January 4, 2012
Posted in Rumors

(FT5) No Panasonic GH3 announcement yet. But new m43 stuff coming at the Tokyo show in February.

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Like Olympus also Panasonic will announce the new Micro Four Thirds stuff right before the CP+ show in Yokohama. The event starts on February 9 so we really don’t have to wait a lot to see the new products for real. This means:

1) For the upcoming CES show in Las Vegas (start on January 10) Olympus and Panasonic will now announce compact cameras only.

2) Panasonic will display the new 12-35mm and 35-100mm X lenses at the CES show in Las Vegas but unveil final complete specs and price before the Tokyo show in early February. I have been told that it’s highly unlikely that those lenses will be as fast as the super Zuiko 14-35mm f/2.0 (here on ebay) and the 35-100mm f/2.0 (here on ebay) lenses.

3) There is no GH3 coming now. I am still not sure if it will be announced for the Tokyo show.

4) The Olympus m43 camera with integrated viewfinder is not an FT5 rumor….but FT6 or FT7 or whatever :)  I am getting first rumors about the camera form trusted sources. Will post them soon!

Maybe the reason why Olympus and Panasonic will focus their announcements on the CP+ show is because of Nikon and Fuji. Both will announce two super cameras within the next days. The Nikon D4 and D800 and Fuji will announce their Fuji LX10 (or Fuji X PRo 1) with super organic sensor. You can follow the Fuji news on MirrorlessRumors.

 

January 3, 2012
Posted in Rumors

A Fuji camera leak. Olympus and Panasonic…watch out for this!

Th picture on top shows a “portion” of the upcoming Fuji mirrorless. It’s not a Micro Four Thirds camera but I hope the new Olympus will look at least as sexy as that one. The Fuji is going to be announced soon and you should follow my other website MirrorlessRumors.com (Click here). I will post there everything I can find about the Fuji. Damn does it look nice.

January 3, 2012
Posted in reviews

New Panasonic GX1 review at Photographyblog (+ more GX1 tests).

ULB for CSC’s from CrockettCo Technology on Vimeo.

Photographyblog (Click here) posted the full Panasonic GX1 review: “The new GX-series unfortunately doesn’t quite slot into place between the GF and G ranges, costing as much as the G3 with the same 14-42mm lens, so it’s more of a direct alternative rather to our favourite compact system camera of 2011. We’d still just give the edge to the G3 thanks to its built-in EVF and rotating LCD screen“. Even if the conclusion sounds a bit disappointed they gave the GX1 a “Highly Recommended”.

David Babsky posted a GX1 hands-on review at Steve Huff (Click here): “For a little micro-four-thirds ‘system’ camera, with many different lenses to choose from, the GX1 is the absolute best value available today“.

Also the german magazine Colorfoto (Click here) tested the camera.

The GX1 is in Stock at… (Click on shop names to check price):
USA&Canada: Amazon, Adorama.
Europe: Amazon UK, Jessops.
Asia: Digitalrev, Amazon JP.

January 3, 2012
Posted in Rumors

(FT5) New Olympus camera to be unveiled between February 6-11th.

An imaginary Micro Four Thirds camera with build-in viewfinder created by Livedoor.

Finally I have a FT5 rumor (FT5=from top source) about the new Olympus camera! Other sources already told me weeks ago that the camera was coming very soon. I thought (and hoped) that Olympus would unveil the camera at the CES show in Las Vegas which starts on January the 10th. No way! Olympus will “skip” that event and instead announce the new camera in February in the week between the 6th and 11th. All I know for certain is that the camera is weather sealed and that it has an integrated viewfinder.

P.S: Obviously the camera will be sold with the 12-50mm as kit lens. The lens itself is already in Stock in some stores: Amazon, Adorama, B&H, 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

January 2, 2012
Posted in Rumors

(FT2) Also the GH3 is coming out soon?


Image on top: The current (and still amazing) Panasonic GH2
A dpreview reader said that USA Panasonic Customer Service is now confirming that the GH3 will be here within weeks. The press announcement should be made around January 10 at the CES show in Las Vegas. I ask my US readers if they can try to call Panasonic and see if they really are sharing that info. I would be really surprised if they really do that!!! That’s why the rumor has the FT2 value only.

What’s 100% sure is that the new Panasonic high end X lenses are coming soon (Janaury-February). Those will be lenses with constant aperture (f/2.8 or faster). I am still crossing my fingers to have them as fast as the 14-35mm f/2.0 (here on ebay) and the 35-100mm f/2.0 (here on ebay) Zuiko lenses. And I know these lenses are weather sealed so like Olympus also Panasonic has to release a weather sealed camera. Time for the GH3??? :)

P.S.: At least in USA the price dropped considerably in December. Check the price in those stores: Amazon, Adorama, B&H, 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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