June 12, 2009
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(FT5) The Kit lens! M.Zuiko Digital 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 ED.


The kit lens will be the 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 ED zoom lens.

It is very compact for carrying (around 4cm when restricted).
The exact name is M.Zuiko Digital 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 ED

Should come in two colors (silver and black?)…

June 11, 2009
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(FT4) New E-P1 image with viewfinder and kit lens!!!


Chinese friends, we need an english translation from you! :)

If that picture is true there will be two different colored kit and prime lenses!

Here is the google translation.

Product Description:

Olympus E-P1 is a compatible at the micro 4 / 3 System standard for digital camera lens. “Olympus Pen” name comes from the legendary Olympus Semilattice film cameras, in the October 1959 release quickly swept the world, the global total of 1,700 million units sold, and continued around the world people brought the joy of photography. New products we have decided to give the same product name, because it will be a new camera to reduce the size of the original Pen and convenient in terms of the same ground-breaking achievements to digital SLR photography, and fashion design at the same time a classic display of their charm. This name expresses our commitment to make as many people as possible can experience the real fun photographic pursuit.

As a result of the micro 4 / 3 System standard, this camera the abolition of the traditional SLR mirror box design, which greatly reduces the camera size, and high-performance and high image quality, such as the advantages of traditional single-lens reflex camera is in no way lower. Olympus E-P1 has a beautiful body and the metal texture to express the originality of the “OLYMPUS PEN” by emitting a series of cameras, high-quality design features and superb technology.

More user-friendly easy to shoot, Olympus E-P1 is also a very special additional features and utility of the i-Auto Intelligent Auto-priority mode, it can automatically assess the scene and set up the best scene mode accordingly.

E-P1 is equipped with a 1,230-megapixel Live MOS sensor and high-speed research and development of new image processing engine TruePic V to provide the previous single-lens reflex cameras only to achieve the high-definition images. In addition, the HD can record 720p high-definition video. The camera also offers stereo linear PCM format audio recording capability, the real effect of the realization of high-definition audio and video synchronization, so that more professional high-definition filming. In addition, the art filter function – used to add exciting image filter effects. At the same time, the dynamic can be applied to video and still images, which greatly enrich and expand the creative expression of the user space.

Olympus E-P1 will attract the birth of a wide range of user groups, not only for beginners can be used as the entry-level digital SLR cameras, and can be used as a high-level enthusiasts and professional photographers the backup camera.

Many thanks to Kyril! He discovered the picture!


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June 11, 2009
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(FT4) Samsung to announce the NX camera on July 7th!

It seems Samsung will release their first NX model really soon! it shoul become a Panasonic GH1 competitor. Olympus is safe for now because it looks the camera will not aim to compete with the compact E-P1 model. I expect the camera to have an OLED screen. Look how good they are:

June 11, 2009
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A little bit of everything…

Most of you will find it interesting to read the next Lumix LX3 vs. G10 fight
Photographyreview is up with a new Olympus Stylus 1050 SW Review. To bad the “cons” list is longer as the “pros” lists.


Chase Jarvis is falling in love with the Olympus E-P1…


CNET Asia reviews the Olympus Mju 9000.


DigitalcameraHQ tested the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS1 “….TS1 is a winner”


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