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Olympus Working on 6K M4/3 Mirrorless Camera

Olympus next flagship camera will have 6K recording Mode[almost confirmed]. We have received a hint a month ago that Olympus is working on higher resolution sensor. At that moment we haven’t taken that info seriously since we all know that Olympus Mirrorless cameras do have excellent high-resolution mode so why they need to develop higher resolution sensor?

But again, based on the set if information surfaced over last few weeks. It clearly indicates Olympus Next flagship camera will carry a higher resolution sensor and 6K Video recording capability.

However the name of the camera isn’t confirmed yet, it Can be Olympus E-M1 Mark III or they may announce a new dedicated video camera (a brand new series).

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

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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 Patent - Advance Image Stabilization System

We have read that Olympus already reached the physical limits of image stabilization by providing the 6 stops of image stabilization in the recently announced Olympus E-M1 Mark II camera. (Olympus E-M1 Mark II do provide 6 Stops of image stabilization when combined with some specific Olympus OIS lenses.)

That is not it that is not the limit because even after that we have seen patents in which Olympus is actively working to improve the image stabilization inside there cameras that is sensor based image stabilization system. Before we begin let me remind you that just few weeks ago we have published a patent that Olympus is working on hybrid image stabilization system that patent was published on January 19, 2017 .

Now I am going to discuss a patent that was published on August 2017 (more fresh then the previous one). So, this is more new and according to the patent it clearly shows that Olympus is working to improve their 5 Axis image stabilization system may be for Olympus E-M1 Mark III. Well we will not getting into the details I am putting the translated text of the patent so you can better understand what it is actually written and if you know Japanese then you can also help us by translating the patent and sending it back to us

google translate | Patent Details

Other languages Japanese
Inventor Olympus Corp
Priority date 2017-08-30

Blur correction device

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a shake correction device that enables a movable part to be drawn toward a stationary part with appropriate force without weighting the movable part, and enables efficient and stable operation.SOLUTION: A shake correction according to an embodiment has: a first stationary part that includes a magnet; a second stationary part that includes a yoke forming a magnetic circuit between the magnet and the yoke; and a movable part that is arranged between the first stationary part and the second stationary part. A plurality of rolling elements is provided between the first stationary part and the movable part, and the movable part is movable toward a surface direction. The movable part is provided with a coil facing the magnet, a magnetic material constituting a magnetic spring between the magnet and the magnetic material, and a driven member. The magnetic spring generates magnetic suction force that draws the movable part to the first stationary part.SELECTED DRAWING: Figure 4

see Panasonic is also working on Hybrid IS

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