Olympus and Fujifilm http://personal-view.com/talks/categories/olympus-and-fujifilm/feed.rss Mon, 30 May 16 12:18:59 -0600 Olympus and Fujifilm en-CA Fujifilm X-E2S topic http://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
Fujifilm X70 http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/14410/fujifilm-x70 Mon, 11 Jan 2016 06:05:12 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 14410@/talks/discussions image



  • 16MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS II sensor
  • EXR Processor II
  • 1080p60 video
  • Fast AF - up to 0.1 seconds
  • Shutter lag up to 0.01 seconds.
  • 3" LCD 1.04 million dots, touch panel, tiltable
  • New 18.5mm F2.8 lens
  • Digital split image. Focus peaking.
  • Wi-Fi with remote control shooting
  • 8fps serial shooting
  • Silent electronic shutter
  • Interval Timer
  • Video Full HD 60fps
  • comes in black and silver
  • Price is $699
  • Available at http://www.amazon.com/Fujifilm-X70-Digital-Camera-Black/dp/B019Y5UBPU
Olympus Pen F http://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).

Fujifilm X-Pro 2 http://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
Olympus OM-D E-M1 topic http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/7821/olympus-om-d-e-m1-topic Sun, 18 Aug 2013 07:49:33 -0600 MarcioK 7821@/talks/discussions image


•16MP MOS m43 sensor * No AA filter * True Pic VII processor, * Phase AF on sensor * 5-axis stab * 100-25600 ISO * 1/8000 sec shutter speed, 1/320 flash sync * 10fps shooting * 6.5fps with AF * Flash X-sync socket * 1.04mp 3" LCD * 2.36M EVF * Wi-Fi

Available at:


Press release:

Owners of full-format and APS-C DSLR cameras have a problem and Olympus has created a camera to solve it – the OM-D E-M1, the new pinnacle of Olympus’ digital imaging range. A DSLR is often too bulky to carry, which is why the new OM-D E-M1 is more compact than its main rivals – and the ideal size for shooting on the go. It combines the portable dimensions of the Micro Four Thirds format with image quality that matches DSLRs. Thanks to a new Live MOS sensor and next-generation TruePic VII image processor, it delivers the best images in the history of Olympus cameras. The E-M1 trumps the autofocus performance of its OM-D predecessor with DUAL FAST AF – one of the world’s fastest AF systems – now available for sequential as well as regular stills. It has an electronic viewfinder with the magnifying power of a high-end, full-frame DSLR and the unique* 5-axis image stabilization system that made its OM-D debut on the E-M5. The E-M1 is splash-, dust- and freezeproof** and – thanks to DUAL FAST AF – compatible with an ever-growing range of interchangeable lenses. It is available for pre-order in black with a special offer, and in the shops with an additional offer for E-System users from mid-October 2013. Prices start at £1299.99 for the body only, £1499.99 (UK prices) for the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 12-50mm 1:3.5-6.3 lens kit and £1949.99 for a kit that includes the new M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 12-40mm 1:2.8 lens.

Olympus’ fastest ever AF: Alongside the design specialists who gave the OM-D E-M1 its perfectly proportioned casing, Olympus clearly employs some of the world’s best autofocus engineers. E-M1 owners reap the rewards with Olympus’ fastest ever AF system. DUAL FAST AF delivers very quick autofocus performance with both Micro Four Thirds and Four Thirds lenses, which can be mounted on the E-M1 using an adapter. The camera detects which sort of lens you are using and switches automatically to the more suitable AF technology – either phase detection or contrast AF. Four Thirds lenses work with phase detection, whereas Micro Four Thirds use Contrast AF. Both AF technologies can accurately focus on any one of 37 focus points to pick out, for example, a single stallion among stampeding horses, or on 81 target areas to automatically track the whole herd.

Olympus' best ever images: When a company with the optical pedigree of Olympus claims a new camera delivers the best image quality of any consumer model it has ever made, that device has a lot to live up to. The OM-D E-M1 more than matches expectations – and rebuffs DSLR sceptics – thanks not least to three key, complementary components. The Four Thirds and Micro Four Thirds lens system (63 lenses and growing) combines with a new 16-Megapixel Live MOS sensor and the seventh generation of its powerful TruePic image processor series. TruePic VII uses New Fine Detail Technology II to get the very best still image quality out of every lens by adjusting processing in line with the type of lens attached and aperture setting.

Olympus'most powerful electronic viewfinder: Olympus gives creativity free reign and breaks new ground in electronic viewfinder design in the shape of a new EVF with fully 1.48x magnification, which is approximately 1.3x larger than a typical DSLR. In addition to high, 2,360,000-dot resolution, DUAL FAST AF and automatic backlight adjustment, the EVF scores over optical viewfinders with a new feature that is unique to the OM-D E-M1. HDR Preview Mode allows you to monitor HDR images in the EVF before you shoot and you can likewise experiment with four key settings before shutter release: aspect ratio, magnification, colour and highlight & shadow. The OM-D E-M1 also introduces a new way to adjust colour. Instead of graphs and numbers, the newly developed Colour Creator lets you intuitively play with colour by tweaking dials on top of the camera. You can check the result in real time on the Live View EVF. The time lag is a mouth-watering 29ms, which is too fast for the human eye and results in natural movement even with very fast-moving subjects***.

Olympus' most reliable camera ever: Olympus’ record-breaking Hybrid 5-axis Image Stabilization is exceptional because it compensates for movement around the axis of the lens as well as horizontal and vertical shift, and the usual yaw and pitch. This makes it noticeably easier to capture sharp, hand-held stills, especially at large zoom ratios. In fact, the Hybrid IS is so effective that you can record a shake-free Full HD movie literally on the run – even with long focal lengths – easily framing shots with the viewfinder or LCD in real time. Just as reassuring is the E-M1’s rigid magnesium body, as well as its dustproofing**, splashproofing** and freezeproofing**, which protects your investment with another Olympus world-beating system. The OM-D E-M1 is the best camera guaranteed to work perfectly in temperatures as low as -10°C*.

Olympus’ smartest ever WiFi integration: Among the E-M1’s many other strengths are built-in WiFi, which lets it communicate quickly and simply with a compatible smartphone. You can send selected images straight to websites and social media via your phone and effectively use it as a remote control to avoid touching the camera during long-exposure shots. Pairing is quick and easy via a QR code. You can mirror the Live View LCD on your phone’s touch screen, then focus and release the shutter remotely via WiFi (in P, A, S, M modes) directly on the display. Even the unique and spectacular Live Bulb effect can be previewed on your smartphone. Live Bulb updates the Live View image at pre-set intervals during bulb exposures.

Olympus’ most pro-friendly system camera: The OM-D E-M1 was designed in close collaboration with pro photographers who gave Olympus a wish list of ways to make cameras more ergonomic. With an eye on the fate of unwieldy DSLRs, re-assignable dials, switches and rings are big and beautifully laid out to ensure the camera sits comfortably in your hand and is easy to use. For example, you can adjust aperture and exposure using two dials on the back, then flick a lever to change the function of the dials and adjust ISO and white balance with the same movement.

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

Olympus E-M5 II, camera topic http://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)



Olympus E-M10 II camera topic http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/13606/olympus-e-m10-ii-camera-topic Mon, 24 Aug 2015 23:12:03 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 13606@/talks/discussions image

  • 16Mp m43 CMOS sensor
  • Silent shutter
  • Up to 8.5fps shooting
  • 5-axis sensor stabilizer
  • 2.36mdot OLED EVF (standard for good cameras now)
  • 81 focus points
  • 3" LCD tilting touch monitor
  • 4K video time-lapse
  • 1080 24p, 30p, 50p, 60p video only
  • Wi-Fi
  • BLS-50 battery
  • Compatible with SDHC / SDXC / UHS-I, II cards
  • Metal body *119.5mm x 83.1mm x 46.7mm
  • 342g body weight, and 390g with battery and memory card

  • $699 at Amazon and Adorama

Olympus Air http://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/


Fujifilm X-T1 http://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


Available at:


FujiFilm X-E2 http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/8410/fujifilm-x-e2 Fri, 11 Oct 2013 19:30:42 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 8410@/talks/discussions image


  • 16.3Mp sensor
  • 3" 1040kd monitor
  • EVF with 2.36md
  • 1080p60 movie mode, 36Mbps bitrate
  • Max record length - 14.5 minutes
  • Wi-Fi
  • 350g
  • 129mm x 74.9mm x 37.2mm
  • $999.95 body price
  • kit with XF 18mm-55mm for $1,399.95.

Previews and hand-ons

Preorder at:

Fujifilm X-T10 topic http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/12931/fujifilm-x-t10-topic Tue, 05 May 2015 06:50:59 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 12931@/talks/discussions image


  • 16.3MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS II sensor
  • Continuous shooting at 8 fr/sec with AF tracking
  • Intelligent hybrid AF, 0.08 sec focusing time. 49 AF points
  • 2.36 million dots EVF . 0.62x magnification.
  • 0.5 seconds startup. Shutter lag is 0.05 seconds
  • Quiet and high-speed electronic shutter (60 seconds -1/32000 seconds)
  • 3.0 inches 920,000-dot tilting LCD monitor
  • Video only at 1080p 60/50/30/25 / 24fps (36Mbit). Manual exposure control.
  • Wi-Fi
  • Peaking and simulated split image
  • Built-in flash.
  • Interval shooting. Time-lapse features.
  • Metal body
  • body - $799
  • with lens, XC 16-50 - $899
  • with lens XF 18-55 - $1099
  • http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=as_li_ss_tl?_encoding=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&keywords=Fujifilm%20X-T10%20body&linkCode=ur2&qid=1431848747
Olympus released firmware update for many cameras http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/14515/olympus-released-firmware-update-for-many-cameras Sun, 31 Jan 2016 11:36:42 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 14515@/talks/discussions
  • Compatible with Olympus lens with a built-in image stabilizing function. * The camera body recognizes the IS built into the lens, allowing for optimal image stabilizing effects. * Not compatible with 5 axis Sync IS.
  • You can get the effects of rolling stabilization from the IS function of the body, along with the effects of image stabilization from the IS function of the lens.
  • Compatible with Windows 10.

Check at http://www.olympus.co.jp/en/support/imsg/digicamera/download/software/firm/e1/

Olympus EM-5 topic http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/2071/olympus-em-5-topic Fri, 20 Jan 2012 11:54:37 -0700 sohus 2071@/talks/discussions image

This will be the first professional PEN with weather-sealing and professional body. New sensor design and revolutionary viewfinder are rumored as well. I hope it is a good rival for the Fuji, as I want to stay in the MFT system.

Available at:

Reviews and previews:

Olympus OM-D In Depth http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/14462/olympus-om-d-in-depth- Thu, 21 Jan 2016 03:45:18 -0700 MikeLinn 14462@/talks/discussions

Olympus E-PL6 topic http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/10753/olympus-e-pl6-topic Wed, 09 Jul 2014 04:36:56 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 10753@/talks/discussions image

  • 16Mp
  • Wi-Fi FlashAir SD card
  • tiltable LCD
  • £429

For anyone who likes to express themselves and their own sense of style,the Expression Kit is the camera-lens-card combination of choice. The allmetalE-PL6 has the feel-cool factor that comes from renowned PEN’s trademark design and adds a contemporary design icon to any outfit. Like every PEN, it’s built to feel great – and look beautiful – in your hands. For a camera of this calibre, it’s also light and compact, so it will fit easily in most hand bags, even with the supplied lens attached. In fact, the lens is exactly what makes this the most portable PEN yet.

The E-PL6 is compatible with a wide range of Micro Four Thirds specialist lenses made by the M.ZUIKO experts, and the Expression Kit includes one of their latest achievements. The M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6 EZ pancake zoom lens is the world’s slimmest in this category. The M.ZUIKO signature is unmistakeable – in the startling size of the lens, the quiet motor, and the quality of the images it captures. Speed, power and portability are key to spontaneous, individual and stylish photography – and the PEN E-PL6 has all three in abundance. In combination with any Micro Four Thirds lens and the powerful TruePic VI image processor, super-quick start-up and autofocus mean the camera reacts as fast as you think, even in low light. It delivers 16.1-Megapixel stills and 1080 Full HD movies with the consistently rich gradation, low noise and wide dynamic range that compacts and smartphones can’t hope to achieve.

The E-PL6 has a raft of new PEN features to help you quickly adjust settings, frame your shot, and capture a remarkable image. For example,Level Gauge overlays a grid on the LCD when there’s no horizon as a reference. Interval shooting for stills stitches together stop-motion videos while Small AF Target Mode makes it easy to focus on tiny parts of the subject, then magnify these for more precise focusing. Short Release TimeLag Mode combines with Fast AF to reduce the delay that can otherwise make it difficult to accurately capture fast-moving subjects.

The supplied FlashAir WiFi card lets you quickly transfer photos and videos to your smartphone via the Olympus Image Share app,then effortlessly on to social media sites. The large and tiltable 3-inch monitor swivels up and right round so it’s visible from the front of the camera, giving you the flexibility to frame a whole new class of selfie – or other shots from unusual angles.

Firwmare update for lots of Fijufilm cameras http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/13998/firwmare-update-for-lots-of-fijufilm-cameras Thu, 29 Oct 2015 04:18:06 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 13998@/talks/discussions
  • Addition of compatibility with "XF35mmF2 R WR"
  • Addition of compatibility with "XF1.4X TC WR"
  • Support for Windows10
  • http://www.fujifilm.com/support/digital_cameras/software/fw_table.html

    Olympus E-M1/ Mk II (still a rumor) http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/13959/olympus-e-m1-mk-ii-still-a-rumor Mon, 19 Oct 2015 08:16:35 -0600 duartix 13959@/talks/discussions 43rumors reports the Olympus E-M1- II featuring the same Sony IMX269 m43 sensor that is found on the Panasonic GX8. What is to be expected if this is true?

    Are we finally going to have a decent sensor readout (as in no subsampling) from an Olympus body? Will they finally provide video that is comparable in IQ to Sony/Panasonic?

    And what will that sub LVDS 12ch bring to the table? Faster readout?

    FujiFilm X-A2 topic http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/12173/fujifilm-x-a2-topic Wed, 14 Jan 2015 22:40:55 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 12173@/talks/discussions image


    olympus OMD EM-1 gets 24p, OMD E-5 gets fIat (log?) profile http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/13719/olympus-omd-em-1-gets-24p-omd-e-5-gets-fiat-log-profile Tue, 15 Sep 2015 09:50:19 -0600 bannedindv 13719@/talks/discussions " Olympus Imaging is pleased to announce new firmware updates for its professional OM-D E-M1 and enthusiast E-M5 Mark II cameras. Firmware version 4.0 for the E-M1 will significantly transform the camera’s video-recording, macro photography and stealth shooting capabilities. Version 2.0 for the E-M5 Mark II introduces video specific enhancements for professional use.

    The fourth iteration of the E-M1 camera firmware (v4.0) introduces an extensive number of new or improved features that significantly broaden its imaging capabilities. For video recording, 24 and 25P frame rates have been added to the camera’s existing Full HD video recording capability. The video stabilisation algorithm has been completely revised to deliver a much higher level of dynamic image stability in handheld operations. Two powerful new focus stacking and focus bracketing modes assist to improve depth of field for close-up imaging. A new silent electronic shutter mode provides stealth shooting operation in delicate wildlife, concert and stage photography environments. Other new feature highlights include 4K time-lapsed video recording, and a simulated optical viewfinder mode that uses high-dynamic range technology for a traditional SLR viewfinder experience.

    The E-M5 Mark II’s firmware v2.0 introduces a new flat picture mode that helps to facilitate higher quality video colour grading during post-production. Linear PCM sound synchronisation with the Olympus LS-100 professional digital audio recorder (via USB) is a new feature. On-board video sound recording quality has been further improved with a new digital noise filter.

    In line with the camera firmware updates for both cameras, firmware for all Olympus M.Zuiko PRO and Premium series lenses will be updated at the same time.

    Olympus’ Capture software, used to enable tethered imaging with both the E-M1 and E-M5 Mark II cameras, will also receive feature updates and performance enhancements in its new version, 1.1. An important highlight is faster data transfer speeds between camera and host computer in studio usage. For still life and product photography, a new keystone compensation feature enables digital perspective correction directly within the application. The popular quickset Super Control Panel interface from the camera’s on-board menu will also be available from within the Capture software interface to improve camera control and usability.

    The availability of the new firmware for the E-M1 (v4.0), E-M5 Mark II (v2.0), PRO and Premium lenses, as well as software v1.1 update for Olympus Capture app will be in November 2015. Exact availability dates will be subsequently announced.

    [big table of new features]

    Updates Highlights

    E-M1 firmware v4.0 · 24,25P video frame rates · Focus Stacking & Bracketing · Silent electronic shutter mode · 4K video time lapse · S-OVF (Simulated Optical Viewfinder)

    E-M5 Mark II firmware v2.0 · Flat Picture Mode (for video) · Video noise filter · Focus Bracketing · Synchronised sound recording with Olympus LS-100

    Olympus Capture v1.1 · Faster tethered data transfer speeds · Keystone compensation · Super Control Panel Interface

    Lens firmware updates · For all M.Zuiko PRO & Premium lenses " From


    FujiFilm X100T http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/11239/fujifilm-x100t Tue, 09 Sep 2014 23:49:00 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 11239@/talks/discussions image


    • 16.3MP APS-C size X-Trans CMOS II sensor
    • Advanced Hybrid Viewfinder (OVF / EVF) equipped with an Electronic Rangefinder
    • Intelligent Hybrid AF in 0.08 seconds
    • FUJINON 23mm (35mm in 35mm format Equivalent) F2 lens in 8 glass elements in 6 groups with
    • ND filter equivalent to 3 stops of aperture
    • High speed continuous shooting of 6fps (25 frames continuously in JPEG at full resolution)

    Available at:


    In March 2011, Fujifilm released the X100, opening up a new market for premium compact cameras. In February 2012, the second generation X100S was released, complete with a newly developed sensor, processor, and an advanced Hybrid Viewfinder. Now, the X100T marks the ultimate evolution as the third generation of the X100 Series, reflecting the feedback from customers for each and every part, including image quality, viewfinder and operability. The X100T is available in both black and silver versions and includes three key changes:

    World’s first Advanced Hybrid Viewfinder, complete with Electronic Rangefinder

    The X100T’s optical viewfinder can simultaneously display the focus area by using the built-in ND filter. Users simply need to turn the camera’s focusing ring for a mechanical rangefinder-style view. Additionally, Focus Peaking and Digital Split Image modes can be selected and the magnification of the focused area can be changed.

    With the optical viewfinder, Real-time Parallax Correction has also been added to ensure more accurate framing. Parallax error, which occurs during close-up shooting, is automatically corrected in real time so users no longer having to reframe after focusing.

    In addition, reduced display time lag, automatic brightness control, and enhanced Live View settings have been added to the electronic viewfinder providing a more comfortable shooting experience.

    Increased operability with the 1/3 stop aperture ring, command dial, 4-way controller, and seven Fn buttons

    Until now, setting the aperture in 1/3 steps needed to be done using the command lever. Now, it is done using the aperture ring. Also, the command lever has been changed to a command dial, and with the addition of a four-way controller, operability has been dramatically improved. The X100T is also equipped with seven Fn buttons, each one of which is customisable, while the rear LCD has been ungraded to 1.04M-dot 3-inch monitor, greatly improving visibility.

    New Classic Chrome film simulation mode, developed through 80 years of photographic experience

    Fujifilm’s unique Film Simulation modes that mimic the effects of photographic films help users to reproduce warm skin tones, bright blue skies and rich green trees. Classic Chrome, which delivers muted tones and deep colours, has been added to the existing selection.

    World’s first Advanced Hybrid Viewfinder, complete with Electronic Rangefinder

    To facilitate manual focusing while using the Optical Viewfinder, the focus area is enlarged and displayed in the bottom right of the viewfinder. Part of the original optical image is blocked and then the digital EVF display is projected in the resulting space. Manual focusing that was previously difficult with the optical viewfinder is made easier, much like a mechanical rangefinder.

    • Focus Peak Highlight and Digital Split Image can also be selected on the enlarged area, and the magnification of the focused area can be changed.
    • Compared to the X100S, bright frame coverage has been increased from 90% to 92%.
    • Real-time parallax correction has been added for more accurate framing. Parallax, the gap between the shooting range frame and actual shooting range when taking pictures close up, is automatically corrected in real time. Reframing after focusing is no longer necessary.
    • Visibility has improved under a variety of conditions, from bright scenes outdoors to dark scenes indoors, by automatically controlling finder brightness.
    • The Live View display can also be set to “Preview Pic. Effect”, which recreates selected camera effects such as Film simulation modes. Equally, a more natural Live View close to what the naked eye sees can be chosen by turning this option off.
    • The image within the finder is smoother in low light conditions as it is displayed at the maximum frame rate possible.
    • Display time lag, inherent problem with electronic viewfinders, has been significantly reduced.

    Increased operability

    • On previous X100 series models, setting the aperture to 1/3 stops could only be done with the command lever, now it can be done using the aperture ring. The exposure compensation dial has been extended to ±3 stops. Also, the command lever has been changed to a command dial, and with the addition of a four-way controller, operability has been dramatically improved.
    • The X100T is equipped with seven Fn buttons, each one of which is customisable. Further user customisation is offered on via the Q Button on the rear of the camera: all 16 functions can be chosen according to the user’s preference.
    • Die-cast magnesium is used for the top and bottom of the body, for a precise, light and highly durable design. A special coating is used for the surface finish, creating a premium feel.
    • The exterior is finished with non-slip synthetic leather, which is durable and resilient.
    • Applying a grooved pattern to the aperture ring, shutter speed dial, and exposure compensation dial improves grip and looks good.
    • The rear LCD has been ungraded to 1.04M-dot 3-inch monitor, greatly improving visibility.
    • Each and every part is made in Japan, for high precision and finish.

    Installed with the fastest electronic shutter at 1/32000 sec., expanding the shooting range

    A completely silent electronic shutter that is capable of exposures up to 1/32000 sec. has been added. Photos with a shallow depth of field can now be shot with the aperture wide open on snowy fields or the beach under clear skies. As there are no mechanically operated parts, natural facial expressions such as those of sleeping babies can be captured more easily than ever before.

    Full HD video with the X-Trans CMOS II sensor

    • Frame rates can be selected from 60fps, 50fps, 30fps, 25fps and 24fps for Full HD movies, supporting worldwide motion picture formats.
    • The world’s first*2 videos can be shot with the optical viewfinder, just like using a film movie camera
    • Film simulation modes can be used on videos to add creative colour effects, plus bokeh can be created by using the lens’s wide maximum aperture.
    • Manual exposure can also be set during video shooting. Aperture, shutter speed*3 and ISO sensitivity can be set, allowing videos to be shot just as the user wishes.
    • A high bit rate of 36Mbps enables clear capture of delicate movement.
    • High-speed, high-precision focusing thanks to Intelligent Hybrid AF, which switches between phase detection AF and contrast AF according to the scene, even during video shooting. Manual focus is also possible.
    Olympus E-M10 http://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:


    Fuji Finepix S6700:HD rec. time limit http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/12970/fuji-finepix-s6700hd-rec.-time-limit Tue, 12 May 2015 10:28:23 -0600 themaster1 12970@/talks/discussions Hi, i'm the owner of a fuji finepix s6700 which suits my needs excepted for the recording time in HD which is limited to 30min, it's very frustrating ! I would like to know if it's hackable and/or how i can help in any way to go beyond this time limitation. Thanks for your inputs

    Olympus E-PL7 http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/11138/olympus-e-pl7 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 08:36:42 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 11138@/talks/discussions image


    Fujifilm X100 http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/136/fujifilm-x100 Tue, 24 May 2011 22:22:32 -0600 stonebat 136@/talks/discussions http://2guysphoto.wordpress.com/2011/05/21/why-i-love-hate-love-hate-love-the-x100/

    Good review about X100. Excellent DR and noise control. But slower AF than Oly m43.]]>
    FujiFilm X30 official topic http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/11087/fujifilm-x30-official-topic Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:56:28 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 11087@/talks/discussions image



    • 12mp 2/3" X-Trans CMOS sensor
    • 4x zoom lens, f/2.0-2.8, 28-112mm
    • Optical image stabilization
    • 2.36m dot OLED Real-time electronic viewfinder (EVF) 0.65x
    • 3" 920k tilting screen
    • Front and rear command wheels
    • Wi-Fi connectivity
    • 1080p60/50/30/25/24fps video
    • Mic socket, Mic level adjustment,
    • 12fps continuous shooting
    • $599


    Available at:

    Fujifilm X-M1 official topic http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/7315/fujifilm-x-m1-official-topic Fri, 21 Jun 2013 06:12:33 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 7315@/talks/discussions image




    • 16.3mp X-Trans APS-C CMOS
    • 1/4000-30 seconds, shutter speed, flash sync - 1/180 sec
    • 920,000 dot 3.0-inch, 3:2 aspect ratio, can tilt up and down.
    • 5.6fps
    • Video - 1080p30, 720p30
    • Sound recorded as Linear PCM Stereo
    • Wi-Fi
    • Size 116.9mm x 66.5mm x 39.0mm
    • Weight - 330g (including battery, media), 280g weight (only body)
    • Expected body price is $699

    Available at:

    Olympus hacks http://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.


    Fujifilm X-E1 http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/4480/fujifilm-x-e1 Wed, 05 Sep 2012 15:54:09 -0600 stonebat 4480@/talks/discussions image

    Official page - http://fujifilm-x.com/x-e1/en/

    Not only can you shoot Full HD (1920X1080) 24fps speed movie. In addition, you can also be applied to the film simulation mode video shoot them, thanks to the large-size image sensor and the large aperture lens for X-E1, your movie will also have a very nice bokeh effect.

    Previews and reviews:

    Available at:



    Olympus E-PM2 topic http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/4595/olympus-e-pm2-topic Sun, 16 Sep 2012 05:04:54 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 4595@/talks/discussions image

    • Nothing fancy, old sensor
    • Renewed body with few small features
    • Old 460k screen
    • Price: $599 for kit