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Olympus June 2018 Savings Month - Get Big Discounts on Products

Olympus Just slashed up price of all products this month, take a look at the list of products with slashed up price. Just have a look.

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Mirrorless
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Upcoming Olympus Mirrorless Cameras 2018-2019

The list of upcoming Olympus camera in 2018-2019 and even one in 2020. Yes, based on scheduled announcement date of Olympus we have made the table below, which clearly shows the possible arrival time of Olympus E-M5 Mark III, Olympus E-M1 mark III and Olympus E-M10 Mark IV Mirrorless cameras.

A Quick Analysis what coming Next

The table we have made to make you understand the announcement schedule of Olympus EM series Mirrorless camera. Take a look at the different announcement dates every series, based on the announcement timeline we are expecting one announcement in Jan / Feb of 2019 and after that we will have a Major announcement in Sep of 2019.

Camera Name Date of Announcement
Olympus Mid-Range Mirrorless camera
Olympus E-M5 Mark III Sep 2018 / Jan or Feb 2019
Olympus E-M5 Mark III Jan / Feb 2018 [delayed]
Olympus E-M5 Mark II Feb 2016
Olympus E-M5 Jan 2014
 Olympus High-End Mirrorless Camera
Olympus E-M1 Mark III Sep 2019
Olympus E-M1 Mark II Sep 2016
Olympus E-M1 Sep 2013
Olympus Entry-Level Mirrorless Camera
Olympus E-M10 Mark IV Aug 2020
Olympus E-M10 Mark III Aug 2017
Olympus E-M10 Mark II Aug 2015
Olympus E-M10 Jan 2014

Olympus E-M5 Mark III in Jan / Feb 2019

As you have seen Olympus skipped the scheduled announcement date of Olympus E-M5 Mark II camera which was Jan / Feb 2018. Now we are expecting the arrival of Olympus E-M5 Mark III camera either on Sep 2018, during Photokina event. Since, Photokina is the best place for announcement of Camera, Lenses and camcorders. And even if the Sep 2018 date is missed than for sure E-M5 Mark III will going to arrive on Jan/ Feb of 2019.

We are the first website to publish the rumored specification of the Olympus E-M5 mark III camera. And if we believe it then we will going to see big improvements compared to the existing E-M5 mark II camera. The rumored specification of the camera look similar to E-M1 Mark II. And in the same post that was published on April 30 2018 we have also told that the Olympus E-M5 Mark III camera will going to arrive either at the end of 2018 or maybe in the beginning 2019.

 

Olympus E-M1 Mark III in Sep 2019

Olympus E-M1 Mark III schedule announcement date is September 2019. However, even due to delayed in the announcement of E-M5 Mark III camera, we are expecting the Olympus E-M1 Mark III camera will arrive on time without any delay.

Major Camera Announcement Before Olympics 2020 is expected. Sep 2019 Photokina will be a sweet-spot to introduce flagships by Olympus, Panasonic, Canon and Nikon. –  TNC

But, at the same time their is strong possibility that E-M1 Mark III camera will arrive on schedule time, since we have 2020 Olympics start from July 2019 and prior to that All major DSLR as well as Mirrorless makers will going to announce their flagship DSLR and Mirrorless camera. We are expecting the announcement of Panasonic GH6 [first consumer level 6K camera], Canon 1DX Mark III and Nikon D6 at the end of 2019 or at the beginning months of 2020.

Olympus E-M10 Mark IV on Aug 2020

Scheduled time of Olympus next entry level Mirrorless camera Olympus E-M10 Mark IV, which was expected to be Aug of 2019, but it will be shifted to Aug  of 2020. Since the E-M5 series update is delayed for 1 year. And E-M1 Mark II announcement is expected on Sep of 2019.

We will update you soon as we get any new information.

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Olympus Closed its Chinese Manufacturing Unit

It’s look like Mirrorless makers are also in trouble despite of Mirrorless is cannibalizing DSLRs. According  to latest press release coming from Olympus Japan, Olympus is shutting down their camera manufacturing plant in china and all the Digital Camera related manufacturing and process will done on Vietnam.

There is no specific reason stated on the press release but yes the do-everything device .. aka smartphone are blamed once again for the closures of factory.

Press Release from Olympus (Translated)

Take a look at the text Olympus Press Release

  1. Reason for shutdown

In December 1991, we established OSZ in Shenzhen, China and manufacture digital camera business related products

came. However, with the spread of smartphones, the digital camera market has shrunk sharply,

Occupancy rate of OSZ remarkably declined, and 26 years passed since the establishment, equipment became more aged, maintaining the competitiveness of OSZ

It is extremely difficult to hold Until now, we have been developing OSZ and Olympus

We have been producing at two sites of Vietnam Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as “Olympus Vietnam”),

In view of the above situation, we decided to stop operating OSZ and consolidate production into Olympus Vietnam

It was. As a result, we will improve production efficiency and profitability, strengthen global competitiveness of the digital camera business

Last year in December Nikon also closed their China Manufacturing unit which was responsible for making Nikon compacts cameras.

Also take a look – Olympus E-M5 Mark III Rumored Specification

TNC Man ki Baat: I love photography from core of my heart and if I see these type of news, my heart literally melts down. Trust me, 36 shot limit was amazing.

Full details are available in PDF here.

Olympus E-M5 Mark III Rumored Specification

Finally we got some hints about the upcoming Olympus E-M5 mark III camera, according to the latest information we have the upcoming camera will have the same sensor as of the Olympus E-M1 Mark II camera. Take a look at the set of rumored specs of the upcoming Olympus E-M5 Mark III camera

Olympus E-M5 Mark III Rumored Specification

  • 21.8 (Actual pixels) Live MOS sensor (121 on chip and 121 contrast)
  • 50MP High resolution mode
  • 1/8000, Electronic Speed 1/32000 Second
  • 15 fps at 20.4 MP
  • DCI 4K/24p & UHD 4K/30p
  • 2.36m-Dot 1.23x EVF
  • 3.0″ 1.04m- vari-angle Touchscreen Display

No announcement date is mentioned, possibly the E-M5 Mark III camera is coming at Q4 of 2018 or may be at Q1 of 2019. These set of specification coming from anonymous sources but it do look logical to us so we have decided to make it live. We will update you soon as we get any new information about E-M5 Mark III.

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Olympus Patent - 12mm F1.2 Lens

Olympus Patent – 12mm F1.2 Lens lens. The patent is latest and published on 2018. The Olympus already have 12mm F2.0 lens, this will be more fast wand will for sure create more pleasant bokeh.

[Publication No.] JP 2018-21951 (P2018-21951A)
[publication date] 2018. February 8 (2018.2.8)
[invention name] single focal length lens and an optical apparatus using the same

Image height: 10.14 mm an in this patent, there Are two optics of 17 mm F1. 2 prime lens similar to M. ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 17mm F1.2 PRO.

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Olympus E-PL9 Sample Image

Finally the Olympus E-PL9 camera sample images are available. As you can see the small 4/3 format camera is able to create stunning portrait images when used with fast lenses. To download full res sample images check the link at the end.

M.Zuiko Digital 25mm F1.8

Olympus E-PL9 and M.Zuiko Digital 25mm F1.8

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Olympus E-PL9 Announced, Press Release, Videos and More

Olympus finally announced the long rumored Olympus EPL 9 camera. We were the first tp told you the exact specification of the upcoming alarm for Olympus E-PL9 Line camera.

let’s talk about the specification once again the Olympus E-PL9 16 Megapixel live mos sensor. Features contrast based auto focusing system 3 Axis image stabilization system.

The camera is also able to record 4K videos at 30 frames per second, for tagging your images and video it uses bluetooth connect pairs with your smartphone marvelous image transfer can be done with built-in Wi-Fi of the camera

Olympus E-PL9 camera image

> Olympus PEN E-PL9 body only at EUR 549 RRP*** incl. VAT from mid-March 2018
> Olympus PEN E-PL9 with M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ Pancake lens at EUR 699 RRP*** from mid-March 2018

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