November 28, 2022


Panasonic and OM Digital to launch new cameras in february 2022

Each Panasonic and OM Digital (previously Olympus), the champions of Micro 4 Thirds, are each planning to launch new cameras this month and have arrange countdown clocks on their respective web sites.

Panasonic has sometimes centered its efforts on high-quality video, whereas OM Digital has traditionally centered on nonetheless photograph seize. Followers of the shared lens mount are going to have a pair of recent choices this month that cowl each ends of that spectrum as February seems to be the month of Micro 4 Thirds.

The Panasonic GH6 is Lastly Coming

Panasonic initially introduced the GH6 digicam final Could, with a goal supply of earlier than the tip of the 12 months. However as a result of what many imagine to be provide chain constraints was compelled to delay the digicam into “early 2022.” Panasonic didn’t specify why it was compelled to delay the digicam, solely stating it was sorry that it was unable to hit its unique deadline.

There are few particulars about what to anticipate in Panasonic’s video-centric Micro 4 Thirds digicam. The corporate did say that it will have the ability to seize 4:2:2 10-bit DCI 4K footage at as much as 60 frames per second and achieve this for a vast period of time when used beneath “licensed working temperatures.” It would additionally have the ability to shoot 10-bit 4K 120 frames per second Excessive Body Price (HFR) and Variable Body Price (VFR) video.

Maybe most enjoyable is that Panasonic mentions a “newly developed” sensor that enables it to file 10-bit 5.7K 60p video. Micro 4 Thirds has seen little improvement relating to a completely new sensor, and it stays to be seen if that is simply an development on prime of the identical {hardware} it has been utilizing for years or if the sensor is solely new. Clearly, followers are hoping for the latter.

The Panasonic GH6 will likely be introduced on February 22.

OM Digital Will Launch a New Digital camera

OM Digital, which has been comparatively quiet because it was spun off from Olympus final 12 months, is about to launch its first digicam that has been developed beneath its new construction. It has solely launched one new product in North America within the final 12 months, which was the 20mm f/1.4 lens launched final November. Little or no about this digicam is called OM Digital hasn’t shared any particular details about what to anticipate aside from it’s certainly a brand new digicam physique.

That a lot was confirmed at this time in an announcement on its web site.

“On Feb fifteenth we may have a collection of thrilling reside on-line occasions to introduce the brand new digicam. There will likely be shows by our technical specialists, interviews with OM SYSTEM Ambassadors and Q&A periods,” the corporate says.

There will likely be extra follow-up occasions on February 24, though OM Digital hasn’t stated precisely what to anticipate from these, although the corporate has beforehand famous that it was creating a 40-150mm f/4 lenses which has but to be seen.

Way back to late December, the corporate has been importing inspiration movies about its upcoming tasks, and the newest of 5 hyperlinks on to OM Digital’s web site in regards to the impending digicam. It’s possible a protected assumption that the themes of those movies ought to give a obscure idea of what OM Digital is aiming to attain with the soon-to-be-announced physique.

The brand new OM System digicam will likely be introduced on February 15.



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