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Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mk II — DPReview YouTube Video From PhotoKina. Quite Informative.

by Anura Guruge



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Same video if you prefer the link. Click image to access.


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With No Panasonic Lumix LX200 In Sight I Might Consider The New Chinese YI M1.

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Click to ENLARGE and study. I cobbled this together using “DPReview” Quick Specs.


Click to access full “DPReview” first-impressions.

Click image to ENLARGE and read here.

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Click to access the rather impressive Y1 M1 official image gallery.


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Already available for pre-order on Amazon for prices stated right at top. Click image to access Amazon page. October 12 availability.


Intriguing little camera. Micro Four-Thirds with 20MP Sony sensor. Supposedly can be used with any MFT lens. The 42.5 f/1.8 lens looks very tempting.

The overall price, even with both lenses, is good.

This camera got a lot of attention at PhotoKina and continues to gain attention at “DPReview“.

But for the lack of a Viewfinder (EVF) you could definitely think of it as a Panasonic LX100 replacement/successor.


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Canon Mirrorless EOS M5 — DPReview YouTube Video From PhotoKina. Worth Watching.

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Same video if you prefer the link. Click image to access.


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Canon Announces Mirrorless M5 On September 15, 2016 — Few Days Ahead Of Photokina.

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Click to ENLARGE and admire. Drooling, at this stage, may not be appropriate. From Canon, of course.


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Click to ENLARGE and read the start of the Canon, September 15, 2016 Press Release (made available Japan time). Use link below to access original from Canon.

Click here for the full, original Canon Press Release.


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Pictures and specs. are now up on the Canon USA Website. Click image to access.


It is GOOD to have the Canon M5 officially announced.

Pricing is GREAT, availability not so. I do want the 18-150mm. Maybe I will get a small, ‘cheap’ pancake in November and wait patiently till December.

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Click to ENLARGE and read the pricing and availability here. From the same Press Release referenced above.


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Panasonic ‘LX200’, i.e., Successor To LX100, Now Called ‘LX15’ — But Not On Rumor List For Photokina 2015 Unveiling.

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Click here for “thenewcamera.com” original.

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Use link above for the “New Camera” original. Click to ENLARGE and read here.


A Chinese site does have this Panasonic registration for a “LX15
— in Chinese.

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Use link above to access Chinese original. This is a Google translation. Click to ENLARGE. Says it is a 20MP 4/3rd sensor. So looks like the anticipated LX200.


All rumors and conjecture as yet. So this can change. Interesting that the Panasonic ‘LX200‘ or ‘LX15’ is NOT included as a possibility in the September 19, 2016 announcement though much has been said about the LX15 in the last couple of weeks.

Why Panasonic would call it LX15 rather than say LX110, LX150 or LX200 is yet another Japanese mystery.

The 20MP four-thirds sensor definitely hints that it is a follow-up on the LX100.


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Photokina 2016, September 20 – 25: The Promotional Video.

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Click to access YouTube video.


Photokina 2016, that is expected to debut the Panasonic Lumix LX200 and the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mk II, is now 46 days away.


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Panasonic Lumix LX200 To Now Be Announced Soon — Well Ahead Of September Photokina 2016.

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Click here for ‘The New Camera‘ original from July 13, 2016.

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Use link above to access the “The New Camera” original. Click on image to ENLARGE.


It is crazy that there is still confusion as to the sensor size and format. Of course it will be a Micro Four-Thirds. That is what the sensor format is on the Panasonic Lumix LX100 and Panasonic will not mess with that.

The big issue is whether the LX200, in contrast to the LX100, will ever use the full-size of the sensor.

Interesting that they have brought forward the announcement date. They probably don’t want the Pentax K-70 full disclosure on July 15, 2016 to steal too much thunder given that both cameras will be in the same price range.


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Are the 35mm & 50mm Options On The Rumored 23mm Fixed-Lens Fuji X200 Anything More Than ‘Digital Zoom’?

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From “The New Camera”. Use link below to access the original. Click image to ENLARGE and read here — especially the “35/50 (mm)” bullet, i.e., bullet 4 (highlighted).

Click here to access original at “The New Camera”.


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Click to access this March 2016 YouTube video on the “Fuji X-T2 & X200” that also talks about the 35mm and 50mm lens ‘options’.


Six weeks ago when looking for a ‘compact’ Fuji to play second-fiddle to what I then thought would be the new Fuji X-T2 I did not consider the Fuji X100T, with its fixed 23mm lens, because 23mm (35mm FF) is bit too wide for me, especially when I can’t change lenses. Hence why I ended up with the Fuji X-E2s.

The rumors are that Fuji will announce a X200 in September, at ‘PhotoKina‘, after they get the much anticipated X-T2 announcement out of the way next week on July 7, 2016.

A number of people are claiming that the X200, in addition to a new 24MP sensor, will offer, built-in, electronic 35mm and 50mm lens options. What I can’t figure out is whether this will be something more fancy and sophisticated than just plain ‘Digital Zoom’. We all know the limitations of digital zoom. If it is but just digital zoom I would continue to have little interest in this camera.


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Olympus Should Not Wait Until ‘Photokina’ To Announce OM-D E-M1 Mk. II.

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Click to ENLARGE and read here. From ‘New Camera’. Use link below to access original.

Click to read whole story from ‘New Camera‘.


‘Photokina’ 2016 is towards the end of September. If Olympus waits till then to announce the REFRESH for the OM-D E-M1 it would be a full 3 years since the first model was unveiled. If at all possible Olympus should bring forward the announcement to give Fuji X-T2 aspirants, I among those, a very competitive Micro Four-Thirds alternative. Next to Fuji the Olympus OM-D line is my next favorite in terms of extensive direct control — though I am getting increasingly fond of my Panasonic Lumix LX100.

I would seriously look at the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mk. II. My only reservation would be the Sensor Size. But the exceptional Image Stabilization of the Olympus, even without ‘Dual IS’ is a major consideration. The new Olympus PEN-F looks real attractive and has enough control wheels at the back to keep me entertained BUT all the reviews I read say that it is unbalanced, in terms of weight, with anything other than small (light) prime lenses — and the one type of lens I am UNLIKELY to use are primes. I am a zoom guy. It actually got me looking at Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mk IIs. Refurbished Mk Is are available for $350 directly from Olympus. Tempting.

Fun, fun … fun. 


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