December 24, 2011
Posted in Rumors

Some info about the real Samsung semitransparent viewfinders (may be used by Olympus)

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A Samsung source just sent me some info about their semitransparent electronic viewfinder. Samsung is one of the companies working on that technology that Olympus could use in future cameras.
The source gave me bits of very intriguing info. Thanks!!!

Here is the text:
Samsung has two small prototypes of semitransparent OLED, that officially are known as ST-AMOLED, they are truly AMOLED devices (Active Matrix OLED). Samsung can not make a higher resolution EVF, the limit right now is just 750×560 on 0.55″ 4:3 display with 52% of transparency. The new device for late of 2012 will reach 1080×815 on 0.75″ 4:3 display, offering 1080×720 on 3:2 mode and 73% of transparency. The final device will have a RGB-W pattern, including a White photodiode to improve the high contrast scenes.
I have not information about commercialization to 3rd companies, but it will offer an advanced technology on the market for competition.”

Samsung is not the only electronic viewfinder maker. Also Epson, Fuji and Sony could sell them to Olympus.

December 23, 2011
Posted in deals

(UPDATE) GX1 body in Stock . Panasonic G special deal at Amazon gone.

UPDATE: I just arrived at home after a day of flight.So here are the updated deals:

1) The GX1 body only camera is in Stock at Amazon (Click here).

2) The Amazon special Panasonic GF3 camera deal is now gone.

December 23, 2011
Posted in Rumors

Olympus patent discloses a “Hasselblad” alike camera.


The latest Olympus patent found by Egami (Click here) describes a new Vari-angle LCD screen. But what’s really intriguing is the medium Format design of the camera body. In some way it reminds me the leaked Samsung medium format camera. And seeing that there are rumors that Olympus may will work closer with Samsung this starts to look more than just a casual pattern. Below you can see the leaked Samsung image I posted months ago on MirrorlessRumors (Click here):

That’s just my speculation for now, but if Olympus is working on such a camera than the Samsung square sensor could be definitely the way to go!

Back to reality, camera companies do register plenty of patents that will never be applied on real camera. So don’t get too much exited about that one!

December 23, 2011
Posted in reviews

New Micro Four Thirds reviews roundup (GF3 gets DxOmarked).

DxOmark (Click here) tested the GF3 sensors: “We liked the GF3’s low-light ISO performance, its dimensions, and its price. This said, we were less enchanted by its ISO range, which we found limited its low-ISO scores in the Portrait and Landscape categories. (Its limited ISO also resulted in lower scores for Dynamic Range.)“. GF3 shop links: Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay.

New Panasonic GX1 review at Cnet Asia (Click here): “We have said before that the GX1 is what the GF3 should have been. Although, we wonder why they stuck with a seemingly industrial design and didn’t opt for something similar to the or the Fujifilm FinePix X10, which seems to be the trend these days“. GX1 shop links: Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay.

EosHD (Click here) released a bunch of downloadable GH2 patches. You have to hack your GH2 camera to use them!

There is a double Olympus lens review at Focus Numerique. First they tested the Olympus 45mm lens (Click here) and then the Olympus 12mm lens (Click here).

Sharpness of Lumix G 45-200mm and Lumix X 45-175mm at m43photo (Click here).

Nikon 1 V1 Vs. Olympus PEN EP-3 at Nikonrumors (Click here).

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