, with strong specifications.
Panasonic created a very solid camera with the Lumix DMC-G7, and in announcing the G85 successor, it didn’t try to recreate the wheel.
The improvements in the Lumix DMC-G85 are noteworthy and improve the usability in several important areas.
Like the G7, the G85 has a 16.0-MP Live MOS sensor in the Micro Four Thirds format with an ISO range of 200-25,600. It can be extended lower to 100.
Photokina was a busy event for Olympus. In addition to two new bodies for two different target markets: OM-D E-M1 Mark II and the Pen E-PL8, the company also announced three new lenses in the Micro Four Thirds mount.
Two of the three are M.Zuiko Pro lenses while the third is a macro.
- M.ZUIKO ED f/1.2 25mm Pro
- M.ZUIKO ED f/4.0 12-100mm IS Pro
- M.ZUIKO ED f/3.5 30mm Macro
M.Zuiko ED 25mm f1.2 PRO, US$1,199.99
The OM-D E-M1 Mark II should be one fast shooter.
The new model has slightly higher resolution: 20.4-MP Live MOS sensor, compared with 16.3-MP for the previous model. The ISO range is 200-25,600.
However, it should be able to record images quicker, thanks to the TruePic VIII quad-core processor.