Cgarrard Photokina speculations…

Cgarrard from Alphamountworld (which is no more a Sony website alone) posted his product predictions for Photokina. The list includes Olympus and Panasonic also:

Panasonic- Panasonic will likely be pretty quiet in comparison to the other makers at Photokina, yet could show us all one big surprise. Panasonic has released quite a bit of new products lately so I doubt they have much left in the pipeline to show us. It is doubtful however that Panasonic will not have at least some good juicy news to show at the worlds largest Photo event. I expect many more small compacts, possibly one big announcement of a finished product, or a hint a developing more 3D products as well. I think we’ll see a product ready to market for m4/3 cameras that will allow for 3D imaging (they recently announced development for the worlds first 3D lens for interchangeable cameras).

Olympus– I expect big news from Olympus. It has been a quiet volcano on its DSLR front for quite some time and I expect a big eruption of products with some seriously new innovation. Olympus typically never lie down without a fight and I can’t see them doing it now, especially with the momentum its Pen division has given the company. Many of its DSLR’s are due for replacement, and, it is time for Olympus to show the industry just how committed they will be to this segment. Olympus should be top two news of Photokina.

We from 43rumors do not agree with his Panasonic predictions (we believe Panasonic will release some very nice products) but I hope he is right about Olympus beeing the “top two news of Photokina”. I guess this depends a lot from the quality of the E-3 successor…

(FT3) More new Pen’s to come at photokina? Almost all Olympus DSLR discontinued?


A big camera retailer (because of privacy reasons I can’t tell you who it is) told us that Olympus DSLRs are ALL listed as discontinued except the E-620 with the note that “MORE PEN CAMERAS” are on their way!

So is Olympus going to release more than one new MicroFourThirds camera?

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a little bit of everything…(Focus Numerique tested the GF1 firmaware hack!)


Panasonic GF1 Hack Clips

Focus Numerique tested the Panasonic GF1 hack (google english translation). It’s a very detailled review and you should read it before to make the firmware hack. Reminder: The firmware hack is available here at DVXuser.

Sony NEX-5 vs Panasonic G2 (Dkamera.de)

Olympus E-PL1 review (DigitalPhotographySchool)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 Review (Photographyblog)

New case for the Olympus E-P2 on Gariz

(FT4) Panasonic announcement on August 26th (more or less)!

According to 43rumors sources Panasonic will announce new MicroFourThirds cameras and lenses on August 26th (more or less, depending on your time-zone!). We expect the release of the GH1 successor, a new GF1 successor (or maybe just a new Gf model without replacing the GF1), the long awaited 14mm f/2.5 and 100-300mm lens, at least one more “lens surprise” and maybe the AG-AF100 (this camera with new lenses could be also announced in a second time befoe Photokina). You can read our Panasonic product prediction here: http://www.43rumors.com/getting-closer-to-photokina-panasonic-rumors-summary/.

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Rumors classification:

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!