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a history of Micro Four Thirds part VIII - timeline of cameras and lenses

Micro FourThirds cameras and lenses

We’ve basically limited the timeline information to camera bodies and lenses produced and offered by Olympus and Panasonic. While we half-suspect that Olympus could be supplying some of their consumer-grade lenses to JK Imaging’s Kodak S1 for their own branding, we’re still going to confine this timeline to what are designed, built and branded by only these two manufacturers.

The timeline begins from September 2008 and is current up till May 2013.

Release Date Camera Body Lens
2008 Sept 12 Panasonic: Lumix DMC-G1 Panasonic: Lumix G Vario 14-45mm f3.5-5.6 ASPH OIS, Lumix G Vario 45-200mm f4-5.6 OIS
2009 Mar 3 Panasonic: Lumix DMC-GH1 Panasonic: Lumix G Vario HD 14-140mm f4-5.8 OIS, Lumix G Vario 7-14mm f4 ASPH
Jun 16 Olympus: Pen E-P1 Olympus: M.Zuiko Digital 17mm f2.8 Pancake, M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f3.5-5.6
Sept 2 Panasonic: Lumix DMC-GF1 Panasonic: Lumix G 20mm f1.7 ASPH Leica: Leica DG Macro-Elmarit 45mm f2.8 ASPH OIS
Nov 5 Olympus: Pen E-P2
2010 Feb 3 Olympus: Pen E-PL1 Olympus: M.Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm f4-5.6, M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-150mm f4-5.6
Mar 7 Panasonic: Lumix DMC-G2, Lumix DMC-G10 Panasonic: Lumix G Vario 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 ASPH OIS
Jun 1 Panasonic: Lumix G 8mm f3.5 Fisheye
Aug 31 Olympus: M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f4-5.6, M.Zuiko Digital ED 75-300mm f4.8-6.7
Sept 13 Panasonic: AG-AF100 (AF105 in Europe)
Sept 21 Panasonic: Lumix DMC-GH2 Panasonic: Lumix G Vario 100-300mm f4-5.6 OIS , Lumix G 12.5mm f12 3D, Lumix G 14mm f2.5 ASPH
Nov 4 Panasonic: Lumix DMC-GF2
Nov 16 Olympus: Pen E-PL1S Olympus: M.Zuiko Digital 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 II
2011 Jan 6 Olympus: Pen E-PL2
May 12 Panasonic: Lumix DMC-G3
Jun 13 Panasonic: Lumix DMC-GF3 Leica: Leica Summilux DG 25mm f1.4
Jun 30 Olympus: Pen E-P3, Pen E-PL3, Pen E-PM1 Olympus: M.Zuiko Digital 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 II R, M.Zuiko Digital 45mm f1.8, M.Zuiko Digital ED 12mm f2.0, M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f4-5.6 R
Aug 26 Panasonic: Lumix G X Vario PZ 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 ASPH OIS, Lumix G X Vario PZ 45-175mm f4-5.6 ASPH OIS
Nov 7 Panasonic: Lumix DMC-GX1
Dec 14 Olympus: M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-50mm f3.5-6.3 EZ
2012 Feb 8 Olympus: OM-D E-M5 Olympus: M.Zuiko Digital ED 60mm f2.8 Macro, M.Zuiko Digital ED 75mm f1.8
Apr 5 Panasonic: Lumix DMC-GF5
May 21 Panasonic: Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm f2.8 ASPH Power OIS
Jun 15 Olympus: M.Zuiko Digital 17mm f1.8
Jul 18 Panasonic: Lumix DMC-G5 Panasonic: Lumix G Vario 45-150mm f4-5.6 ASPH Mega OIS
Sept 17 Olympus: Pen E-PL5, Pen E-PM2, Panasonic: Lumix DMC-GH3 Olympus: M.Zuiko Digital 15mm f8.0 Body Cap Lens, Panasonic: Lumix G X Vario 35-100mm f2.8 OIS
Nov 5 Panasonic: AG-AF100A (AF105A in Europe)
2013 Jan 29 Panasonic: Lumix G Vario 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 II ASPH Mega OIS
Jan 30 Olympus: M.Zuiko Digital ED 75-300mm f4.8-6.7 II
Apr 9 Panasonic: Lumix DMC-G6, Lumix DMC-GF6
Apr 24 Panasonic: Lumix G Vario 14-140mm f3.5-5.6 ASPH Power OIS
May 10 Olympus: Pen E-P5, Pen E-PL6

NB. The date given here may vary according to difference sources. While the month and year are almost guaranteed to be accurate, the actual date may refer to the date of announcement or launch (release) depending on the actual source of the information.

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