July 12, 2010
Posted in Rumors

VERY IMPORTANT MESSAGE: Adjustment of the large sensor compact camera rumor


Weeks ago we posted a rumor about a possible large sensor compact camera with fixed lens (Like the Sigma DP2 or Leica X1). This rumor came from two known sources and two new sources. That’s why we posted it with a very high FT4-FT5 value. For 3-4 days I have been talking with many sources because we are receiving conflicting reports about that camera. And finally the clouds are gone and the sky is clear:

It seems that some of the trusted sources received pieces of WRONG information. When we post a rumor with FT5 value we do that because a (trusted and reliable) source claims to have seen specs and/or the camera. That happened but apparently some of the sources made a BIG mistake. For obvious privacy reasons we can’t tell you what happened but I hope you will understand that I did post the rumor with my most honest intentions. So what did happen? Their pieces of information were correct but the combination of the single puzzle pieces have led to a wrong picture. The truth seems to be the following:

1) The LX5 is coming by the end of July and not by the end of August -> ok…that’s even better :)
2) The compact camera with large sensor will be announced early September (and not now). The compact camera won’t have a fixed lens! It is a MFT camera. And yes, it is the most nice camera Panasonic ever produced (that’s subjective…but everybody told me so!)
3) There is still a surprise going to be announced by late July…after the LX5 announcement! We are working on it, but I can already tell you that a relative compact camera with advanced video capabilities is going to be released.

Sorry again for the confusion, but I hope you understand that these things can happen when you are dealing with rumors.

July 12, 2010

a little bit of everything…

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if ($loc == 'GB' OR $loc == 'UK')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic GH1 if ($loc == 'ES')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic GH1 if ($loc == 'IT')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic GH1 if ($loc == 'AT')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic GH1 if ($loc == 'DE')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic GH1 if ($loc == 'BE')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic GH1 if ($loc == 'AU')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic GH1 if ($loc == 'FR' OR $loc == 'FX')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic GH1 if ($loc == 'NL')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic GH1 if ($loc == 'CA')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic GH1 if ($loc == 'JA' OR $loc == 'JP')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic GH1 if ($loc == 'US')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic GH1 if ($sel != '1')
{?>Panasonic GH1 with the new Panasonic 8mm f/3.5 ED Fisheye Lens

Panasonic G2 Review (Photographyblog)
In fashion with the Panasonic Lumix G2 (ePhotozine)
Panasonic Analysis GF1 (Elnidodelganso)
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS30 / FH20 review (CameraLabs)

July 11, 2010
Posted in deals

Hot deal: $100 price drop on the Olympus 9-18mm (Amazon and Adorama)

Huge price drop on the Olympus 9-18mm lens! Now the lens is in Stock for $599.99 only (old price $699):
1) Click here to check the deal and availability on Adorama
2) The same price is also available on Amazon via third party reseller (Click here)

The good news is that also the Olympus 14-150mm had a huge price drop on Adorama (-$85) but there is also a bad news…it is out of Stock now :(

Found via: http://www.1001noisycameras.com/

July 11, 2010
Posted in Rumors

(FT5) Panasonic LX5 + more compact cameras + surprise camera by end of July.

We are getting closer to the final Panasonic announcement. According to our sources there will be a multiple camera announcement by end of July (not all the cameras will be presented on the same day!).
Expect the new Panasonic LX5 (with the same sensor size as the $loc = $_SESSION['geoip'];

if ($loc == 'GB' OR $loc == 'UK')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>LX3 if ($loc == 'ES')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>LX3 if ($loc == 'IT')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>LX3 if ($loc == 'AT')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>LX3 if ($loc == 'DE')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>LX3 if ($loc == 'BE')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>LX3 if ($loc == 'AU')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>LX3 if ($loc == 'FR' OR $loc == 'FX')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>LX3 if ($loc == 'NL')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>LX3 if ($loc == 'CA')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>LX3 if ($sel != '1')
{?>LX3, but with some very new features), new compact cameras and one “surprise“. We hope to be able to give you some “real” details and specs next week!
P.S.: The surprise is not a MicroFourThirds camera…they will be announced in September!

The Panasonic LX3 now has the lowest price ever on Amazon (Black version)

July 11, 2010
Posted in news

New close-up lens for the Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 lens

The japanaese company UN-LTD will now offer a new close-up lens for the $loc = $_SESSION['geoip'];

if ($loc == 'GB' OR $loc == 'UK')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 Lens if ($loc == 'ES')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 Lens if ($loc == 'IT')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 Lens if ($loc == 'AT')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 Lens if ($loc == 'DE')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 Lens if ($loc == 'BE')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 Lens if ($loc == 'AU')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 Lens if ($loc == 'FR' OR $loc == 'FX')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 Lens if ($loc == 'NL')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 Lens if ($loc == 'CA')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 Lens if ($sel != '1')
{?>Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 Lens.

Google translation:
“Simply attach the lens, you can enjoy close-up photography of about 5cm minimum.
Size: φ52mmx9.4mm (H)
Weight: 27.5g
Material: Aluminum

Country of Origin: China
UNX-7821: Open price (estimated actual sales price 3,480 yen)”

I believe you can order the lens on their website only: UN-LTD.com

P.S: Amazon US has the Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 Lens for $345.69

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