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November 11, 2009
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Tamron will not present a new lens :(

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Tamron.de has updated the countdown and they clearly say “Sorry, it’s not a lens”. Probably a rebates program? Boring…

November 10, 2009
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Tamron is coming up with something new! Let’s speculate…they will release a MicroFourThirds lens? :)

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Our friends from photorumors.com just discovered this nice countdown at tamron.de. Are they making a countdown for a new Canon-Nikon-Sony-Pentax lens? This would be boring normal. Let’s hope that this time they are going to make something for us! MicroFourThirds lenses? :)

It is not a rumor, just my personal wish! Come on Tamron! I know you can make my 25mm f/1.4 lens ;)

Ale

November 9, 2009
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(FT5) Continually updated -> The Ricoh GXR is here!!! Not really a MicroFourThirds competitor!?!?

http://www.dpreview.com/news/0911/09111001ricohgxr.asp

And Photographyblog has a size comparison with the Panasonic GF1: http://www.photographyblog.com/news/ricoh_gxr_vs_panasonic_gf1/

Also preorder is available at amazon:Ricoh GRX

A special Ricoh website can be seen here: http://www.ricoh.co.jp/dc/gxr/special/ (Thanks GUWI for sending the link!)

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£420 for the “unit”
£600 for the 12.3MP CMOS sensor & 50mm Macro Lens (HD Video)
£300 for the 10MP CCD sensor & 24-72mm Zoom Lens (5fps RAW, VGA video)

They say the Ricoh GX3 is smaller than the and Olympus .

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P.S.: Our “Batman” source were right with the specs. I hope you can help us in future again ;)


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November 9, 2009
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UPDATED -> MicroFourThirds competition rumors summary!

I didn’t expect such interesting times! There is no day that I do not receive any rumor about Ricoh-Sony-Samsung. They all talk about mirrorless camera coming in the next days and weeks! I am going to make you a summary:

RICOH
Ricoh should announce the new compact interchangeable camera system tomorrow. The camera will be very similar to the actual GX200. It uses a “slide-in” mechanism to attach lenses. Our source told us that “it will not have a proprietary bayonet mount, and to say that it will have an APS-C sensor is, well, not the whole truth…Ricohs camera system will start with two “lenses”, one prime, one zoom. The prime has 33mm real focal length, the zoom 5,1-15,3mm.“. It will have an electronic viewfinder accessory shoe for optional. It will not use the Epson EVF! One more source told us we should not expect a real MicroFourThirds competitor (don’t expect to have the image quality and flexibility of the MicroFourThirds System).

SONY
That rumor came like a bomb for all of us! SonyAlphaRumors says that Sony wants to launch a Panasonic GH1 competitor on November 18! It will record FullHD! Two of our sources heard about that camera but can’t tell us more about the specs :(

SAMSUNG
Samsung maybe will drop the ultimate bomb! K-rumors just published the last-minute rumors that Samsung will not only announce the NX System (mirrorless camera with APS-C sensor) but also the new GX fullframe mirrorless System. The new NX camera should be announced on December 10. All the specs about NX and GX System can be found here:
NX specs
GX specs

Let’s see what happens tomorrow with Ricoh!

UPDATE: Photorumors says that also Canon is planning a MicroFourThirds competitor in form of a fixed lens camera

Specs
Fixed-lens
2.5x crop factor sensor (~13.8×10.4mm).
5x zoom (26-130mm)
f2.8-4 IS L lens
The form factor is similar to the Pro1
Articulated Screen
800×600 EVF.
CMOS made by Canon
High FPS
1080p video like that of the SX1-IS.

It should look like the Canon PowerShot Pro 1

November 8, 2009
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(FT2) UPDATED -> Ricoh with APS-C sensor

UPDATE: One of our source told us: “The new camera will not have a proprietary bayonet mount, and to say that it will have an APS-C sensor is, well, not the whole truth. At least the size and the optional viewfinder are correct.

* APS-C sensor
* Interchangeable optics with proprietary bayonet mount
* Mirror Loose house with live-view
* Not so much larger than the GR-D cameras
* The same operation / control that the GR-D
* Electronic viewfinder accessory shoe for optional

“… a unique new compact camera in the premium class. Ricoh is a long time in development the forefront of compact cameras with very high quality. This new camera is no exception, it has both functions and properties that make it unique in the market. “

source: fotosidan

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