September 12, 2010
Posted in deals

Panasonic GF1 with free EVF deal ($708.99)! (+white LX5 in Stock + lens deals)


1) There is a new hot deal! Buy the GF1 + 14-45mm lens and get the external Viewfinder for free at BHphoto ($708.99…click here!)

2) Olympus E-P2 with 17mm f/2.8 Lens and Electronic View Finder for $948.00 at Amazon (Click here)

3) Panasonic 7-14mm f/4.0 Micro Four Thirds Lens for $999 at Amazon (Click here)

4) Olympus 9-18mm f/4.0 -5.6 Lens for $591.99 at BHphoto (Click here)

5) Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 lens for $349.39 at Amazon (Click here)

6) Preorder the Olympus 75-300mm at BHphoto (Click here) and the Olympus 75-300mm again at BHphoto (Click here)

And finally the Panasonic LX5 (White) is in Stock at Amazon (click here) and at Adorama (click here)

September 11, 2010
Posted in Rumors

(FT5) One more E-5 leak…

The new edition of the japanese Camera Style Magazine leaks the new Olympus E-5. You can pre-order the magazine (due to release on the 17th Sept) at Amazon Japan. Click on the Magazine cover picture to enlarge it and the E-5 appears on the top right. The subtitle says: “The pursue for the highest picture quality, E-5 the most advanced/best camera from Olympus“.

ME like the subtitle :)

P.S.: Zone-10 just published a very long article about the E-5 and the modular camera rumors:

P.P.S.: Olympus E-P1 (Body Only) for $399 at Amazon (Click here)..ME like the E-P1 :)

September 11, 2010
Posted in Rumors

(FT5) UPDATED: Panasonic AG-AF101 with 1080 60/50p and for 5.830 Euro (VAT included)!

UPDATE: According to the Panasonic-Broadcast press release they have implemented variable frame rate inside the AVCHD function! Read: “variable frame rates available in 1080p, selectable in 20 steps from 12p to 60p at 60Hz and 20 steps from 12p to 50p at 50Hz. Playback is available at 1080/24p, 1080/25p or 1080/30p. Playback at 1080/60p and 1080/50p are not available on this product.

Panasonic has introduced at IBC a further production stage of the MicroFourThirds HD Camcorders AG-AF101 (which is the European model of the AF100). 70% of the camera development is completed. According to Panasonic the price will be 5.830€ for Europe (VAT included and body only). Whether this is also a lens is to be understood, is not yet clear.

The good news is that it will have:
– variable frame rates up to 1080/60p
– 2.35:1 frame markings in the viewfinder
– simultaneous HDMI and HD-SDI output
– sync timecode through LTC
– LCD will actually be better than the one on the HPX370
– In addition, the camera body is held in modular parts for various enhancements (Example: You can remove the handgrip)

You can get in touch with Barry Green (Panasonic) at DVXuser-forum. And he said: “This prototype isn’t finished yet, so I can’t say some things definitively, but I can say this – I’m done with shooting on DSLRs. This thing is the bomb.” … “As for images – well, imagine a fully-hacked, fully-improved GH13 with better sensitivity and without the aliasing or low-light banding, and that’s a good start. It crushes the 7D/5D for clarity and detail, and I shot brick buildings at every possible zoom setting, and there just isn’t any rainbow moire.
The NEX-VG10 Full HD Interchangeable Lens Camcorder (which has a price of $1999) is placed in a different category. Much cheaper but also less features…


September 10, 2010
Posted in Rumors

Recap: Our best rumors (GH2, E-5 and more)

It’s time for a rumors recap! All those rumors are from our reliable sources so there is an 80-90% chance those rumors will prove out true!

Panasonic rumors:
1) Panasonic will announce new products on September 21
2) Following products will be unveiled:
– GH2
– 14mm (f/2.5?)
– 100-300mm
– 3D lens
3) The GH2 has a new 18Megapixels multi-scale sensor (16 effective Megapixels)  -> Click here to read more
3) The compact GF2 will be unveiled few months after Photokina (December-February) ->Click here to read more
4) There will be a new lens roadmap that will include the fast lenses we were talking about since months (faster than f/1.4!)

Olympus rumors:
1) Olympus will announce new products on September 14. ->Click here to read more
2) The E-5 will have a 12Megapixel sensor ->Click here to read more

Is that everything we are going to see at Photokina? Don’t believe that! What I can tell you is that I received tons of rumors about the following stuff:

1) Olympus new camera system (modular, super43 sensor, Kodak and more). Maybe Olympus will talk about that at Photokina…
2) Panasonic new technology (?)
3) One more company could release MFT products soon (and we will give you more news about that soon!)

A personal note: Talking with my sources I got the feeling that there is much more to come than just the GH2 and E-5. Don’t know if there will be other real products but my bet is that there will be some unexpected BIG news coming from both companies!

Stay tuned on 43rumors….


September 9, 2010
Posted in Rumors

Olympus E-5 teaser leaked!

We just recieved that teaser posted Can someone please translate the text?

P.S.: Would be funny to make a call :)

UPDATE: There is some more info on Facebook

Great Launch
Wednesday 2010.09.10
Howard Hall III, Taipei Horward Hotel (one of the very prestigious hotel in Taipei)
2:00~2:50 pm. New Camera Body Fucntion & Specification Introduction, Q&A TIme
Special Guest
Olympus Japan
Marketing Support Group
Marketing Support Dept.
Mr. Ogasawara (Google translated name) here to present
2:50~3:30 pm E1/E3 Sharing Experiences
Presented by Olddo & Simon
3:40~4:30 pm New Camera Body Hand-On Experience

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