(FT3) New PEN with new EPSON integrated viewfinder to come in Spring?

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The only FT5 news I have right now is that there will be one new Micro Four Thirds camera from Olympus to come soon. Now two new sources said that this should be a new kind of PEN camera with built-in viewfinder. And to be more specific it uses the 2.36 megapixels Epson viewfinder announced three months ago at Photokina (Source: Epson). Again, this hasn’t been confirmed yet by a trusted source. All we can be 99% sure off is that a new camera is about to be announced soon and it’s my guess that this will happen right in time for the CP+ show in Japan.

P.S.: Olympus has a long history of making compact cameras with built-in rangefinders. Just check the super long list of eBay auction on these cameras (Click here). Got some inspiration for the new digital PEN with EVF? :)

 

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XZ-10 compact luxury model from Olympus?

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Image on top: The current Olympus XZ-2

While the classic compact camera market is shrinking under the pressure of smartphones the high end compact camera remains an interesting market. And according to a Digicaminfo source Olympus will launch a new XZ-10 compact luxury model. Specs are unknown yet. The big question is about the sensor size. Will it use a “classic” small sensor? Will it use an 1 inch sensor like the Sony RX100 or even a larger Four Thirds sensor?

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E-M5 super deal: New(!) for 809 dollars!

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We know have a new low price record for the new(!) E-M5. You can grab it here:
Silver E-M5 body only for $809 at eBay US (Click here).
Black E-M5 body only for $809 at eBay US (Click here).
Black E-M5 body with 14-42mm lens for $899 at eBay US (Click here).

notified via Slidoo.

As you may know there are is also a huge action where you save up to $550 on the E-M5 plus three MFT lenses at BHphoto (Click here). Full deal description on PDF (click here to download).

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Lumix Link update for the GH3 (and new GH3 work roundup).

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LINDA KREUZEN – ON A SHELF from Hugo Goudswaard shot with GH3 and SLR magic

GH3 APP update:
While 43rumors reader are still patiently waiting to receive their GH3 preorders Panasonic already updated the Lumix Link APP. And it has two new features for you current or future GH3 owners:
1) A manual focus function and video recording timer have been added to the Live View screen. Advanced recording settings such as aperture value, shutter speed and exposure compensation can be performed.
2) A function for automatically transmitting pictures recorded on the camera to your smartphone or tablet has been added.
You can download it here on iTunes or Google Play (Thanks Tim for providing the links)

GH3 work roundup:
On top you see an embedded video shot on the GH3 with the SLR Magic 35mm 1.4 and Kowa prominar 8Z Anamorphic lens (to find here on eBay).
Than you may watch the GH3 film mode test with a brief GH2 comparison made by Michael on Vimeo.
And also Outbackphoto posted the first short GH3 video on Vimeo.

GH3 in (or out) of Stock status:
USA readers are no under cheater attack! Knowing that it will take some time until the next GH3 will be in Stock I found one guy selling a used GH3 for $100 mroe than the new price at Amazon (Click here). I guess you will have to wait February to receive your preorder. You may save that search on Slidoo eBay to get notified when the GH3 will be in Stock on eBay US. More in Stock status check at Amazon, Olympus US store, Adorama, B&H, eBay.

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