November 26, 2009
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(FT2) Panasonic LX4

Just recieved a new rumor about the LX3 successor. The source is unknwon.
Take it with a grain of salt, this rumor has not been confirmed by our trusted sources!

Panasonic is going to announce the LX4 in February with the following specs. I am 90% sure of these:

- New backlit 12.1mp sensor
- Built-in epson evf
- Lumix lens (not leica; not sure about specs, but I am hearing 1.7/20mm)
- 1:1, 3:2, 16:9, 2.39:1, 1.85:1 aspect ratios
- new B&W high-sensitivity mode (almost no-noise in iso 3200)
- priced at under $600 USD at launch
- not sure about the specs on the screen
- manual focus/selector ring, similar to canon S90
- lighter magnesium alloy body
- black, red, gray, and white colors will be available at launch
- built-in lens cap

and yes “lx4″ will be the official name, im 100% on that.

happy thanksgiving,

a friend

Happy Thanksgiving to you my source ;)

Alejandro and the 43rumors team

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Amazon has the Silver Panasonic LX3 in Stock for $423.

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November 26, 2009
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(FT5) new Panasonic 2.2/3-inch CMOS Image Sensor Based on Dual Resolution and Exposure Technique!

ISSCC published the Advance 2010 Program which contains some interesting new sensor developments news:

There is a description of the new Panasonic sensor with “2.2/3-Inch 4K2K dual resolution and exposure CMOS imager uses motion information to improve the sensitivity by 4 times in comparison to a conventional sensor. The green pixels are read out once every four frames for high sensitivity. Both the red and blue pixels are read out each frame, binned for 2×2 and used for motion compensation.”
Sounds like an amazing tecnology! I expect the new sensor to find his way in future Panasonic videocameras.

November 26, 2009
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(FT2) Again new chinese rumors (E30 discontinued?)

A new chinese rumors has been posted inside the four-thirds.cn forum:

E30 has been discontinued
Occasionally heard yesterday, the boss, and a one dealer said that this camera has been discontinued … …
Overall, the design of E30 is still good, five major deficiencies:
1, 2.7-inch LCD screen is relatively small, it is best replaced by 3-inch 920,000 pixels
Second, the viewfinder can be made 100 percent coverage in the case of only 98% of the
3, auto white balance is not precise enough to be measured to improve white balance to increase the correction procedure
4, there is no dedicated AF fill light,
5, there is no high-definition video capabilities

Only two days ago we posted another rumor from a chinese forum:

Olympus Sale Rep at a Detroit camera store said that Olympus is currently focusing on m43 and the entry 43. Around mid next year, there will be a replacement for E620. And the replacement for E3 will possible come out next year, likely the second half of the year.

This are very unreliable sources and I do not trust them. Anyway I ask my sources to hlp me a little bit and tell me what’s going on…Thanks!

P.S: Message for “Batman” only (one of our sources): Can you make a fake email account so that I can contact you? Cheers :)

November 26, 2009

a little bit of everything…


No One Wants Ordinary Photographers Anymore! (via: Chase Jarvis Blog)

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The Worst Cameras of 2009 (source: digitalcamera-hq)
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Olympus Stylus 7010 has been testedt at digitalcamerareview.com.
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Someone is experiencing some GF1 update problems (dpreview forum)
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New Black Friday deals page at olympusamerica.com
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November 25, 2009
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Double japanese Olympus E-P2 review!

The first Olympus E-P2 review has been made by dcwatch. It is a very complete review with many images!

A second japanese Olympus E-P2 review is available at plusd.itmedia.co.jp.

- The E-P2 is available for preorder at Amazon US / Adorama / BHphoto / Amazon DE

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