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October 5, 2009
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(FT5) Next Olympus MicroFourThirds camera is coming!

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43rumors has learned that Olympus will announce at least one product on late October.

(FT4) Some of our sources believe that the next Olympus MicroFourThirds camera is going to be unveiled. The new Olympus MicroFourThirds camera will become a strong Panasonic GF1 competitor (and it will probably not become the Olympus counterpart). That means it will not have a grip, and probably have the same E-P1 design. The specs should be very close to the one seen in the . The viewfinder should be external (similar to the Panasonic DMW-LVF1E).
A E-P2 rumor summary is available here http://43rumors.com/olympus-e-p2-rumors-summary/
We still don’t know if Olympus will announce more stuff (lenses or cameras). We are working on it…

As soon as we have more info we will post it on 43rumors!
Thanks!
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October 5, 2009
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Quesabesde compares the GF1 and the E-P1

Our friends from quesabesde compared the Panasonic GF1 with the Olympus E-P1. You can read the text in Spanish: or English (google translation). They have a lot of pictures of both camera bodies and some ISO comparisons. It is worth to read their thoughts!

If you want to see where you can buy the GF1 see the continuely updated shops table

October 4, 2009
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(a long term rumor) Olympus is working on a completely new simultaneus HDR System.

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UPDATE: Sorry guys we posted the wrong patent link and wrong text before! Here you have the right one: http://www.google.com/patents/about?id=dwS_AAAAEBAJ&dq=Olympus+camera

This is the famous TrineCCD. Olympus designed a camera system which uses 3 CCD sensor and can archieve true color and MAYBE simultaneus HDR.

A old false leak shows the E-5(?) using Trine CCD:

October 3, 2009
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Having fun with Olympus patents :(

WARNING: If you really want to enjoy your weekends don’t do what I have done today! :)

What have I done? I visited the US patent and trademark office website (http://appft.uspto.gov/). This website shows the latest manufactorer patents and I wanted to see what Olympus is doing.

First I have to say it is a really boring job. There are many documents full of tech description most of us wont understand (and a lot of them have nothing to with Olympus cameras)

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Let’s see what you can find:
1) One patent title is “INHIBITION OF INFLAMMATORY CYTOKINE PRODUCTION BY CHOLINERGIC AGONISTS AND VAGUS NERVE STIMULATION

What kind of disease is that? Sounds dangerous!

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2) Then I found something I thought could be interesting for future Olympus lenses. The title sounds promising…”METHOD FOR FORMING ANTI-REFLECTION COATING AND OPTICAL ELEMENT “.

But when you try to understand what exactly is going on the text doesn’t exactly help:

A method for forming an anti-reflection coating of alkali-treated silica aerogel on a substrate, comprising the steps of hydrolyzing and polymerizing alkoxysilane in the presence of a base catalyst to prepare an alkaline sol, adding an acid catalyst to the alkaline sol to carry out further hydrolysis and polymerization to prepare a first acidic sol, hydrolyzing and polymerizing alkoxysilane in the presence of an acid catalyst to prepare a second acidic sol, mixing the first and second acidic sols, applying the resultant mixed sol to the substrate, drying it, and treating the resultant silica aerogel coating with an alkali.

Ohhhhh! Easy! Everybody can do it!

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3) Then Olympus seems to have invented a misterious “LIQUID DEVELOPER“. I know you have all waited very long for that moment! And here you have the explanation of that “Liquid developer”:

It is an object of the present invention to provide a liquid developer in which in liquid developers for electrophotography or electrostatic recording obtained using the coacervation method, electric resistance of the liquid developer and the electrophoretic property or the charging characteristic of the toner particles are adequately maintained, and the dispersibility of a pigment and the dispersion stability of the toner particles are good. A liquid developer formed by dispersing colored resin particles comprising at least a pigment, a dispersant and a resin in a hydrocarbon insulating medium using a coacervation method, wherein said dispersant is a carbodiimide compound having at least one basic nitrogen-containing group and at least one polyester side chain introduced through a reaction with a carbodiimide group in its molecule, and said resin is an acid group-containing resin and the acid value of the resin is 1 to 100.

Do you know what it is now?

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After reading such kind of documents for hours I found something usefull and I will post it soon on 43rumors.com. Anyway, You can try to find more interesting patents and may add some funny crazy tech-text by commenting this post!

Now I go sleep and may I will dream my LIQUID DEVELOPER and I hope to not wake up having a INHIBITION OF INFLAMMATORY CYTOKINE PRODUCTION BY CHOLINERGIC AGONISTS AND VAGUS NERVE STIMULATION!!! ;)

Alejandro

43rumors

October 2, 2009
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(FT3) Olympus E-5 will use the Fuji SuperCDD sensor?

olympus-e-5 Fake image of an Olympus E-5

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One source reports that the Olympus E-5 could use the new Fuji SuperCDD sensor. He is a good source that’s why I post it.
This rumor sounds a little more credible now that we know Fuji is joining the MicroFourThirds System!

The E-3 is still in Stock in most big online shops like amazon.com (heavy discounted). Recently some bigger price drops has been seen in Germany.

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