April 1, 2010
Posted in Rumors

(FT3) Doubts about the next FourThirds announcement and the future roadmap

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Although one reliable source confirmed that one FourThirds entry-level camera should be released in April, other sources expressed some doubts. I thought it would be better to let you know that. I asked the sources to check again the info they received about the next FourThirds camera.

Important editors note:
Lately I have noticed how difficult it has been for us to get reliable FourThirds rumors. The latest official Olympus statements make me believe the roadmap for FourThirds isn’t that clear. It surprises me how well our sources are doing with MicroFourThirds rumors but not so much with FourThirds rumors. That’s why I think that Olympus might have developed a new FourThirds working model but they are holding them back for unknown reasons.
I repeat, this is just my opinion, but I believe some kind of revolution is going on Olympus strategy.

April 1, 2010
Posted in reviews

DxO Mark tested the Olympus E-PL1 and the Olympus E600

DxO Mark just posted the new tests. Check out the comparison between the E-PL1, E600 and the Panasonic GF1. There is no big difference …in fact they are all equal.

P.S: Focus Numerique posted some Olympus E-PL1 RAW samples.

April 1, 2010
Posted in news

Fools day news…

According to CNET Asia camera manufacturers swear allegiance to Micro Four Thirds.

Over and Out -> The principal trustedreview editor quits.

Noisycamera will start to review every camera made and is also introducing Health Insurance for Digital Cameras.

Focus numerique leaked a new camera.

A Pentax user is testing a new fullframe camera.

The polish website dfv.pl leaked a new Canon camera.

And yeah, Philip Bloom has also one: Canon DSLR video goes RAW!!

April 1, 2010
Posted in Rumors

Olympus PEN with built-in EVF leaked?

Ohhh things are becoming hot! The next Olympus Pen is coming!

Just received this:
New Olympus MFT camera with built-in finder
Size 109 x 70 x 50mm – 417.3g
It comes with a 42mm f/2.8 lens (3 feet close focus)
Two-bladed mechanical leaf shutter
It has a higher dynamic range (16 EV in Black and White) than the Nikon D3X, a higher resolution than the Canon 7D.
This results has been archieved because the camera is not only mirrorless but also sensorless! It directly captures the light without the need of a digital sensor. The organic sensible material replaces it!
And it costs you $100 only!

This one comes from one of my best sources:
(Thanks April !)

March 31, 2010
Posted in news

Bestbuy now sells MicroFourThirds. And Samsung wants to dominate the digital camera market.

Our friend Sam B. sent us following mail:
Best Buy, the largest electronics chain store in the United States is now carrying the E-PL1 in its brick and mortar stores. This is a very significant development since it is essentially the “starting gun shot” for the race for MFT in the US. Previously you could only buy MFT cameras online or through specialist camera stores, giving them zero visibility with the market segment Olympus and Panasonic are targeting – P&S upgraders looking for a higher quality camera without the dSLR size.”

Here the link to the shop: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Olympus+-+12.3-Megapixel+Digital+SLR+Camera+-+Black/9769158.p?id=1218170032854&skuId=9769158

It will be interesting to see if that will really increase the MicroFourThirds sales. In the meanwhile Samsung is pretty confident to “Samsung Electronics, which will absorb Samsung DigitaI Imaging Co. as of Thursday, plans to grab a 20 per cent share of the world’s digital camera market in two years, up from 11.7 per cent last year, the company said in a release.”. Source: tradingmarkets

I know who will dominate the market in 2012! Just give me some time to find my cristal ball on my basement…

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