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September 25, 2009
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(FT4) Next Panasonic cameras or lenses early 2010

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This rumor has been confrimed from many of our sources. Panasonic is not going to release any new MicroFourThirds product in 2009. (They already have done a good job this year!). Maybe a new camera and 1-2 new lenses are expected to be unveiled early 2010 (in February?).

And one more thing, other two sources confirmed us that in 2010 Panasonic will announce more MicroFourThirds lenses than Panasonic showed us on the roadmap!!!

Not only the 100-300mm f/4-5.6 OIS, 8mm f/3.5 fisheye and 14mm f2.8. Some Leica branded Panasonic lenses are expected to be announced during next year!

September 25, 2009
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(FT3) Panasonic next sensor with 14,7 Megapixel?

Zone-10 speculates with a release of new Panasonic sensor before February. The sensor could be implemented in next Panasonic and Olympus High-End cameras. It should have 14,7 Megapixel.

Note: Zone-10 predictions are usually very close to the reality!

September 24, 2009
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(UPDATED) Panasonic GF1+14-45mm lens on amazon US

Now amazon is saying that thePanasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 camera with 14-45mm Lens usually ships within 1 to 2 months.

UPDATE: Amazon US could begin to ship their first GF1 cameras tomorrow…

September 24, 2009
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(FT4) Olympus working on in camera HDR features?

J.W. has taken a deep look on new Olympus patents at http://appft.uspto.gov/. J.W. found at leats 10 Olympus patents having to do with HDR processing. Some of them are software based HDR solutions and some of them sensor based HDR patents (which sounds really interesting). Panasonic developed a similar sensor based solution (read more here: http://43rumors.com/missing-panasonicsensor/) .

J.W. writes “The sensor based solutions have everything from an ISO HDR form, to two seperated timed redouts from the sensor, to two and I belive 3 types/size/sensivity pixel arangements. Obviously they are working very diligently on increaseing the DR of the imaging sensors.” What sounds really interesting is J.W.’s next statement “They are not apparently just relying on “kodak” promises of future sensors anymore.“. I asked him…What? Olympus had/have the idea to implement Kodak sensor on future cameras? His answer: “As for the Kodak comment, that was based on the rumored promises by Kodak to Olympus on the future sensor developments. Promises that the sensor tech would be advance fast enough that ccd 4/3 sensors would be just as good as the larger format cmos in a couple years. Also afaik from previos Olympus statments they are not tied to Pani for sensors, they tested several brand sensors for the E-3 body.” Remember that’s just rumors nothing else! We really don’t know if Olympus will implement such features in future cameras but we really like the idea the rumor could one day become true!

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