Livedoor GF2, GH2, LX5, FZ100 renderings (Fake!)…and some speculations.

Livedoor is very well known for their very cool renderings of future camera. Those are NOT the real cameras but I like their designs!
See more of those pictures on: http://blog.livedoor.jp/e_p1/archives/51464445.html

They also say that the LX5 and the FZ100 will be released on July 29th. Other two cameras will be announced on July 25th.
But one of our sources already told us that they are not correct. The cameras will be annoucned a little bit earlier…

P.S.: If the guys from Livedoor are reading me…one suggestion: Remove the “HD” mark form the GH2 and the FZ100 and add “FullHD” 😉

Panasonic GH1 discontinued in UK


Panasonic UK removed the GH1 from their online shop. One of our friends called them to ask why he can’t buy the GH1. Their response was that the camera has been discontinued. Try to call them and to ask when the GH1 replacement is coming 😉

Other european stores like Panasonic Deutschland do have the GH1 in Stock

For now no european or US shop do have the Panasonic GH1Panasonic GH1Panasonic GH1Panasonic GH1Panasonic GH1Panasonic GH1Panasonic GH1Panasonic GH1Panasonic GH1Panasonic GH1Panasonic GH1Panasonic GH1Panasonic GH1 out of Stock.

Thanks ROB!

P.S.: Deals reminder: Olympus 9-18mm $100 instant rebate (Click here)

(FT4) FZ100 leaked in Korea.

We were told that a very advanced videocamera would be introduced by Panasonic soon. It is certainly not the Panasonic GH1Panasonic GH1Panasonic GH1Panasonic GH1Panasonic GH1Panasonic GH1Panasonic GH1Panasonic GH1Panasonic GH1Panasonic GH1Panasonic GH1Panasonic GH1Panasonic GH1 successor which is expected to be released in September. We just found a leak inside an official korean website that shows the name of the new Panasonic FZ100. It is the successor of the current Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ38Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ38Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ38Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ38Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ38Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ38Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ38Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ38Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ38Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ38Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ38Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ38.

I was told that it will have a “huge” lens and record in FullHD. Even if it is not a MicroFourThirds camera I was told to closely watch that camera because it will bring some very advanced features that may we will see inside the future GH2. Release of the FZ is expected by late July.

The current FZ35/38:

VERY IMPORTANT MESSAGE: Adjustment of the large sensor compact camera rumor

Weeks ago we posted a rumor about a possible large sensor compact camera with fixed lens (Like the Sigma DP2 or Leica X1). This rumor came from two known sources and two new sources. That’s why we posted it with a very high FT4-FT5 value. For 3-4 days I have been talking with many sources because we are receiving conflicting reports about that camera. And finally the clouds are gone and the sky is clear:

It seems that some of the trusted sources received pieces of WRONG information. When we post a rumor with FT5 value we do that because a (trusted and reliable) source claims to have seen specs and/or the camera. That happened but apparently some of the sources made a BIG mistake. For obvious privacy reasons we can’t tell you what happened but I hope you will understand that I did post the rumor with my most honest intentions. So what did happen? Their pieces of information were correct but the combination of the single puzzle pieces have led to a wrong picture. The truth seems to be the following:

1) The LX5 is coming by the end of July and not by the end of August -> ok…that’s even better 🙂
2) The compact camera with large sensor will be announced early September (and not now). The compact camera won’t have a fixed lens! It is a MFT camera. And yes, it is the most nice camera Panasonic ever produced (that’s subjective…but everybody told me so!)
3) There is still a surprise going to be announced by late July…after the LX5 announcement! We are working on it, but I can already tell you that a relative compact camera with advanced video capabilities is going to be released.

Sorry again for the confusion, but I hope you understand that these things can happen when you are dealing with rumors.

a little bit of everything…


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