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March 22, 2010
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Cheap rumor: Canon mirrorless system

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Amateur Photographer created a lot of noise with following “rumor”:

AP found an article inside the japanese trade journal Pen News Weekly…which again found an article inside Photo Trade Express…they had a small talk with an unnamed “Canonguy”…and what is he saying? “Canon is proceeding with the development of a mirror-less interchangeable lens camera to compete against models launched by Panasonic, Olympus and Samsung”

43rumors sources didn’t hear anything about a future Canon mirrorless camera but I bet that they are working on it.

[via CanonWatch]

March 22, 2010
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Rumors summary: GF2 – GH2 – E-5 and more…

Good morning!

Let’s make a summary of all the rumors we posted during the last weeks.

1) New Panasonic GF1 Viewfinder
According to infos we received from Japan the Panasonic DMW-LVF1 is going to be replaced!
Possible release: soon!

2) Panasonic GF2
We found a very interesting new Panasonic patent which displays a Panasonic GF1 similar camera with Built-In EVF. Finally a rangefinder styled MicroFourThirds camera!!!
Possible release: September 2010

3) Panasonic LX4
Finally I got some (bad) news from a trusted source. He told me the Panasonic LX3 successor will not be announced soon. He also told me that “the Panasonic LX3 is a camera which is very popular in Europe and US and less in Asia. So we should expect an announcement for Photokina (September).”.
Possible release: September 2010

4) Panasonic 14mm f/2.5
The lens is a third stop faster than expected (Originally Panasonic told us the lens would be a f/2.8).
Release expected in June-July.
P.S.: The Panasonic 100-300mm f/4 will come at Photokina 2010.

5) Panasonic GH2 rumors
EOSHD spotted a new Panasonic patent which shows a GH1 similar camera with metal body.
The new metal body has heat radiators and heat conductors to remove heat from around the image processing unit and the CMOS sensor. Read more at EOSHD!
Possible release: September 2010

6) Olympus E-5
In an interview with Amateur Photographer MR.Terada from Olympus said that “we are planning to introduce new Four Thirds bodies in the future” and “a replacement for the top-end E-3 is being worked on“.
Possible release: September 2010

7) Olympus E-460
Few days ago DxO mark “leaked” a possible Olympus E-450 replacement called “E-460“.
Now one of our readers noticed that the E400 series cameras are missing on the official Olympus Japan website! Hmmm, is Olympus going to announce the E-460 soon? And will Olympus release even more cameras?
Possible release: soon

March 17, 2010
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(FT3) Panasonic LVF1 viewfinder replacement soon?

Yesterday we noticed a price drop on the Panasonic DMW-LVF1 External Live Viewfinder for the Panasonic GF1. This made us suspicious. We asked around a little bit and that is what we got:

According to infos we received from Japan the Panasonic DMW-LVF1 is going to be replaced!

ANother japanese source sent us following t0xte:
Sales clerks at several major retailers around Tokyo (Bic Camera, Yodobashi Camera) have confirmed that the LVF1 is no longer being manufactured by Panasonic, and most places are either out of stock or “on order” with no estimated arrivals.

March 16, 2010
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Olympus confirms that they are working on the E-3 successor.

In an interview with Amateur Photographer MR.Terada from Olympus said that “we are planning to introduce new Four Thirds bodies in the future” and “a replacement for the top-end E-3 is being worked on“.

We from 43rumors”believe” that the E-5 (?) will be more than just an upgraded E-3.

Now the BIG question. What happened with MR.Richard S. Pelkowski from Olympus US who weeks ago told us that the Olympus E-Sytem will go mirrorless within two years?

[Thanks noisycamera]

March 16, 2010
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Mirrorless camera rumors and news from Sony, Canon, Nikon and Samsung

Let’s see what other brands are doing with their present or future mirrorless systems.

Sony:
Our partnerwebsite SonyAlphaRumors is certain Sony will launch the Sony (NEX???) mirrorless cameras in May. Key features: APS-C 14 Megapixel sensor, touchscreen, AVCHD recording, no Built-In IS, No Built-In flash.
The GH1 competitor will be announced in September.
Our bet is that the Sony rumors are correct!

Samsung:
Samsung is planning to release a compact NX model soon. A fake(?) image of such a camera has been spotted on k-rumors.
Our bet is that this Samsung will announce one more NX camera before Photokina!

Canon:
According to our sources Canon will not announce any mirrorless camera soon. In the meanhwile Canon useres are getting frustrated and are building their Canon mirrorless camera on their own :)
Our bet is that Canon will release their system after Photokina! Maybe by early 2011.

Nikon:
There were tons of rumors predicting a mirrorless camera release on PMA. Nothing happened.
Anyway we expect Nikon to unveil their own EVIL system at Photokina (September 2010)

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