May 6, 2010
Posted in Rumors

New Olympus patent shows innovative double simultaneus focus system


We just found an interesting new patent. It seems that Olympus is working on a double TTL and contrast autofocus system which do work simultaneusly:
It is to be noted that the TTL phase-difference AF and the imager AF have the following characteristics, respectively.
The TTL phase-difference AF is the AF at a speed higher than that of the imager AF.
The imager AF is the AF having a precision higher than that of the TTL phase-difference AF
an automatic focusing device is disclosed in which the TTL phase-difference AF is combined with the imager AF to perform focusing control. Specifically, in this automatic focusing device, after coarse control is performed by the TTL phase-difference AF, fine control is performed by the imager AF.

This would be possible with the use of a half mirror which reflect portions of lights to the Phase Detection Sensor.
My speculation: would that camera not be able to record video using the faster TTL autofocus?


May 6, 2010
Posted in news

Olympus 3D and contest

I already posted that but I have seen that many missed tha. Olympus launched a new 3-D virtual tour. Take a look here:

And if you have some time look at the Olympus contest videos on youtube. Some of them are really funny 😉

Oh! One more thing: The $loc = $_SESSION['geoip'];

if ($loc == 'GB' OR $loc == 'UK')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus E-PL1 if ($loc == 'ES')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus E-PL1 if ($loc == 'IT')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus E-PL1 if ($loc == 'AT')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus E-PL1 if ($loc == 'DE')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus E-PL1 if ($loc == 'BE')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus E-PL1 if ($loc == 'AU')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus E-PL1 if ($loc == 'FR' OR $loc == 'FX')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus E-PL1 if ($loc == 'NL')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus E-PL1 if ($loc == 'CA')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus E-PL1 if ($loc == 'US')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus E-PL1 if ($sel != '1')
{?>Olympus E-PL1 will appear in the inaugural digital edition of WIRED for the iPad.

May 6, 2010
Posted in reviews

That hurts! What Jonathan Wong thinks about the Samsung NX10 (vs Olympus E-PL1)

Jonathan Wong reviewed both cameras, the Samsung NX10 and the Olympus E-PL1. You can read his review on

In short what he didn’t like about the Samsung NX:
– the AF gets confused easily in low light
– the Auto-ISO programming is AWFUL (Some daft genius at Samsung, however, has decided in their infinite wisdom that a minimum shutter speed of 1/15 is ok!!!)
– the EVF is pretty horrid (pixels galore!)
– the Samsung has a tendency to blow colors out with all the elegance of a rhino in ballet shoes.

And here the conclusion:
For all intents and purposes, this review could end here: the Olympus E-PL1 is a far superior camera.

That hurts!

May 6, 2010
Posted in deals

Adorama also shipping the Olympus 9-18mm. New E-PL1 price drop.

Small update:
The Olympus 9-18mm lens is now in Stock on Amazon, Adorama and BH.

Still no news in Europe. No Lens is in Stock there :(

One more price-drop: The Olympus E-PL1 now sales for $539.99 on amazon

BeachCamera has the E-PL1 in Stock for $474.

May 5, 2010

a little bit of everything…

For those of you who might missed my first Noktor video :)

Olympus E-PL1 review on quesabesde (google english translation)
Some fake ads for Olympus (dpreview forum)
Olympus Mju 9010 review (Letsgodigital)
You need more Megapixels? DALSA Announces 140MP Custom Designed CCD (Image Sensor World)
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10 review (Letsgodigital)
Panasonic GF1 + paris kynor 20mm f3.5 (
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