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January 29, 2010
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(FT5) UPDATED-> First leaked image of the new Olympus MFT!

Finally 43rumors found the first leaked image on an asian forum. It has been removed after few minutes but a reader sent us the screenshot! :)

I post the official Olympus image for comparison. You can see the leaked image uses has the 14-42mm lens and the official Olympus image the 17mm lens

The camera is not going to be announced on February 2nd but later. It has a plastic body and it is priced cheaper than the Olympus E-P1!

UPDATE: From trusted source: autofocus is a little faster ;)
UPDATE2: Corrected-> same E-P1 sensor!
UPDATE3: Corrected -> It has one new feature (we will tell you soon)…if it is what I have in mind than it’s HOT!!!
UPDATE4: Name E-Pxx (two unknown numbers/letters)
UPDATE5: New Kit-Lens for the E-Pxx!
UPDATE6: That’s only speculation…but could it have the In-Body EVF we are all waiting for? (

). I know I am dreaming only :)
UPDATE7: A close look to the pictures do suggest there will be a built-in pop-up flash. Maybe that’s the new feature our sources were talking about!
UPDATE8: It’s slightly thinner and slightly smaller.
UPDATE9: A size comparison between the E-P1 and the new leaked camera is available here: http://43rumors.com/ft3-e-p1-vs-e-pxx-size-comparison/

January 28, 2010
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(FT4) Finally some rumor from reliable sources!

I am just arrived at the Munich airport and I checked my mails. Finally after days of struggling with uncertain rumors I have some very reliable rumor from my “old” trusted sources :). Just few informations but at least they are FT4 :)

The teaser camera is definitely a MicroFourThirds camera (plastique body)
Also the E-5 is going to be announced veeeeeery soon.
No Mft prime lenses from Olympus yet, they will come in Q3! We will see the previousely announced zooms instead.

That’s it for now. I received some more informations but I want to double check them before to post it!

Cheers from Munich
Ale

P.S.: Sorry for beeing so hurry but I am writing you from my iPhone.

January 28, 2010
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(FT2) Panasonic GH2 to be first shutter-less camera

According to the website eosHDIn what is being billed as another sizeable revolution in the camera world, Panasonic is set to unveil a shutter-less DSLR. Billed as a ‘global shutter’ and marketed as HD Progressive, Panasonic will for now reserve this feature only for their high end range of camcorders and the GH2.

Panasonic is set to release the LX4 and G2 in February, but the GH2 will wait until the 2nd half of 2010 according to my source in Asia. Rather than do a yearly update of the GH line, Panasonic want to bring a greater incremental step to the ‘luxury’ line.“,,,”The global shutter also creates the possibility of an entirely silent camera. Goodbye shutter click. On a DSLR a global shutter requires greater power demands and causes the sensor to run hot, but Panasonic were able to develop one because their modern CMOS processing plant can shrink a chip below 35 nanometers, which coupled with the relatively small (in DSLR terms) sensor size of the Micro 4/3rds format allows the chip to run cooler.

January 27, 2010
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The Olympus “teaser camera” rumors summary

It is time to take a break and to make a summary.

What we know for certain is that Olympus will take a press conference on February 2nd. That’s a fact. We also know that they will announce new compact cameras (probably a Tough camera, a Megazoom camera, the camera shown on the teaser and maybe something else). Do not expect a new FourThirds camera announcement. We have been told that there will be a second press conference quickly after the February 2 announcement (probably before the PMA) where Olympus will announce the E-3 successor.

We havn’t been able to get 100% reliable information. It seems that Olympus kept the new camera secret to everyone :)

We can only speculate this time!
To date the camera seems to be a Low-End MicroFourThirds model with interchangeable lens-mount (not fixed lens). It has a plastique body, probably a built-in flash, same E-P1 sensor, Art Filters, it cost something around $500-$550. And obviousely it is smaller than the E-P1/GF1.
But that’s just my speculation.

As soon as we receive 99% reliable “rumors” we will post it on 43rumors! Keep following us!

Cheers
Ale

January 27, 2010
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(FT2) More chinese rumors about the new “teaser” camera

12 MP
ISO limit 1600
230,000-pixel LCD
Non-detachable VF contact
No video feature
SD card
There are flash
Battery with the E-P1
Three kinds of body color
Listed with 17mm or 14-42mm lens HKD $ 4980 (That’s 640 USD calculated on the exchange rate…but probably it will be cheaper $550? )
No single body launched

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