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Olympus E-M10 Mark III Surfaced at Russian Certification Agency

Olympu E-M10 Mark III registration doc

The Olympus E-M10 Mark III camera again [see our previous post on IM006] surfaced at Russian Wireless Certification Agency. The Registered code name IM006 is actually a Olympus E-M10 Mark III ? We are expecting three options here, the foremost option is E-M10 Mark III, the second option is E-PL9 and third option is they can start a completely new series.

IM006 Details

  • Taiwan NCC (Judgment Certification No.: CCAK 17LP 0740 T 7 )
  • Russia (※ Link image authentication is provided)
  • Company name: Olympus Corporation
  • Product Type: Digital Camera
  • Battery: BLS-50
  • Charger: BCS-5
  • Product composition: 3 types (body only · EZ lens kit · double zoom kit?)

In the post published April 8th, 2017 we have told you that Olympus E-M10 Mark III is expected to arrive under IM006 code name and will going to feature 4K video recording.

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Olympus Announces Rugged 4K Compact TG5 camera

Olympus TG-5 camera image

We are one of the first website who told you that TG-5 is coming from Olympus, we have also published the leaked images of the camera few days ago with specification few days ago.

Olympus announced latest TG5 camera and its a successor of its Ultra popularity TG4 rugged camera.
The camera features new 12 megapixel sensor earlier its predecessor was using 16 megapixel sensor. According to Olympus the resolution drop has improved the lower light sensitivity of the sensor dramatically. It will allow user to capture more details with colour and contrast in low light environment specially during underwater shoot.

The TG series always being one of the toughest camera of all time made for rough use. The camera is waterproof 15m/50ft, drop resistance upto 2.1m/7ft and crush proof upto 100kg/220kg. -14C/+14F.

Olympus TG-5 camera

What are the most important feature of this camera is it can record 4K videos @ 30 frames per second whereas it can also record full HD videos at 120 FPS per second.

The built-in Field Sensor System, consisting of a GPS sensor, manometer, compass and temperature sensor, records movement and environmental data independently or in conjunction with still images or videos.

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-5 will be available in red and black beginning in June 2017 with an estimated street price of $449.99 USD and $579.99 CAD.

Also see – Olympus E-M1 Mark II Uses Sony IMX270 Sensor | Olympus E-M10 Mark III Coming on 2017

Olympus TG-5 Images and Specification Leaked

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We have the images of Olympus TG 5 Rugged camera that is expected to announce soon. According to the leaked specification the upcoming camera features newly developed 12 megapixel BSI CMOS sensor that will going to capture more details and  will give better low light performance compared to the older version of the camera.

The Olympus TG-4 (older version) camera was having a 16 megapixel sensor but the new sensor features with low resolution Of 12 megapixel will allow you to capture better low light images with extra bigger photo pixels inside the sensor.

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Take a look at the music certification of the camera Leaked today

  • A new 12-mega pixel back-illuminated CMOS
  • TruePic VIII
  • 4K 30p, Full HD 120 fps video
  • Adopted anti-fogging glass to prevent fogging due to sudden temperature change
  • “Pro capture mode” installed
  • Waterproofing 15 m, Impact resistance 2.1 m, Load capacity 100 kgf, Low temperature resistance – 10 degrees

One of the biggest advantage of this new camera is it can record 4K videos. The predecessor of this camera was Limited to full HD video only. Not only 4K video included the users can also record full HD video @ 120 FPS which is absolutely stunning when and really helpful while recording Slow-mo FullHD videos.

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Olympus E-M1 Mark II Uses Sony IMX270 Sensor

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Finally we came to know that the flagship Olympus camera Em1 Mark II uses Sony made IMX 270 sensor.

The most important thing about IMX 270 sensor used inside the Olympus E-M1 mark 2 camera features phase detect as well as contrast detect AF points. And it’s also known that till now no commercially available Sony 4/3rd format sensor features on hybrid autofocus points.

It’s a fact that, Sony doesn’t make hybrid sensors for 4/3rd camera commercially. Several Panasonic cameras sensors are made by Sony. Starting from Panasonic GX8 to GH5 sensor are made by Sony and features contrast based AF system.

One of the most important thing is the sensor isn’t commercially available to other camera manufacturers. That clearly indicates that the sensor was could be designed by Olympus team and developed by Sony.

Also see – Olympus E-M1 Mark II Cut in Haff | Also see Best lenses for Olympus

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Olympus E-M10 Mark III Coming on 2017

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It’s now almost confirmed that Olympus is going to announce Olympus E-M10 Mark III this Year. The Olympus E-M10 camera was announced on Jan 28, 2014 and after 1 year 6 month Olympus announced it’s successor . The Mark II version of the E-M10 was announced on Aug 25, 2015. And hence, Mark II camera is now approx 1 year and 7 month old and overdue for an update.

Olympus E-M10 Mark III  4K Video

The features we can confirm at this moment is Introduction of 4K video in Olympus entry level mirrorless. Yes it is true that the Olympus E-M10 Mark III will going to have 4K video in it.

Sticking to 16 MP Sensor ?

we can’t comment on the type of sensor that E-M 10 Mark III will going to use. From past two generation both the camera is using same 16 megapixel micro four third Format sensor.

IM005 and IM006 camera in announcement funnel

Olympus Code name imageAs you can see in the table above Olympus registered two different camera models in worldwide wireless certification agencies. As we all know in general companies take 2 to 3 months of time to announce a final product after its registration.

We expect the model name of Olympus E-M10 Mark III is IM006, we will update you soon as we get any new information.

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Glimpse of Future: Olympus Mirrorless with 33MP Sensor and 8K Video

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In an recent interview Olympus general manager Mr. Akira Watanabe and Mr. Toshiyuki Terada from Olympus said that we can develop even 8k camera that will going to future 33 million pixel inside.

Take a look at the Key Points of interview

“we can assure you that there is no problem in developing sensors at 33 million pixels for filming in 8K. We started the 4/3″ saga with a sensor at 5 Mpx In 2003. Now the same sensor is at 20 Mpx with a much higher image quality especially for the management of electronic noise.”

1. 33MP 4/3 Sensor with 8K Video

We think 5K camera with an 33MP sensor is possible from Olympus since 2003 they are developing 43rd cameras and started with 5 megapixel sensors and now they have developed Olympus EM1 Mark II. world most advanced M4/3rd camera .

2. Smartphone App Coming

In the same interview they have also confirmed that they are working on Smartphone app for the Olympus mirrorless and High-end compacts cameras.The App will use Bluetooth connectivity as the Nikon snapbridge app and will allow remote shooting with manual controls.

3. Hand-held High Resolution will become possible

Later he also added Olympus is working on Hand-held High-Resolution mode and in near future.

4. More Improvement on Image Stabilization

Exclusive: We are the first website that published a recent patent that shows Olympus is further working to improve it’s Hybrid Image Stabilization Technology. Olympus also confirmed the same and said that they are working further improvement of Image Stabilization Technology.

It’s really very interesting to see Mirrorless makers like Panasonic and Olympus are working on innovative products that will give a new shape to entire camera industry. Do you remember ? Panasonic already promised that they are working on a 8K camera and they will announce it before 2020 Olympics. Also see – Panasonic Working Next Generation of Image Processor to Support 8K

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Olympus Patent - Hybrid Image Stabilization System

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We have heard that Olympus said they have reached the physical limits of camera image stabilization till date. But they didn’t stopped yet, According to the latest patent (Pub. Date: Jan. 19,2017 ) they are working on improving the hybrid image stabilization system camera.

Patent Details
CAMERA SYSTEM, BLUR CORRECTION METHOD THEREFOR, CAMERA BODY AND INTERCHANGEABLE LENS
Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
Pub. Date: Jan. 19,2017
Filed: Jun. 14, 2016
Pub. No.: US 2017/0019600 Al

Description from patent document (Translated from Japanese)
A camera system including an interchangeable lens and a camera body, in which the camera body includes: a Roll blur correction range setting unit that sets a blur correction range in Roll directions of the camera body to be 81 when the interchangeable lens mounted on the camera body cannot perfonn blur correction (in the Pitch directions and the Yaw directions) or that sets the range to be 82 (“,81) when the interchangeable lens can perfonn blur correction; a PitchYaw blur correction range setting unit that sets blur correction ranges in the Pitch and Yaw directions of the camera on the basis of the set blur correction range in the Roll direction; and a blur correction ratio calculation unit that calculates a blur correction ratio of each of the interchangeable lens and the camera body when both of them perform blur correction.

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From the patent image (above) you can clearly see olympus is working on improving Lens and camera Image Stabilization correction and calculation unit that is connected to Blur correction Micro Computer.

Olympus is pioneer in making Hybrid IS system based camera and lens units. Olympus E-M1Mark II camera was announced on September 20th, 2016. The IS system working inside the camera is industry best. Many photographers does reported the the camera when combines with some specific lenses gives you 6 stops of shake correction.  Also look at this article here.

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