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February 18, 2011
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Very first GH2 + Zeiss Cp lens image sample!

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As you know Zeiss AG joined the Micro Four Thirds System group and the first products are the adapted CP.2 lenses. One of our readers just sent us the link to the very first image sample taken with the Panasonic GH2 and the $3.900 Compact Prime CP.2 85mm/T2.1 Cine Lens!

Click here: Portait sample at Flickr. You can enlarge the picture to his original size to check the sharpness. You can also see an image of the lens attached on the GH2. Huge!!!

Links: Compact Prime CP.2 85mm/T2.1 Cine Lens at Bhphoto (Click here).

Thanks Chris!

February 17, 2011
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First Fuji X100 preview with real image samples JPG and RAW!

Image courtesy: Quesabesde.

Quesabesde (Click here) had the pleasure to test the new Fuji X100 with the firmware 0.69.
And those are a few of their findings:
– They found the menu a bit quirky
– Startup and shutter response is fast
– One of the major strengths of the cameras is the very silent (or “stealthy”) shutter!
– Autofocus of the X100 performs well in terms of speed and accuracy. Even in poor lighting conditions and with the assist light turned off, the reaction is correct.
– The camera supports up to 3,200 ISO smooth and even further if the conditions are not very critical.

But visit their website to check the JPG and RAW image samples. You can download the full size images!

And don’t forget to preorder the Fuji X100 at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, J&R, eBay (no proerders in Europe yet).

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February 16, 2011
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New Panasonic GH2 and E-PL2 reviews

Panasonic GH2

Trustedreviews tested the GH2: “The GH2 is an incredibly versatile camera, offering image quality that comes close to a DSLR but in a body that’s lighter and more compact. What’s more, the flip out touchscreen, mass of manual controls, and instant-on video capabilities make it not just a jack but nearly a master of all. However, there is one whopper of a stumbling block, and that’s price.
Teh australian magazine Pcworld also tested the GH2: “The bottom line is that the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GH2 Micro Four Thirds camera is an excellent product. Its combination of manual and automatic features make it ideal for any type of user and if you want to make the most of its manual features the learning curve isn’t too high
And at last Digitalcamerareview posted a first look article and Fourthirds-user posted JPG and RAW samples on their website.
You can check price and availability at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, J&R, eBay.

Olympus E-PL2

Steve digicams finished his Olympus E-PL2 review: “Olympus has taken an already awesome camera (the E-PL1) and made it even better. The E-PL2 has some note worthy improvements that add to the appeal of this series, with the addition of the control dial, beefier hand grip, new conversion lens options, and the PENPAL being my personally favorites.
You can check price and availability at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, J&R, eBay.

February 15, 2011
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Fuji X100 to start shipment on March 5th in Japan. Image samples by CNET!

In a presentation made in Tokyo Fuji announced the X100 will start shipping on march 5th in Japan. Fuji also said the X100 is the first of a series of X cameras.

Leonard Goh from CNET Asia unboxed and tested the Fuji X100 (see video on top).

You can preorder the X100 at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, J&R, eBay. And that is the result of the poll on 43rumors:

Will you buy the X100?

  • No! (55%, 1,645 Votes)
  • Yes! (23%, 684 Votes)
  • Don't know yet (22%, 638 Votes)

Total Voters: 2,967

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February 15, 2011
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First E-PL2 video with new converters (+compact camera patent design)

The video I posted above is the first made with the Olympus Pen EPL-2 with Macro , Fisheye and Wide-angle converters! Sadly you can’t find them in Stock right now :(

There is also a bunch of new E-PL2 tests at Pixelmania (dutch), Focus Numerique (french) and DCview (japanese). E-PL2 links to Amazon, Adorama, B&H, J&R, eBay.

If you are a registered 43rumors member and do own the E-PL2 feel free to add your rating: http://www.43rumors.com/cameras/olympus-e-pl2/#ratingandreviews

P.S.: Forum Olympus France posted a patented design of a new Olympus compact camera which looks very close to the new SZ-10.

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