April 7, 2010
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MicroFourThirds now owns 20.2% of the japanese DSLR sales share!

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In March 2010 MicroFourThirds has been able to expand the japanese DSLR sales share and now crossed the 20% barrier! One year ago when only the Panasonic G1 was available the MicroFourThirds share was 5.5%.
I don’t know if Panasonic and Olympus really expected to have such a huge success when they started the MicroFourThirds “project”.

Click on the product name to jump on the amazon product page:

Order Manufacturer Series model Sales Share (%)
1 Canon Canon T2i 12.5
2 Canon Canon T1i 11.6
3 Nikon D90 11.4
4 Nikon D5000 10.1
5 Panasonic LUMIX GF1 7.8
6 Nikon D3000 7.1
7 Olympus OLYMPUS E-PL1 6.9
8 HOYA PENTAX Kx 6.5
9 Canon EOS 7D 4.4
10 Canon Canon Xsi 3.4

Source: BCNranking

April 6, 2010
Posted in deals

Need for speed: The 75mm f/0.85 Leitz lens

I just found one single 0,85/7,5cm Leitz lens on Ebay (click here) You do not often see the lens on Ebay. I searched for some image samples of this lens on a MicroFourThirds camera but I didn’t find anything. Probably nobody used it on non-Leica cameras until today.

Some image samples on flickr (on Leica cameras)

April 6, 2010
Posted in news

Thom Hogan talks about the camera future

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This is a must read! Thom Hogan talks about the future of digital photography: http://bythom.com/design2010.htm.

According to his predictions DSLR sales will slowly decrease in favor of the new mirrorless camera segment. And the new Cellulars phones will eat the reduce the compact camera sales.

But there are also very interesting considerations about social network integration and video recording!

April 6, 2010
Posted in Rumors

UPDATED-> for small sensors -> Panasonic Image Sensor Roadmap (Let’s join the Megapixel race)

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Image Sensors World just found the new Panasonic sensor roadmap! The most interesting graph is the one I posted above. Click on the image to see it at originial size.
But what is coming in 2012? A 20 Megapixel sensor! Don’t get too excited, this is just a roadmap and as pointed by the ISW Blog roadmaps can change…

The pdf is available for download here at http://www.semicon.panasonic.co.jp/en/catalog/cat/pdf/A00006NE.pdf (Yes it is an official Panasonic document!)

April 6, 2010
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Panasonic G2 preview by quesabesde.

The preproduction G2 tested by quesabesde (image copyright by quesabesde)

Our friend Iker Morán just posted the new Panasonic G2 preview on Quesabesde (google english translation). They hade a pre-production model so things can change a little bit. They also have some image samples available for download and videos.

Interesting:
– There is a small pointer included! Didn’t know that.
– The 14-42 mm lens shows an excellent autofocus performance when recording video sequences

P.S.: No preorders are available on Amazon or BHphoto

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