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March 15, 2010
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(FT2) Panasonic GH2 patent and Panasonic 3D lenses

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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!

EOSHD also speculates that Panasonic could produce 3D Lens for GH1 / GH2. We from 43rumors havn’t heard anything about that. Anyway it would be really cool if that speculation becomes real!

March 14, 2010
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Olympus Japan doesn’t list the E400 series cameras anymore! E-460 really coming soon?

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?

[Thanks Ross]

March 12, 2010
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More Olympus E-PL1 reviews!

Adorama just published their Olympus E-P1 review

Hands-on image samples and video reviews have been also made by our spanish friends quesabesde.com (click here for the google english translation)

March 11, 2010
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(FT4) HOT! Panasonic GF2 with Built-in EVF?

The Panasonic GF2 has been finally announced! Click here to read all news and reviews: http://www.43rumors.com/panasonic-gf2-officially-announced-continually-updated/. You can see the camera specs at Amazon and BHphoto.

IS THAT THE PANSONIC GF2 (or GF3)???
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!!!
If something is patented it doesn’t mean that it will certainly become real. Anyway in that case we also have our sources confirming that Panasonic is working on a Panasonic GF1 version with with built-in EVF!

Main features:
Built-In EVF
Titlable EVF
The EVF is able to selectively display both moving pictures and still pictures.
The EVF “could” be OLED
Built-in Flash
CMOS sensor

Here some interesting parts of the patent:
– “There has always been a great need for interchangeable lens digital cameras to be made more compact.
– “However, if an electronic viewfinder is disposed where a conventional optical viewfinder function component used to be disposed, there needs to be the same amount of space above the body mount as when a pentaprism or the like is disposed, and the various parts cannot be disposed efficiently, which hampers efforts at making the camera body smaller.
The technology disclosed here is intended to reduce the size of a camera body
.”
– “With this camera body, the electronic viewfinder is disposed beside the body mount. That is, the electronic viewfinder is disposed so that it is not above the body mount, which is relatively large in the up and down direction. Also, the electronic viewfinder is disposed above the shutter drive device, which is relatively small in the up and down direction. This allows the various parts to be disposed more efficiently, so the camera body can be more compact..
– “The EVF 180 is able to selectively display both moving pictures and still pictures.
– “The viewfinder image display unit is a device that displays images, and in addition to a liquid crystal monitor, it can be an organic electroluminescence device, an inorganic electroluminescence device, a plasma display panel, or another such device.”
– “The EVF 180 is connected by a rotary shaft 184 so as to be rotatable with respect to the camera body 1. By rotating around the rotary shaft 184, the EVF 180 can assume a state other than the eye level position (first disposition).

source: United States Patent Application 20100060771

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March 11, 2010
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Be prepared….hot stuff coming about the Panasonic GF2?

Just found something amazing!

Keep following us ok? I am working the article right now and it will take some time. Be patient :)

UPDATE -> Rumor published here: http://43rumors.com/panasonic-gf2/

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