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September 22, 2010
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First Panasonic GH2 video test!

Prototype Panasonic GH2 Footage from Photokina 2010 from Andrew Reid on Vimeo.

EOSHD posted a first preview of the new Panasonic GH2. You can see some basic ISO-test. He says: “ISO 800 is silky smooth, it looks like ISO 200 on the GH1. It really is virtually noiseless. ISO 1600 is clean and ISO 3200 perfectly useable especially in video mode. Like with the GH1 there is a step change between ISOs higher up. On the GH1, the degradation happened between 800 and 1600 but on the GH1 it only goes down hill between 3200 and 6400 – a great improvement!

UPDATE: Amazon fixed the issue and removed the GH2. Link below does’t work anymore :(
Weird: Amazon has the SILVER Panasonic GH2 available for preorder for…$0,01 only (definitely a mistake!)


First GH2 Light Speed AF Demo (with the 14-140mm lens)

September 22, 2010
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Olympus E-5 image samples

Finally we have many websites posting Olympus E-5 image samples!

Look at the photo galleries at DPreview, Letsgodigital, Photographyblog, Fotopolis, Photokinashow and FourThirdsuser.com

Images from the E-5 are quite good, even up to ISO 3200. This is definitely the Olympus camera with the best image quality.

You can now preorder the Olympus E-5 at Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here)

If you want to know more about the upcoming Olympus compact camera take a look at the Hands-On Photos on Photographyblog and Quesabesde.

September 21, 2010
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First Panasonic GH2 hands-on preview at Systemkameraforum.de (all good news!)

SystemKameraForum is the first website to post a Panasonic GH2 camera review. The test is available as PDF only and you need a forum registration to download it. Oh, and it’s in german only!

We can give you a translation of the review high-lights:
- The autofocus is very fast (and faster than on the Panasonic GH1). Even in extreme bright or dark situations! The say this camera allows a “new dimention of autofus speed, not comparable with the other Panasonic models!
- They tested the AF-speed with many Panasonic lenses and the AF speed improves on all lenses!
- The AF is faster than the Canon EOS 5D Mark II autofocus!
- They like the Multi-aspect Bracketing. The GH2 can take 4 continous shots in 16:9 3:2 4:3 1:1!
- Even if the firmware was not in final stage the GH2 has better sharpness, dynamic range and HIGH-ISO than the GH1. They see an 1 stop improvement compared to the GH1.

They say the GH2 is not a revolution but a very concrete evolution of the GH1.

September 17, 2010
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UPDATED: New Olympus E-5 image samples

Tommaso (http://www.iwasthere.it) collected some E-5 images samples made by OLDDO and gave us a zip file you can download here: http://www.easy-share.com/1912283583/1912283583

UPDATE: More unpublished photos are available here: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=0OWDDEIT (Thanks Ision)

IMPORTANT: All those images were taken with a pre-production camera.

More full size samples are available here:

ISO 1600: http://exakta.net/images/stories/Pruebas/E-5-De-up/Oly_E5_GO_001AAA.jpg
ISO 3200: http://exakta.net/images/stories/Pruebas/E-5-De-up/Oly_E5_GO_004AAA.jpg
ISO 6400: http://exakta.net/images/stories/Pruebas/E-5-De-up/Oly_E5_GO_006AAA.jpg

UPDATE: more image smaples here: http://www.hsstudio.com/gallery.html?gallery=E5%20Dynamic (Thanks Edgaras)

Olympus America has a new E-5 page: http://www.olympusamerica.com/cpg_section/product.asp?product=1525

You can preorder the camera at Amazon: Olympus E-5 12.3MP Digital SLR with 3 inch LCD (Body Only)

And do you like those image samples?

September 15, 2010
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Olympus E-5 vs Olympus E-3 image comparison (DSLRmagazine)

UPDATE: The image from DSLRmagazine has been removed. Maybe because this were image samples taken with a preproduction camera.

DSLRmagazine posted the following image comparison between the new Olympus E-5 and the older Olympus E-3.

UPDATE2: First small size High ISO samples (Thanks “olddo”):
- 3200 ISO: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=5151873&fbid=445692388072&id=144882513072
- 6400 ISO: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=5153998&fbid=445829473072&id=144882513072

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