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January 19, 2010
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Rumors summary and a not so important poll.


I will make a quick rumor summary. Click on the linked text to open a new window with the original rumor article:

1) Olympus will at least announce two new FourThirds cameras. The E-620 successor and the E-3 (and E-30?) successor. The E-620 should use a new generation Panasonic sensor and be announced in February. The E-3 successor should also use “some kind of new sensor”. Available in March and maybe announcement at PMA (late February).
P.S.: Everyone is sending me rumors about that new sensor without giving me details about it :(

2) Panasonic will launch a new Lumix camera. Very likely a MicroFourThirds camera (G1 successor?)

3) Olympus will announce a new MicroFourThirds camera in May-June

3) Panasonic and Olympus will both soon launch the new MicroFourThirds lenses.
– Olympus 9-18/4.0-5.6 (February-March 2010)
– Olympus 14-150/4.0-5.6 (May-June 2010)
– Olympus 40-150 lens (February-March 2010)
– Panasonic Lumix G Vario f/4.0-5.6 100-300 mm (February-March 2010?)
– Panasonic Lumix 14mm pancake lens (February-March 2010?)
– Panasonic Lumix G 8mm Fish-Eye APSH f/3.5

4) And finally Samyang will release two new FourThirds lenses in March. The 85mm f/1.4 and 8mm f/3.5 fisheye!

I know you don’t have enough informations to seriously answer the poll. But I am really curious to know what you are waiting for:

If specs are correct (1080p60 included) and real image quality ok will you buy the GH2?

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January 18, 2010
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(FT4) New Olympus E-3 and E-30 successor (one single camera?)

Dear readers,
since over one month I am continually receiving rumors about the E-3 and E-30 successor. At the beginning I thought that there would be two new cameras but now I “believe” that the E-30 and the E-3 are probably going to be replaced by one single new FourThirds camera!

I have only few informations:
– The new FourThirds camera is going to be unveiled in March (late March?).
– Do not expect little upgrades over the E-30/E-3…do expect more! The new camera should have some kind of “special” sensor.
– It will not be a mirrorless camera
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Thanks to all the people who sent me pieces and pieces of informations!

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January 15, 2010
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(FT3) Panasonic Netherland says possible G1 successor in March!

The dutch website had a small talk with Matt Spoor from Panasonic Netherland.  And he says “possible (G1) successors introduced in March“. also says (google translation) “This could mean that besides a G1-successor even more new models in the pipeline, with possibly a replacement for the current GH1 Lumix camera.

P.S.: Thanks to the guy who sent me the link!

January 15, 2010
Posted in rumor_list, Rumors

(FT5) NEW UPDATE! Panasonic ready to launch a new Lumix camera

Panasonic japanese web site

According to 43rumors sources Panasonic will launch a new Lumix camera. We hope to have more details soon. Anyway we believe we will see a new Panasonic G1 successor.
The new camera will be unveiled before the PMA 2010 (21 – 23 February).

NEW UPDATE: The Panasonic countdown has been removed!

The ads below is from Panasonic Singapore and promotes the launch of a new website. We still don’t know if the countdown will also clash with the new camera announcement. Now we are working to get some details about it!
Source: Click register and you will see this text: “Be one of the 1st to see our new range of camera products

P.S.: I remind you that the Panasonic G1 has been discontinued!

January 13, 2010
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(FT5) Olympus E-P1 firmware update soon!

According to the japanese website Olympus will soon release a new version of the E-P1 firmware.

E-P1 Firmware Ver1.2 has incorporated the following changes in.

* MF Assist enlarge time to change, and improved operability.
* Even if you set off the backlight of the LCD monitor, enabling the shutter.

UPDATE: Here the official Olympus news:

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