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September 18, 2012
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GH3 info: No Multiaspect sensor, uncompressed HDMI out with 4:2:0?

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There were some errors on press releases here and there and this caused some discussions on 43rumors. As you can see from the nice comparison on top (Click on it to see a bigger version) the GH3 has NO(!) multiaspect sensor. The GH3 also has uncompressed HDMI output with 4:2:0 (and not 4:2:2) Chroma subsampling according to the German website Slashcam. But I would expect an official Panasonic statement before to be sure of that!
Those of you concerned about the pure photographic qualities of the camera should check out these nice samples at Panasonic.net. And RWA files are available at Personal View. A Panasonic stand report is available at Dpreview.

And now there is the tricky question for you. Is the Gh3 using the same Olympus E-M5 Sony sensor? ;)

Panaosnic and Olympus Preorder Links with specs and price:
Special GH3 page at Amazon (Click here) and a full Olympus presentation page at Amazon (Click here).
GH3 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here) and in Europe at Wexphotographic UK.
35-100mm X lens at Amazon (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
E-PL5 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
E-PM2 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
XZ-2 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
60mm macro at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
12mm Black prime lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
15mm cap-lens at Adorama (Click here).

 

September 18, 2012
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Zeiss about making m43 lenses: “we have not made a decision on that yet”.

Today Zeiss announced three new Sony NEX and Fuji X autofocus lenses. The bad news is that these will yet not be available in native Micro Four Thirds mount. Regarding this Zeiss said that: “We intend to concentrate initially on the biggest sensor size in this segment which is APS-C. It would be possible for us to make lenses for Micro 4/3-bajonet as well but we have not made a decision on that yet. If current APS-C lenses were also used for the Micro 4/3-bajonet, we wouldn’t be able to achieve the best tradeoff between lens size (weight), and image quality

Source: Zeiss.

September 18, 2012
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More info about the three new Schneider lenses for Micro Four Thirds!

After yesterdays Olympus and Panasonic big announcement day we have to catch up with some other very good m43 news. Schneider Kreuznach posted some more info about the three new m43 lenses (Click here to download the pdf file). As I told you yesterday we will have following three lenses by end of 2013:
Super-Angulon 2,0 / 14
Xenon 1,4 / 30
Makro-Symmar 2,4 / 60


All will be priced a bit below 1.500 Euro. And these are the characteristics of the lenses:
High-refractive lenses and special lens elements
Internal focusing
Very high resolution across the entire image area, even at full starting aperture
High-quality aluminum casing, robust mechanics
 Hydrophobic coating of outer elements
 Protection against dust and splashing

Sounds good! By the way, the description contains an error. The Super Angulon should be f/2.0 and not f/2.8.

 

September 17, 2012
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(Continually updated) New Panasonic GH3 and 35-100mm X lens announced!

Note: This post will be continually updated with new links. Reload the page from time to time.

Preorders:
Special GH3 page at Amazon (Click here).
GH3 at Amazon (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
35-100mm X lens at Amazon (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
Reminder: Full new Olympus PEN and Lens preorder links at Amazon (Click here).

previews, hands-on, reviews:
GH3 at Dpreview, PocketLint, Techradar, Special Page at Panasonic, Imaging Resource, Philip Bloom.
35-100mm X lens at ePhotozine,

Hot lens news:
42.5mm f/1.2 optic (85mm equivalent) and a 150mm f/2.8 lens coming in late 2013 or even in 2014 only! Source: Engadget.

Image samples:
GH3 at Panasonic,
35-100mm X lens at Photographyblog, Photographyblog_2, Photographyblog_3, Lumix.ro, Quesabesde,

press releases in all languages:
GH3 at DSLRmagazine, PocketLint, Cnet Asia, Techradar, Panasonic, Engadget, TheVerge, Digitalkamera, Photoscala, ThePhoBlographer, ePhotozine, Lemondedelaphoto, Photographyblog, Quesabesde,
35-100mm X lens at Lumix.ro, SystemKameraForum,

Videos:
GH3 at PhilipBloom, The leaked video. Pampuri.

Poll:
Please read reviews and watch the image samples before to vote!

What new Panasonic camera/lens are you likely going to buy?

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September 17, 2012
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(Continually updated) New Olympus PEN and Lenses officially announced!

Note: This post will be continually updated with new links. Reload the page from time to time.

Preorders:
Full presentation page at Amazon (Click here).
E-PL5 at Amazon (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
E-PM2 at Amazon (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
XZ-2 at Amazon (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
60mm macro at Amazon (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
12mm Black prime lens at Amazon (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).

Interview:
Akira Watanabe at Amateur Photographer (via NC).

previews, hands-on, reviews:
E-PL5 at Engadget, Techradar, PocketLint, Dpreview, Photographyblog, Size comparison at Photographyblog, TheVerge, Imaging Resource,
E-PM2 at Engadget, Techradar, PocketLint, Dpreview, Photographyblog, Imaging Resource,
XZ-2 at Techradar, Photographyblog, DSLRmagazine, Imaging Resource.
60mm macro at Robin Wong, Pen And Tell, Photographyblog, DSLRmagazine, Zuikoholics.
15mm cap-lens at Photograpphyblog, Photographyblog, DSLRmagazine,

Image samples:
E-PL5 at Dpreview, New watercolor filter,
E-PM2 at
XZ-2 at
60mm macro at Pen And Tell,
17mm prime lens at
15mm cap-lens at

press releases in all languages:
E-PL5 /E-PM2at Cnet Asia, Clubsnap, ThePhoBlographer, Techradar, Dpreview, Photographyblog, Quesabesde, DSLRmagazine, Photoscala, OpenPN.
XZ-2 at Cnet Asia, Clubsnap, ThePhoBlographer, Engadget, Techradar, Dpreview, Photographyblog, Quesabesde, Photoscala, OpenPN.
60mm macro at ThePhoBlographer, Dpreview, Photographyblog, Quesabesde, Photoscala, OpenPN.
17mm prime lens at ThePhoBlographer, Dpreview, Photographyblog, DSLRmagazine, OpenPN.
15mm cap-lens at ThePhoBlographer, OpenPN.
12mm Black lens at Photographyblog, OpenPN.

Videos:
E-PL5 at OlympusPen, OlympusPen_2,
E-PM2 at
60mm macro at
17mm prime lens at
15mm cap-lens at

Poll:
Please read reviews and watch the image samples before to vote!

What new Olympus camera/lens are you likely going to buy?

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