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September 18, 2009
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(FT3-FT4) Olympus E-P2 rumors summary

This is a fake E-P2 image (source: dpreview)

Photorumors discovered that Olympus is planning an announcement on October 31th. We made a small rumor summary about the future E-P2 (will it be called E-P2?):

Chasseur d’image knows that the E-P2 should be released before the end of the year and it will have an electronic viewfinder. A japanese website claims to know that the EVF will be external (like the one from Panasonic) and the E-P2 should come all in black. Akira Watanabe CEO from Olympus said the next MFT camera will have an electronic viewfinder and faster AF and  not get any bigger in size than E-P1. And it will have built-in flash.

If all this rumors are true the E-P2 should probably have following features:

– 12 Megapixel sensor (same as the E-P1)

– Body similar in size and weight to the E-P1 (No grip?)

– Built in flash

– External Viewfinder
– faster AF

– Black only

This camera should become a strong Panasonic GF1 concurrent (if the E-P2 price will not be to high).

Interesting times indeed!
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September 17, 2009
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Panasonic updates firmware for 45-200mm lens

pan45-200

Press release:

“Panasonic is pleased to announce that a new firmware is released for the Lumix G interchangeable lens LUMIX G VARIO 45-200mm / F4.0-5.6 / MEGA O.I.S. (H-FS045200).  The firmware includes improvement of auto focus performance in AFC mode for taking photos. It also enhances performance of auto focusing and stability of O.I.S.(Optical Image Stabilizer) while reducing noise of aperture control for taking movies(Except for FHD mode of AVCHD in DMC-GH1).”

Download the firmware:

http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/dsc/

September 17, 2009
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a little miracle…Panasonic GH1 in stock at amazon!

Ok I know, they have only one in stock, but isn’t that something we missed since the day Panasonic unveiled the camera? :(

See it for yourself:

Panasonic DMC-GH1 12MP Four Thirds Interchangeable Lens Camera with 1080p HD Video


UPDATE: Now only the high priced ($2,199.99) item is in stock. You have to wait until the September 19th to get the for $1,499.99 only.

September 16, 2009
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a little bit of everything…

Dear E-P1 owners, you can add your 1.2 firmware suggestions to the following wishlist:

http://e-p1.net/index.php?topic=440.0

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Sigma DP2 versus GH1 shootout at seriouscompacts.com

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