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November 20, 2009
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The rumors summary

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Good morning!
Today I have lot of work to do in Rome. I will take some pictures with my E-P1 and if I find some time I will post some photos o 43rumors. In the meanwhile read our rumors summary. All the rumors are coming from trusted sources only!

Panasonic
Panasonic next lenses are expected to be unveiled early 2010. And Panasonic will release more lenses than the three they have announced for the year 2010. Panasonic could announce a new MicroFourThirds camera in february. New sensor generation will be implemented in future cameras.

Olympus
Olympus 9-18mm and 14-150mm sale start planned for the first half 2010.  Olympus will produce two types of camera models – one for easy users and the other for serious users. Next year will prove to be just as exciting for Olympus and followers as this year has been – plenty to be cheery about. New generation of hardware coming starting with processor, colour array technology, sensor etc.

Fuji
Fuji will probably unveil their MicroFourThirds camera by early 2010. Will they use the new organic sensor? Not yet we believe.

Samsung
The Samsung NX mirrorless camera is going to be announced on December 10.

Sony

Sony GH1 competitor will only be unveiled in September 2010 (Photokina)

Samyang
Samyang will not produce FourThirds lenses.

With the exception of the Samsung NX announcement I do not expect new cameras or lenses to be unveiled before february. The good news is that I always have rumors coming in!

Have a nice day!

Ale

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OlympusE520 with 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 and 40-150mm f/4.0-5.6 ED Zuiko Lenses for $506 at amazon.com
– The Panasonic 7-14mm f/4.0 Micro Four Thirds Lens is in Stock (sold by amazon for $1.099)
– The Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 is in Stock at amazon for $399,95 Ships from and sold by Amazon.com for $399,95

– The E-P2 is available for preorder at Amazon UK / Amazon US / Adorama / BHphoto / Amazon DE

November 19, 2009
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(FT4) Sony mirrorless camera update…and harakiri thoughts.

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We now received confirmation from two sources that the Sony mirrorless camera (the Panasonic GH1 competitor) is real! The mistake we made was to think that the camera is going to be announced on November 18 (I confess, it is a big mistake). We checked our sources and now we know that Sony has a prototype of such a camera but they are going to announce it only on Photokina (September 2010).
I am really surprised to see how the big ones (Canon, Nikon, Sony) are taking so much time before starting to compete against MicroFourThirds.
I am also surprised about some Panasonic and Olympus harakiri strategical moves. Olympus has no decent MicroFourThirds prime lens and Panasonic is loosing their time advantage by not delivering enough GF1 to the US market.
Anyway it seems they have time enough to do it right!

November 19, 2009
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Seatool GH1 underwater Housing

Seatool has been kind enough to allow us to post some images of the new GH1 underwater housing (source: http://www.seatool.net/list/GH1.html).

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P.S.: Also http://www.10bar.com/ is planning to build a new underwater housing for the GH1!

November 18, 2009
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(FT5) k-rumors leaks the Samsung NX!

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Now we are pretty sure the Samsung NX camera is coming soon! K-rumors found the final proof inside the korean government website. The Samsung NX camera is expected to be announced on December 10. Will the quality of the NX camera be on par with the quality of the MicroFourThirds system? It will probably depend from the OPTRON-TEC lenses which Samsung is going to use for the NX system. The Samsung NX specs are awesome!

November 17, 2009
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(FT2) UPDATED: Latest rumors about Sonys GH1 competitor. The rumor says it is not a GH1 competitor :)

UPDATE: Sony just announced the new NXCAM. Nothing to worry for Panasonic. It is a normal camcorder with AVCHD tapeless recording!

SonyAlphaRumors posted a “rumor” coming from Japan:

- Sony will unveil a Camera with “Alpha” brand.
– Made for high-end movie with Alpha lenses.
– The camera is not compact.

It doesn’t look like a real competitor. I expect Sony to announce a classic camcorder which can use Alpha-Mount lenses.

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