Olympus and Fujifilm http://mail.personal-view.com/talks/categories/olympus-and-fujifilm/feed.rss Mon, 19 Nov 18 12:25:25 -0700 Olympus and Fujifilm en-CA Olympus most expensive and last m43 camera comes in January http://mail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/20379/olympus-most-expensive-and-last-m43-camera-comes-in-january Tue, 04 Sep 2018 09:21:20 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20379@/talks/discussions
  • Olympus will focus on still shooters again.
  • Again sensor will be slightly improved Sony m43 one
  • Margin will be absolutely record in the industry (even considering crazy FF margins)
  • Camera can be last m43 camera ever released by Olympus, at least among advanced cameras
  • With around 60% probability Olympus camera department will merge with other manufacturer in 2019
  • Around 15% probability that camera department will be suddenly closed
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    Fujifilm GFX 50R - more afforable MF camera http://mail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/20401/fujifilm-gfx-50r-more-afforable-mf-camera Sun, 09 Sep 2018 14:56:15 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20401@/talks/discussions image

    • 1080p only video
    • Same LSI as T3
    • Dual SD Card Slots
    • High Res Tilt Screen
    • Below 800g weight
    • $4500 price for body


    Fujifilm X-T3, 4K p60 internal video http://mail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/19516/fujifilm-x-t3-4k-p60-internal-video Sun, 22 Apr 2018 08:56:59 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19516@/talks/discussions image



    Fujifilm X-T2, limited 4K camera http://mail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15081/fujifilm-x-t2-limited-4k-camera Tue, 17 May 2016 03:05:06 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15081@/talks/discussions image


    • 24.3MP X-Trans CMOS III Sensor
    • X-Processor Pro , Fast AF of 0.06 seconds, Shutter time lag of 0.045 seconds
    • High-precision 0.48-inch, 2.36 million dot OLED viewfinder
      • EVF refreshes at a rate of 60fps, or as high as 100fps in the Boost mode
    • Continuous shooting of 5fps in Live View
    • Full 4K 3840x2160 30P/25P/24P shooting, Continuous recording: up to approximately 10 minutes
    • Full HD 1920x1080 60P/50P/30P/25P/24P, Continuous recording: up to approximately 15 minutes
    • HD 1280x720 60P/50P/30P/25P/24P, Continuous recording: up to approximately 29 minutes
    • Four different display modes: Full, Normal, Dual and Vertical
    • Tempered glass 1.04 million dot high-precision 3” tilting LCD monitor
    • Digital Split Image and Focus Highlight Peaking
    • Dust and moisture-resistant body.
    • Wi-Fi and remote camera operation
    • Lens Modulation Optimizer technology maximizes each lens’ performance
    • Die-cast magnesium body provides a sturdy and durable, while compact and lightweight design
    • Two command dials and six Function buttons for instant control and customization
    • Interval timer shooting for Time Lapse photography is available with intervals of 1 second to 24 hours and up to “∞” frames


    Valhalla, N.Y., July 7, 2016 – As a leader in advanced digital camera technology and outstanding image quality, FUJIFILM North America Corporation today announced the new FUJIFILM X-T2, a splash-resistant premium interchangeable lens camera with a large OLED electronic viewfinder (EVF). The X-T2 houses the latest generation 24.3MP X-Trans CMOS III with an APS-C sensor with no low-pass filter, boasting the highest performance in the history of X Series. The new X-T2 produces crisp image resolution comparable to that of cameras equipped with larger sensors and higher pixel counts, all in a more compact and classically-designed body.

    And for the first time, the new FUJIFILM X-T2 now supports 4K video recording that can use each available Film Simulation mode, including ACROS, to easily produce premium-quality footage that is as unique as the photographer behind the viewfinder.

    Dramatic improvement to auto focus system The FUJIFILM X-T2 receives a dramatically improved auto focus system (AF) that increases the overall single AF points to 325, and the number of Zone focusing points to 91 (expanded from 49 in previous models). Approximately 40% of the imaging area (center area containing 49 focusing points) is covered with phase detection auto focus pixels to form a fast and precise phase detection auto focus area that can be used in a variety of scenes.

    With the high-speed X-Processor Pro and the use of improved algorithms, the X-T2 now refocuses more frequently, enabling predictive AF of advanced accuracy.

    The X-T2 also has an enhanced ability to autofocus on small points of light, low-contrast objects and subjects with fine and delicate textures such as bird feathers and animal fur.

    The X-T2’s performance of contrast detection AF, enabled for approximately 65% of the imaging area, has also been improved. The data read speed has been doubled compared to previous models to achieve AF performance of higher speed and precision. Photographers will enjoy accurate focusing is all shooting situations, even in low light with a -3EV.

    Another area of improvement is the AF-C algorithm that has been significantly enhanced for even higher accuracy when focus-tracking moving subjects in the AF-C mode. According to the type of movement, users can choose individual settings for Subject Retention Characteristic, Acceleration / Deceleration Tracking Characteristic and Focus Zone Characteristic, or select one of five presets or customize specific settings for these three elements.

    Image Quality

    Fujifilm’s commitment to superior image quality remains a guiding principle, and the FUJIFILM X-T2 is the latest effort to deliver outstanding picture resolution, all from a compact and sophisticated body that is both weather-sealed and easy to travel with in any location. With Fujifilm’s proprietary image design technology, produced through the development of photographic films, the X-T2 reproduces warm skin tones, bright blue skies and rich green foliage in beautiful colors, just as you remember seeing in real life. The X-T2 includes the ACROS Film Simulation for smooth gradation, deep blacks and beautiful textures to create monochrome images that far outperform even the most demanding expectations.

    The X-T2 also has the Grain Effect function for reproducing distinctive graininess seen in photographs taken with film cameras. The function is available in Strong and Weak options, and can be combined with any of the Film Simulation modes. You can easily obtain the effect of film-based photos, notable especially when the image is printed out.

    Speedy throughout

    Basic response specifications, such as startup time, shooting interval and shutter release time lag, have all been improved to the extreme in pursuit of a camera that operates exactly as the photographer demands. The high-speed processing power and the use of improved algorithms have significantly improved the basic autofocus performance, and X-T2 now gives users AF-C Custom Settings for even higher accuracy in focus-tracking moving subjects.

    The X-T2’s electronic viewfinder, which is used to continuously track a moving subject, is capable of displaying up to 100 frames per second, while also maintaining the magnification ratio of 0.77x and the display time lag of 0.005 seconds. The duration of the viewfinder blackout, in which the evf blacks out temporarily while the camera reads picture data, has been reduced by more than half, enabling continuous shooting to ensure tracking subject movements

    Fujifilm X-H1 aka X-T2s video oriented 4K with IBIS http://mail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18355/fujifilm-x-h1-aka-x-t2s-video-oriented-4k-with-ibis Thu, 30 Nov 2017 02:18:56 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18355@/talks/discussions image



    Fujifilm GFX 50S camera http://mail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15772/fujifilm-gfx-50s-camera Thu, 22 Sep 2016 01:31:11 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15772@/talks/discussions image


    • 51.4Mp 43.8mm x 32.9mm CMOS sensor,
    • X Processor Pro image engine
    • 3.2" 2.36m dot multi-tilting touch-screen
    • 3.69m dot OLED electronic viewfinder EVF
    • 1.28inch sub LCD top display
    • 117 / 425 contrast AF points
    • 1080p30 video recording
    • Fujifilm G lens mount
    • Weather-sealed body
    • Dual SD card slots with UHS-II support
    • 800 grams
    • $6499 body price, available at https://www.amazon.com/Fujifilm-GFX-50S-Mirrorless-Body/dp/B01MZARM64/

    Camera page - http://fujifilm-x.com/en/gfx/



    Fujifilm XF10 camera http://mail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/19804/fujifilm-xf10-camera Wed, 30 May 2018 09:35:23 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19804@/talks/discussions image



    Olympus E-M1 Mk II topic http://mail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/13959/olympus-e-m1-mk-ii-topic Mon, 19 Oct 2015 08:16:35 -0600 duartix 13959@/talks/discussions image


    • 20Mp Sony m43 sensor
    • 4K30 and 4K24 Cine video modes, no crop, up to 237Mpix
    • Improved 5-axis stabilizer, up to 6.5 stops
    • Additional digital stabilization, adds 8% crop
    • 121 Phase AF points
    • TruePic VIII 4 core LSI
    • Articulating touch screen
    • 3 or 5 microphones for 3D audio (ala Panasonic or Sony camcorders)
    • 18fps burst with AF, 60fps (1 second) with fixed focus, both are with electronic shutter
    • 10fps burst with AF, 15fps with fixed focus with mechanical shutter
    • Improved EVF with 120fps refresh (before shooting starts, obviously)
    • 14 frames preshoot buffer upon half press
    • 50Mp sensor shift mode (still not working without tripod!)
    • Dual SD cards slot
    • HDMI 422 10-bit output
    • $1999 body at https://www.amazon.com/Olympus-V207060BU000-Dynamic-Thirds-Digital/dp/B01M4MB3DK/

    More info at http://www.getolympus.com/digitalcameras/omd/e-m1-mark-ii.html

    Fujifilm X-T100 official topic http://mail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/19733/fujifilm-x-t100-official-topic Fri, 18 May 2018 05:09:40 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19733@/talks/discussions image


    • Color: Black · Dark Silver · Champagne Gold
    • Kit: Body / Lens Kit / Double Zoom Kit
    • Reservation start date: May 24, 2018
    • Expected release date: June 21, 2018
    • Mass retailer price (tax included): Body 80, 460 yen, lens kit 94,500 yen, double zoom kit 107, 460 yen


    Fujifilm X-E3 camera topic http://mail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17693/fujifilm-x-e3-camera-topic Thu, 07 Sep 2017 00:26:45 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17693@/talks/discussions image



    Olympus E-M10 III now with 4K http://mail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17596/olympus-e-m10-iii-now-with-4k Wed, 23 Aug 2017 08:35:48 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17596@/talks/discussions image


    Olympus E-PL9 Camera topic http://mail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18445/olympus-e-pl9-camera-topic Mon, 11 Dec 2017 04:31:45 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18445@/talks/discussions image


    • 16.05mp m43 CMOS sensor
    • 3 IBIS
    • 121 AF points
    • 4K 25/30fps video
    • 4K photo mode
    • Serial shooting at up to 8.6fps
    • New stupid art filter called “instant film”
    • Improved touch interface
    • Sweep Panorama mode
    • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
    • Built-in flash
    • 117 × 68 × 39 mm size
    • 380 g
    • Japan prices - body 73,440 yen, kit 89,640 yen, double lens kit -105,840 yen
    • oriented on children and spouses of businessmen
    • Available at


    Fujifilm GFX 100 Prototype http://mail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/20512/fujifilm-gfx-100-prototype Tue, 25 Sep 2018 08:01:43 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20512@/talks/discussions image

    The new model will be the world's first medium format mirrorless digital camera to feature an image sensor that has phase detection pixels across the entire sensor, outperforming contrast detection autofocus in tracking a moving subject and delivering greater accuracy in continuous autofocus. This model will also become the first medium format digital camera to feature in-body image stabilization mechanism, to significantly broaden the scope of achieving ultra-high resolution handheld images. The camera boasts substantially improved video recording capability compared to that of the GFX 50S and GFX 50R. It will be the first mirrorless digital camera equipped with an image sensor with the size of 43.8mmx32.9mm to support 4K video recording (4K/30P).

    This model will be Fujifilm's highest performance camera that offers unrivalled innovation and versatility, as seen in the three "world's first" features, satisfying all the needs of photographers at a higher level.

    GFX 100 megapixel camera main features:

    FUJIFILM G Format image sensor with over 100MP resolution

    The camera is equipped with a 102MP "FUJIFILM G Format ("G Format") image sensor, specifically developed for this model. It delivers the highest image quality in the history of Fujifilm when combined with the fourth-generation "X-Processor 4" image processing engine that delivers superb color reproduction Fujifilm is famous for, and FUJINON GF lenses that offers ultra-high resolving power. Phase detection AF coverage on the entire sensor (approx. 100% coverage) enables fast and highly accurate autofocus regardless of your subject's position within the frame, providing a level of performance that defies the current standards of medium format digital cameras.

    World's first medium format digital camera to feature in-body image stabilization

    In general, the higher the number of pixels that an image sensor has, the greater the likelihood of producing images out of focus from camera shakes. This is why Fujifilm has developed a new in-body image stabilization system for the G Format. This is also a world's first for medium-format digital cameras. This has dramatically expanded the scope of achieving ultra-high resolution images (100MP+) hand-held, allowing users to explore new photographic opportunities.

    World's first medium format mirrorless digital camera capable of recording 4K video

    The combination of X-Processor 4's advanced processing capability and the new image sensor with fast read speed has enabled 4K video recording (4K/30P, 10bit), the world's first for a medium format mirrorless digital camera. The use of the larger image sensor facilitates a shallower depth of field, broader tone reproduction and advanced sensitivity characteristics. This, in turn, makes it possible to record a subject's texture, three-dimensional feel and even the atmosphere of the scene with an unprecedented level of ease.

    Lightweight and robust magnesium alloy body with integrated vertical grip

    The new camera has the size and weight equivalent to a high-end DSLR despite featuring an image sensor which is about 1.7 times the size of a 35mm sensor. This will be the first GFX camera to feature an integrated vertical grip, making it more robust and comfortable to hold, especially when large telephoto lenses are used.

    Olympus E-M5 II, camera topic http://mail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/12266/olympus-e-m5-ii-camera-topic Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:09:18 -0700 duartix 12266@/talks/discussions image


    • 16mp m43 CMOS sensor
    • 40mp high-resolution multi-shot mode
    • 5-axis IS, 5-stop according to CIPA standard
    • 3" touch screen, 1040kdots
    • High Res 2.36M electronic viewfinder
    • FullHD Video - 1080p, 60/50/30/25/24p
      • 77 Mbps bit-rate @ 30p
      • Focus Peaking with four Color Choices (red, yellow, black, white)
      • Supports time code
      • HDMI Output for an external monitor
    • 1/8000s mechanical shutter speed
    • 10fps continuous shooting, 5fps with continuous AF
    • Wi-Fi
    • Bundled flash, higher plus bounce and turns
    • Microphone socket
    • Headphone socket (with 1st part of 2 part grip)
    • 750 shot battery life (battery life is 310 shots with CIPA test modes)
    • $1099
    • http://www.amazon.com/Olympus-OM-D-E-M5-Mark-Silver/dp/B00S6DBMOQ/
    • http://www.adorama.com/IOMEM5M2B.html

    Clean HDMI output.

    IBIS in video.

    Evolution in frame rate selection (still no PAL???)

    Better codec (77Mbps)



    Fujifilm X-A5 Camera http://mail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18246/fujifilm-x-a5-camera Thu, 16 Nov 2017 03:44:55 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18246@/talks/discussions image




    Olympus hacks http://mail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/2789/olympus-hacks Thu, 05 Apr 2012 05:41:23 -0600 jove 2789@/talks/discussions Hello, I've done some hacking on the olympus usb firmware update protocol: http://linda.karlov.mff.cuni.cz/~jove/oly/

    I've made my own fake update server in python (oly_http.py) and captured the usb communication from update tool in virtualbox windows with wireshark (update.usb.dump, use filter: (scsi.sbc.opcode >= 0xc0 || scsi.spc.opcode >= 0xc0) && !(scsi.status == 0x00)). Protocol dissection is in proto.odt. Custom scsi commands are used, sg3_utils package can be used to send those. oly_scsi.py handles initial reads (serial no. and other info) and works ok. I didn't attempt yet to do the writes, since there are still some open questions.

    Let me know if there is interest in more info.


    Olympus Pen F http://mail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/14427/olympus-pen-f Wed, 13 Jan 2016 14:46:48 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 14427@/talks/discussions image


    Olympus is pleased to announce the PEN-F, a compact system camera created by fusing cutting-edge digital technology with craftsmanship handed down from 80 years of Olympus camera manufacturing. As the digital update of the original PEN-F, the world s first half-frame SLR, the new PEN-F is packed with incredible performance advancements for photographers seeking superior image quality and creative control. The 20 megapixel Live MOS Sensor is combined with Olympus 5-Axis Image Stabilization, a built-in 2.36 million-dot OLED electronic viewfinder, and a new Creative Dial on the front of the camera that accesses a host of controls to deliver a captivating shooting experience, all included in a design that exudes timeless beauty.

    Elegant, Meticulous Design

    The PEN-F s classic body lines and silhouette are inherited from its predecessor, which debuted in 1963. The top and front covers of the body are crafted from magnesium, and the precision metal dials (along with the bottom of the body) are crafted from aluminum. Olympus engineers devoted extraordinary resources to ensure superior quality and craftsmanship, so much so that even screws are undetectable on the camera s exterior. Simple, stylish touches like the included camera strap and the leather-grained exterior of the camera body and the back of the articulating LCD monitor provide a unified look and feel. Customizable buttons and dials are positioned for easy operation while the user looks through the viewfinder, and the new Exposure Compensation dial and four custom modes on the Mode Dial offer instant access to registered settings for simple, direct control.

    Ultimate Image Quality in Every Situation

    The newly-developed 20 megapixel Live MOS Sensor is paired with the latest TruePic VII Image Processor to bring out the amazing image quality of Olympus M.ZUIKO; lenses. The sensor s low-pass filterless construction delivers high resolution and a low sensitivity ISO LOW mode equivalent to ISO 80. In addition, the powerful 5-axis VCM (Voice Coil Motor) image stabilization compensates up to 5.0 steps* of shutter speed for one of the world s highest levels of compensation performance.

    This technology allows users to capture clear images of night scenes and other low light situations with minimal noise, without raising the ISO. Focal length may be set manually, so that even legacy manual-focus lenses can be image-stabilized. The PENF s High Res Shot Mode captures 50 megapixel equivalent images that reproduce incredible subject detail in ultra-high resolution, perfect for architecture and still life work. Plus, Olympus Viewer 3 Ver. 2.0 image editing software has been updated to process High Res Shot RAW images.

    Complete Freedom of Expression

    The PEN-F s new Monochrome and Color Profile Control functions allow photographers the ability to emulate their favorite films of years past. These functions differ from using photo editing software after shooting, as they allow users to apply and check effects in Live View while shooting to create their own original images. Both functions include quick-select presets designed to give images the look of classic film. Or, settings can be completely customized to achieve specific looks. The camera has front mounted Creative Dial accesses Monochrome Profile Control, Color Profile Control, Art Filters, and Color Creator, all with a simple twist.

    Monochrome Profile Control combines five photographic effects

    Monochrome Profile Control combines five photographic effects Color Filter effect, Shading effect, Film Grain effect, Monochrome Color, and Highlight and Shadow Control for a variety of monochromatic expressions. In addition to the default setting (Preset 1), there is also Classic Film Monochrome (Preset 2) for a monochrome film effect with high contrast, and Classic Film Infrared (Preset 3) for an effect that mimics infrared film.

    In Color Profile Control, users are able to adjust the color saturation of 12 individual colors in 11 steps. This is combined with Highlight and Shadow Control for limitless color expression. In addition to the default setting (Preset 1), there is also Chrome Film Rich Color (Preset 2), which provides deeper tones in images, and Chrome Film Vivid Saturation (Preset 3), which creates high levels of color saturation. The PEN-F s rear lever lets users easily toggle through the various effect controls, including Highlight and Shadow Control, a feature that also allows for the adjustment of midtones within plus or minus seven steps for advanced customization.

    High-Visibility Interactive Viewfinder

    The PEN-F is equipped with a built-in 2.36 million-dot high resolution OLED Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) with a 100-percent field of view and a magnification rate of 1.23x (35mm equivalent: approx. 0.62x) for a clear view without aberrations, even at the edges. Simulated OVF (S-OVF) Mode expands the dynamic range and provides an image similar to what would be seen with the naked eye. The magnified display function and Focus Peaking (which offers three levels and four colors) allow for extremely precise lens focusing. In addition, the PEN-F s vari-angle, touch-enabled LCD monitor lets users compose Live View shots from a variety of angles, high or low.

    Super-Fast Response for Comfortable Shooting

    The PEN-F features blazing-fast speed with the shortest shutter-release time lag of any compact system camera** at 0.044 seconds. The 1/8000-second, high-speed mechanical shutter provides superior performance for capturing fast action, and shutter functions can be customized according to the scene. Silent Mode is useful for shooting in situations that require complete silence, and Anti-Shock Mode allows users to prevent shutter shake. The AF Targeting Pad enhances control by allowing users to set focus points by touching the rear monitor with their thumb while composing their shot in the viewfinder. Face Priority AF and Eye Priority AF detect and continuously adjust the focus on faces or eyes for easier portrait shooting. Enhancing the detail of every shot is AF Target Spot Metering, which links the AF Target and the metering area, while Super Spot AF and Small Target AF make it possible to focus on small subjects.

    The PEN-F offers additional compatibility with users legacy lenses by enabling them to register the information of lenses without electronic contacts for inclusion in images EXIF data. The lens information may be recalled with the press of a button. Up to 10 lenses can be registered, including the lens name, focal length and aperture value.

    Even More Creative Control

    Other creative features include Live Composite Modewhich allows users to extract and composite the brightest areas from multiple, sequentially shot images to capture incredible cityscapes and star trails. With the PEN-F s built-in Wi-Fi@reg;, users can utilize the Olympus Image Share app for Android@reg; and Apple@reg; to adjust settings and monitor the progress of the image as it develops in real time on a smartphone or tablet. In 4K Time Lapse Movie, the camera captures up to 999 images automatically at intervals ranging from one image every second to one image every 24 hours, and combines them into a stunning high-resolution 4K video, all in-camera, without the need for additional software.

    For those who enjoy macro photography, Focus Bracketing captures multiple shots at the touch of a button, all with slightly different focus depths. The new Live View Boost 2 makes it possible to easily focus and compose shots while checking visible stars in Live View. The PEN-F s high-speed sequential shooting capabilities let users capture all the action at 10 fps with the mechanical shutter, 5 fps with C-AF, and an extraordinary 20 fps with Silent Mode.

    U.S. Pricing and Availability

    The PEN-F will be available in early March, for an estimated street price of $1,199.99 (U.S.) and $1,499.99 (Canada).

    Olympus E-M5 III, long ahead http://mail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/19766/olympus-e-m5-iii-long-ahead Tue, 22 May 2018 09:16:52 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19766@/talks/discussions Some wild speculation about specs

    • 20.4MP sensor
    • Improved IS
    • High Res Shooting mode
    • Improved AF
    • 4K video 30fps
    • 1080p at 120fps
    • Improved position of ports
    • Dual SD card slots
    • Built in ND filter
    • Log gamma curve for flat recording
    • Built in audio high pass filters
    • Audio monitoring without adding the grip
    • Programmable focus shift
    • Focus Peaking with colour options
    • Ability to adjust Continuous AF speed in video

    via https://camerajabber.com/olympus-om-d-e-m5-mark-iii-specs-wed-like-to-see/

    From my side I can say that some list items are definitely true, some won't happen.

    Olympus E-PL8 http://mail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15729/olympus-e-pl8 Wed, 14 Sep 2016 20:26:05 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15729@/talks/discussions image


    • 16MP m43 Live MOS sensor
    • TruePic VII LSI
    • 81 points of phase AF
    • 8.5fps burst without AF, 3.7fps long takes
    • 3-axis 3.5 steps only sensor based stab
    • Cheap 3.0" 1.04mdot LCD, tiltable
    • 1 / 4000-60 sec shutter speed
    • SD card slot, UHS-I / II compatible
    • Wi-Fi
    • Color versions - Black, White and Brown
    • $549
    • Available at https://www.amazon.com/Olympus-E-PL8-Black-Body-Only/dp/B01ERLMQ8Q/
    Olympus E-PL5 topic http://mail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/4594/olympus-e-pl5-topic Sun, 16 Sep 2012 05:03:09 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 4594@/talks/discussions image


    • 16.05mp Live MOS sensor
    • TruePic VI image processor
    • Tilting (180 degrees), capacitive touchscreen
    • ISO up to 12,800
    • 8fps burst
    • 1080p video

    • Price - $699 for kit ($599 body only)

    Previews and reviews:

    Availabe at:

    Olympus E-M10 http://mail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/9459/olympus-e-m10 Sun, 26 Jan 2014 09:15:57 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 9459@/talks/discussions image


    • 16.05mp CMOS sensor
    • 3.0" LCD. 1.04 million dots. Tiltable. Capacitive touch.
    • ISO Sensitivity - ISO200-25600
    • Shutter - from 60 seconds to 1/4000 sec
    • Up to 8 frames per second
    • 1.44 Million dots EVF
    • 1080p30, 24mbit/sec MOV, H.264 video
    • BLS-5 battery
    • 82.3mm x 45.9mm x 119mm
    • 350g (body only)
    • Color is either black or silver
    • $699 initial retail price

    Available at:


    Fujifilm X100F camera topic http://mail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16339/fujifilm-x100f-camera-topic Wed, 18 Jan 2017 04:00:02 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16339@/talks/discussions image


    • 24.3 Megapixel X-Trans CMOS III sensor without AA filter
    • Increase the AF points from 91 points up to 325 points
    • Expanded the area of ​​the phase AF points to about 230% of the previous model
    • Video is still only 1080p60
    • 8fps continuous shooting
    • LCD 3" 104,000 dots • OVF is 92% coverage and 0.5x magnification • EVF is 2.36 million dots and 0.65x magnification
    • "ISO dial" that reproduces the feel of film cameras of the past years
    • "Focus lever" to shift focus point while looking through the viewfinder
    • Digital Teleconverter
    • ACROS film simulation
    • Battery is NP-W 126 S
    • Size - 126.5 x 74.8 x 52.4mm
    • Weight 419 g (body only), 469g (including battery, SD card)
    • $1299, preorder at https://www.amazon.com/Fujifilm-X100F-APS-C-Digital-Camera/dp/B01MUA5JGO



    Fujifilm X-T20, now with 4K, camera topic http://mail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16337/fujifilm-x-t20-now-with-4k-camera-topic Tue, 17 Jan 2017 11:08:08 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16337@/talks/discussions image


    • 24.3 Megapixel X-Trans CMOS III sensor without AA filter
    • Image processing engine "X-Processor Pro"
    • Increase the AF points from 91 points up to 325 points
    • Video- finally 4K 30 fps, but only up to 10 minutes continuous, also available 1080p60
    • 3" tiltable LCD with touchscreen
    • EVF with 2.36 million dots, 54 fps, 0.62x magnification
    • Continuous shooting at 8 frames/sec with mechanical shutter and up to 14fps with electronic
    • ACROS film simulation
    • "Movie" position on drive dial. :-)
    • Added "C" position to the exposure compensation dial. Up to ± 5 stops exposure compensation are possible.
    • Battery is NP-W 126 S • Size - 118.4mm × 82.8mm × 41.4mm • Weight - 333 g (body only), 383 g (including battery, SD card) • Kit lens: XF18 - 55 mm F 2.8 - 4 R LM OIS
    • $899 at https://www.amazon.com/Fujifilm-X-T20-Mirrorless-Digital-Camera/dp/B01N10DO3R/


    Fujifilm X-Pro 2 http://mail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/14376/fujifilm-x-pro-2 Tue, 05 Jan 2016 04:20:31 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 14376@/talks/discussions image


    • 24.3MP X-Trans CMOS III sensor
    • X Processor Pro LSI
    • Faster AF. Intelligent hybrid phase difference. 273 points.
    • Advanced hybrid multi viewfinder with auto magnification switch (2.36 millions dots)
    • The fastest shutter mechanical shutter 1/8000 seconds, electronic shutter 1/32000 seconds
    • Flash Sync at 1/250 sec
    • 1.62M dots 3" LCD monitor
    • 8fps shooting
    • Dual SD Cards, UHS-II compatible
    • Lossless compressed 14bit RAW
    • Wi-Fi, with remote shooting
    • 1080 60p,50p,30p,25p,24p up to 14 min
    • Magnesium alloy body. Dust and water resistant.
    • NP-126W battery with 350 shots rate
    • Approx. 495g with card and battery
    • Available at http://www.amazon.com/Fujifilm-X-Pro2-Body-Professional-Black/dp/B01A8DUR74
    Fujifilm X-E2S topic http://mail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/14374/fujifilm-x-e2s-topic Tue, 05 Jan 2016 03:03:30 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 14374@/talks/discussions image


    • 16MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS II sensor
    • EXR Processor II
    • Hybrid AF
    • 2.36 million dot OLED EVF. 0.62x, ultra low lag 0.005 seconds.
    • Electronic shutter up to 1/32000 seconds
    • Wi-Fi with remote control shooting
    • Video only with quite low bitrate 1080p60
    • Continuous AF tracking shooting at 7fps
    • Split image simulation, focus peaking
    • Pop-up flash
    • NP-W126 battery with 350 shots life.
    • Weighs - 350 grams
    • $699 at introduction
    • Available at http://www.amazon.com/Fujifilm-X-E2S-Body-Mirrorless-Black/dp/B01A8DUPJO
    Olympus Air http://mail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/12322/olympus-air Thu, 05 Feb 2015 09:47:09 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 12322@/talks/discussions image

    The Air has 16mp m43 sensor. Has tripod mount and physical shutter button.

    Information is stored to MicroSD card. All control is made using your smartphone.

    Electronic shutter is up to 1/16000s.

    It is able to shoot 10fps.

    Will have open source API.

    Available soon in US.

    $499, preorder at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ZYATMXM/


    An in-depth analysis on m43 sensors http://mail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/19092/an-in-depth-analysis-on-m43-sensors Mon, 26 Feb 2018 13:11:25 -0700 slowmotion 19092@/talks/discussions I was following the recent updates and I thought you may also like to check this on MF3 comparisons, it seems E-M1 Mark II rules mostly because of it's low noise!


    Fujfilm X-A20 http://mail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18911/fujfilm-x-a20 Thu, 01 Feb 2018 04:57:33 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18911@/talks/discussions image


    Fujifilm China Press Release

    New entry-level camera choice: Fujifilm launched compact and lightweight digital camera "FUJIFILM X-A20"

    Fujifilm Honors to Introduce FUJIFILM X-A20, a Non-Intrue Digital Camera, New Member of this X-Series Digital Camera to Deliver Superior Image Quality.

    X-A20 uses a compact and lightweight design, 16.3 million pixel sensor with more than 80 years of Fuji color reproduction technology, to show the X series of high-quality image quality. In addition, X-A20 is also equipped with a 3.0-inch Selfie screen, you can touch control, is ideal for entry-level anti-camera. 

    (1) Fujifilm color reproduction technology with more than 80 years combined with 16.3 million pixel sensor, showing excellent image quality
    Featuring a 16.3-megapixel APS-C sensor and Fuji image processing engine, the X-A20 incorporates the ultimate sharpness of Fujifilm's lens and Fujifilm's more than 80 years of color reproduction technology to enable users to display superior quality under a variety of shooting conditions high-definition. Known all over the world for its ability to reproduce skin tones accurately, the X-A20 also features advanced skin tone reproduction capabilities to create amazing portraits. 6 film simulation mode and 10 creative filter mode to help you capture creative artistic effects.

    (2) equipped with 180-degree flip self-timer screen to achieve 100% of the display range, shooting a high-quality "selfie"
    Body LCD screen with flip design, up 180 degrees flip, to achieve 100% of the display range. Pressing the rear command dial with the index finger releases the shutter to achieve one-handed shooting for self-photography, minimizing camera shake. When the display is flipped 180 ° up, the camera automatically activates Eye AF, automatically locking the focus at the eye. X-A20 also has beautiful figure mode, shooting a delicate rosy natural complexion.

    (3) compact and lightweight body with a stylish shape and intuitive control
    Small and lightweight X-A20 retro design. 3.0-inch touch screen for easy finger control: (1) shutter release, (2) focus selection, (3) AF area selection, (4) zooming (5) playback, slide during playback. Use two command dials for one-handed control, thumb for quick aperture, shutter speed, and exposure settings. Common functions such as white balance, continuous shooting, and Selfie can be assigned to independent function buttons without having to go to the menu to change settings.

    (4) inherit a number of X series of practical functions
    Energy-saving design to achieve a charge shooting 410 photos. The built-in pop-up flash uses a smart flash system that precisely controls light output based on various scenarios. Shooting a backlit scene or shooting a face under intense sunlight also gives you the natural color and brightness to avoid darkening your face with backlighting.

    **(5) Wireless transmission enables remote shooting of the camera from smartphones and tablets **
    Install the free FUJIFILM Camera Remote app on your smartphone or tablet and use the Wi-Fi function to transfer photos and videos to your mobile device with a simple one-click operation. You can view and select photos and videos on your camera or smartphone and easily import them into your device. You can also synchronize your data with your smartphone to get the GPS location information attached to the image.


    Fuji X-T3 Upcoming Camera http://mail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18878/fuji-x-t3-upcoming-camera Sat, 27 Jan 2018 02:18:16 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18878@/talks/discussions Rumored specs

    • 30MP APS-C High DR sensor around 15 stops
    • Made special for HDR and video
    • 4K 30fps and 60fps modes, HDR support (HLG or HDR10+)
    • High bitrate modes
    • Special video assist functions that camera will get from H1
    • Photokina 2018 announcement
    Fujifilm X-T1 http://mail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/9394/fujifilm-x-t1 Mon, 20 Jan 2014 03:09:00 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 9394@/talks/discussions image


    • 16Mp APS-C X-Trans II sensor
    • EXR Image Processor II
    • tempered glass 1.04 million dot high-precision 3” tilting LCD monitor
    • Magnesium body
    • Dust and water-resistant
    • 2.36Mp OLED improved EVF
    • UHS-II SD-card support
    • Interval timer with settable intervals of 1 second to 24 hours and up to 999 frames
    • 8fps shooting
    • $1,300 body only, $1,700 with an 18-55mm f/2.8-4 kit lens


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