May 8, 2010
Posted in news

Panasonic wants to become one of the top 3 camera makers and to build a super-thin, super-light and super-high picture quality camera

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Panasonic just published the “Reports Fiscal 2010 Annual Results” and the “New Midterm Management Plan
In the digital still camera business, Panasonic aims to be one of the industry’s top three makers by achieving sales of 20 million units per year. In the digital interchangeable lens system camera business, the company strives to achieve the world’s smallest and lightest camera. Establishing a dedicated marketing structure for its single lens cameras in each major region of the world, Panasonic will target a market share of 10 percent or more in the segment. In the compact camera category, Panasonic aims to capture new demand mainly in emerging countries by strengthening its lineup through collaboration with SANYO. Further, Panasonic will advance its black-box technologies in lenses and optical image stabilizer to build a super-thin, super-light and super-high picture quality camera

A super-thin camera? Sounds good! Can’t wait to see that on Photokina :)

via: noisycamera

May 7, 2010
Posted in news

Olympus E-P2 now in silver

Press release:
Hamburg, 6 May 2010 – Next week the $loc = $_SESSION['geoip'];

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{?>Olympus E-P2, until now only cloaked in classic black, will also be available in silver. The camera unites the power and performance of an SLR with the ease and spontaneity of a compact.

To enrich photographic potential, the E-P2 includes an accessory port to clip on the electronic viewfinder or other accessories. It also enlivens creative impulses through two additional Art Filters and supplements ease of use with further innovative options.

Cloaked now in silver, the hybrid photo and HD movie Olympus PEN boldly brings fun and simplicity back in SLR quality. It’s a legend in the making – and available from mid of May 2010 for €799 including the M. Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6.

May 7, 2010
Posted in news

Give your Micro 4/3rd a Camcorder look with UN Japan Video Kit (via Akihabaranews)

UN (a Japanese company) just released a new Video kit for MicroFourThirds cameras featuring a $loc = $_SESSION['geoip'];

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{?>ST grip and a Shading Hood to better take videos like on a real camcorder. It is the same company that makes the Olympus 17mm close-up lens. They make a lot of useful stuff for MicroFourThirds. Check our their list: http://www.un-ltd.co.jp/en/index03.html#loupe

via: Akihabaranews

P.S.: I found one $loc = $_SESSION['geoip'];

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May 7, 2010
Posted in news

How to shoot Leica on a Micro 4/3 camera (digitalrev)

Digitalrev tested the $loc = $_SESSION['geoip'];

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{ $sel = "1"; ?>Leica Summilux 50mm if ($loc == 'ES')
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Worth to watch!

May 6, 2010
Posted in Rumors

New Olympus patent shows innovative double simultaneus focus system

We just found an interesting new patent. It seems that Olympus is working on a double TTL and contrast autofocus system which do work simultaneusly:
It is to be noted that the TTL phase-difference AF and the imager AF have the following characteristics, respectively.
The TTL phase-difference AF is the AF at a speed higher than that of the imager AF.
The imager AF is the AF having a precision higher than that of the TTL phase-difference AF
.”
and
an automatic focusing device is disclosed in which the TTL phase-difference AF is combined with the imager AF to perform focusing control. Specifically, in this automatic focusing device, after coarse control is performed by the TTL phase-difference AF, fine control is performed by the imager AF.

This would be possible with the use of a half mirror which reflect portions of lights to the Phase Detection Sensor.
My speculation: would that camera not be able to record video using the faster TTL autofocus?

source: http://www.freepatentsonline.com/7711260.html

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