March 24, 2010
Posted in reviews

Olympus E-PL1 reviewed and awarded!


Steve Huff seems to not sleep at night! Almost every day he is posting reviews about lenses and cameras and today he published the new Olympus E-PL1 (First Look).

DCresource updated their Olympus E-PL1 review with new tests.

One more (short) review has been published on (found via noisycamera)

The dutch magazine also tested the E-PL1 (google english translation)

In the meanwhile the editors from quesabesde had a meeting with Olympus to talk about the E-PL1. After having shared the time with them quesabesde strongly believes that Olympus will sooner or later abbandone FourThirds! (google english tranlsation)

One more thing: The E-PL1 has been awarded (best product design) (found via Olympus Japan)

Olympus E-PL1 in Stock in: Amazon US / Adorama / BH / Amazon UK / Amazon Deutschland / Redcoon Deutschland / Amazon France / Redcoon Italia

March 24, 2010
Posted in Rumors

What intrigues me about the next Olympus FourThirds camera

Since yesterday we know that a new Olympus camera is going to be announced early in April (probably on April 2). The first unconfirmed rumor suggests that it will be a new entry level FourThirds camera. Even if you are not interested in such a camera, this camera is much more important than we could imagine. For many reasons:
1) In a few months MicroFourThirds changed the whole Olympus product strategy. What kind of influence will this have on future FourThirds cameras? For example: Will the next FourThirds camera have video?
2) What kind of improvements will the next FourThirds camera have? It will be interesting to see how Olympus improved the processing engine, the image stabilization and many other apsects of the camera. Some of these improvements could be implemented in future MicroFourThirds cameras.

Can’t wait to know more about that camera!

March 23, 2010
Posted in Rumors

(FT5) UPDATED! New Olympus (FourThirds?) camera/s coming early April!

Did you really believe that now that PMA is finshed you (and I) could finally take a break from rumors until Photokina in September? :)
I was just told that Olympus will announce a new camera (or more cameras?) soon (probably early April). That rumor comes from my best sources!

UPDATE: FT2: A new unreliable source told me there will be a new FourThirds camera on April 2th. Could be the new E-460…

I have no “confirmed” details about the camera but as soon as I have some I will let you know!

If you want to share rumors or news contact us at I can keep you anonymous. You can also use the contact form on the right sidebar. Thanks!

Reminder -> Our rumor classification values are:
(FT1) Only a dream
(FT2) Sounds a little more real
(FT3) Could be
(FT4) Possible, from trusted sources
(FT5) It’s done!
FT= Four Thirds

Support our website! When you click on those links it doesn’t matter what you buy (book, CD’s or electronic items) we get a small commission for it and you don’t pay any penny more! Thanks
US shops: Amazon US / BHphoto / Adorama / J&R / Calumet Photographic for digital cameras /
Amazon Canada

European shops:
Amazon: Deutschland / France / United Kingdom

PIXMANIA: België / Deutschland / España / Holland / Italia / Österreich

March 23, 2010
Posted in news

Spectacular macros with the Panasonic G1 and 75mm f1.9 Kinotel Anastigmat for macro (C Mount)

I confess, I normally don’t like macro photography. Most of the pictures I see on the web are just boring.
But what I saw today on dpreview forum is amazing! You can find even more spectacular pictures from the same author on And you know what? They were taken with the “old” Panasonic G1 and the unknown 75mm Kinotel lens. What matters is not the camera…it is you!

Awesome pictures Jerry!

March 23, 2010
Posted in reviews, Rumors

(FT3) new Samsung NX-5 camera? + Samsung vs MicroFourThirds comparisons

Sometimes we receive rumors about other brands. We received some about Samsung which we are going to post here. According to our sources a new Samsung NX camera could be announced soon. Very likely it will be a compact NX camera. One possible leak has been spotted on They list the NX-5 on their homepage and the NX-5 +18-55mm costs 135$ less than the NX-10+18-55mm combo.

What’s more interesting for us as MicroFourThirds users is that today we found two new Samsung vs MFT comparisons:

1) The HongKong website made a GF1 vs E-P2 vs NX10 comparison.
2) And there is one more comparison on the very known german magazine der Spiegel: Samsung NX10 vs. Olympus EPL1 (deutsch / google english translation)

P.S.: Today the Samsung NX10 is in Stock at Adorama and BHphoto. So it is official…we are not alone on the earth :)

Share News and Rumors

Click on the Share button below to write the message! Name and email are NOT required so you can stay anonymous. Also the IP-address will not be submitted to us. Use Imageshack to share pictures (anonymously).

Your name (not required)

Email (not required)