August 13, 2010
Posted in news

Japan and interchangeable system cameras: mirrorless market share now at almost 40%!


The release of the Sony NEX cameras boosted the mirrorless market share up to 40% (in Japan). Interesting to see that MicroFourThirds didn’t gain any market share but they also didn’t lose anything because of the NEX cameras. Does it mean there is still room for growth? It would be nice to know the market share in Europe and US (My guess is that it is 15-20%).

Let’s see if Photokina will boost the mirrorless success story…

Source: Mirrorlessrumors

August 12, 2010
Posted in reviews

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 vs. DMC-LX3 hands-on (the new Panasonic sensor works better!)

Leonard Goh from CNET Asia compared the new Panasonic LX5 with the “older” LX3. The comparison is interesting because the new Panasonic sensor improvements may will be also visible with the new MicroFourThirds sensor. Leonard said that dynamic range and resolution have been improved. Not bad at all!


August 12, 2010
Posted in news

New waterproof housing for the Panasonic GF1

The japanese company Inon just announced a new waterhousing for the Panasonic GF1. It has a corrosion-resistant aluminum alloy body (diving limit is 75m). You can use the Inon compatible flash (Z-240, D-Series 2000, S-2000, D-series 180, Z-220 series). And all Panasonic lenses are supported. The full kit price (with grip and lights) is $2,200!


August 12, 2010
Posted in news

A little bit of fun: To own a Panasonic m43 camera makes you more sexy!

Oktrends analyzed photography from a numerical angle. They collected the data from the dating site OkCupid, one of the largest, and most interesting, datasets on the web. This article aggregates 11.4 million opinions on what makes a great photo. Their goal was to see how to take a photo to gain “attractiveness”.

The result? You are more sexy if you take the picture with Panasonic MicroFourThirds cameras!


August 11, 2010
Posted in Rumors

(FT4) Panasonic announcement on August 26th (more or less)!

According to 43rumors sources Panasonic will announce new MicroFourThirds cameras and lenses on August 26th (more or less, depending on your time-zone!). We expect the release of the GH1 successor, a new GF1 successor (or maybe just a new Gf model without replacing the GF1), the long awaited 14mm f/2.5 and 100-300mm lens, at least one more “lens surprise” and maybe the AG-AF100 (this camera with new lenses could be also announced in a second time befoe Photokina). You can read our Panasonic product prediction here:

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