Finally 43rumors found the first leaked image on an asian forum. It has been removed after few minutes but a reader sent us the screenshot!
The camera is not going to be announced on February 2nd but later. It has a plastic body and it is priced cheaper than the Olympus E-P1!
UPDATE: From trusted source: autofocus is a little faster
UPDATE2: Corrected-> same E-P1 sensor!
UPDATE3: Corrected -> It has one new feature (we will tell you soon)…if it is what I have in mind than it’s HOT!!!
UPDATE4: Name E-Pxx (two unknown numbers/letters)
UPDATE5: New Kit-Lens for the E-Pxx!
UPDATE6: That’s only speculation…but could it have the In-Body EVF we are all waiting for? (
). I know I am dreaming only
UPDATE7: A close look to the pictures do suggest there will be a built-in pop-up flash. Maybe that’s the new feature our sources were talking about!
UPDATE8: It’s slightly thinner and slightly smaller.
UPDATE9: A size comparison between the E-P1 and the new leaked camera is available here: http://43rumors.com/ft3-e-p1-vs-e-pxx-size-comparison/
I am just arrived at the Munich airport and I checked my mails. Finally after days of struggling with uncertain rumors I have some very reliable rumor from my “old” trusted sources . Just few informations but at least they are FT4
The teaser camera is definitely a MicroFourThirds camera (plastique body)
Also the E-5 is going to be announced veeeeeery soon.
No Mft prime lenses from Olympus yet, they will come in Q3! We will see the previousely announced zooms instead.
That’s it for now. I received some more informations but I want to double check them before to post it!
Cheers from Munich
P.S.: Sorry for beeing so hurry but I am writing you from my iPhone.
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BLACK GF1 (Body Only) $749.95
SILVER GF1 with 20mm $1,159.95
SILVER GF1 (Body Only) $749.95
WHITE GF1 with 20mm Lens $1,149.95
According to the website eosHD “In what is being billed as another sizeable revolution in the camera world, Panasonic is set to unveil a shutter-less DSLR. Billed as a ‘global shutter’ and marketed as HD Progressive, Panasonic will for now reserve this feature only for their high end range of camcorders and the GH2.
Panasonic is set to release the LX4 and G2 in February, but the GH2 will wait until the 2nd half of 2010 according to my source in Asia. Rather than do a yearly update of the GH line, Panasonic want to bring a greater incremental step to the ‘luxury’ line.“,,,”The global shutter also creates the possibility of an entirely silent camera. Goodbye shutter click. On a DSLR a global shutter requires greater power demands and causes the sensor to run hot, but Panasonic were able to develop one because their modern CMOS processing plant can shrink a chip below 35 nanometers, which coupled with the relatively small (in DSLR terms) sensor size of the Micro 4/3rds format allows the chip to run cooler.“