You are browsing the archive for Rumors.

October 9, 2010
Posted in Rumors

Mirrorlessrumors from others: NX200, Sony mirrorless, Ricoh and more

Sony scheduled a press release for October the 12th.

Sony mirrorless product announcement on October 12 (SonyAlphaRumors)

Hoya-Pentax says they will not use the Samsung NX mount for their mirrorless system (Source: RiceHigh)

Nikon to enter mirrorless DSLR camera market  (Source: Nikonrumors)

New Ricoh GXR roadmap (Source: Mirrorlessrumors)

Sony NEX lens roadmap (Source: Mirrorlessrumors)

Two new Samsung NX cameras to be announced in March. (Source: X-rumors)

October 6, 2010
Posted in Rumors

Panasonic GH2 without 25p in PAL regions? (P.S.: 14-140mm firmware upgrade)

Panasonic GH2 30P Test

EosHD reports that:”I’ve been told by a source close to Panasonic that the final (non-prototype) PAL camera does indeed lack 25p and only has 24p“. If the rumor prooves to be correct than this is really a sad decision. I would love to know from Panasonic why they didn’t add 25p!

P.S.: Panasonic new14-140mm lens firmware update is now available for download at Panasonic Japan. The new firmware improves the speed of AF(Auto Focus) performance.

October 5, 2010
Posted in Rumors

(FT3) Will the Olympus compact camera feature a 26-100mm(35mm equiv.) f/1.8-2.4 lens?

The japanese blog Egami just discovered a new Olympus patent that could referr to the lens used for the new High-end compact camera shown by Olympus at Photokina. As you know the compact camera will not feature a classic FourThirds sensor but it could share the same Panasonic LX5 sensor. The real highlight could be the new 26-100mm(35mm equiv.) f/1.8-2.4 ZUIKO lens.

Those are the specs (google translated)

  • Patent Publication No.2010-217478
    • published 2010/09/30
    • filled 2009/03/17
  • Embodiment1
    • focus distance f=6.06-18.76
    • Fno=1.85-2.39
    • angle of view 78.41-27.50°
    • back focus 7.33-9.19mm
    • length 60.49-62.17mm
    • zoom 3.88x
  • 4 groups of +-++
    • get zoom magnification
    • compact
  • optimize 3rd group
    • It is effective
  • optimize 3rd group
    • adopt a plastic lens
    • cost down

P.S: I would love to see such a bright zoom lens for MicroFourThirds!

Via Egami

October 4, 2010
Posted in Rumors

(FT2) A new Olympus E-P3 rumor

Several days ago I received the following E-P3 rumor. I didn’t post it because I wanted to check it with my other sources. But I just saw that photorumors posted the same rumor. Please keep in mind that this is not a rumor from one of my reliable sources. Message for the anonymous sender. Can you contact me using a fake email account? Thanks! :) Message to all our anonymous sources. Don’t expect me to post your rumor right after I received it. I always try to double check rumors as you can imagine not all rumors I do receive are correct.

Here the original mail I received days ago:

Olympus EP3 major upgrade with emphasis on classic 4/3 compatibility:

• 16MP sensor, supports 1080 video and up to ISO 6400, 12800 extension (same Panasonic GH2 sensor)

• Articulated LCD, 3″ and 920K.

• No built-in flash or EVF, but there are connectors for optional ones.

• The design “lines” are closer to E-PL1 than E-P2. The form factor, being slim with an articulated screen, is unique! The closest thing would be a scaled-up Samsung EX1.

• Considerable improvements in AF. A headline feature is a new dual AF (CDAF+ PDAF). The PDAF aids CDAF to decide the right focus distance reducing the typical CDAF trial-and-error, particularly helpful for AF of heavy classic 4/3 lenses, (it works MUCH BETTER than any m4/3 body with legacy 4/3 lenses, excellent w m4/3 lenses).

• A special accessory unit comprising a hand grip + 4/3 lens adapter. The unit covers the whole front panel and almost transforms the EP3 to a classic 4/3 camera when attached.

• Expected next November/December for the Christmas season, price TBA.”

Please contact me if you know more! Thanks!

UPDATE: A user on Dpreview forum got an answer from Olympus regarding the E-P3 rumor and said that “the rumour is pure fiction but there are many things happening next year.”

Reminder -> Rumors classification explained (FT= FourThirds):
FT1=1-20% chance the rumor is correct
FT2=21-40% chance the rumor is correct
FT3=41-60% chance the rumor is correct
FT4=61-80% chance the rumor is correct
FT5=81-99% chance the rumor is correct

October 1, 2010
Posted in Rumors

(FT5) Panasonic has a new Lumix phone!!!

Our best source told us few weeks ago that Panasonic will come with a surprise. And finally here it is! Panasonic has put up a teaser site for its first Lumix-branded phone! The website is available here:

Size (when closed) Height: About 116mm × width: approx 52mm × thickness: about 17.7mm
Weight Approximately 146g
LCD Full widescreen 3.3-inch VGA LCD
Sensor CMOS Approximately 13.2 million pixels (effective) CMOS

(Source Panasonic Japan).

Panasonic will unveil all details on October the 5th!

UPDATE_1: via Engadget: “It’s also noteworthy that Panasonic’s press release indicates a folding mechanism for this handset, which, given current trends in Japan, makes it most likely to be a clamshell device. It’s also got some DLNA voodoo inside and is coming out by the end of this fiscal year (April 2011)

UPDATE_2: Although this is a non-related (m)43thirds news I think this could have signifcant influence on future (m)43 camera development. Can you imagine a GF3/GH3 running on a new OS with API to create dedicated application for the specific camera? Am I the only one dreaming here? :)

UPDATE_3: It features a new high-intensity flash. Touch-operation is available during shooting and playback. Wi-Fi, microSDHC/SD and easy touch-share operations.

Via Engadget

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

What are Cookies?
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that is stored in a temporary location on your computer to allow our website to distinguish you from other users of the website. If you don't want to accept cookies, you'll still be able to browse the site and use it for research purposes. Most web browsers have cookies enabled, but at the bottom of this page you can see how to disable cookies. Please note that cookies can't harm your computer. We don't store personally identifiable information in the cookies, but we do use encrypted information gathered from them to help provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allow us to improve our site. You can watch a simple video from Google to find more information about cookies.

Cookies used by our Website
The 43rumors website,, uses the following cookies for the collection of website usage statistics and to ensure that we can . These are anonymous and temporary. By using our website, you agree that we may place these types of cookies on your device.
Read how Google uses data when you use our partners' sites or apps:
Google Analytics Cookie Usage on Websites: Addthis cookies:
Disqus cookies:
Vimeo cookies:
Youtube cookies:

Disabling/Enabling Cookies
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying the settings in your browser. Please note however that by deleting our cookies or disabling future cookies you may not be able to access certain areas or features of our site. For information about how to disable cookies in your browser please visit the About Cookies website.


Share News and Rumors

Click on the Share button below to write the message! Name and email are NOT required so you can stay anonymous. Also the IP-address will not be submitted to us. Use Imageshack to share pictures (anonymously).

Your name (not required)

Email (not required)