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January 22, 2010
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Nikon mirrorless system versus MicroFourThirds

Mr. Tetsuro Goto is the Director of Laboratory Research and Development at Nikon Japan. Focus-Numerique just published a lengthy and very interesting interview with him (in French | Google translation).

  • On Micro 4/3 & Nikon: “If we follow this type of equipment, we change our frame (mount). The new frame will provide new opportunities or provide access to new technologies and to use targets smaller and lighter”.
  • Large sensor compact camera: “We study this way. You’ll know soon enough.”
  • On EVF: “In the near future, it is possible that we will also use electronic viewfinders, but for now the quality is not there yet.”


January 22, 2010
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(FT2) The Panasonic G2/GH2 ?

All this informations are from a new source. Keep it in mind! We can’t guarantee the infos are true ok?

UPDATE: we made a first check and we are not convinced the rumor could become true. We are still waiting for some info from known sources.

That’s what I received right now:


Panasonic will announce following MicroFourThirds products at PMA



14mm/F2.8(more compact than 20mm/F1.7),

8mm/F3.5 FishEye



G1/GH1 replacement model. G2 and GH2 are differentiated by image sensor and kit lenses. G2 have similar image sensor of GH1. GH2 will have new desingned image sensor. Other specs will be almost same.


~14MP LiveMOS supports 1080/60p(up to 24Mbps) AVCHD movie, global shutter, multiple-aspect.
~EVF:360Hz;RGBx120Hz SXGA(target), which can tilt forward&backward
~LCD(vari-angle):960xRGBx540 guarterFullHD(HITACHI Displays, a affiliate company of Panasonic)
~AF will get a little bit more faster, SDXC, HDMI real-time output, Bluetooth3.0(target)
~kit:14-140mm/F4.0-5.6 HD OIS, 12-75mm/F2.5-3.3 HD OIS(target)

~14MP LiveMOS supports 1080/60p(up to 24Mbps) AVCHD movie, global shutter, multiple-aspect.
~EVF:360Hz;RGBx120Hz SXGA(target), fixed
~LCD(vari-angle):960xRGBx540 quarterFullHD(HITACHI Displays, a affiliate company of Panasonic)
~AF will get a little bit more faster, SDXC, Bluetooth3.0(target)
~built-in stereo microphone
~kit:14-45mm/F3.5-5.6 OIS, 45-200mm/F4.0-5.6 OIS, 14mm/F2.8


Once again. We don’t know the source. But we had to post such a nice rumor even if there is a good chance that it isn’t true :)

January 21, 2010
Posted in Rumors

Updated-> fake ricoh image?

Sorry guys if I post a Ricoh rumor :) I received it few minutes ago from one of our 43rumors readers. Anyway I believe this will interest you. If true Ricoh will become a more serious MicroFourThirds competiton:

I am from Hong Kong and saw this Japanese magazine, and was very shocked with the front cover and want to share with you guys. Here is the link:

Thanks Khen C.!

UPDATE: it seems to be a well done Phtosohop work. Also probably fake…

January 21, 2010
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(FT4) Panasonic ZS-7 and TS2 cameras

< a href="" target="_blank"> Photorumors has some details about the upcoming Panasonic ZS-7, TS2 cameras

“HD video with 720p 30fps
Built-in stereo microphone
12x optical enabled zoom
New IS system in camera
New, dedicated movie mode button
New implementation of the exposure button for easier manual settings
Built-in GPS: each photo will be tagged with the geo-location and time stamp and those parameters will be searchable
SDXC cards compatible
HDMI and USB ports
New digital zoom solution – it will guarantee high resolution images, without any loss of quality even when using digital zoom
The second expected camera will be the Panasonic TS2 (replacement of the Panasonic TS1). “

January 21, 2010
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Mark the announcement days…

1) The Panasonic Singapore countdown ends on January 31. We still don’t know if they only want to promote their new website or if they also will unveil the new products. Let’s see.

2) Olympus will launch new cameras on February 2. New compact cameras are expected. Will they also announce the new FourThirds camera?

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