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January 20, 2010
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(FT3) Photorumors has more details about the LX3 successor.


The rumor is from photorumors. We don’t know his source that’s why we post it with a “FT3″ value (which means “could be”).

He says “my sources from Asia can only confirm that at least one more, high end, compact camera will be announced with new Lumix G model, but at that point it is not confirmed that it will be the LX4:

Rumored Specs:

* Full manual control
* New and improved image stabilization system
* No RAW mode (? – LX3 did have RAW mode, another reason why this may not be a LX3 replacement). Panasonic may keep the RAW mode only for their GF line.
* 720p HD video
* Stereo microphones
* New digital zoom function: Panasonic will unveil also a new technology that will be related to digital zoom and will make it much more useful

January 20, 2010
Posted in Rumors, rumor_list

(FT5) Panasonic ready to launch the LX3 successor and to update the Panasonic G series.

Reminder: This is a rumor site. We are not affiliated with Olympus or Panasonic. If you want to read REAL and 100% certain news visit their official website!

The Rumor:
According to our sources Panasonic will soon launch the new Panasonic LX3 successor. Not only that, also the Panasonic G series will be updated. Expect an official announcement right in time for the upcoming PMA event (February 21-23)
We do not have any other certain details. We will publish more infos as soon as we receive some reliable infos from our sources. We also don’t know now if the Panasonic G1 or also the Panasonic GH1 will be updated (or both?).

What do we mean with “FT5″ ?
The rumor has been qualified as a “FT5″ rumor. This means that it comes from our best sources (There is a 90% chance to see the rumor come true). As you know we are very reliable with our “FT5″ rumors and only few times we were completely wrong (And again sorry for that, but we learned from our mistakes!).

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January 20, 2010
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(FT3) New Olympus compact cameras and press release on February 2nd

According to our friends from Olympus has scheduled a press release event on February 2nd

That’s what they wrote:

  • Olympus will also announce many new accessories for these cameras: floating strap, silicone case, etc.”
January 19, 2010
Posted in Rumors

Rumors summary and a not so important poll.

I will make a quick rumor summary. Click on the linked text to open a new window with the original rumor article:

1) Olympus will at least announce two new FourThirds cameras. The E-620 successor and the E-3 (and E-30?) successor. The E-620 should use a new generation Panasonic sensor and be announced in February. The E-3 successor should also use “some kind of new sensor”. Available in March and maybe announcement at PMA (late February).
P.S.: Everyone is sending me rumors about that new sensor without giving me details about it :(

2) Panasonic will launch a new Lumix camera. Very likely a MicroFourThirds camera (G1 successor?)

3) Olympus will announce a new MicroFourThirds camera in May-June

3) Panasonic and Olympus will both soon launch the new MicroFourThirds lenses.
– Olympus 9-18/4.0-5.6 (February-March 2010)
– Olympus 14-150/4.0-5.6 (May-June 2010)
– Olympus 40-150 lens (February-March 2010)
– Panasonic Lumix G Vario f/4.0-5.6 100-300 mm (February-March 2010?)
– Panasonic Lumix 14mm pancake lens (February-March 2010?)
– Panasonic Lumix G 8mm Fish-Eye APSH f/3.5

4) And finally Samyang will release two new FourThirds lenses in March. The 85mm f/1.4 and 8mm f/3.5 fisheye!

I know you don’t have enough informations to seriously answer the poll. But I am really curious to know what you are waiting for:

If specs are correct (1080p60 included) and real image quality ok will you buy the GH2?

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January 18, 2010
Posted in Rumors

(FT4) New Olympus E-3 and E-30 successor (one single camera?)

Dear readers,
since over one month I am continually receiving rumors about the E-3 and E-30 successor. At the beginning I thought that there would be two new cameras but now I “believe” that the E-30 and the E-3 are probably going to be replaced by one single new FourThirds camera!

I have only few informations:
– The new FourThirds camera is going to be unveiled in March (late March?).
– Do not expect little upgrades over the E-30/E-3…do expect more! The new camera should have some kind of “special” sensor.
– It will not be a mirrorless camera
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