(FT5) GX1 will cost around 600 Euro body only, 999 Euro with 14-42mm X lens.

And here are the next “rumors” about the Panasonic GX1. We have been told by tops sources that the camera body will officially be priced at 600 Euro. That’s 200 Euro more than the price of the current Panasonic GF3 and 50 Euro more than the Sony NEX-5n. But it’s likely that the street price will be a little less than 600 Euro. The GX1 + 14-42mm X lens kit will be priced at 999 Euro. The lens alone costs around 430 Euro and getting the kit would save you 30 Euro. Not that much.

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Be sure to be here on 43rumors.com on November 8! I will follow the announcement live and give you all updates you need. And don’t forget to join us on Twitter and Facebook (new fanpage!).

Links to the new X lenses:
Panasonic 14-42mm X lens Amazon, Olympus US store, Adorama, B&H, eBay.
Panasonic 45-175mm X lens Amazon, Olympus US store, Adorama, B&H, eBay.

(FT5) HOT!!!! First pictures of the GX1!!!!

Jut woke up and there is the leak of the new Panasonic-GX1 at Mobile01 (Update: Pictures have been removed!). Or click on the thumbnails below to see more full size GX1 images.
It looks more like the Panasonic GF1 than the Panasonic LC1. Actually only the grip reminds me a bit the LC1. I hope sooner or later Panasonic or Olympus will also take a look at the competition, like the Fuji X100 or Sony NEX-7. I mean, after almost three years you can try to do something else or not? :)
Anyway, for now we know that the camera will be announced on November 8 in Japan. It will come along a new 1.44k dot external viewfinder (tiltable). It has a 16 Megapixel sensor, 12.800 ISO and a 460k LCD screen (non tiltable). It will have a new processing engine no more JPEG motion recording and be slightly smaller than the GF1. Be sure to be here on 43rumors.com on November 8! I will follow the announcement live and give you all updates you need. And don’t forget to join us on Twitter and Facebook (new fanpage!).

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P.S: Thanks to the 32 people sending me the link to mobile01 from 2am to 6am i the night here at Berlin time. I was sleeping and what woke me up was not a sixth sense for a coming rumor but a REAL earthquake here in the middle of the alps!

(FT5) Some more tidbits about the GX1…(correction LCD resolution is 460k dots).

I am getting some more tidbits about the GX1. There is one important correction. The LCD has 460k dots and not 900k dots! And here are the other small tidbits:
– The GX1 has a metal body
– Panasonic removed the motion-jpeg video format
– The GX1 is a bit smaller than the Panasonic GF1.

I repeat that the GX1 will be announced on November 8 in Japan (and not on October 28 like other rumors website said).

P.S.: I had to create a new Facebook 43rumors fanpage because my old 43rumors account have been closed. The new Facebook policy wants me to create a fanpage instead of a private account with fake anme (43rumors). Hope you will join the new site!!!

(FT5) Sources explains why “The GX1 is much better than you think”.

Fake GX1 designed by our friends from Blog.livedoor

As you know a new Panasonic GX1 camera will be announced on November 8 in Japan. It has not a built-in viewfinder a la NEX-7 and not a brand new sensor (same sensor as the Panasonic G3. Two of my top sources had the chance to play with the new Panasonic GX1 camera. After reading your comments on 43rumors they contacted me to say that the camera is actually much better than “your readers do think”.

First: the Panasonic GX1 has a very sexy looking and very high quality body. It’s a camera that feels extremely robust and well in your hands. The quality of the buttons for example is higher than the buttons from the Panasonic GH2.
Second: Semi-pros that loved the Panasonic GF1 will like the new GX1. It is not a revolution but more a very well thought evolution of the GF1.
Third: The image quality beats every Panasonic camera to date. It has the same G3 sensor but also a new much improved processing engine. One of my soruces said that i his opinion this is the camera with the best image quality to date.

In summary, some of us may be disappointed to know that this is not a NEX-7 competitor with built.in viewfinder. But the sources are pretty sure that you will like the new camera anyway because it’s a real advanced and mature photographic tool.

I should soon get more details about the GX1. Feel free to help em to find rumors on the www. If you get some interesting news drop me a message at 43rumors@gmail.com or use the anonymous contact form on the right sidebar. Thanks! And don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and Facebook!

P.S.: I asked one of the sources why Panasonic didn’t make a camera with a built-in viewfinder like the Panasonic LC1 (Click here to see that cam on ebay). His opinion is that Panasonic didn’t want to compete against his own Panasonic G3. If that opinion corrisponds to truth than Panasonic is making a huge mistake (that’s now my personal opinion!).


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New Olympus patent discloses a “G3” alike camera (and three m43 lens patents).

UPDATE: I don’t know yet if the japanese friends from Egami (Click here) did make a mistake and may misunderstood the japanese patent. The camera on top looks more like a superzoom camera than a new m43 cameras.

P.S.: After three years and fifteen(!) m43 cameras there is still no compact camera with built-in viewfinder on the corner a là Olympus 35SP (Click here to see that cam)! Maybe it’s just me wanting that kind of cameras? Looking at the preorder success of the Sony NEX-7 I believe the answer is no, I am not the only one!

And than we have three new Micro Four Thirds lens patents for the Olympus 10mm f/2.8, 12mm f/2.8 and 12mm f/2.0. These are the specs:

Example One Two Three
Focal length f [mm] 12.187 12.284 10.711
Fno 2.051 2.838 2.857
Angle [deg] 91.2 90.4 98.3
Image heights [mm] 11.15
Back Focus [mm] 15.041 15.092 14.536
Length [mm] 60.667 47.592 50.036
Minimum focusing distance [cm] 20
Aspherical [surface] Four
Configuration 11 images in 9 groups Nine elements in 8 groups Nine elements in 8 groups

I guess that this are just three different prototypes of the newly announced Olympus 12mm f/2.0 lens. Don’t think we will ever see a 10mm f/2.8 lens.