December 23, 2011
Posted in Rumors

Olympus patent discloses a “Hasselblad” alike camera.

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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).

December 22, 2011
Posted in deals

USA deals roundup: Black GX1 back in Stock. Olympus 12-50mm lens preorder.


The Black GX1 with 14-42mm lens is back in Stock at Amazon (Click here) and Adorama (Click here). Also the Silver kit is in Stock at Amazon (Click here) and Adorama (Click here).

The new weather sealed Olympus 12-50mm lens can now be preordered at Adorama (Click here). A perfect kit lens for the soon to come weather sealed camera :)

More deals:
Panasonic-Leica 25mm now for $499 at Amazon (Click here).
Panasonic GF3 with 14-42mm kit lens for $399 ay Target (Click here).
Olympus 9-18mm lens for around $580 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Black GF2 with kit lens for $361 at Amazon (Click here).

December 22, 2011
Posted in poll

POLL: What is the best new m43 product of the year 2011?


Year 2011 is almost over and it’s time for you to let Panasonic Olympus know what’s the best Micro Four Thirds product they have launched in 2011.

What's the new Micro Four Thirds product of the year?

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December 22, 2011
Posted in news

Private message appendix…(Olympus camera in February?)

Dear readers,

Many of you worried about me because of the post I wrote yesterday. I only wanted to add that I am not sick, and I am not going to stop the activity on 43rumors. I am having some issues to solve within my family and that’s why I could miss to post some news or not be that fast to answer your emails. So if it happens that you don’t hear about me for a few days you should know that I am very likely busy with family business.

That said, I really appreciate your kind words. It’ really gave me some energy I lost during the last weeks. I will need that because I know we are going to see many new m43 products within the next weeks. There will be the enw Panasonic lenses and I have been told Olympus could launch the new camera in February (yes, the new “revolutionary” camera). I will keep working on those rumors and I am glad we can have such an interesting time to share together.

Merry Christmas!

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