October 12, 2009
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(FT4) Olympus E-3 successor will be unveiled in 2010.

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Since weeks we try to get some more infos about the long awaited E-3 successor. We received rumors from here and there and only now we are getting an idea what’s happening. Remember this are rumors only and not official Olympus news. We have no affiliation with Olympus and read our disclaimer at the bottom of the left sidebar if you need to understand what the word “rumors” means.

At the beginning of the year we thought to know the E-3 successor will be unveiled at the end of 2009. It should be an upgraded E-3  camera. Now our sources told us that the huge MicroFourThirds success may has changed their roadmap. Of course there will be an E-3 successor but the release may has been postponed. Probably there will be NO! E-3 successor this year. One new source said “this will be a complete new developed camera“. A trusted source told us that “the E-5 will be a revolutionary camera, not just an E-3 evolution“. Anyway all sources do confirm that Olympus will continue their engadgment in classic FourThirds cameras and lenses.

Some of our sources do believe the E-5 will be a mirrorless High-End camera.

In summary (remember it is a rumor!):

1) there will be no E-3 successor this year

2) The E-5 may be a mirrorless High-End camera

3) classic FourThirds camera and lens development will continue but Olympus priority is to develop new MicroFourThirds products.

4) After the Olympus is ready to announce the second MFT camera on October 31th ;)

Thanks to all our sources for sharing their infos.

The 43rumors team

October 12, 2009
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Updated Panasonic GF1 preorder table

The updated preorder table:

Amazon US:
Panasonic GF1 with 20mm f/1.7 Aspherical Lens $899.95 (Not in stock but amazon is shipping the first cameras!)
Panasonic GF1 with 14-45mm Lens $899.95 (In Stock)
Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 Aspherical Pancake Lens for Micro Four Thirds Interchangeable Lens Cameras $399.95 (probably early October)
Panasonic 45mm f/2.8 Aspherical MEGA OIS Lens for Micro Four Thirds Interchangeable Lens Cameras $899.95 (probably early November)
Panasonic DMW-LVF1 Viewfinder $199.95 (probably early October?)

Adorama
Panasonic GF1 with LUMIX G VARIO 14-45mm/F3.5-5.6 ASPH/MEGA O.I.S Lens$899.95 (In Stock)
Panasonic GF1 with LUMIX G 20mm/F1.7 Aspherical Lens $899.95 (probably early December)
Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 Lumix Aspherical Lens for Micro Four Thirds Lens Mount Systems $399.95 (?)

Amazon UK
Panasonic GF1 (all configurations and colours) (probably early October)

Amazon Germany

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 inkl. Standard Objektiv F3,5-5,6/ 14-45mm/ OIS in mattschwarz (Ships in 3-4 days!)

Amazon France
Panasonic GF1 (probably early October)

Pixmania Europe

In all Pixmaniashops the listed shipping date is October 16. They have the black silver and white model (no red model in all pixmania shops!) Click on your country to see the GF1 product list.

Pixmania Deutschland

Pixmania Österreich

Pixmania Holland

Pixmania Belgie


Pixmania Italia

Pixmania France

Hong Kong

availabile from 26 Sept 09 in all colours (but first shipment will be taken up V. quickly). price is 7490 hkd from Panasonic (both kits).

Australia

Panasonic Australia have indicated that they will receive their first shipment of the Panasonic DMC-GF1/20 PC lens and the viewfinder around late September to early October. The DMW-LVF1E Electronic viewfinder will set you back $379.00AUD

$399.95
October 12, 2009
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Quesabesde tests the Leica 45mm f/2.8 macro lens!

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Quesabesde tested the Panasonic-Leica 45mm f/2.8 Lens.

You can read the article in spanish or english (google translation)

Their impression in short…the lens is excellent!

October 12, 2009
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MicroFourThirds finally becoming competition from Sony???

Bild 1Hi, I know from a good source that Sony already has a pocket-interchange camera. This camera is in the field, some user are testing it now. This is a DSC-Cyber shot APS-C sensor camera with just 3 interchange prime lenses (G lens) 16mm, 35mm and 60mm. -No EVF on camera (I don´t know if optional) -LCD 3″ 921.000 dots -APS-C CMOS 14MPx -Alpha-Minolta hot shoe -IS on camera -flash on camera -contrast af It will be announce in PMA10.

Source: SonyAlphaRumors.com

October 11, 2009

a little bit of everything…

First Panasonic GF1 unboxing video!

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digitalcamerareview tests the Pansonic GF1 http://www.digitalcamerareview.com/default.asp?newsID=4129&review=panasonic+lumix+gf1

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Illustration: Multi-Aspect Four Thirds Versus Standard Four Thirds (seriouscompacts)
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The Panasonic Lumix GF1 with LUMIX G 20mm f/1.7 lens has been in stock for few hours in amazon.com. Maybe a good sign for everyone who preordered this combo.

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