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October 12, 2014
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The Panasonic CM1 smartphone with 1 inch sensor was the most viral news on 43rumors!

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Photokina is over and I noticed one strange thing. Guess what was the most viral news here on 43rumors? Neither the LX100 or the Olympus 40-150mm lens. And nor was it a rumor. It was the news about that unique Panasonic 1 inch sensor smartphone camera! The article can be read here and a first review here. The Panasonic CM1 is listed at Panasonic Germany, Panasonic Austria, Panasonic France. and only sodl in those countries. But I am wondering 43rumors reader think this is a great product:

Do you think the CM1 is a product Panasonic should push worldwide?

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October 10, 2014
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Two LX100 tidbits you likely didn’t know (in lens shutter and flash sync). Gets “Essential” mark at PB.

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Panasonic displayed the LX100 at the Ceatec show in Japan (Source: DC.watch). And by the way, many of you may have missed to learn about two interesting features of the LX100:

1) LX100 has a lens-shutter, not a focal plain shutter. So flash-sync for all over the shutter speed (within the mechanical shutter range)
2) LX100 can do wireless flash, according to menu and draft manual that is equipped at Panasonic Center Tokyo.

Thanks M.O. for sharing this info!

There are also new LX100 reviews:

1) Full review at Photographyblog. The camera earned the “Essential” mark:

The LX100 raises the bar considerably and leaps right to the top of the burgeoning premium compact market, even making a strong case as a serious alternative to CSC and DSLR models if it suits your outlook on the world. Sony may have had things mostly to themselves with the RX-series in recent times, but Panasonic have definitely shook things up with the exciting new Lumix DMC-LX100.

2) ISO test at Focus Numerique.

Panasonic preorders:
LX100 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto. Europe at WexUK.
GM5 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto. Europe at WexUK.
GM5 in red at Adorama.
35-100mm at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.

Olympus preorders:
Silver E-M1 body at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus. In Europe at Wex UK.
40-150mm f/2.8 PRO lens at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus. In Europe at Wex UK, Technikdirekt and Amazon.
LH-76 lens hood at Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus.
MC-14 1.4x teleconverter at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus.
PRF-ZD62 Z protection filter at Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus.
PRF-ZD72 Z protection filter at Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus.
General links to all new Olympus stuff at Adorama.
ALL new stuff announced at Photokina at Amazon.

October 10, 2014
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First review of the new Panasonic 35-100mm f/4.0-5.6 lens

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CameraStuffReview posted the first test of the brand new Panasonic 35-100mm f/4.0-5.6 lens:

In terms of construction and image quality, the Panasonic 35-100 mm gives nothing up to other inexpensive, but larger, micro-43 telephoto zooms (45-150 mm, 45-175 mm) that we have reviewed previously. The metal construction of the Panasonic 35-100mm f/4 is more luxury and might even be better. The even sharpness, the beautiful background blur (“bokeh”) at the longest focal distance and the low sensitivity to flare and ghosts surprised us in a positive way. The Panasonic 35-100 mm f/4 guarantees beautiful vacation photos, without neck pains.

35-100mm at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.

Olympus preorders:
Silver E-M1 body at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus. In Europe at Wex UK.
40-150mm f/2.8 PRO lens at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus. In Europe at Wex UK, Technikdirekt and Amazon.
LH-76 lens hood at Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus.
MC-14 1.4x teleconverter at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus.
PRF-ZD62 Z protection filter at Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus.
PRF-ZD72 Z protection filter at Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus.
General links to all new Olympus stuff at Adorama.
ALL new stuff announced at Photokina at Amazon.

Panasonic preorders:
LX100 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto. Europe at WexUK.
GM5 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto. Europe at WexUK.
GM5 in red at Adorama.
35-100mm at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.

October 8, 2014
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Panasonic LX100 gets’ the “editor’s choice” award at ePhotozine!

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Image courtesy: ePhotozine

The Panasonic LX100 is one of the very few cameras who earns the “Editor’s choice” award at ePhotozine:

The Panasonic Lumix LX100 gives good noise performance, with good results up to ISO1600, and the camera is capable of resolving excellent levels of detail, producing very good images. The Panasonic Lumix LX100 offers an impressive range of features including 4K video recording, a bright f/1.7-2.8 Leica lens, great external controls, and packs it all into a stylish and good to use metal body, making the LX100 our Editor’s Choice! 

For ePhotozine these are the PROS and Cons:

Panasonic Lumix LX100 Pros

Excellent f/1.7-f/2.8 Leica lens
In camera raw editing
Lots of physical controls
Excellent build quality and handling
High resolution electronic viewfinder
12fps continuous shooting
Very good noise performance
Dual axis electronic level
Extremely fast focus
4K video recording
2 year warranty

Panasonic Lumix LX100 Cons

Touch screen would have been nice
Some noise visible in shadows
Lens flare can be an issue

Read the full review at ephotozine.com/article/panasonic-lumix-dmc-lx100-full-review-26173

LX100 preorders at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto. Europe at WexUK and Wex Germany. in Asia at Amazon Japan.

October 8, 2014
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Olympus 40-150mm vs Panasonic 35-100mm at TheCameraStoreTV!

TheCameraStoreTV just posted that video comparison to tell you what lens is best.

P.S.: New Olympus 40-150mm image smaples have been posted at Cameras.Reviewed.

Olympus preorders:
Silver E-M1 body at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus. In Europe at Wex UK.
40-150mm f/2.8 PRO lens at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus. In Europe at Wex UK, Technikdirekt and Amazon.
LH-76 lens hood at Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus.
MC-14 1.4x teleconverter at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus.
PRF-ZD62 Z protection filter at Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus.
PRF-ZD72 Z protection filter at Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus.
General links to all new Olympus stuff at Adorama.
ALL new stuff announced at Photokina at Amazon.

Panasonic preorders:
LX100 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto. Europe at WexUK.
GM5 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto. Europe at WexUK.
GM5 in red at Adorama.
35-100mm at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.

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