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This week is the annual Photokina conference in Cologne, and that means one thing: new cameras. Olympus today outed two of its new offerings, compact interchangeable lens cameras based around Micro Four Thirds sensors. The E-PM2 is Olympus’ smallerst and lightest PEN design, and aimed at entry-level users, while the E-PL5 is aimed more at slightly more demanding users and includes a swivelling screen, but both inherit a number of welcome features from Olympus’ well-received and much more expensive EM-5 model.
The EM-5 was celebrated first and foremost for its autofocus speed, one of the main areas where Micro Four Thirds and other compact interchangeables have lagged behind DSLRs in terms of performance. In hands-on use, Engadget found that focusing with these new cameras was nearly instantaneous with every lens they tried, save for some slight sluggishness when paired with Olympus’ 60mm f/2.8 macro, but macros often have to hunt a bit, and in general the performance of these two seems to push the bar forward considerably for the category.
They also sport a tweaked design with retro styling also borrowed from the EM-5, adding a hand grip for the E-PM2 which its predecessor the E-PM1 lacked. Both get an upgraded 16.8MP sensor, and image processing tech that promises improved low-light performance ranging up to 25,600 ISO, and new 3-inch 460,000-dot LCD displays with touch navigation. They also ship with a free coupon for a Toshiba FlashAir card, which operates like an Eye-Fi SD card to sling media from your camera to your computer wirelessly But maybe coolest of all, Olympus also introduced a new lens for its PEN line that alos doubles as a body cap, which a fixed focal length of 30mm operating at f/8.0. It makes for a super slim profile on the new PENs, making them almost, but not quite as pocketable as something like an RX100 with a lens that’s decent for walkaround outdoor shooting.
The E-PL5 retails for $ 650 body-only, or $ 700 with a 12-42mm f/3.5-5.6 kit lens, and the E-PM2 sells for $ 550 body alone, or $ 600 with the same kit lens. All configurations include an external flash, the FL-LM1. Both ship in October.Related Posts:
Though the GH3 has yet to be formally introduced to the world, a video has just appeared on an official Panasonic YouTube channel that has either been posted accidentally or is deliberately intended to build hype in the run-up to Photokina. It mainly shows off the GH3 in a range of picturesque shooting situations, but the clip also spills a few key specs, including the presence of a 16-megapixel sensor, a new version of Panny’s Venus Engine processor, a splash- and dust-proof magnesium alloy build and high-definition filming at up to 72Mbps and 60p — although it’s not clear if it handles full 1080 at that high frame-rate. We also see a a flip-out LCD that looks much the same as the GH2‘s, an f/2.8 12-35mm lens attached instead of the 14-42mm or 14-140mm glass that came bundled with that predecessor, and so far only evidence of a traditional black color scheme. Click onwards for the video!
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EPFL‘s been tweaking its eerily floating AirBurr since 2009, and its latest iteration adds four carbon-fiber legs, hopefully ensuring you’ll never have to chase after and recover it after a crash. When the seemingly clunky frame crashes, it’s that same intentional design that will ensure gravity rolls the device towards its side, allowing the legs to extend out and let the MAV relaunch itself — even off gravel. Hit up the source link to see how the design has evolved over the years, but before that, see it crash and burn return right after the break.
Not far from the bustling labs of Northeaster University is the even more bustling hacker space known as Artisan’s Asylum. The roughly 30,000 square foot complex is home to more than 100 makers, tinkerers and artists who building all sorts of crazy contraptions. One of the less ostentatious projects being worked on within its cavernous halls though, is the Rascal Micro. This tiny board is home to an ARM-based SOC and has its hungry, open-sourced eyes on competitors like Arduino and Beagle. Brandon Stafford, the creator, boiled down its primary selling points to this: “it’s maybe 25 times faster, has 1,000 times more storage.” Where as the Arduino excels at making things blink, move or Tweet, the Rascal Micro has enough power to function as a full-fledged web server.
Gallery: Rascal Micro hands-on
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It may still be some time before you can take Google’s ambitious wearable computing project for a spin, but there’s certainly no shortage of head-mounted displays out there for those looking to blaze a trail of their own. You can now add Silicon Micro Display’s new ST1080 glasses to that list, a full 1080p display that will handle both 2D and 3D content (in a variety of formats), and also allow you to see through the glasses for augmented reality applications (albeit with just 10 percent transparency). As with most such glasses, however, you won’t get head-tracking capabilities, and you’ll have a couple of tethers to contend with (HDMI for video and USB for power, including via an optional battery pack). Those not put off by those constraints or the whole visor look can place their order now for $ 799.
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If building your own Ivy Bridge rig isn’t your thing, boutique desktop makers Maingear, Digital Storm, Velocity Micro, and Origin PC are all announcing that they can add one of the new chips to your next custom desktop order. Also, to coincide with the release of the new chips, Maingear is updating the design for its F131 tower ($ 1,468 with a 3.1GHz Core i5-3450 and 1GB AMD Radeon HD 7770 GPU), which adds the same VRTX Cooling Technology found in the company’s Shift rig ($ 1,552 for the stock version with the same processor and GPU). Maingear is also adding a new model called the Potenza, with a similar design and the same VRTX cooling, but built on a Mini-ITX motherboard for a svelte 7.4 x 9.25-inch footprint ($ 1,368 for the same config…