(FT4) More about the Olympus E-5 (the puzzle game!) Olympus also has a translucent tecnology?

Finally we understood why many of our sources has given us different rumors about “supposed” same cameras. Yesterday we gave you info about the E-5 from a good source. He told us the sensor has 12MPX (and I am sure he is telling the truth). Today another very good source gave us other specs and explained to us why this is happening. Olympus has more versions of the same cameras and more new different cameras that people is testing right now. And not only that. They also FALSED the names.This happens because Olympus want to avoid possible leak about the real final camera specs!

An example: The rumors I received about the E-P3 are not about a PEN camera. The E-P3 is the false name of the E-5. And so one with other camera names! Crazy or not? The trusted source from yesterday didn’t see the final E-5, but a different version (a prototype)!

Ok I know you are confused :)
The second source tested another prorotype called E-P3 (also very likely the E-5) camera. He said that we: “should be aware that I was never talking about actual products, but prototypes for testing purpose only. So there is no guarantee that we will see anything now or in the future. ”

What did that source telll me about the E-P3 aka E-5?
The source (which always gave me correct rumors in the past) is testing a camera called “E-P3”. But that is a FAKE name. The camera is a professional FourThirds model and very likely an E-5 prototype. The specs are slightly different than the one 43rumors posted yesterday. So maybe there are different version of the same camera or simply two slightly different models.
The E-P3 prototype has a new 15 Megapixel sensor produced by Panasonic. It has a new focus-system with 19 points in continous mode and 11 points in single mode. The eight new points are just assisting and cannot be selected manually. The new autofocus is very good, but not as good as the professional Nikon or Canon cameras. It has 8fps (frames per second). The viewfinder is the same us the E-3 but it has a kind of “translucent overlay”. That makes it possible to see the histogramm, gridlines and the digital level. The Design of the camera is an evolution of the E-30 design. There is also a new HDvideo mode.

But there is also a second FourThirds prototype that he is testing. The name is E-P330 (again a FAKE name). It will be very similar to the current E-330. He still doesn’t know if that camera will ever come on market. It has a similar technology to the sony alpha cameras presented today, but it does not have a translucent mirror, it has some kind of liquid chrystal (he believes) mirror. The advantage is that you have light loss when you take the real picture. The mirror can electronically change between 50% translucent and 100%. When you don’t take pictures it uses 50% of the light for the AF-system and 50% for the sensor. When you take the picture it uses the full 100% alight source. The disadvantage is that it is not as fast as the Sony technology and you do not have any AF if the mirror is at 100%. The prototype iuses the same E-620 AF-system. The viewfinder is integrated in the body and has the same specs as the VF2 for MicroFourThirds. The LCD can be tilted and it uses the same GH1 sensor. It takes movies with 720p. You can use an external microphone.

In summary the source that yesterday told me that the E-5 will have 12 megpixels saw a different camera!

Dear readers. There are more rumors to come and also real products (this week!). So keep following us.

So guys…are you ready for the rumors show? ;)

And finally all those “crazy” rumors we received during the latest weeks (if not months) are going to make a sense!

Special mount, Panasonic sensor delay, different E-5 specs, GH2….
I really get scared when I realized that trusted sources gave me different rumors. I knew there was something wrong and I was looking for the key to understand what’s going on. And yes now I have the key ;)

It’s time for action and REAL products. Oh there is much more to come from Panasonic and Olympus than expected! Stay tuned. Hot stuff is coming!

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(FT5) The Olympus E-5 has indeed some “never seen before” features!

Dear readers.
I had a very long talk with three sources about the upcoming E-5. The information we posted yesterday do only contain the less “spectacular” information. The three sources (they don’t know each other) told me that the Olympus E-5 has some features that you have never seen before into any DSLR! As you can imagine the work with sources is very “delicated” and they cannot give me the informations now. But they wanted to let you know that you should wait for the E-5 camera to be announced and you will certainly not be disappointed! Olympus has invented something that others will copy in the following years…

I will try to let you know some of those features as soon as I can! And my fifth sense tells me that you don’t have to wait a long time ;)

About Panasonic Olympus and more. I am starting to get some very reliable infos. So keep an eye on 43rumors. You won’t be dispappointed!
Sooner than you expect you will see something special ;)

(FT4) First trusted source tested the new Olympus E-5!!!

Finally our trusted sources are starting to get in contact with us ;)

The following rumor is from a very known and good source. The only mistake that could happen now is that he saw the wrong camera or that he didn’t read the specs well :)

That is what he wrote to me about his “experience” with the new Olympus E-5:
Oh, will like to let you know that I have seen the new Olympus pro dSLR, the E-5, already. It’s a solid, wicked piece of camera that’s weather sealed just like the Olympus E-3. And, it will be announced prior to Photokina. I don’t have other specs on it, except i have tried it and the focusing is really fast. It still uses a 4/3 lens mount. From what i know, it will support HD video recording as well. The top control panel remains largely the same, and it will also have a flip and swivel screen like the E-3. Oh, the sensor resolution is still 12 megapixels, and it will compete against the 7D. Not sure if the megapixels will play a major role here as well. But olympus is hoping that it’s Zuiko lens can outdo Nikon and Canon. Early samples of photos taken with the E-5 shows that the picture quality is almost on par with the D300s and 7D.

I am surprised (but also happy) to hear that Olympus sticks at 12 Megapixel! What really matters is that the image quality goes up. If it really matches the 7D and D300s quality than this is good news!

I ask my other sources (or possible new sources) if they can confirm that rumor! Use the sidebar on the right if you want to keep yourself anonymous. It doesn’t store name, email or IP-address!

UPDATE: According to another source there is still one very important feature never seen in any DSLR before. So expect Olympus to surprise us!
P.S.: The source doesn’t want me to post that now.

a little bit of everything…


DSLRmagazine (google english translation) tested the Panasonic G2 video quality. They also used the Konica 50mm f/2.0 lens. (via Fotoactualidad)

Another Panasonic G2 review at Reghardware.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX75 Review at Digitalcamerareview

The Sigma DP2s vs. The Olympus E-510 (ThePhoBlographer)

Olympus E-PL1 review at Amateur Photographer