December 18, 2012
Posted in Rumors

(FT4) Likely compact cameras only at CES. But some major MFT news coming soon after!



I am still not 100% sure but from what I got from some of my sources Olympus and Panasonic will introduce new compact cameras at the CES show in Las Vegas (Starting January 8th). But at the same time I have been told that new MFT stuff will be announced a couple of weeks later. Easy to guess that Panasonic and Olympus will release that new “MFT stuff” at the CP+ show in Japan that starts on January 31.

From Olympus we know from trusted sources that one new lens and at least one new camera should be released soon. (new PEN likely and maybe a new OMD). While Panasonic plans to release a new GF and G model.

Rumors classification explained (FT= FourThirds):
FT1=1-20% chance the rumor is correct
FT2=21-40% chance the rumor is correct
FT3=41-60% chance the rumor is correct
FT4=61-80% chance the rumor is correct
FT5=81-99% chance the rumor is correct

December 18, 2012
Posted in news

Olympus releases new firmware update for the E-PL5 and E-PM2!


Olympus Japan just issued version 1.1 firmware for the new E-Pl5 and E-PM2. It fixes the following issue:
– Unstable exposure, while using lenses that cannot communicate with cameras (such as OM or body cap lenses), has been improved.

December 18, 2012
Posted in deals

New 17mm lens in Stock in UK (and preorders shipping in Germany)


The first two 17mm f/1.8 lenses are in Stock and shipping on eBay UK (Click here). And a couple of German 43rumors reader told me their preorders at have been shipped.



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