It’s very likely that we are not going to see any new PEN or Panasonic GF camera at Photokina. In the meanwhile the competition is becoming stronger. Mirrorlessrumors just leaked the Samsung NX100 camera specs and image! Read the specs here: http://www.mirrorlessrumors.com/exclusive-on-mirrorlessrumors-the-nx100-specs-and-image/
Every day we get closer to the September 14 announcement. And this are the latest rumored E-5 specs:
- 12.3 MP sensor
- 150K shutter life
- Dual memory card slot: CF+SD
- Max shutter speed: 1/8000
- 3″ swivel LCD display with 920,000 dots resolution
- Live view
- Stereo mic input
- 5 fps (not 6 like initially reported)
A dpreview forum user (“prochembro“) have been asked by Panasonic to participate in a marketing survey. He asked Panasonic if they’re going to launch two new GF style models. The answer by a Panasonic engineer was: “It should come as no surprise that we’ve noticed the latest market trends and see what our M43 customers want. Given that, I cannot disclose any detailed info regarding your question. However, all I can say is that the GF line will expand and will be our main focus over the next few months.”
We from 43rumors already revealed that Panasonic is working on a very compact GF model like the Sony NEX-5 but with much better ergonomy and usability. We have three important sources confirming that it will be announced during the next months (very likely by very early 2011). But we also believe that there could be a GF model with built-in viewfinder (click here to see the Panasonic patent).
In summary, the GH2 will be announced on September 21. The ultra-compact GF a few months after Photokina (between December-February) and than another more advanced GF model will follow (we don’t have any info now about that camera yet).
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Important: I didn’t receive any indication from trusted sources that an Olympus fullframe camera is going to be announced. The following rumor is at 99% false! I report it here because that rumor is creating a lot of “buzz” on the web. So read it just for fun!
The “rumor” has been started by Milsooper on dpreview forum. He says that a new Olympus FF camera is going to be announced soon:
“An Olympus full frame 35 mm body that can use the 4/3 lenses.
A nice weather resistant magnesium alloy frame.
24.2 megapixel Kodak sensor and processors.
OM lens support.
Two new features yet to be revealed.”
He also says that this picture has been taken with the new Olympus FF camera: http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/1589237678/photos/492988/sedona10-111-1
And he has taken similar pictures with the E-3: http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/1589237678/photos/492914/sedona6-107
I repeat, we don’t know anything about a Olympus FF camera. But you know, we are a rumors website and sometimes we like to dream :)
Reminder -> Rumors classification explained (FT= FourThirds):
FT1=probably fake rumor
FT2=rumor from unkown sources
FT3=50% chance it is correct
FT4=rumor from known sources
FT5=almost certainly correct!
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