Olympus patent Four wide angle lenses F1.0 aperture based lenses and generally it we have to wait two to three years when a patent transformed into a real consumer product.
Patent Details :
Description and self-interpretation of the patent literature
- Patent Publication No. 2014-32231
- Publication date 2014.2.20
- Filing date 2012.8.19
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First four lenses are of m4/3 mount and rest two are for compact camera with 1 ” and 1/1.7 ” sensor respectively.
Adding these lenses will attract a huge number photographers to the M4/3 format world, and we also hope that Olympus will soon announce F1.0 based portrait and telephoto prime lenses.
The Fujifilm X-T1 is latest camera from fuji X-series mirrorless system and on the other hand the OMD E-M1 is flagship camera of digital OMD series, the basic and most common difference between these two camera is the size of the sensor, the Fujifilm X-T1 features a large APS-C size sensor and Olympus E-M1 have M4/3 Size sensor.
For more detailed specification take a look at the detailed specification comparison review below…
Sensor: Fujifilm X-T1 features a 16 megapixel X-Trans CMOS sensor, the X-Trans bespoke pixel array, the sensor is designed with a randomized pixel pattern that completely eliminate the need of an optical low-pass filter without moiré and aliasing problems.
Olumpus E-M1 Comes with a Four Third format sensor, the sensor is smaller and will not perform as X-T1 camera in-terms of noise and dynamic range.
ISO Range of X-T1 is one stop more than Olympus E-M1, so you will sure get less noise in X-T1 images.
AF system: Both autofocus system that employs both contrast- and phase-detection methods / Both sensor have built in phase AF points so you get fast Auto Focus speed during still and video shoot.
Shutter: The Olympus E-M1 have upper hand here since you get better shutter range and fast top continuous shooting speed compared to fujifilm X-T1.
Image Stabilization: The Olympus E-M1 have built in Image stabilization, it compensates for camera movements up to five shutter speed steps. The five axis work in vertical angle rotation, horizontal angle rotation, horizontal shift, vertical shift, and rolling camera shake movements.
Display:: The X-T1 features 3.0″ 1,040k-Dot Tilting LCD Monitor and on the other hand Olympus E-M1 3.0″ 1,037k-Dot Tilting LCD Touchscreen, so Olympus wins here.
Both camera features rugged body and built-in WiFi Connectivity.
Verdict: The Fujifilm X-T1 will give you bigger sensor, more ISO range, no optical low pass filter for super sharp images and better video mode, on the other hand the E-M1 will give you bit fast shutter speed and built-in 5 axis image stabilization.
We recommend you to buy Fujifilm X-T1.
Buy Fujifilm X-T1 from Amazon || B&H
Buy Olympus E-M1 from Amazon || B&H
Olympus Stylus SP-100 features 16MP 1/2.3″ BSI CMOS Sensor and TruePic VII Image Processor combined with 50x Optical Zoom Lens & 0 cm macro mode with Lens-Shift Image Stabilization, the Olympus Stylus SP-100 also record Full-HD video recording Full HD 1080/60p Video, on the rear side we have 920k-dot Electronic Viewfinder and 3.0″ 460k-Dot fixed LCD Monitor.
New features include built-in dot-sight in pop-up flash panel the helps you to easily track and shoot your subject, a red light is projected onto the glass panel to help you quickly locate your subject.
Eleven creative art filters are also available in camera and be used when shooting movies. The SP-100 will be available in March. Estimated street price is $399.99.
Olympus SP-100 available at Amazon | B&H
The SP-100EE with dot aiming point, enhanced viewfinder capability, exceptionally improved grip, refined controls – for outstanding telephoto results
Hamburg, 01/29/2014 • Olympus introduces first camera with dot-sight – Olympus is breaking new ground with the world’s first dot-sight camera. The sight works in tandem with the newly-developed 1:2.9-6.5 24-1200mm* 50x optical (100x at Super Resolution) Ultra Zoom lens to enable easy high-power zooming and subject capture, making it ideal for spotting moving and distant subjects such as wildlife and planes, or for sports photography. The built-in sight is stowed for portability, and pops up instantaneously for shooting – two key advantages compared with an externally-mounted sight. The SP-100EE also features a deeply-shaped grip for optimal handling during shooting, while the single-finger operation control dial allows for a professional shooting style when using the electronic viewfinder. Further ease of use comes with a new focus limit button, with settings for focus limit off, focus only in near area and focus only in the distance. Available in black from March 2014, the camera will cost €399.00, making it the solution of choice for people who require ultra zoom on the move.
The SP-100EE – taking you closer to your subject
The 24-1200mm* Ultra Zoom lens positively invites the user to explore its full potential (50x optical zoom, or 100x at Super Resolution Zoom). Those action sports shots you’ve always dreamt of taking? Wildlife spotting in incredible detail? Capturing planes as they land or take off? It’s all here, waiting to be discovered, along with a Super Macro for subjects as close as 1 cm away from the lens.
Great looks, superb handling
Eschewing the curved lines and surfaces often favoured when designers focus on handling, the DSLR-oriented looks of the SP-100EE embrace distinctive straight lines for sharp, edgy styling, whilst also offering improved grip performance. The elastomer material of the grip combines softness with a rough, non-slip pebbled texture.
Packed with technology
The dot sight on the SP-100EE is a world first, and ideal when shooting with distant or moving subjects, since it functions as framing assist and takes the hard work out of keeping a moving object in focus throughout shooting. iHS technologies enable you to capture the shots you want irrespective of the conditions (max. ISO 6400), while using an optional FlashAir card (with wireless LAN function) allows you to connect the camera to a Wi-Fi enabled smartphone or PC and view or import images from the FlashAir card. The camera can also shoot smooth 60p Full HD movies.
Photography with style and intelligence
The SP-100EE comes with a selection of Art Filters, allowing the user to get creative. To make the most of the camera’s ultra zoom capability, a lens shift image stabilization mechanism significantly reduces camera shake. Shooting in dark locations is further enhanced by the performance of the bright lens. And the camera’s 16 Megapixel BSI CMOS sensor combines with the nextgeneration TruePic VII processor to get the very best out of its highperformance optics.
Camera case. This well-fitting polyester case is lightweight and easy to carry, while the camera strap loop is a further benefit when shooting on the move.
Detailed specification coming soon
SP-100 EE MAIN FEATURES:
- Newly-developed 50x optical (100x at Super Resolution Zoom) Ultra Zoom 24-1200mm*, 1:2.9-6.5
- Dot sight supplements the viewfinder, making it easy to capture subjects
- Smooth 60p Full HD movie format
- 920K dots EVF, enabling a professional shooting style
- Focus limit button
- Lens-shift image stabilization, powerfully reducing camera shake
- Strong TruePic VII image engine, for faster recovery time and excellent image quality
- 16 megapixel BSI CMOS, for high resolution and excellent low-light performance
- 3.0“ 460K dots LCD monitor
- FAST AF auto-focusing system
- Art Filters
- 7.1 fps sequential shooting, VGA/HVGA
- iHS: 6400 max. ISO speed
- S-macro 0.01m (0.03 ft) to ∞ (f=4.3mm (fixed))
With the announcement of E-M10 camera Olympus also announced three new lenses the
- Olympus m.Zuiko Digital 25mm F1.8
- Olympus m.Zuiko Digital 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ
- Olympus 9mm F8 Fish-Eye Body Cap Lens
The m.Zuiko Digital 25mm F1.8 is newest addition to prime lenses series and comes with Movie & Stills Compatible AF System, the cost is also bit affordable ($399 at B&H) ,
the other one is Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 EZ Lens , it features a very ultra compact design, made with three aspherical elements, extra-low dispersion element and super high refractive index element – all these elements help it to make a perfect retractable zoom lens for E-M10 camera – Price $349 available at B&H store.
The last one is a lens cap with a 9mm lens, the 9mm lens features constant F8 aperture and composed of Two Aspherical Elements to deliver usable results – Price $99 available at B&H
The long rumored Olympus E-M10 announced today, the camera features ultra compact body as stylus 1 compact camera and equipped with 16.1MP Live MOS Sensor with In-Body 3-Axis Image Stabilization that compensates for vertical and horizontal shifts (yaw and pitch) as well as camera shake along the optical axis (roll)., E-M10 speed performance is enhanced by use TruePic VII Image Processor and also captures Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 30 fps.
On the rear side we have bright 1,440k-dot electronic viewfinder with an automatic eye-detect function, 0.007 sec. display lag time, and 1.15x magnification and we also have a a large 3.0″ 1,037k-dot tilting touchscreen LCD monitor, you can move it tilt 80° upward and 50° downward, useful while composing without moving our body while composing our shot.
Other features include WiFi connectivity, the E-M10 also comes with a high quality collapsible 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II R lens.
Olympus E-M10 Price
Olympus E-M10 cost you $699 body-only – Amazon | B&H
Olympus E-M10 with collapsible 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II R lens cost you $799 – Amazon | B&H
OLYMPUS EXPANDS OM-D® CAMERA LINE-UP WITH NEW, EXTREMELY COMPACT E-M10 — THE OM-D FOR ALL
The Image Quality and Power of the E-M1 and E-M5 are now Packed into a More Affordable OM-D Body; Two New Lenses Broaden Olympus’s Micro Four Thirds® System
CENTER VALLEY, Pa., January 29, 2014 — Olympus adds to its award-winning OM-D family with the new E-M10, an interchangeable lens camera that combines the outstanding image quality, speed and power of the flagship Olympus® OM-D E-M1 and the Olympus OM-D E-M5 into an extremely compact and stylish all-metal body. Featuring the new TruePic VII image processor, the same found in the OM-D E-M1, 16 megapixel Live MOS sensor, Wi-Fi® technology, a large, high-speed electronic viewfinder, 3-axis image stabilization, ultrafast autofocus and a built-in flash, it’s the OM-D for photographers looking for an affordable, yet powerful, system camera they can use every day. The new, super-slim M.ZUIKO® DIGITAL 14-42mm f 3.5-5.6 EZ pancake zoom lens and the super-bright M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 25mm f1.8 expands Olympus Micro Four Thirds line-up to 15 lenses.
Best-In-Class Image Quality
The Olympus OM-D E-M10’s 16-megapixel Live MOS sensor, combined with the TruePic VII image processor and M.ZUIKO lenses, delivers beautiful image quality with high resolution, superior color reproduction and high sensitivity that exceeds other cameras in its class. A maximum sensitivity of ISO 25600 is perfect for shooting dark scenes and indoor shooting locations, and ISO LOW mode (100 equivalent) expands the low-sensitivity end. The sensor’s rich dynamic range makes smooth gradations possible and beautifully depicts high-contrast highlights and shadows. Fine Detail Processing II technology configures the appropriate sharpness processing for each individual lens resulting in natural, high-quality resolution.
The Olympus OM-D E-M10’s in-body 3-axis image stabilization system is derived from the world’s first 5-axis system in the E-M5 and E-M1. The 3-axis version effectively counteracts yaw, roll and pitch with both still shots and HD movies, regardless of the lens attached to the camera yielding great results even in poor lighting conditions or when using an exposure time of 1/15 second or less.
The on-board FAST AF is Olympus’ fastest-ever AF system and uses 81 target areas that cover the whole image. Small AF Target and Super Spot AF modes make it possible to zoom in and focus accurately on minute sections of the frame. The E-M10 is also capable of capturing high-speed action with 8fps sequential shooting, the fast processor supports continuous capture of up to 20 RAW frames or an unlimited number of JPEG frames*, and the Continuous Auto Focus with Tracking mode accurately tracks and captures moving subject as fast as 3.5 fps.
Beautiful OM-D Design
The ultra-slim, compact and lightweight Olympus OM-D E-M10 body is built with precision-machined metal parts and a premium feel that inspires the user. Two easy-to-reach metal dials give excellent operability and improved control, and the grip is designed to rest comfortably in the user’s hand. Despite its size, the E-M10 is the first OM-D with a built-in flash that is optimized for 1/250 second synchronization, a benefit for daytime flash photography.
* With TOSHIBA® SDHC UHS-I R95/W90 EXCERIA
High-Speed Creative EVF
The large, 1,440,000-dot electronic high resolution viewfinder (EVF) located on the optical axis of the E-M10 features a 120-fps refresh rate, a 100 percent field of view and maximum 1.15x magnification to help accurately frame shots. An eye sensor seamlessly switches the display between the tilting, 3.0-inch touch-screen monitor and the electronic viewfinder. Camera setting information, such as shutter speed, is displayed at the bottom of the viewfinder and photographers can take full advantage of the EVF’s ability to display the effects of various exposure adjustments, Art Filter effects and Creative Controls like Color Creator, Image Aspect control, Highlight/Shadow control, Live Histogram, Display of five different grid patterns and even a Level Gauge — all without having to remove your eye from the viewfinder.
New features, including Live Composite Mode and Photo & Movie Capture, expand the user’s creative potential. Live Composite Mode is a tool that offers previews of long exposures in the EVF, a perfect tool for anyone looking to easily capture light trails when shooting a star-filled sky. Photo & Movie Capture lets users shoot high-quality still images without interrupting the video recording. 12 Art Filters, three HDR capture modes and Photo Story support your photographic imagination.
The Olympus OM-D E-M10 includes built-in Wi-Fi, and the setup is simple. By quickly scanning the QR code displayed on the camera’s LCD with a smart device, it syncs with the Wi-Fi network created by the camera. The free Olympus Image Share smartphone app synchronizes a user’s smartphone and E-M10 so the camera’s Live View is effectively displayed on the phone. In this way, the camera can be controlled by touching the smartphone display as if it were the camera itself, and users can send selected images directly to websites and social media.
Two New Micro Four Thirds Lenses
Olympus has also introduced two new Micro Four Thirds lenses to its line-up. The super-slim M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 14-42mm* f3.5-5.6 EZ pancake zoom lens measures just .9 inches thick, making it the world’s slimmest standard zoom lens.** It has a smooth electric zoom that is suitable for shooting movies, and can also be zoomed in and out remotely using compatible smartphones through the updated Olympus Image Share app. The super-bright, lightweight, high-performance M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 25mm* f1.8 lens has a fixed focal length and is ideal for capturing portraits or close-ups from as little as 9.8 inches away. Both new lenses are sold separately.
New Micro Four Thirds Accessories
A host of new Micro Four Thirds accessories join the Olympus Micro Four Thirds line-up, including the fixed-aperture F8.0 Fish Eye Body Cap lens with a focal length of 9mm (35mm equivalent: 18mm). It’s an ultra-slim accessory for creative wide-angle shooting through its 5-element, 4-group lens construction. The multi-use lens barrier MF lever switches from pan focus shooting to close up 8-inch shooting with a single press of the lever. The ECG-1 matching ergonomic grip is a removable grip exclusively for use with the E-M10. Designed for absolute comfort, the grip is the perfect thickness for resting the ring finger and pinky when holding the camera. A single press of the lever on the bottom of the grip easily removes it, making replacing batteries and memory cards seamless. The MCON-PO2 macro converter is compatible with six Olympus Micro Four Thirds lenses and adapts them for close-up shooting. Finally, the Automatic Opening Lens Cap LC-37C is available exclusively for use with the new M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ. When the camera is turned off, this accessory protects the lens from dust and scratches, and when the camera is powered on the lens cap instantly opens for snapshots and quick shooting.
**As of January 29, 2014. Shortest distance between the mount and the front end of the lens, when retracted.
U.S. Pricing and Availability
The Olympus OM-D E-M10 will be available in March 2014 in the following configurations.
Estimated Street Price:
$699.99 Body only, available in Black and Silver
$799.99 Body in Black or Silver with M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 14-42 mm f3.5-5.6 II R lens
Accessory Pricing (U.S.)
$399.99 M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 25mm f1.8 lens
$349.99 M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 EZ lens
$59.99 ECG-1 camera grip for E-M10
$69.99 MCON-P02 Macro Converter
$99.99 9mm f8.0 Fish Eye Body Cap Lens
Take a look at quick specification comparison between these three cameras and as we all know the E-M10 is not announced yet so we may have some error in E-M10 specification, however we will also publish a detailed specification comparison review between these cameras and more after the announcement .
We don’t see any major improvement in core specification of the upcoming E-M10 camera, Stay with us on Facebook and twitter to get more news and latest Olympus rumors.
Olympus OM-D E-M10 leaked today, the camera will feature 16.05 million pixel 4/3 format sensor, ISO range upto 25600..take a look at the details below translated via google
- Sensor: 16.05 million pixel 4/3 type LiveMOS effective
- Monitor: 3.0-inch LCD. 1.04 million dots. Movable. Capacitive touch panel
- ISO Sensitivity: (equivalent to 100 in LOW) ISO200-25600
- Shutter speed: 60 seconds to 1/4000 sec
- Continuous shooting: Up to 8 frames / second
- Media: SD / SDHC / SDXC. UHS-I support
- EVF: 144 dot
- The number of possible shots: 320 pieces
- Video 1920×1080 30p 24Mbps. MOV, H.264
- Battery: BLS-5
- Size: 82.3mm x 45.9mm depth height 119.1 x width
- Weight: 350g (body only). (Including battery and media) 396g
- Lens kit (14-42mm F3.5-5.6EZ).
- Double Zoom Kit (40-150mm F4-5.6R and F3.5-5.6EZ 14-42mm)
- Body color is black and silver
- Estimated retail price of ¥ 80,000 before and after the body only. Lens kit is around 95,000 yen. Double zoom kit is around 110,000 yen
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