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Olympus XZ-1 preview by Lory Grunin (CNET)

LOREO “3D Lens in a Cap” compared to Lumix H-FT012 and Fujifilm Real 3D W3 (3d-kraft.com).

Panasonic Four Thirds GF2 Exploded (Flickr).

Olzmpus XZ-1 image samples (Olympus Imaging).

Olympus E-5 DSLR Pros and Cons (TheDigitalStory).

Olympus E-PL2 hands-on video at Quesabesde (spanish only).

Olympus XZ-1 preorders at Amazon, Adorama, Amazon DE, Amazon FR and Amazon UK.

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  • TR

    Do you really have to charge it with USB, or can you also take the battery out and charge it? That would be a massive oversight for travel.

  • Zaph

    Those image samples on Olympus Imaging look, well, painterly. I pretty much had my wallet out ready to buy this one, but those are kind of disappointing. I presume that the RAWs will be better, and that sharpening was turned down, but …

    • Reza

      Can you please explain? I don’t see anything painterly about it. The pictures seem to be better than what my S90 churns out (granted they are all in ISO 100 or so).

      I consider the output of all my previous lumix point and shoots to be painterly, since in 100% zoom they looked like a watercolor painting, and I haven’t tried the LX3/5 yet. But these ZX-1 samples don’t look painterly to me.

  • Michael Meissner

    TR:
    You can buy 3rd party chargers for the LI-50B battery on the internet. The first link that a google search showed for LI-50B battery charger offered one for $8 (I didn’t check the s/h cost).

    In terms of charging in the camera, I find the A/C adapters for USB charging to be very small, and perfect for traveling, unlike the several bricks I take for other cameras. Obviously if you shoot enough that you need more than one battery per day, then you need to think about having multiple chargers.

  • Woodyu388

    Thanks for the link to the comparison between the various 3D options… I just purchased a Fuji W3 online yesterday, and the comparison review reassures me that I made the right choice. The Panasonic 3D lens seems to less than ideal for anything other than macros.

    • http://www.43rumors.com/members/hacky/ Helge Hackbarth

      The Fuji W3 is a good choice to start for a wide range of 3D photos and videos. But I must correct you that the Panasonic 3D lens is not a macro lens. It is best suited for short distances / close up portraits starting from about 60cm to 1.5 or 2 meters.

  • safaridon

    The exploded views of the GF2 on Flicker are very interesting. Looks to be a very rock solid model. I don’t see any protruding mechanism on the top that would prevent Pany from making a tiny digital SLR with hump in the middle for small EVF on this camera if they wanted to.

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