December 13, 2010
Posted in news, poll

Fuji X100 news and poll

There are a few new info about the Fuji X100. Why do we care about Fuji? Many 43rumors reader demonstrated their interest for that camera. That’s why I am going to aks you what kind of aspect/feature you would love to see to be “copied” by Olympus/Panasonic. But first the news (via Fuji):

- The X100 offers three focusing options, selected by a switch on the left hand side of the body.
- The X100 has a dedicated RAW button
- In standard form, the planned ISO range is from 200 to 6400, but this can be expanded to include 100 and 12800.
- Autofocus points will be visible in the viewfinder. The autofocus points are also user-selectable, making it easier for photographers to focus on off-centre subjects without having to resort to the focus lock facility.
- HD video output is 1280 x 720 pixels at 24 frames per second with stereo sound recording. Aperture Priority AE can be used whilst shooting movies.
- The camera retain its existing settings when it’s turned off
- You can turn the LCD off.
- The shutter lag is 0.01 sec
- PROVIA, Velvia, ASTIA and mono chrome pictures will be able to be achieved with filter effects.
- It is not wheater sealed and has no built-in or in lens stabilization.
- There is an switchable integral ND filter.
- Price is still to be confirmed.

And here the poll. Let Panasonic and Olympus know what you like from the X100

What do you like form the Fuji X100? (maximum 3 votes)

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Links: Official Fuji X100 presentation page / Fuji X100 at Amazon

December 13, 2010
Posted in deals

Panasonic GH2 in Stock at Amazon (but pay attention!). 3D lens at Bhphoto

There has been a small price drop on the new Panasonic 100-300mm lens which is now in Stock for $591 at Amazon (Click here).

The new Panasonic 3D lens is in Stock at BHphoto (Click here).

“The Price Pros” is selling the Panasonic GH2 though Amazon (click here). But there is a warning for US customers that wants to buy the GH2 at “The Price Pros“: “I ordered a GH2 from amazon after seeing your post on December 9th. The camera was being sold through a amazon partner store called “The Price Pros”. The Price Pros sent a confirmation email and charged my credit card, but then can cancelled the order late last night saying it was “damaged in shipping”. However, after speaking with them on the phone, they clearly never had the GH2 to begin with. I asked them what happened to the other GH2 they sold and they said that that was also damaged in shipping.
I’m sending you this email so that if the GH2 shows up on amazon again and it’s being sold by The Price Pros you might want to add a buyer beware disclaimer or maybe not report on it what so ever. I should be getting refunded for my order, but the bad part is, after I got the order confirmation from The Price Pros, I cancelled my pre-order for the GH2 from Amazon which I placed weeks ago.  Just want to help other 4/3 users and 43rumors readers so that they are not scammed like I was.

December 13, 2010
Posted in reviews

Panasonic GH2 review at Photographyblog! It’s an “essential” camera!

Photographyblog posted their Panasonic GH2 review. And the conclusions is: “The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 offers a winning combination of high-quality stills and video, proven handling and design, and a more affordable price-tag – it’s simply the most complete interchangeable lens camera currently available for people who want to shoot in both formats.

And it’s the first time I see such an amazing rating by Photographyblog… 24/25 points! The camera gains an “Essential” recommendation!!! Only the Nikon D3s and the Nikon D3x do have the same “Essential” rating (but they also do cost over $5.000!).

GH2 preorders in US

Amazon US, Adorama, BHphoto (notify only)

GH2 Europe (in Stock)

Amazon.de, Pixmania.fr, Amazon.co.uk, Pixmania.it, Pixmania.pl, Pixmania.es.

Via Photographyblog

December 13, 2010
Posted in news

First narrative short film taken with the AG-AF100 (+GH2 in Stock at Pixmania)


“A Verse Before Dying” – Trailer from Proof, Inc. on Vimeo.

Notes: “A Verse Before Dying” is the first narrative short film shot on the new Panasonic AG-AF100 Digital Cinema Camera. The film was shot on location in Dripping Springs, Texas. For additional information, behind-the-scenes photos and more, go to dvxuser.com/​V6/​showthread.php?230414-quot-A-Verse-Before-Dying-quot-A-Borderlands-Spaghetti-Western. Thanks Stephen Mick for sending us the link!

A few european dealers contacted us to say that the first stock of Panasonic AG-AF100 (Click here to preorder at BHphoto) are already sold out!

The good news is that the Panasonic GH2 is now in Stock almost everywhere (in Europe). Today also Pixmania has them: Pixmania.fr, Pixmania.it, Pixmania.pl, Pixmania.es,

And a warning for US customers that wants to buy the GH2 at “The Price Pros“: “I ordered a GH2 from amazon after seeing your post on December 9th. The camera was being sold through a amazon partner store called “The Price Pros”. The Price Pros sent a confirmation email and charged my credit card, but then can cancelled the order late last night saying it was “damaged in shipping”. However, after speaking with them on the phone, they clearly never had the GH2 to begin with. I asked them what happened to the other GH2 they sold and they said that that was also damaged in shipping.
I’m sending you this email so that if the GH2 shows up on amazon again and it’s being sold by The Price Pros you might want to add a buyer beware disclaimer or maybe not report on it what so ever. I should be getting refunded for my order, but the bad part is, after I got the order confirmation from The Price Pros, I cancelled my pre-order for the GH2 from Amazon which I placed weeks ago.  Just want to help other 4/3 users and 43rumors readers so that they are not scammed like I was.

December 13, 2010
Posted in reviews

Olympus E-5 review at neocamera (+ manual in all languages available)

The next Olympus E-5 review has been published by Neocamera. It turns out that also in that case the reviewer is positively impressed by the camera: “This Olympus E-5 turns out to be an excellent DSLR. It has all the makings of a refined product and an advanced feature set which makes it suitable for all types of photography. There are very few cameras which include all the E-5′s important features and it even has some unique capabilities.

One more news: Olympus E-5 manuals available now in “all” languages, on:
http://www.olympus-europa.com/consumer/208_manuals.cfm?prodID=MN4279292
via http://www.forum-olympus-france.com.

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