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ISSUE 74 12 Feb-9 Mar photographynews.co.uk

AND NOW IT’S THREE With an amazing in-body image stabilisation systemand handheld high-res shot mode, the new Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III is a camera packed with promise

Premium Fujifilm Fujifilm, in a live broadcast from its House of Photography in London’s Covent Garden, announced the launch of the X100V 26.1-megapixel top-end compact camera. With its new 23mm f/2 lens, X-Trans CMOS sensor, revamped optical and electronic viewfinders, and a host of design improvements, including a slim two-way tilting screen, the X100V is going to appeal to every photographer wanting a fully featured, rugged and great handling compact camera with a large sensor. At £1299, the X100V is great value for money, too. On the night, Fujifilm also updated the world on its lens roadmaps for the GFX system and XSeries. For its medium format camera system, there are 30mm f/3.5 and 80mm f/1.7 lenses coming soon. For the XSeries, a working prototype of the XF50mm f/1 was shown and confirmed as coming later this year, along with three more XF lenses (no details revealed as of yet) taking the total of lenses available for the X Series to an impressive 38. The live broadcast finished with a teaser for the upcoming andmuch-anticipated Fujifilm X-T4. All is being revealed on 26 February.We’ll have more news in our next issue, which is out

pattern. You can, for example, choose an AF array of 2x11 AF points for long (or tall), thin subjects and, if speed is important to you, the new camera can shoot at 18fps with focus and exposure tracking. The OM-D E-M1 Mark III is available from late February in black at a body only price of £1599.99. The two kits offered are: £2199.99 for the camera and ED 12-40mm f/2.8 Pro lens and £2499.99 for the camera with ED 12-100mm f/4 IS Pro lens. Readmore about the OM-DE-M1 Mark III on page 3, and on page 4 there’s a full hands-on report. • olympus.co.uk

autofocusing – is due to the newOlympus TruPic IX processor. A key benefit of the IBIS system is that the camera offers handheld high-res shot mode that gives 50-megapixel resolution files and, when used on a tripod, high-res shot mode gives 80-megapixel files. The OM-D E-M1 Mark III also sees significant gains in the autofocus department. Its on-chip phase detect systemuses 121 all cross-point sensors covering 75% of the image vertically and 80% horizontally, and these points can be used in a wide variety of ways, including the option tomake your own custom

OLYMPUS’S NEWOM-D E-M1Mark III sits at the top of the brand’sMicro Four Thirdsmirrorless camera range, giving photographers the choice between itsmore svelte bodyformor the larger OM-DE-M1X. The 20.4-megapixel OM-D E-M1 Mark III might be compact, but it is laden with great features, including weatherproofing, a shutter mechanism rugged enough for 400,000 actuations and an in-body image stabilisation (IBIS) system, which offers up to an incredible 7.5EV benefit with Sync IS-enabled lenses and 7EV on other MFT optics. The camera’s high performance – with its IBIS, fast shooting and improved

from 10March. • fujifilm.eu/uk

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