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January 19, 2011
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(UPDATED) First Olympus XZ-1 review by DSLRmagazine (spanish)

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DSLRmagazine is the very first website to post an Olympus XZ-1 review (Click here to read the google english translated text). They made a very detailed and accurate test. Those are a few interesting discoveries:

– The lens resolution is very high at 28mm and wide open (f/1.8)! Resolution decreases on the tele end.
– Moderate distorion at 28mm
– Moderate Vignetting at 28mm and f/1.8
– Very good autofocus and metering!
– Veyr good image quality up to ISO 800.

All in all a very good camera that is on par (if not slightly better) than the competition (Panasonic LX5, Samsung EX1 and Canon S95)

UPDATE: pcpop posted a XZ-1 review with many image samples.

Olympus XZ-1 preorders at Amazon, Adorama, Amazon Deutschland, Amazon France and Amazon UK.

January 17, 2011
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New GH2,GF2, E-PL2 and E-5 tests.

Panasonic GF2 review by Digitalrev

Olympus E-5 review at foto.lt

Panasonic GH2 in Africa (Panasonic.net)

GH2: Magnified focus with legacy lenses (m43photo.blogspot).

Panasonic GF2 test at DCview.

Look at that photo at Flickr. It looks like the Olympus E-PL2 “could” have some red dot issues. Did you find more pictures showing the same issue?

Olympus EPL2 Review, first installment (Kirk Tuck)

The E-PL2 is in Stock at eBay and “almost” in Stock at Amazon DE. Pre order tare available at Amazon, Adorama, Amazon FR,

January 13, 2011
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Panasonic LX5 sensor tested at DxOmark

DxOmark tested the Panasonic LX5 sensor which is also the heart of the Olympus XZ-1. As you can see the LX5 is on par with the Samsung EX1/TL500 and behind the Canon S95 sensor.

P.S.: Olympus XZ-1 preorders at Amazon, Adorama, Amazon Deutschland, Amazon France and Amazon UK.

January 12, 2011
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New Panasonic GF2 review (+ BHphoto shows the GF2 price)

Digitalcamerareview tested the new Panasonic GF2. They wrote a five page long article and tested also the new 14mm f/2.5 lens. Conclusions are as usual on the last page. Interesting, the reviewer says that it will be a real challenge for Nikon to make a better mirrorless camera than the GF2.

P.S.: BHphoto (Click here) has pricing up for the GF2:
14mm kit -$699
14-45mm kit – $599
Body only – $499

January 12, 2011
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Kowa 55mm f/1.0 review (suprise, it is a 90mm lens!)

3Dkraft.de tested the Kowa 55mm f/1.0 which has been modified to match the MicroFourThirds mount. The tester discovered that the modified version in reality has a 90mm focal length (180mm in Full Frame terms)!!! As you can imagine the lens is very soft wide open but pretty sharp at f/2.8 (and because of the tele characteristic it still offers a very shallow depth of field). You can buy the modified Kowa 55mm f/1.0 on eBay (Click here).

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