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February 15, 2011
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Complete Olympus XZ-1 test at Focus Numerique

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The french website Focus Numerique posted the Olympus XZ-1 review (Click here to read the google english translation). Here is the list of what they like and what they don’t:

With a bit of surprise I notice that Amazon.co.uk (Click here) says that the XZ-1 will start shipment on March 31. That’s bad news because the camera was supposed to start shipment in February. It looks like Olympus got the Panasonic syndrome ;)

Check the estimated availability of the XZ-1 at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, J&R, eBay (Click on store name to visit the XZ-1 product page)

UPDATE: Almost finsihed XZ-1 review has been posted at Photoradar.

February 13, 2011
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Panasonic GH2 video resolution beats the rest of the world, the 7D, VG10 and even the AF101!


Image credit: EosHD

Oh what a surprise! The german website Slashcam.de tested the new Panasonic AG-AF100 (or AG-AF101 in Europe) and their final verdict is very positive. The AG-AF100 is more “practical” and has less Moirée and Rolling Shutter than any HDSLR out there. But a closer look reveals how the GH2’s was able to resolve more detail, with less moire and aliasing than the AF100 (via: EosHD). That tiny cheap GH2 really rules ;)

Slashcam also compared the GH2 vs the Canon 60D and Nikon 7000: “Our comparisons show a significantly higher native resolution of the GH2. Even the noise performance and the artifact formation at higher ISOs is much better“…”the Panasonic GH2, as expected, is the current slashCAM reference in the video DSLRs“.

Panasonic has a real winner with the GH2 but I don’t know how much they are aware of it. The GH2 is still out of Stock in US (hey 6 months after the announcement!!!) and the fast zoom lens is still missing (why delay the 12-50mm zoom?). Anyway, once again thanks to all Panasonic engineers for making such a nice camera! Thanks!

Panasonic GH2 direct shop links: Amazon, Adorama, B&H, J&R, eBay
Panasonic AG-AF100 direct shop links: Amazon, Adorama, B&H, J&R, eBay

February 12, 2011
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Amazon changes the GH2 status + new review at Whatdigitalcamera

Amazon (Click here) just changed the status of the black GH2. It says that it will ship within 2-5 weeks. So 6 months after the announcement you might be able to get your BLACK GH2 soon :)

There is a new Panasonic GH2 review at Whatdigitalcamera (Click here): “Those doubting the Micro Four Thirds concept will be impressed at the improvement in image quality…and the new ‘light speed’ AF system is better than on any other contrast-detection system in the market – and that includes all compacts, Compact System Cameras and DSLRs…All in all the GH2 is the best Compact System Camera that money can buy.

Check GH2 price and availability at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, J&R, eBay.

February 12, 2011
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Olympus E-PL2 review at DPreview

Dpreview (Click here) posted their E-PL2 test results: “Its image quality in good light is excellent and at higher sensitivities is pretty much on the same level as many entry-level DSLRs. The focus speed has noticeably improved over previous models and is now amongst the best in class. ” The camera gets a 71% score.

Click those links to check price and availability of the E-PL2: Amazon, Adorama, B&H, J&R, eBay

P.S.: The new DxO software update adds support for the Olympus E-PL2 and the Panasonic DMC-LX5!

February 11, 2011
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Olympus E-PL2 tested at Digitalcamerareview (+GF2 and E-5 reviews)

CNET Australia tested the new Panasonic GF2: “Panasonic’s second compact interchangeable lens camera won’t disappoint new users with its sleek footprint and very good image quality. It’s those looking to upgrade who might be left feeling a tad disappointed, particularly compared to the strong offerings from other manufacturers in the same space.” The reviewer gave the camera 8.3 out of 10 points.
If you own the GF2 feel free to add your rating at 43rumors (Click here). Reminder you must be a registered member!
Direct GF2 shop links to Amazon, Adorama, B&H, J&R, eBay.

Digitalcamerareview posted their new Olympus E-PL2 test results: “Can I honestly recommend that current E-PL1 owners “upgrade” to the E-PL2? No. However, if you’re currently shopping for a new camera there are plenty of reasons to consider this one. The E-PL2 offers a small, light camera and plenty of features at a competitive price. ” The E-PL2 gets 3.5/5 points.
Rate the E-PL2 at 43rumors.
Direct E-PL2 shop links to Amazon, Adorama, B&H, J&R, eBay.

And ThePhoBlographer compared the Olympus E-5, Pentax K5, Canon 7D, Nikon D300s. That’s what he thinks about the E-5: “The punchiest colors by far, but the worst dynamic range. This was a major disappointment for me as I’m a former Olympus user.
Direct GF2 shop links to Amazon, Adorama, B&H, J&R, eBay.

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