Rumors from others: No mirrorless camera from Canon? Sony to stop fullframe production?

Canon: According to their official press release they could also choose to make DSRL even more compact instead of going mirrorless! Read more on mirrorlessrumors.com

Sony: According to our sources Sony will heavily invest reasearch and development in the NEX system. In 2 years there could be no more Sony DSLR around! Read more on mirrorlessrumors.com

Samsung: New NX100 and three new lenses at Photokina. Again mirrorlessrumors.com

Discuss all rumors and news inside our new forum: mirrorlessforum.com (still in beta version)

(FT4) Olympus: rumor roundup before Photokina

Let’s try to get an idea on what could come from Olympus at Photokina!

The Olympus E-3 successor:

We are sure the camera will be announced in mid-September. The camera is not a modular camera (that is something we should see in 2011), it’s a FourThirds camera. We are also sure that the innovation has to do with the camera-mount. Many patents have already shown us innovative adapters that could be used on that camera. The camera will feature a new Panasonic sensor with 14-16 Megapixel and gapless microlens design.

The next PEN:
We got rumors about two possible Pen. One with built-in EVF and a High-End MFT camera. We don’t know if both or only one camera will be announced. There is nothing certain here (for now). Just my speculation: maybe we will see only one camera that has built-in EVF and is defacto a High-End MFT? Also that camera could use the same Panasonic sensor. What’s certain is that Olympus is heavily developing a new faster autofocus.

The next lenses:
We believe that we will not see any new FourThirds lens at Photokina. This makes the FourThirds camera with the “special-mount” even more interesting. If the rumors are correct… how will Olympus convince us to buy the new 43 camera when there is no new lens?
We have no doubt that at least four new MicroFourThirds lenses will be announced. But that’s not all, it is very likely that even more lenses will be announced at Photokina (but released months after). Maybe Olympus will release a new lens roadmap that will disclose those lenses.

We also received other rumors but from unreliable or new sources. We need to confirm those rumors before posting anything about it!

Help us and send us your rumors to 43rumors@gmail.com…Thanks!

(FT3) UPDATE: The 4 new Olympus MFT lenses (+ patent)


Dear readers, last week we told you that Olympus will launch at least 4 new MicroFourThirds lenses (That rumor came from very good sources).

Now we have a small update (from a different source):

The two primes should be the 12mm f/2.8 and a 50mm (f/2.0??)
The two zooms should be the 40-150mm and 70-300mm.

In the meanwhile two new Olympus patents do discloses the aperture of the 40-150mm lens + a completely new 30mm-150mm lens:

  • Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm F3.5-4.5
  • Zuiko Digital ED 30-150mm F3.3-4.2

Source: http://egami.blog.so-net.ne.jp/2010-07-10

Deal reminder.: Very last days for the Olympus 9-18mm $100 instante rebate ($599 instead of $699): Amazon, Adorama and BH

a little bit of everything…


Fotoactualidad found this very nice commercial shot with 100 Olympus SP-510UZ cameras

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Micro Four Thirds cameras using alternative & legacy lenses on Flickr.com (found via serious compacts)
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Underwater pictures with the Olympus E-PL1 and Olympus PT-EP01 waterhousing (Fluidr.com)
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Sony NEX-5, Samsung NX10 and Panasonic’s Lumix G2 Shootout on Popphoto
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Photokina 2010 Hopes and Fears – what do you think? (Noisycamera)
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7/TZ10 Review (DigitalPhotographySchool)
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Panasonic G10 review on Photoradar

Panasonic will launch a “3D conversion lens” for camcorder (and soon also for MicroFourThirds?)

Panasonic will launch a new 3D conversion lens on July 28. The leaked picture do show the lens attached on the SDT750 camcorder. The interesting part for us is that few months ago we were told that Panasonic was working on 3D conversion lenses for MicroFourThirds. I don’t believe they will announce that on July 28. But Photokina is getting closer…
Source: engadget