(FT4) Panasonic ultracompact GM1 to be the first MFT camera with full electronic shutter!

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The new GM1 MFT camera is said to be close in size with the Sony RX100MII (pictured on top)

A source just unveiled some intriguing info about the new Panasonic ultracompact camera that will be announced in early October:

1) It’s named Panasonic GM1. Now we have Panasonic G, GF, GH, GX and GM series….what a mess :)

2) The source wrote that “Its a lot smaller than i thought i would be“. It cannot be compared to other mirrorless interchangeable cameras. it’s more close to the Sony RX100 in terms of size (cool!).

3) The camera is very thin and that goal is possible because the camera is the first MFT camera with no mechanical shutter! it has an electronic shutter only! This is supposed to be better than the current e-shutters. And it can work with flash (with a certain shutterspeed)

4) The body is made of magnesium with a leather finnish. It comes in total black, silver/black, silver/brown.

 

The source writes that if you were hoping got a compact camera with FT sensor and fixed prime lens…forget it. The GM1 is better!

That sounds good! Stay tuned on 43rumors. Panasonic and Olympus rumors and announcements coming the next days and weeks!!!

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Sub 300 Euro MFT cameras in Europe.

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Short break from rumors and reviews of expensive cameras! Here is the list of sub 300 Euro MFT cameras you can find in Europe. Obviously there are many more countries and stores offering MFT cameras for that price but this is just an extract to show that you don’t have to spend a lot of money to get a great Micro Four Thirds cameras. So here we are, the list has been collected by 43rumors readers:

 

Olympus E-PL3:
For 249 on eBay Germany.
With kit lens for 299 on eBay Germany.
With kit lens for 299 at Topshot Finland.
A special mention goes to the E-PL3 with double Lens kit priced at 399 Euro at FotoMundus. Great deal!

Olympus E-P2:
For 269 on eBay Germany.

Olympus E-PM1:
For 99 at Verkkokauppa Finland.
For 159 on eBay Germany.
For 219 on eBay Germany.
With kit lens for 259 on eBay Germany.

Panasonic GF2:
Twin Lens kit for 223 pounds on eBay UK.

Panasonic GF3:
For 199 at Topshot Finland.
With kit lens for 299 at eBay DE.

Panasonic G3:
For 299 at FofoMundus Germany.

Panasonic GF5:
With kit lens for 299 at FofoMundus Germany.

Panasonic GX1:
With kit lens for 239 at FofoMundus Germany (DEMO version).
With kit lens for 299 at Fotohanskeuzekamp Holland.

 

Thanks you all for sharing!

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GX7 in Stock at Amazon US! And great Hands-On Field Test by TheCameraStoreTV

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For the first time the GX7 with kit lens is in Stock and shipping via Amazon US itself (Click here). And if you are still not sure about the cameras quality than watch the GX7 field test video just posted by TheCameraStoreTV team. It’s always an immense pleasure to watch their videos!

GX7 links:
Silver GX7 body at Amazon US, BHphoto, Adorama, Samys, Wex Deutschland, Wex UK , Amazon JP.
Silver GX7 with 14-42mm lens at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, Samys, Henrys, Wex Deutschland, WexUK, Amazon UK.
Black GX7 body at Henrys, Wex Deutschland, Wex UK, Amazon UK, Amazon Japan.
Black GX7 with 14-42mm lens at Henrys, Wex Deutschland, Wex UK, Amazon UK.
Black GX7 with 20mm lens at Henrys, Wex UKAmazon UK, Amazon Japan.
Silver GX7 with 20mm lens at Henrys, Wex UKAmazon UK, Amazon Japan.

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(FT5) New upgraded Lens Turbo for MFT is coming by end of the year.

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The new Lens Turbo for Micro Four Thirds sales will start in November. As you know the Lens Turbo is basically a Speed Booster alternative without electronic contacts. There are already Lens Turbo auctions for NEX and X-mount on eBay (Click here). But there is also a good news to report:

Unlike the current NEX and X version The MFT Lens Turbo adapter will have an all new design to highly improve the quality. It has increased the edge sharpness and solved the blue spot problem. Great!

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FT3=41-60% chance the rumor is correct
FT4=61-80% chance the rumor is correct
FT5=81-99% chance the rumor is correct

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New Olympus patent describes improved phase detection AF tech.

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Egami (translation here) spotted an Olympus patent describing a new on sensor phase detection tech. The idea is simple. With an addition of a second layer every single pixel can be used to enable phase detection AF. if it works we basically would have the best solution ever…even better than the Dual AF Pixel solution from the Canon 70D. But we all know there is usually a huge time gap between patents and real application on final mass products.

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