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December 26, 2010
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Panasonic GH2, GF2, AG-AF100 news and 14-140mm review

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“A Verse Before Dying” (Shot with the Panasonic AG-AF100)

Photographyblog tested the Panasonic 14-140mm f/4.0-5.8 O.I.S. lens.The lens gets Highly Recommended! “This lens is surprisingly small and lightweight for what it is….he lens is extremely fast to focus on the new DMC-GH2 camera with a response time of just 0.1 seconds….Optically, the lens is a good performer, much better than we expected from a 10x zoom.

DC.watch interviewed Panasonic engineers and asked them a lot of questions about the contrast autofocus development (Very interesting story!).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 Test Images at Imaging Resource and first look at Digital camera review.

SHort GH2 review by Lisandra at E-P1.net.

December 25, 2010
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Merry Christmas!

Gajole in Chianti – Olympus E-P1+Nokton 25mm (It’s not me i the picturea but a friend of mine)

Dear 43rumors readers and friends!
I wish you a very nice Christmas with your family and friends. I Thank you for the help you gave me, for your support, and companionship.

A big Hug to all of you :)
43rumors

December 24, 2010
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a little bit of everything…(GH1 vs GH2: Rolling shutter evaluation)

M43blogspot compared the Rolling shutter effect of the new G2 and the older GH1. There is almost no difference here…

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 review at DCresource: “The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 is an impressive interchangeable lens camera that does both still photography and video recording very well.

Panasonic LX5 review at optyczne.pl

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 Review at Steve Digicam’s.

December 22, 2010
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a little bit of everything…(GF2, E-5 reviews)


Panasonic AG-AF100 vs Panasonic GH2 Video Comparison

Here is a comparison between all GH2 and GF1 color profiles. Shot RAW and .jpg images. All images are full size as they came out of the camera (Dpreview forum).

The dutch website tweakers.net tested the Olympus E-5.

Nikon D3100 vs Olympus E-PL1 image comparison at Dpreview.

Lumix DMC-LX5 vs. Samsung TL500 (EX1) Review at Pixiq.

The russian website Olympusourlife.ru tested the new Panasonic GF2. There are lots of image samples you can download. The reviewer admits that he likes the camera (and the new touchscreen controls) more than he expected.

The japanese website Ascii.jp reviewed the GF2: “To summarize GF2 usability, operability and easy to use touch system is surprisingly impressive.

P.S.: Bhphoto now says the GF2 will be in Stock by February (before it was January).

December 20, 2010
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Who is Fuji working with to make the Hybrid Viewfinder?


Image courtesy: Quesabesde

Iker Morán from Quesabesde made an Interview with Hiroshi Kawahara, Operations Manager at Fujifilm Electronic Imaging Products Division and one of the designers of the FinePix X100.

Why an APS-C sized sensor instead of one with smaller dimensions, like in the case of the Micro Four Thirds cameras, which would have enabled you to reduce the size of the camera?
Although the size of the camera is not a fundamental aspect in this type of model, we designed the FinePix X100 under the concept “co-existence of compact size and high-quality”. From the viewpoint of image quality, the APS-C system has a clear advantage over Micro Four Thirds (in particular, high sensitivity and low noise). Also, for obtaining a beautiful soft focus background “bokeh” effect, APS achieves beautiful result. For these reasons, we chose an APS-C sized sensor.

But that is the most interesting part:

At Photokina we tried a pre-production unit of the X100 and one of the things we liked most was the “hybrid viewfinder”. Is this your own technology or will we see it in future cameras of other companies?
Fujifilm is the first company to use a hybrid system viewfinder and we did this because we thought it was the best option for this type of product. We cannot say whether other companies are going to follow in our footsteps, but in view of the speed with which other manufacturers’ technology is currently adopted, it’s possible this might happen.

So the question know is Fuji working with on the Hybrid Viewfinder technology development?, Maybe with Panasonic or Olympus?

Via Quesabesde

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