Micro Four Thirds cameras using alternative & legacy lenses on Flickr.com (found via serious compacts)
Underwater pictures with the Olympus E-PL1 and Olympus PT-EP01 waterhousing (Fluidr.com)
Sony NEX-5, Samsung NX10 and Panasonic’s Lumix G2 Shootout on Popphoto
Photokina 2010 Hopes and Fears – what do you think? (Noisycamera)
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7/TZ10 Review (DigitalPhotographySchool)
Panasonic G10 review on Photoradar
Panasonic will launch a new 3D conversion lens on July 28. The leaked picture do show the lens attached on the SDT750 camcorder. The interesting part for us is that few months ago we were told that Panasonic was working on 3D conversion lenses for MicroFourThirds. I don’t believe they will announce that on July 28. But Photokina is getting closer…
UPDATE: The price is now back to $1150! But we epxect the price to fall again soon.
That’s a huge price drop…. -$200!!! Click here to check out the current price on amazon!
Oh yes, it is not a secret anymore that in one month exactly the new GH2 will be announced!
Brief summary of other current deals:
1) There is an $80 dollar instante rebate for the Olympus 14-150mm lens on Adorama (click here). It says “out of stock” but if you preorder the lens you will get the discount!
2) Still ongoing: Free EVF with the Panasonic GF1 and 14-45mm Lens -> $729.99 on Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto
3) Very last days for the Olympus 9-18mm $100 instante rebate ($599 instead of $699): Amazon, Adorama and BH
4) The NEW Leica 35mm f/1.4 ASPH Summilux-M now ships within 1 to 3 weeks (it’s a veeery expensive lens!)
One week ago we told you that Panasonic will introduce a new 3D videocamera on July 28. I don’t know if Panasonic will also announce the development of 3D photocameras. My question to you is if you are interested in 3D photocameras…or 3D mirrorless system :)
My two cents: There is something weird behind all that 3D hype. And I can’t understand why I have that feeling. Is it just me? And do you know the reasons why the giants (Panasonic-Sony-Samsung) are pushing 3D?
The japanese website Egami discovered a new Panasonic patent which discloses a “3 layer sensor” that works like the current Foveon sensor from Sigma (Click here to read more about the Foveon sensor on Wikipedia). The new sensor will improve the color reproduction and image sharpness. It also has Back-side Illumination. The Patent No.2010-153658 has been published 2010/07/08 and filled 2008/12/25. We don’t expect Panasonic to announce any camera with that new sensor in 2010.
P.S.: Sigma is the only manufactorer that released cameras with such a tecnology. But many others (like Canon) are “experimenting” with the three layer sensors.