February 21, 2010
Posted in Rumors

(FT5) Sony disappoints. Only mockups of mirrorless cameras at PMA!


SonyAlphaRumors just found the official Sony press release.

Here the important part of the text:

“New concept α products being shown include an ultra compact model with interchangeable lenses”.

Very disappointing for Sony customers…and very good news for Panasonic and Olympus market shares!

– Body price under 1000 USD
– 18-200mm Lens about 900-1000 USD (very expensive but similar price of 14-140mm Panasonic)
– 16mm f/2.8 (confirmed)
– Mirrorless cameras do have in LENS Super SteadyShot!

February 21, 2010

a little bit of everything…

Travis sent me the video and wrote the following text:
Here is a video showing the issue with the Auto and Intelligent ISO settings in the GF1. The issue is that those settings will use ISO 100 unless the shutter speed is 1/30 of a second or less in Picture priority, Aperture Priority, and Full manual modes.

The only mode that Auto ISO works in is the shutter priority mode which is not available with manual focus lenses.

The interesting thing is that the “Sports Scene” mode uses Intelligent ISO and it works perfectly. It doesn’t start using ISO 100 until the shutter speed is faster than at least 1/100 of a second. It works with MF lenses. However, it does not offer the some other settings that the P.A.S.M modes do.

Hopefully, Panasonic will issue firmware to correct this problem for the GF1.
Four nice MicroFourThirds and third-party lenses:
1) On dpreview Brian Mosley posted some nice pictures of the E-P2 + Hexanon 57mm f/1.2.
2) E-P2, E-PL1, GF-1 body comparison (dpreview forum)
3) Pen And Carl Zeiss 50mm Pancolar (M42) (dpreview forum)
4) Barrett Brown posted some nice E-P1 + Voigtländer Nokton 50mm f/1.5images. (dpreview forum)
Do you need a 196 Megapixels? (Photographyblog)
Focus Numerique Über-comparison (E-P2 vs NX10 vs D90 vx K7 vs X1 vs DP2)

February 20, 2010
Posted in deals

First Olympus E-PL1 for sale on eBay!

The blue E-PL1+14-42mm lens

The first Olympus E-PL1 is for sale on ebay (click here).

If you find some more on eBay send me the link! Thanks!

February 20, 2010
Tags: ,
Posted in Rumors, rumor_list

(FT4) UPDATED: The Panasonic G2 and Panasonic G10?

IMPORTANT UPDATE: I read your comments and I admit I missed to give you one more very important detail. I didn’t found the video for myself but my trusted sources sent me the link to them! That’s why I believe the names on the title could be true!
Don’t focus on the fact that everyone can change the title of a youtube video, focus on the fact that we PRECISELY received that link form our sources!!!
IMPORTANT UPDATE 2: Both camera will be announced in March (probably early March)

Our sources just sent us the link to following youtube video! Over the Panasonic advertising video you can read the name of the TWO new Panasonic MicroFourThirds cameras! (The video itself is just an old advertising video and you won’t see the new cameras in the video).

The new MicroFourThirds cameras will be the Panasonic G2 (probably the Panasonic G1 successor) and the Panasonic G10.

Just my speculation: The G2 could be a very “cheap” MFT camera (without video?). But what about the G10? Maybe it is the High-End waterproof MFT camera we were waiting for? Share your thoughts by commenting this post! I tried to google around but when I search for the Panasonic G10 I mostly get results about the Canon G10 :)

Just my wish: I would be happy with a Panasonic LC1 styled High-End camera!

P.S.: 43rumors is working on a new forum. Next week it will be online!


February 20, 2010
Posted in Rumors

Rumors form others: The Panasonic LX3 gets competition from Samsung, Sony to show the NEX mirrorless cameras

The Samsung TL500

Just a little update about interesting rumors form direct competitors.

1) The Panasonic LX3 competitor:
The Samsung TL500 has a 1/1.8 CMOS sensorm f/1.8 lens that starts at 24mm.
Source: http://k-rumors.com/k5-four-new-samsung-cameras/

2) The MicroFourThirds competition:
Samsung is ready to launch five more new lenses for the NX system (via k-rumors.com)
SonyAlphaRumors will make a live coverage of the Sony announcements on Sunday (New Sony mirrorless cameras are expected to be shown)

And once let me say again that I am surprised to not see any interesting stuff coming from Nikon and Canon (but Canon has a press conference on FEB 23).

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