November 9, 2009
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(FT5) Continually updated -> The Ricoh GXR is here!!! Not really a MicroFourThirds competitor!?!?

http://www.dpreview.com/news/0911/09111001ricohgxr.asp

And Photographyblog has a size comparison with the Panasonic GF1: http://www.photographyblog.com/news/ricoh_gxr_vs_panasonic_gf1/

Also preorder is available at amazon:Ricoh GRX

A special Ricoh website can be seen here: http://www.ricoh.co.jp/dc/gxr/special/ (Thanks GUWI for sending the link!)

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£420 for the “unit”
£600 for the 12.3MP CMOS sensor & 50mm Macro Lens (HD Video)
£300 for the 10MP CCD sensor & 24-72mm Zoom Lens (5fps RAW, VGA video)

They say the Ricoh GX3 is smaller than the and Olympus .

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P.S.: Our “Batman” source were right with the specs. I hope you can help us in future again ;)


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November 9, 2009
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Amazon UK has the Olympus E-P2 in Stock!?!?


BIG surprise! Take a look here!
Amazon UK shows the Olympus E-P2 as in Stock! . Dispatched from and sold by sWaK. Please be careful before you buy the camera. Ask the third party reseller if they really have the E-P2 in Stock!

In this shops the E-P2 is available for preorder only:
Amazon US, Adorama , BHphoto, Amazon DE

A REAL deal is available at amazon US:
Olympus E-P1 with 14-42mm lens for $750 and the E-P1 body-only for $700

November 9, 2009
Posted in Rumors

UPDATED -> MicroFourThirds competition rumors summary!

I didn’t expect such interesting times! There is no day that I do not receive any rumor about Ricoh-Sony-Samsung. They all talk about mirrorless camera coming in the next days and weeks! I am going to make you a summary:

RICOH
Ricoh should announce the new compact interchangeable camera system tomorrow. The camera will be very similar to the actual GX200. It uses a “slide-in” mechanism to attach lenses. Our source told us that “it will not have a proprietary bayonet mount, and to say that it will have an APS-C sensor is, well, not the whole truth…Ricohs camera system will start with two “lenses”, one prime, one zoom. The prime has 33mm real focal length, the zoom 5,1-15,3mm.“. It will have an electronic viewfinder accessory shoe for optional. It will not use the Epson EVF! One more source told us we should not expect a real MicroFourThirds competitor (don’t expect to have the image quality and flexibility of the MicroFourThirds System).

SONY
That rumor came like a bomb for all of us! SonyAlphaRumors says that Sony wants to launch a Panasonic GH1 competitor on November 18! It will record FullHD! Two of our sources heard about that camera but can’t tell us more about the specs :(

SAMSUNG
Samsung maybe will drop the ultimate bomb! K-rumors just published the last-minute rumors that Samsung will not only announce the NX System (mirrorless camera with APS-C sensor) but also the new GX fullframe mirrorless System. The new NX camera should be announced on December 10. All the specs about NX and GX System can be found here:
- NX specs
- GX specs

Let’s see what happens tomorrow with Ricoh!

UPDATE: Photorumors says that also Canon is planning a MicroFourThirds competitor in form of a fixed lens camera

Specs
Fixed-lens
2.5x crop factor sensor (~13.8×10.4mm).
5x zoom (26-130mm)
f2.8-4 IS L lens
The form factor is similar to the Pro1
Articulated Screen
800×600 EVF.
CMOS made by Canon
High FPS
1080p video like that of the SX1-IS.

It should look like the Canon PowerShot Pro 1

November 9, 2009
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Panasonic LUMIX G 20mm f/1.7 back in amazon US


UPDATED: Two Lenses are in Stock (Ships from and sold by Amazon.com) for $399! (And you get 55 Free Prints)

Click here:Panasonic LUMIX G 20mm f/1.7 Lens for Micro Four Thirds Cameras

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