Merry Christmas!

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A short post to wish you all Merry Christmas! Enjoy the time with your families and take some nice pictures of them ;)

Greetings from Antwerp!

Ale

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Some info about the real Samsung semitransparent viewfinders (may be used by Olympus)

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A Samsung source just sent me some info about their semitransparent electronic viewfinder. Samsung is one of the companies working on that technology that Olympus could use in future cameras.
The source gave me bits of very intriguing info. Thanks!!!

Here is the text:
Samsung has two small prototypes of semitransparent OLED, that officially are known as ST-AMOLED, they are truly AMOLED devices (Active Matrix OLED). Samsung can not make a higher resolution EVF, the limit right now is just 750×560 on 0.55″ 4:3 display with 52% of transparency. The new device for late of 2012 will reach 1080×815 on 0.75″ 4:3 display, offering 1080×720 on 3:2 mode and 73% of transparency. The final device will have a RGB-W pattern, including a White photodiode to improve the high contrast scenes.
I have not information about commercialization to 3rd companies, but it will offer an advanced technology on the market for competition.”

Samsung is not the only electronic viewfinder maker. Also Epson, Fuji and Sony could sell them to Olympus.

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New refurbished Olympus camera roundup…

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Here is the new list of refurbished m43 cameras. Reminder: Europeans only can purchase the cameras! Other refurbished cameras are available at BHphoto (Click here). These will ship worldwide!

Silver Olympus E-PL1 with 14-42mm lens Silver Olympus E-PL1 with 14-42mm lens Black Olympus E-P3 with 14-42mm lens Red Olympus E-PL2 with 14-42mm lens Silver Olympus E-PL1 double lens kit Black Olympus E-PL1 with 14-42mm lens Black Olympus E-PL1 double lens kit Black Olympus E-PL1 with 14-42mm lens Black Olympus E-PL1 with 14-42mm lens Black Olympus E-PL1 with 14-42mm lens Silver Olympus E-PL1 with 14-42mm lens White Olympus E-P1 with 14-42mm lens Silver Olympus E-PL1 with 14-42mm lens Black Olympus E-PL1 with 14-42mm lens Silver Olympus E-PL1 with 14-42mm lens Black Olympus E-P2 with 14-42mm lens and external viewfinder White Olympus E-PL1 with 14-42mm lens Red Olympus E-PL2 with 14-42mm lens Black Olympus E-PL1 double lens kit Silver Olympus E-PL2 double lens kit Silver Olympus E-PL1 with 14-150mm lens Silver Olympus E-PL1 with 14-150mm lens Black Olympus E-PL2 with 14-150mm lens Silver Olympus E-PL1 with 14-42mm lens Black Olympus E-P2 with 17mm lens and external flash Silver Olympus E-PL1 double lens kit Black Olympus E-PL1 double lens kit Red Olympus E-PL1 with 14-42mm lens Black Olympus E-PL1 with 14-42mm lens Silver Olympus E-PL1 with 14-42mm lens
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Olympus patent discloses a “Hasselblad” alike camera.

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The latest Olympus patent found by Egami (Click here) describes a new Vari-angle LCD screen. But what’s really intriguing is the medium Format design of the camera body. In some way it reminds me the leaked Samsung medium format camera. And seeing that there are rumors that Olympus may will work closer with Samsung this starts to look more than just a casual pattern. Below you can see the leaked Samsung image I posted months ago on MirrorlessRumors (Click here):

That’s just my speculation for now, but if Olympus is working on such a camera than the Samsung square sensor could be definitely the way to go!

Back to reality, camera companies do register plenty of patents that will never be applied on real camera. So don’t get too much exited about that one!

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