(FT5) More about the Olympus XZ-1 (+new picture)

Fe got a few new Olympus XZ-1 info. The image on top shows the back of the camera with the new 3inch OLED screen. We have been informed that all PEN accessories can fit on the XZ-1 like the external Flashes the SEMA-1 Mic the VF-2 viewfinder! Max ISO is ISO 3200, it has Dual IS and can record 1080i and 720p movies. That camera will sell like hotcakes! Well done Oly!

P:S.: A wonder why the new E-Pl2 doesn’t share the same OLED screen…

(FT5) New Olympus Close Up Spotlight!

It looks like there is a lot of new Olympus stuff coming at CES. We just received that picture. It shows the new Olympus E-PL2 in “Medusa” version with the Close Up Spotlight attached on the hot-shoe. It’s a LED light witch adjustable light intensity! It doesn’t require any extra battery. I think it’s quite a nice accessory!!!

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(FT5) Three new converters to be launched with the E-PL2

According to rumors we received form our sources there will be also three new converters you can use on the 14-42mm kit lens. There should be a Fish-eye, a Wide-angle and a macro converter. That means no new Micro Four Thirds lenses will be announced with the E-PL2 launch. But according to our sources you will not have to wait a lot of time to see the new Olympus High-Pro lenses. They will be announced in February-March 2011!

We have quite a few Olympus and Panasonic rumors we are working on. So stay tuned!

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P.S.: Our partnerwebsite X-rumors (leaded by our friedn Andrea) leaked the Samsung 85mm f/1.4 lens. Nice, butI hope Olympus can do better ;)

a little bit of everything…

The japanese website Pronews compared the new Micro Four Thirds AG-AF100 (in Japan the name is AG-AF105) camcorder with the most famous HDSLR camera the Canon 5D markII. What’s really interetsing is the AVCHD codec vs CINEDECK of ProRes422 video comparison. You can get the camera at Adorama, BHphoto and eBay!

A Czech E-5 test at digimanie.cz and a GF2 preview at the polish optyczne.pl.

Voigtländer Nokton 25/0.95 vs 35/1.2 vs. Lumix G 14-140/4.0-5.8 at 3Dkraft.de.

Panasonic 45mm F2.8 ASPH. MEGA O.I.S. Review at Photographyblog: “As you’d expect given the premium price tag, build quality is excellent, with the ability to fit filters on the front of the lens very welcome.