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February 22, 2010
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(FT4) CORRECTED-> Olympus to go completely mirrorless!

Amateur Photographer drops the BOMB!

The Olympus E system of Four Thirds cameras is likely to be completely mirrorless in two years time, according to Olympus America’s DSLR product manager.


Soon the AF system in the Pen cameras will be as fast as that in the E system DSLRs so there it will be possible to get just as good AF performance without the mirror system.

We did receive similar rumors during the past weeks but we thought it would be better to not post it until we have something more concrete in our hands. Now the Olympus US product manager says that the E-System will become mirrorless. I guess that confirms the rumors we received!

1) The E-System will be completely mirrorless in two years time.
2) Fully electronic shutter could be introduced that would make extremely high frames rates such as 20fps possible
3) AF system in the Pen cameras will be as fast as that in the E system DSLRs
4) The FourThirds lenses will be used on smaller and lighter more modern bodies
5) 14 million pixels are more than enough

UPDATE: And now Olympus says “that 14 million pixels are more than enough for a consumer level camera” -> That confirms that the next sensor will have 14MPX. Anyway strange… one year ago they said 12MPX would be enough…now 14 MPX is enough…

[Thanks Jean-Pierre]

P.S.: The Olympus E-PL1 is in Stock at BHphoto!

February 21, 2010
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(FT5) Sony disappoints. Only mockups of mirrorless cameras at PMA!

SonyAlphaRumors just found the official Sony press release.

Here the important part of the text:

“New concept α products being shown include an ultra compact model with interchangeable lenses”.

Very disappointing for Sony customers…and very good news for Panasonic and Olympus market shares!

– Body price under 1000 USD
– 18-200mm Lens about 900-1000 USD (very expensive but similar price of 14-140mm Panasonic)
– 16mm f/2.8 (confirmed)
– Mirrorless cameras do have in LENS Super SteadyShot!

February 20, 2010
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(FT4) UPDATED: The Panasonic G2 and Panasonic G10?

IMPORTANT UPDATE: I read your comments and I admit I missed to give you one more very important detail. I didn’t found the video for myself but my trusted sources sent me the link to them! That’s why I believe the names on the title could be true!
Don’t focus on the fact that everyone can change the title of a youtube video, focus on the fact that we PRECISELY received that link form our sources!!!
IMPORTANT UPDATE 2: Both camera will be announced in March (probably early March)

Our sources just sent us the link to following youtube video! Over the Panasonic advertising video you can read the name of the TWO new Panasonic MicroFourThirds cameras! (The video itself is just an old advertising video and you won’t see the new cameras in the video).

The new MicroFourThirds cameras will be the Panasonic G2 (probably the Panasonic G1 successor) and the Panasonic G10.

Just my speculation: The G2 could be a very “cheap” MFT camera (without video?). But what about the G10? Maybe it is the High-End waterproof MFT camera we were waiting for? Share your thoughts by commenting this post! I tried to google around but when I search for the Panasonic G10 I mostly get results about the Canon G10 :)

Just my wish: I would be happy with a Panasonic LC1 styled High-End camera!

P.S.: 43rumors is working on a new forum. Next week it will be online!


February 20, 2010
Posted in Rumors

Rumors form others: The Panasonic LX3 gets competition from Samsung, Sony to show the NEX mirrorless cameras

The Samsung TL500

Just a little update about interesting rumors form direct competitors.

1) The Panasonic LX3 competitor:
The Samsung TL500 has a 1/1.8 CMOS sensorm f/1.8 lens that starts at 24mm.

2) The MicroFourThirds competition:
Samsung is ready to launch five more new lenses for the NX system (via
SonyAlphaRumors will make a live coverage of the Sony announcements on Sunday (New Sony mirrorless cameras are expected to be shown)

And once let me say again that I am surprised to not see any interesting stuff coming from Nikon and Canon (but Canon has a press conference on FEB 23).

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