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January 28, 2010
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(FT2) Panasonic GH2 to be first shutter-less camera

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According to the website eosHDIn what is being billed as another sizeable revolution in the camera world, Panasonic is set to unveil a shutter-less DSLR. Billed as a ‘global shutter’ and marketed as HD Progressive, Panasonic will for now reserve this feature only for their high end range of camcorders and the GH2.

Panasonic is set to release the LX4 and G2 in February, but the GH2 will wait until the 2nd half of 2010 according to my source in Asia. Rather than do a yearly update of the GH line, Panasonic want to bring a greater incremental step to the ‘luxury’ line.“,,,”The global shutter also creates the possibility of an entirely silent camera. Goodbye shutter click. On a DSLR a global shutter requires greater power demands and causes the sensor to run hot, but Panasonic were able to develop one because their modern CMOS processing plant can shrink a chip below 35 nanometers, which coupled with the relatively small (in DSLR terms) sensor size of the Micro 4/3rds format allows the chip to run cooler.

January 27, 2010
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The Olympus “teaser camera” rumors summary

It is time to take a break and to make a summary.

What we know for certain is that Olympus will take a press conference on February 2nd. That’s a fact. We also know that they will announce new compact cameras (probably a Tough camera, a Megazoom camera, the camera shown on the teaser and maybe something else). Do not expect a new FourThirds camera announcement. We have been told that there will be a second press conference quickly after the February 2 announcement (probably before the PMA) where Olympus will announce the E-3 successor.

We havn’t been able to get 100% reliable information. It seems that Olympus kept the new camera secret to everyone :)

We can only speculate this time!
To date the camera seems to be a Low-End MicroFourThirds model with interchangeable lens-mount (not fixed lens). It has a plastique body, probably a built-in flash, same E-P1 sensor, Art Filters, it cost something around $500-$550. And obviousely it is smaller than the E-P1/GF1.
But that’s just my speculation.

As soon as we receive 99% reliable “rumors” we will post it on 43rumors! Keep following us!

Cheers
Ale

January 27, 2010
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(FT2) More chinese rumors about the new “teaser” camera

12 MP
ISO limit 1600
230,000-pixel LCD
Non-detachable VF contact
No video feature
SD card
There are flash
Battery with the E-P1
Three kinds of body color
Listed with 17mm or 14-42mm lens HKD $ 4980 (That’s 640 USD calculated on the exchange rate…but probably it will be cheaper $550? )
No single body launched

January 27, 2010
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(FT2) UPDATED -> Chinese rumor..(need some help for translation)

New and better translation:

The new camera is called E-P()1
12 mega pixel
An entry level M43 camera
It is not necessary for the existing E-P1-2 users to feel sorry since E-P1-2 got 2 dial but E-P()1 got only one
However, E-P()1 got a very good teaching function which allows user to take good photo easily
It will be roughly 70% cheaper than E-P1-2
E-P1/2 will not stop production or cut price
There are 6 art filters, with some changes, very handy
Not classical look but cool
Announce next week
Sale starts after PMA

It seems the source is coming from Olympus staff…

source: http://www.omuser.com/viewthread.php?tid=109847&highlight= (only registered user can see the content)

Thanks G!

January 27, 2010
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Kepp following us…working on reliable rumors…

Hi!
We are posting so many rumors I understand if someone gets confused. We are waiting to get some real infos from trusted sources. We received pieces of informations but we want to be sure before we post anything. Until them I will post what I receive from you with a FT2 value (not reliable rumors from new source).

Really exciting times…Panasonic MFT, Olympus MFT, Olympus E-5, new lenses, the Apple Tablet,…. 😉

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