UPDATE: I don’t know yet if the japanese friends from Egami (Click here) did make a mistake and may misunderstood the japanese patent. The camera on top looks more like a superzoom camera than a new m43 cameras.
P.S.: After three years and fifteen(!) m43 cameras there is still no compact camera with built-in viewfinder on the corner a là Olympus 35SP (Click here to see that cam)! Maybe it’s just me wanting that kind of cameras? Looking at the preorder success of the Sony NEX-7 I believe the answer is no, I am not the only one!
And than we have three new Micro Four Thirds lens patents for the Olympus 10mm f/2.8, 12mm f/2.8 and 12mm f/2.0. These are the specs:
|Focal length f [mm]||12.187||12.284||10.711|
|Image heights [mm]||11.15|
|Back Focus [mm]||15.041||15.092||14.536|
|Minimum focusing distance [cm]||20|
|Configuration||11 images in 9 groups||Nine elements in 8 groups||Nine elements in 8 groups|
I guess that this are just three different prototypes of the newly announced Olympus 12mm f/2.0 lens. Don’t think we will ever see a 10mm f/2.8 lens.