Olympus as we speak introduced imminent availability of an replace to its E-M1 digital camera, the OM-D E-M1 Mark III. Olympus is positioning the digital camera as a co-flagship mannequin alongside the OM-D E-M1X launched final yr, as the 2 cameras each provide pro-level efficiency traits however in numerous physique types, the E-M1 Mark III being extra compact.

The digital camera encompasses a new picture processor, TruePic IX, which Olympus states allows options equivalent to a 50MP Handheld Excessive-Res Shot mode that captures 16 particular person frames on the digital camera’s native 20.4-megapixel decision, transferring the sensor barely between every body, after which composites these right into a last 50-megapixel picture.

Olympus calls the in-body stabilization system “the world’s best,” offering as much as 7.5 stops of correction when used with choose lenses, or as much as 7 stops with any lens. This expertise, dubbed 5-axis sync IS, is appropriate with the M.Zuiko Digital ED 300mm F4.Zero IS PRO (600mm equal), a key lens within the Olympus system for wildlife images. Mixed with the digital camera’s steady taking pictures price of 18 fps with AF/AE monitoring, this digital camera and lens pairing is a compelling choice for sports activities and wildlife photographers, offering super-tele views and spectacular pace, all in a package deal that’s significantly lighter and smaller than what’s potential with full-frame or APS-sensor methods.

The OM-D E-M1 III additionally debuts a brand new AF mode for astrophotography, Starry Sky AF, that guarantees correct AF when taking pictures the celebs. In live performance with the digital camera’s picture stabilization system, Olympus states that this expertise will make handheld astrophotography potential with vast angle lenses.

The digital camera might be out there starting February 24, 2020 with an inventory value of $1,799 for the physique solely. It’s going to even be out there in a package that features the M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm F2.Eight PRO lens for $2,499.

Be taught extra in regards to the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III at B&H.

New Extremely-Compact Zoom

Along with the OM-D E-M1 Mark III, Olympus additionally launched a brand new zoom lens, the M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-45mm F4.Zero PRO. The 24-90mm equal lens could be very compact at simply 2.76 inches in size and a pair of.5 inches in diameter.

Although it’s not a real macro lens, it’s able to 0.5x magnification with a minimal focusing distance of 4.7 inches on the vast finish of the zoom vary, extending to simply over 9 inches on the tele finish, making the lens a flexible choice for close-up work. The M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-45mm F4.Zero PRO might be out there in April 2020 with an inventory value of $649.

Be taught extra in regards to the M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-45mm F4.Zero PRO at B&H.

For extra info on the OM-D E-M1 Mark III and the M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-45mm F4.Zero PRO, see the press releases beneath.

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OLYMPUS OM-D® E-M1 MARK III INTERCHANGEABLE LENS CAMERA

Delivering Beautiful Picture High quality, Superior Mobility And Absolute Reliability For Skilled Photographers In all places

CENTER VALLEY, Pa., February 12, 2020 — At the moment Olympus debuts the OM-D E-M1 Mark III, scheduled to go on sale February 24, 2020. The Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III is an expert mannequin constructed for superior mobility. This skilled interchangeable lens digital camera conforms to the Micro 4 Thirds® System customary. It comes outfitted with a brand new picture processing engine, TruePic™ IX, enabling options equivalent to 50MP Handheld Excessive-Res Shot[1]. Mixed with the excessive picture high quality of M.Zuiko® Digital lenses, this method fulfills the wants {of professional} photographers in any subject, all in a compact, light-weight dustproof, splashproof, freezeproof magnesium alloy physique for peace of thoughts when taking pictures in harsh environments.

This dependable, compact and light-weight physique affords the world’s best 7.5 shutter pace steps[2] of compensation. The OM-D E-M1 Mark III can also be outfitted with a 121-point all cross-type On-chip Section Detection AF sensor for high-precision focusing. Starry Sky AF delivers revolutionary autofocus efficiency for astrophotography, and the Superior Face / Eye Precedence AF tracks and ensures the topic’s eye is repeatedly in focus, leading to a crisp, clear portrait. This mannequin can also be outfitted with versatile options that had been standard on the Olympus OM-D E-M1X, equivalent to 50MP Handheld Excessive Res Shot, Reside ND, Professional Seize mode, and handheld 4K video, due to its 5-axis In-Physique Picture Stabilization, designed to fulfill the calls for of the skilled photographer.

Compact and Light-weight with Excessive Picture High quality

By synchronizing the in-lens picture stabilization of supported lenses[3] with the in-body 5-axis picture stabilization, this mannequin achieves the world’s greatest 7.5 shutter pace steps of compensation with 5-axis sync IS. Highly effective picture stabilization allows taking pictures handheld in darkish areas and through super-telephoto images for excellent freedom in varied situations with out the necessity for a tripod. In-body picture stabilization ensures picture stabilization with all hooked up lenses, as much as 7.Zero shutter pace steps[4] of compensation efficiency.

With the brand new picture processing engine, TruePic IX, mixed with its 20.Four Megapixel Reside MOS sensor, the world’s best 7.5 shutter pace steps of compensation, and high-resolution M.Zuiko Digital lenses ship minimal noise even at high-sensitivity settings. This mannequin boasts top-class picture high quality within the interchangeable lens digital camera class with minimal distortion to the sides of the shot. Improved AF algorithms and excessive decision, excessive pace efficiency permit for options equivalent to Handheld Excessive Res Shot, Reside ND, Starry Sky AF and improved face/eye precedence AF.

50MP Handheld Excessive Res Shot makes it potential to seize high-resolution pictures with out the necessity for a tripod. This function makes use of the minimal motion occurring between every of the 16 photographs to generate a single 50 Megapixel high-resolution photograph. This function is especially helpful for capturing high-resolution photographs in areas the place it’s inconceivable to make use of a tripod. Tripod Excessive Res Shot can also be out there for recording ultra-high-resolution roughly 80 Megapixel equal JPEG pictures, nice for suppressing motion within the merged shot, equivalent to a rippling floor of water or leaves shaking within the wind.

Reside ND, which is very regarded on the OM-D E-M1X, can also be included on this mannequin, making a gradual shutter impact with out the necessity for a bodily ND filter. This function nearly extends the publicity time and permits the seize of pictures with the looks of a gradual shutter pace by merging a number of exposures collectively. Customers can choose the impact degree from ND2 (one step) to ND32 (5 steps), and look at the gradual shutter results within the viewfinder earlier than capturing, eliminating the necessity to change lenses or optical ND filters.

Absolute Reliability

The OM-D E-M1 Mark III physique is the inspiration to fulfill photographers’ want for portability and reliability. Add Olympus M.Zuiko Digital PRO lenses for the an unmatched compact and light-weight system, sustaining the perfect steadiness of portability and picture high quality leading to efficiency required and anticipated by professionals.

The magnesium alloy physique of the OM-D E-M1 Mark III options superior weatherproof development, leading to dustproof, splashproof, and freezeproof efficiency. When paired with a dustproof and splashproof M.Zuiko Digital lens, customers can get pleasure from taking pictures within the harshest situation with out ever worrying about climate or location.

Keep away from further retouching as a result of filth and mud on the sensor. The OM-D E-M1 Mark III is provided with an industry-leading mud discount system. The SSWF (Tremendous Sonic Wave Filter) vibrates the picture sensor at a frequency of 30,000 instances per second to shake off mud and filth. The brand new mud resistant coating just lately launched on the OM-D E-M1X can also be used on this mannequin, making it much less possible for mud and filth to stay to the picture sensor, decreasing spots in pictures by 90%.

The Lithium-ion Battery BLH-1 could be totally charged in as little as two hours when charged within the digital camera through a USB-C PD (Energy Supply) appropriate charger of as much as 100W.Additionally it is potential to energy the digital camera through a transportable USB-C PD energy financial institution or battery pack permitting the photographer to shoot for lengthy durations, particularly handy for astrophotography or photographing in chilly areas.

Excessive Velocity Sequential Capturing

This digital camera is provided with 121-point all cross-type On-chip Section Detection AF sensor for monitoring topics throughout a variety shortly and precisely. AF info from recorded pictures can also be used even throughout sequential taking pictures, extra simply monitoring topics that transfer unpredictably. It affords 75% vertical protection and 80% horizontal protection of the display screen for a large focusing space. Paired with the superior AF algorithm, this function can regularly give attention to fast-moving topics with a excessive diploma of precision. In contrast to DSLR cameras, there isn’t a degradation in AF precision when utilizing a quick lens. The OM-D E-M1 Mark III affords high-precision focusing that may sufficiently deliver out the capabilities even of large-diameter lenses equivalent to these with a most aperture of F1.2. AF/AE monitoring is feasible at most 18 fps high-speed sequential taking pictures whereas sustaining the complete pixel depend of 20.4Megapixels. The topic may also be checked within the viewfinder throughout high-speed sequential taking pictures for correct monitoring. Beautiful 60 fps taking pictures efficiency captures split-second moments in excessive decision that the human eye can’t detect using AF/AE lock sequential taking pictures.

Professional Seize mode makes it potential to file scenes which can be troublesome to seize as a result of time lag within the topics’ reactions or digital camera operation time lag. Recording begins upon the half shutter launch, capturing as much as 35 frames retroactively from the purpose of the complete shutter launch. As a result of there isn’t a blackout throughout taking pictures, it’s potential to regulate topic motion whereas urgent the shutter button. RAW taking pictures can also be supported. Professional Seize makes it potential to file once-in-a-lifetime photographs that you just may in any other case miss as a result of time lag between folks’s response and digital camera working time lag.

Accuracy Autofocus System

Starry Sky AF, which is new for the OM-D E-M1 Mark III, is a function that can revolutionize the world of astrophotography. Previously, photographers have historically relied on guide focusing. A brand new algorithm was developed to supply correct focusing even on the tiniest stars shining within the night time sky, enabling ultra-high-precision autofocusing that has been admired even amongst skilled astrophotographers. There are two modes in Starry Sky AF. Velocity Precedence mode (default setting), which prioritizes focusing pace and full AF operations in a brief time period. Because of the highly effective picture stabilization, this function makes handheld astrophotography potential utilizing a large angle lens. Accuracy Precedence makes use of a fine-tuned focus scan and is efficient for taking pictures particular stars with telephoto lenses.

Thanks partly to the brand new TruePic IX picture processing engine, Face / Eye Precedence AF, which routinely detects and focuses on folks’s faces and eyes, is now extra superior, dramatically enhancing each detection accuracy and monitoring efficiency by providing increased processing capabilities and improved AF algorithms, preserving steady specializing in a topic even within the scenes the place face detection was troublesome previously, equivalent to sides of faces. Additionally it is now potential to make use of both the buttons or contact operations to pick faces when taking pictures nonetheless pictures or movies, and detection on or off could be modified with the contact of a single button.

The OM-D E-M1 Mark III affords a wide range of AF goal choices. AF Goal Modes permits the person to pick the best-suited AF goal, primarily based on the topic or its motion. The OM-D E-M1 Mark III contains 6 kinds of AF goal modes; Single, Group 5-point, Group 9-point, Group 25-point, 121-point and small AF. Customized AF Goal Modes permits the person to customise the AF goal space from 121 factors to swimsuit the conduct of the topic. You possibly can choose from 11 vertical or horizontal factors or an odd variety of particular person factors to create your customized AF space. The Orientation Linked AF Targets customization permits the person to individually set the AF goal and AF space place for vertical and horizontal taking pictures.

Varied Inventive Options

Reside Composite is included with the OM-D E-M1 Mark III. This function makes it potential to verify publicity standing in Reside View in actual time. Reside Composite additionally helps as much as six hours of taking pictures. With B mode added to the taking pictures mode dial, Reside Composite, Reside Bulb, and Reside Time are actually simpler to entry and configure. Report images in focus all the best way from the foreground to background. Focus Stacking routinely creates a composite in-body from as much as 15 frames. Focus Bracketing permits the photographer to shoot as much as 999 pictures at totally different focus factors to composite later utilizing the software program of their alternative. Silent Mode turns off the mechanical shutter and all digital sounds. Good for taking pictures in areas the place shutter sounds are inappropriate, equivalent to live performance halls. The OM-D E-M1 Mark III is provided with twin card slots, permitting the person to file JEPG and RAW individually, backup, routinely switching, and so forth. Slot # 1 is UHS-II/ UHS-I appropriate and Slot # 2 is UHS-I appropriate. In-body Fisheye Compensation permits the person to take away the distortion created by a fisheye lens offering extra wide-angle artistic choices. Keystone Compensation applies trapezoidal compensation and perspective enhancement concurrently, offering the performance of a tilt/shift lens. Anti-Flicker Capturing (mechanical shutter solely) detects the glint of alternating mild sources and reduces the impact by solely taking pictures at peak brightness, decreasing publicity variation. Flicker Scan (digital shutter solely) minimizes the consequences of flickering happen below LED lighting

OM-D Film

Digital stabilization mixed with in-body 5-axis stabilization delivers highly effective picture stabilization throughout video recording. OM-D Film makes handheld 4K/C4K taking pictures potential as a result of a robust picture stabilization mode particularly designed for video recording (M-IS1). This affords three ranges of efficiency to permit handheld 4K and Cinema 4K (C4K) excessive decision taking pictures.

The OM-D E-M1 Mark III helps OM-Log400, which offers a excessive diploma of freedom throughout taking pictures with out worrying about overexposure or lack of particulars in darkish shadows and brilliant highlights, together with coloration grading for a excessive diploma of freedom over pictures. So as to make Reside View pictures extra seen, a View Help operate is accessible, which converts the colour gamut to Full HD customary BT.709 equal for show.

Customization of video C-AF permits videographers to decide on the perfect settings for his or her topic. Lively use of on-chip section detection AF and new AF algorithms have resulted in precision focusing throughout video taking pictures. A complete of 4 AF goal modes, together with Group 9-point and Group 25-point can be found. The OM-D E-M1 Mark III data 120 fps high-speed film in Full HD for gradual movement playback.

Pairing the high-res audio Linear PCM Recorder LS-P4 with an exterior mic/recorder allows extra versatile recording of high-resolution audio for movies. This setup helps high-quality audio recording for video manufacturing, equivalent to inserting the LS-P4 close to the topic, or switching the mic course and zooming in on the sound supply. With the brand new firmware Model 1.10 for the LS-P4, being launched concurrently the OM-D E-M1 Mark III, Slate Tone operate, which is helpful for enhancing sound recordsdata and Check Tone can even assist adjusting the recording degree, have been added, in addition to supporting equipment, Shock Mount Adapter SM2 and Audio Cable KA335

Software program and Smartphone Purposes

The OI.Share® devoted iOS and Android app can be utilized to hook up with the digital camera through Wi-Fi®, import taking pictures knowledge to a smartphone, and to make use of the smartphone for distant digital camera operation and extra handy taking pictures and picture group. OI.Share can be utilized to replace the digital camera firmware and backup and restore digital camera settings for the OM-D E-M1 Mark III.

Olympus Seize digital camera management software program for computer systems meets the calls for of studio photographers. Recorded pictures could be imported through Wi-Fi with out utilizing a USB connection, offering highly effective assist the workflow of studio taking pictures. It helps high-speed 5 GHz band communication.

Olympus Workspace picture enhancing software program can deal with skilled duties equivalent to RAW processing and picture enhancing, together with providing freedom over display screen structure, and so forth. Join a pc to the OM-D E-M1 Mark III through USB to allow high-speed RAW processing on Olympus Workspace utilizing the brand new picture processing engine TruePic IX. Readability and Dehaze enhancing filters are additionally included for a larger vary of expression in astrophotography, and so forth. Through the use of Olympus Workspace Model 1.3, being launched concurrently the OM-D E-M1 Mark III, simply exchange the audio recordsdata of the recorded video to Excessive res sound recorded through the use of Slate Tone on the LS-P4 / LS-100 whereas recording video.

Individually Obtainable Equipment

The Energy Battery Holder HLD-9 encompasses a dustproof, splashproof, freezeproof design that delivers the identical controls whether or not held vertically or horizontally. Connect the HLD-9 when taking pictures scenes with frequent modifications between vertical and horizontal positions, or when that you must seize a variety of photographs, or take away it for larger mobility. When utilizing one Lithium-ion Battery BLH-1 within the digital camera and one within the HLD-9, collectively, as much as 840 photographs could be recorded.

Shock Mount Adapter SM2 is an adapter designed for absorbing digital camera noise whereas the LS-P4 is hooked up to the digital camera sizzling shoe. It prevents vibration and operational noise from the digital camera, making video taking pictures with increased high quality audio potential.

Audio Cable KA335 is a top quality cable designed for connecting the digital camera and recorder. An L-shaped plug and curled twine offers simple dealing with when linked to the OM-D E-M1 Mark III.

Pricing and Availability

The Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III (black) might be out there starting February 24, 2020. The digital camera physique solely may have a recommended retail value of $1,799.99 USD and $2,399.99 CAD. The digital camera physique bundled with the M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm F2.Eight PRO Lens may have a recommended retail value of $2,499.99 USD and $3,299.99 CAD, and the digital camera physique bundled with the M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100 F4.Zero IS PRO Lens may have a recommended retail value of $2,899.99 USD and $3,799.99 CAD. The shock mount adapter SM2 may have a recommended retail value of $39.99 USD and $51.99 CAD, and the audio cable KA335 may have a recommended retail value of $14.99 USD and $19.99 CAD. These equipment might be out there starting April, 2020.

[1] Picture measurement is 8160×6120 pixels.

[2] When 5-axis sync IS used. Lens used: M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm F4.Zero IS PRO. At a focal distance of f=100mm (35mm equal: f=200mm), midway launch picture stabilization: Off, body price: excessive pace. Conforms to CIPA requirements, when corrected on 2 axes (Yaw and Pitch). Present as of February 18, 2020.

[3] M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm F4.Zero IS PRO, M.Zuiko Digital ED 300mm F4.Zero IS PRO (As of February 18, 2020)

[4] Lens used: M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm F2.Eight PRO. At a focal distance of f=40mm (35mm equal: f=80mm), conforms to CIPA requirements, when corrected on 2 axes (Yaw and Pitch)

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THE ULTIMATE COMPACT, LIGHTWEIGHT, HIGH-RESOLUTION M.ZUIKO® PRO LENS

M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-45mm F4.Zero PRO (35mm equal: 24-90)

CENTER VALLEY, Pa., February 12, 2020 —Olympus is happy to announce the M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-45mm F4.Zero PRO[1] lens, scheduled for availability April 7, 2020. This high-performance medium vary zoom PRO lens conforms to the Micro 4 Thirds®System customary and options very good optical efficiency in any respect focal lengths, whereas being the world’s most compact, light-weight mannequin[2]. The M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-45mm F4.Zero joins the M.Zuiko PRO class of lenses, possessing dustproof, splashproof and freezeproof (-10°C) efficiency that delivers wonderful picture high quality and peace of thoughts even when taking pictures in essentially the most extreme environments. This lens delivers very good decision to the sting of the body throughout your complete zoom vary, benefiting from the interesting elements of the Micro 4 Thirds System customary. It options supreme macro capabilities with a most magnification of 0.5x (35mm equal) throughout your complete zoom vary, making it an anytime, wherever, all-around lens. When paired with the Olympus OM-D® E-M5 Mark III, this lens delivers excessive decision and superb portability to conveniently carry in a small bag.

The M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-45mm F4.Zero PRO lens is the world’s most compact, light-weight medium vary zoom PRO lens with a hard and fast aperture worth overlaying a focal size from vast angle 24mm to telephoto 90mm (35mm equal). It consists of almost 190 precision machined elements all mounted in a dense configuration, leading to a measurement of 63.Four mm./2.5 in. (max. diameter) x 70 mm/2.76 in. (general size), and a weight of roughly 254 g/8.96 oz. This small and light-weight lens delivers high-speed, exact autofocus for capturing any topic. Its dustproof and splashproof development accommodates sealing in 9 locations to maintain out mud and rain, offering peace of thoughts when taking pictures in lively conditions[3].

Efficient placement of aspherical lenses and ZERO (Zuiko Additional-low Reflection Optical) Coating present clear depictive efficiency, drastically scale back aberrations, ghosts, and flare for sharp, high-definition picture high quality. Suppressing lack of mild on the edges of pictures makes it potential to acquire brilliant, clear depictive efficiency as much as the very edges. As a result of the aperture worth is fastened throughout your complete focal size, it’s simple to regulate the publicity when zooming and when recording video.

Take pleasure in macro taking pictures with a most magnification of 0.5x (35mm equal) throughout your complete zoom vary. The closest focusing distance is 12 cm on the wide-angle finish, and 23 cm on the telephoto finish, delivering a variety of macro taking pictures results, together with wide-angle macro photographs that emphasize a way of perspective by capturing huge backgrounds, and telephoto macro photographs for extra vital background defocusing results. Numerous macro results are potential, equivalent to Focus Stacking[4], which generates a single picture on the digital camera with a big depth-of-field in focus from the foreground to the background.

Pair the brand new M.Zuiko 12-45mm F4.Zero PRO lens with the just lately introduced Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III to create the last word journey mixture. As Olympus’ smallest weathersealed mixture to this point[5], at simply 670 g/23.6 oz., you’ll be able to journey with ease and shoot on-the-go, regardless of the atmosphere. Take pleasure in a brilliant fixed aperture of F4.0, together with a myriad of professional options delivered to you within the OM-D E-M5 Mark III. Loosen up with this final journey combo and alter each your images and life-style eternally.

Pricing and Availability

The Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 12-45mm F4.Zero PRO lens (black) comes bundled with the LH-61G lens hood, particularly designed to guard the lens and scale back undesirable mild coming into the lens in backlit conditions. The lens might be out there April 7, 2020. The lens may have a recommended retail value of $649.99 USD and $849.99 CAD.

[1] 35mm equal: 24-90mm

[2] As of February 12, 2020. World’s most compact, light-weight medium vary zoom PRO lens with a hard and fast aperture worth.

[3] When mixed with a dustproof and splashproof OM-D collection physique.

[4] Supported cameras: OM-D E-M1 Mark III. A firmware replace is required for the next digital camera fashions: OM-D E-M1X, OM-D E-M1 Mark II, OM-D E-M5 Mark III

[5] As of February 12, 2020. Digital camera physique offered individually

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