Message to rumors sources + example of an unconfirmed rumor

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In this weeks I am receiving many rumors. If I do not post them it is only because I need to check them with other sources.
Message to our rumors sender -> Thanks, and sorry if I am waiting to post your rumors but you will agree with me that I can’t post everything I receive without a little bit of control. I also advice you to create a fake gmail account to contact me…at least I can answer you!
Contact me at 43rumors@gmail.com (P.S.: Only I do have access to that account).

Dear readers, I expect soon to publish some of them. So stay tuned on 43rumors.
Here an example of a nice rumor I received yesterday but I didn’t post it because it is unclear if the camera is from Panasonic or Olympus or Samsung or Canon or Nikon or Sony :)

Last weekend I´ve been in Santa Ana, California to visit my cousin who is an enthousiastic professional photographer. In Portola Park we saw a japanese guy taking pictures with a very small digital cam with exchangeable lenses. It looked a little bit like the Panasonic GF1 but it was smaller, had no logo on the body and the body was covered with a tape. The guy continuously touched the display – as to change settings or the like.
After observing him for a while we went to ask him what kind of cam he was using, but when asked he smiled and seemed to be a little bit embarrassed. Then he quit the scene. Do you know anything about an EVIL with touchscreen?

Now dear readers…you can start to speculate :)

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  • Will

    From a distance, how could the spectator tell whether he was touching the screen, or only touching the little controls immediately next to the screen? From a distance, you could not see where his fingers were.

    If it was absolutely true that the screen was being touched, I’d expect it was a Sony, because Sony is all into touch screens with their compacts. Would be easy enough for them to put the same touch screen into something else.

  • cL

    The prototype being showcased in PMA (which is in Anaheim, not far from Santa Ana) with a touch screen is a Sony. It’s mentioned here:

    http://www.cameralabs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=20909

  • A.

    Using touch-screens would be killing for professionals. How could one change settings without taking the eye off the viewfinder? Clearly, at the pro level buttons are better.

  • Howard

    What is a fake gmail account and how does one use it?

    • admin

      Hi Howard! Visit gmail.com. Create an account wihtout using your real names. That’s it :)

  • Hmmm. Sony only did make some touch-screen compacts, like the DSC-N2, or T-series.
    http://www.letsgodigital.org/images/artikelen/55/sony_cybershot_dscn2_zoom.jpg

    Sounds to me like possibly the new Panasonic cam, or just the Sony mockup??

  • swetty

    Ugh, this “I hope to post something new soon so stay tuned” is soo painful. Of course I check this site all the time, it goes without saying…. please just post when you’re ready to post!

  • TouchScreen wit interchangeable lens… hem…it gives me a feel of Sony? :p

  • WHY dear god WHY can’t we just have a rangefinder styled compact with a built in EFV? is it too much to ask? Epson did it more than 5 years ago with the RD-1! there are masses of pro photogs out there that wouldnt blink at dropping $600 on a nice little camera to take everywhere if you didnt have to use the damn screen on the back! and please get out of the megapixel race and go back to larger pixels! I’d rather have 8mp of clean high ISO than 14mp of garbage! and no damn touchscreens! ARGH!

  • Will

    “Ugh, this “I hope to post something new soon so stay tuned” is soo painful.”

    I prefer the weekly “I’m redesigning the layout” posts, myself. ;)

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