March 2012 filed patent GX2 design with integrated EVF.

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A March 2012 filed patent (re-)shows the new GX2(?) design with integrated and tillable electronic viewfinder. You can read all details and see the pics at Freepatentsonline. The front linear design reminds a bit the Panasonic DMC-L1 body (here on eBay). Three years ago I found the first patent with that design. I am glad to have found the newer one because it may means that Panasonic is seriously taking into consideration to transform this into a real product.  Another thing I noticed on the patent is that Silver Halide part. May some smart tech guy explain us what it is doing there???

The three year old first patent (Source: Freepatentsonline) explained well why such a cameras makes sense: “If an electronic viewfinder is disposed where a conventional optical viewfinder function component used to be disposed, there needs to be the same amount of space above the body mount as when a pentaprism or the like is disposed, and the various parts cannot be disposed efficiently, which hampers efforts at making the camera body smaller. The technology disclosed here is intended to reduce the size of a camera body.

Do you like that kind of GX design?

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Links to current Four Thirds L1 camera (here on eBay).

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And here are the new GX deals!

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There is no day without a new USA Panasonic GX or GF deal!
1) There is a brand news GX1 with 14-42mm and 45-150mm Lens deal for $599 at Bhphoto (Click here).
2) And $599 is what you also pay now for the Silver GX1 with 14-42mm X kit at Amazon (Click here).
3) An Ohio store sells the GF3 with X zoom for $339 on [shoplink 36665 ebay]eBay US (Click here)[/shoplink].

The GF series will soon see a successor while the GX future still remains a mystery for now although Panasonic promises to deliver a successor.

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(FT4) Coming within 2013: Olympus f/2.8 fast zooms similar to the Panasonic X.

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Image on top: the Four Thirds Zuiko 14-35mm f/2.0. Same quality can be expected by the new f/2.8 zooms.

I am getting more and more evidence that Olympus will release a fast zoom in Spring-Summer along the new E-P5. And I now have been told that Olympus actually wants to release two f/2.8 zoom within 2013. Both will compete against the Panasonic 12-35mm and 35-100mm X lenses.
Which one is coming first I don’t know yet. I asked the sources if that wouldn’t be too redundant but they told me that Olympus zooms deliver a higher optical performance as we have on the superb Zuiko 14-35mm f/2.0 (here on eBay) and Zuiko 35-100mm f/2.0 (here on eBay) lens. Specs and Price info are yet unknown. What we can be (almost) sure of is that the constant aperture isn’t f/2.0, it will be almost certainly f/2.8 becuase of size and costs reasons.

The two superb Zuiko f/2.0 zooms:
14-35mm f/2.0 on eBay (Click here) and via Slidoo eBay.
35-100mm f/2.0 on eBay (Click here) and via Slidoo eBay.

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

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Blackmagic MFT camcorder now shipping. Kipon still not.

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There is a MFT camera announced at Photokina that still ins’t in Stock yet. It is the Blackmagic MFT camcorder. The good news is that John Browley posted that image of the just received Blackmagic MFT camera (discussion at forum.blackmagicdesign / found via Slashcam).  If you preordered the camera you may receive it soon too!

Something that isn’t shipping yet is the Kipon adapter with full electronic control. Don’t know why there is a delay and I see only the manual adapters listed on eBay (Click here).. You got some info about that?

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