October 20, 2011
Posted in Rumors

(FT5) GX1 coming on November 8! With G3 sensor + specs leaked!

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Together with Digicaminfo I worked to get and confirm the GX1 specs. And that collaboration really made it possible to have an FT5 rumor (Thanks!). Here are the specs:

Design is very similar to GF1 with some “touch” of LC1.
It has the same 16 Megapixel G3 sensor.
New image processing engine and ISO12800.
The fastest AF of all Panasonic cameras: 0.09 seconds AF!
Electronic Level
920,000 dots touchscreen LCD (non tiltable!!!)
LVF2 external viewfinder with 1,440,000 dots. (no Built-in EVF)
Color: black, silver.
Camera will be first released on japanese market on November 25. A couple of weeks later in Europe and than US.

Take a look at the LC1 on eBay. I guess it will have that kind of grip and built quality.

What do you think about the GX1 specs?

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October 20, 2011
Posted in Rumors

(FT5) GX1 has no built-in viewfinder. New external viewfinder coming!

HOT news! I am now receiving the top info from top sources about the GX1. The camera has NOT a built-in viewfinder. But there will be a new external high resolution viewfinder! The camera will compete against the Sony NEX-5n and will have a very similar price. I am currently working on the specs. So stay tuned on 43rumors ok! I will have plenty of news soon!

Price of the NEX-5n: Amazon, Adorama, B&H, J&R, eBay.

 

Reminder -> 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

October 20, 2011
Posted in Rumors

(UPDATED from FT3 to FT1) GX1 to be announced on Oct 25 and design close to GF1 and without built-in EVF? (Digicaminfo)

Will the GX1 have or nor a built-in viewfinder like the one described in the Panasonic United States Patent Application 20100060771?

Important update: Two sources quickly answered me that the rumor from Digicam-info about the GX1 coming next week is NOT correct. I ask these anonymous sources if they can also tell me if the rest from the rumor is correct or wrong (GF1 design and no built-in viewfinder info).

What did Digicam-info say? According to their sources the GX1 will be announced next week the October 25. And they also say the GX1 will NOT have a built-in viewfinder and that the design is very close to the Panasonic GF1.

As I said, my sources said the release date is not correct, let’s also hope they will tell me that it is not an exact copy of the GF1. I would be very disappointed if the only GX1 new feature would be a slightly improved sensor. I hope that there will be more than just that coming form Panasonic!

Reminder -> 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

 

October 19, 2011
Posted in news

Nikon and Sony production down for 1-2 months!

First I want to say that I wish all our Thai readers and friends all the best to recover from the huge flood that hit their country. What’s coming next is just a technical informative report about the consequences of the flood on Nikon and Sony’s industry. As you see from the image on top (Source: Nationalmultimedia) the Nikon and Sony factories have been submerged by water. I talked with my sources about the current situation in the area and they told me there will be a production stop of at least one-two months! Nikon will probably delay the D800 announcement and Sony will delay the Sony NEX-7 shipment. Also Amazon.com (Click here) is not taking any NEX-7 preorders anymore with the following reason: “Due to manufacturing concerns”. And the surprising thing is that they invite buyers to buy m43 cameras because “These sleek new cameras with lens versatility are available today” (again, click here to read).

What does it mean for m43? The NEX-7 gained a lot of attention from the press and photographers. If the NEX-7 will be delayed until January or even February than this could be a big chance for the upcoming Panasonic GX1 camera. It’s not “Schadensfreude” (malicious joy). It’s a matter of fact that if the GX1 will be similar to the NEX-7 than some of buyers may will get that camera instead of the Sony. Anyway, it’s up to Panasonic now to not disappoint us!

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