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February 27, 2010
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(FT5) Panasonic G2 with touchscreen!

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UPDATED: According to our sources the Panasonic G2 will be the first digital (interchangeable) camera with touchscreen! I do not count here the very expensive Hasselblad or other digital medium format cameras which do have digital backs with touchscreens.

The Panasonic G10 will probably not have a touchscreen. That will be the main difference between the two new models.

February 26, 2010
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(FT4) Olympus E-5 release postponed again?

The Olympus E-3


Really, I hate it to give you such news! According to the same sources that told me the new Olympus E-5 was almost ready for launch the Olympus E-3 successor release has been postponed. Apparentely there are working models of the E-5 but for some reasons they will still not launch it.
Everybody is telling me that it is a revolutionary model (not just an upgraded E-3) but we have no clue (if our informations are correct) why Olympus is waiting to announce it.

I have to remember you that we are a rumors site. So don’t blame on Olympus, we are talking about unofficial and unproven rumors ok?

February 24, 2010
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(FT5) Also Panasonic Japan says new models are ready to be unveiled!

From March 11 to March 14 the “CP+” show will take place in Yokohama. Panasonic Japan confirms that they will show the new models on that event (But maybe the official announcement will take place earlier…next week?). The very bad google translation says:  “digital camera with an advanced and compact model will continue to introduce. And for you to experience hands on the camera model and compact model…

Source: Panasonic Japan
( or click here to read the google english translation)

We expect Panasonic to unveil two new MicroFourThirds cameras the G2 and the G10! Also the LX3 could get a successor!

Cuurrently the Pansonic LX3 price is continually dropping on Amazon (maybe thats a sign)

February 24, 2010
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(FT3) Olympus patent rumors: adapter with integrated wide lens and adapter with SWD auto focus.


Just received an interesting email:

Got this first from omuser.com and they linked to http://www.mobile01.com/topicdetail.php?f=249&t=1417073&last=17479202 which has another link of the original Japanese post. It is about 2 new Olympus patents, it included the patent numbers but don’t know the validity.

1st patent is an M43 adapter that have an internal wide angle lens which can do the following:
it will half the original focal length of the legacy lens, then when used on M43 for the 2x focal length, the result will be exactly 1x the original legacy lens focal length.

2nd patent is to add an electronic contect to the adapter above which will somehow uses the SWD to control auto focus.

I don’t know much of the details, as the original Chinese translation of the Japan original is very weak as well. I am just translating what I know.

Editors note: If Olympus really patented it this doesn’t mean that they will bring it on market. But we can say there is a fair chance that will happen.

P.S.: Thanks A.!

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February 24, 2010
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Message to rumors sources + example of an unconfirmed rumor

In this weeks I am receiving many rumors. If I do not post them it is only because I need to check them with other sources.
Message to our rumors sender -> Thanks, and sorry if I am waiting to post your rumors but you will agree with me that I can’t post everything I receive without a little bit of control. I also advice you to create a fake gmail account to contact me…at least I can answer you!
Contact me at 43rumors@gmail.com (P.S.: Only I do have access to that account).

Dear readers, I expect soon to publish some of them. So stay tuned on 43rumors.
Here an example of a nice rumor I received yesterday but I didn’t post it because it is unclear if the camera is from Panasonic or Olympus or Samsung or Canon or Nikon or Sony :)

Last weekend I´ve been in Santa Ana, California to visit my cousin who is an enthousiastic professional photographer. In Portola Park we saw a japanese guy taking pictures with a very small digital cam with exchangeable lenses. It looked a little bit like the Panasonic GF1 but it was smaller, had no logo on the body and the body was covered with a tape. The guy continuously touched the display – as to change settings or the like.
After observing him for a while we went to ask him what kind of cam he was using, but when asked he smiled and seemed to be a little bit embarrassed. Then he quit the scene. Do you know anything about an EVIL with touchscreen?

Now dear readers…you can start to speculate :)

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