E-PX dreams

43rumors readers do send me hundreds of mails per week and when I am very busy at work I sometimes miss to read them. I just found that mail and E-PX rendering a reader sent me months ago! Auch!

This is not a real camera but I was messing around with sketch up and created an image of what i think the entire community can agree they want in a micro 43 camera.

It features….
-Built in EVF
-High resolution LCD screen
-Built in hotshoe with accessory port (for stereo mic and GPS tagging)
-A shutter speed dial/Exposure setting wheel
-typical menu buttons on the back
-Sensor that turns on EVF when face comes up to the screen.

Here are some general notes
-Could not find a good place for a built in flash
-Camera should have a dedicated movie button
-camera should have a secondary zoom wheel for menu navigation and other things.

feel free to comment and or make your own concepts with sketchup!

In some way the concept is close to the one described by the Panasonic patent we found last year. Clcik here to read mroe about that: http://www.43rumors.com/ft2-panasonic-rangefinder-styled-micro-four-thirds-camera/

Pentax doesn’t want to compete against m43 :)

Pictured above: The Pentax Auto 110 analogue camera.

We just published a few details on MirrorlessRumors.com about the ucoming Pentax mirrorless system. The huge suprise is that it will use a 5.6 crop sensor taht is even smaller than the one used inside the new Olympus XZ-1. So Pentax is not going to compete against the m43 system. I guess it would have been better for Pentax to join the m43 coalition!

More about the Pentax system at www.mirrorlessrumors.com

An FT5 rumor about Pentax coming soon at Mirrorlessrumors.com

As you know a few months ago I started Mirrorlessrumors.com. I needed a place where I can “park” the rumors I do receive about our competition. I didn’t write a lot on that website but now that Nikon and Pentax are coming with their systems it will become very interesting to follow the website.

To celebrate our first Pentax rumor we created a countdown like we did in the old days of when we started 43rumors ;) In a few hours we will post a few (but surprising) info about the upcoming Pentax mirrorless cameras. Take a look here: http://www.mirrorlessrumors.com/hot-pentax-mirrorlessrumors-countdown/.

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P.S.: Pentax will not join Micro Four Thirds (at leats not for now).

(FT4) Panasonic will redesign a few of the current lenses. 7-14mm OIS confirmed.

Image above: the current Panasonic 7-14mm f/4.0 lens.

I have an update about Panasonic lenses: A few weeks ago we received the rumor that Panasonic was going to update some of the current lenses. A second and a third source now confirmed that the rumor is correct. There will be a new 7-14mm OIS lens which should be announced the second half of the year. We don’t know yet what the other lenses are but we suspect the 45mm macro could also get trough some kind of redesign. The sources also confirmed that the m43 version of the current 25mm f/1.4 Four Thirds lens is coming in April (that’s FT5).

Download the E-PL2 manual

Click on image to enlarge the system chart

You can download the new Olympus E-PL2 manual (Source: Olympus America and ForumOlympusFrance).

Manuals For Download:
E-PL2 Instruction Manual (English) (4.42 MB)
E-PL2 System Chart (English, Español, Français) (400 KB)
E-PL2 Manual de Instrucciones (Español) (4.77 MB)
E-PL2 Manuel d’instructions (Français) (4.49 MB)

P.S.: Right now the Red (Click here)Silver (Click here) and the Black (Click here) E-PL2 are in Stock at Adorama. Black only E-PL2 is also in Stock at Amazon (Click here) and Bhphoto (Click here)