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BlackMagic Cinema Camera First Test from Hans Purwa on Vimeo.

New Nauticam housing for the GH3 (nauticamusa.com).
Official Speed Booster launch in Japan (DC.Watch).
Adobe Camera Raw 8.1 release candidate supports Olympus E-P5.
E-Pl5 review by the norwegian site Akam.
If you could design your ultimate camera what would it look like? What would it do? By Kirk Tuck.
Olympus 60mm macro review at ePhotozine.
Olympus Experience Days (ePhotozine).
GF6 test at DCfever.
Two G6 tests at Thinkdigit and T3.
XZ-10 test at Quesabesde.
SLR Magic 35mm f/1.4 review at ThePhoBlographer.
Olympus 75mm f/1.8 vs Canon 135 f/2 L (Tyson Robichaud).
E-P5 hands-on at ePhotozine and in Japanese at Itmedia.

 

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US deals: Pentax GH3 (LOL) and E-M5 for $799!

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You fools! Why buy a Panasonic GH3 when you can have the “Pentax GH3” for $55 less? :)  US eBay seller electronics valley has them on auction now (Click here). I checked the customers feedback on those having ordered the Panasonic-Pentax GH3 are happy! Obviously this is only a mistake in the title :)

UPDATE: There is on single DEMO(!) Silver OMD body for $799 at CameraLand (Click here).

By the way, today for the first time the Panasonic GF6 is in Stock via Japanese seller at Amazon US (Click here). This cameras comes with English menu and manual and no extra tax to pay! Amazon itself will have them in Stock on July 1.

P.S.: There is a Gold Box deal on the Olympus SP-620UZ (Click here).

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(FT4) Small rumor: The name is GX7?

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I am still (very busy) working on the next bunch of GX and OMD rumors. I got a small detail from a source about the name of the new Panasonic camera. It is the “Panasonic DMC-GX7“. The rumors till has not been confirmed by my trusted sources but I “believe” it’s the correct final name. Bloggers and forum owners and ebay sellers can now start to create their GX7 forums. Meantime I made a GX7 group on Facebook and a Google+ page :)

All specs got confirmed, the camera is bigger than previous models and design reminds the Four Thirds L1 camera (here on eBay). It has a new 18MP sensor but I don’t yet if that is multiaspect or the new color splitter sensor. It has the built-in image stabilization which is not the same and not as advanced as the one from Olympus. It has a built-in viewfinder that you can tilt up.

I found it quite funny that a terrific good source told me that Panasonic made the camera for me :)  Thanks you Panasonic engineers!

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Video Interview with Mr. Kataoka from Olympus: Now focusing on tele lens development.

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Matti Sulanto had an opportunity to talk with Mr. Kataoka, who is the General Manager of Olympus Product Development R&D Division. The video can be seen on top of this post. These are the core info:

– Four Thirds User are very valuable to Olympus and they will continue to develop bodies that can be used with Four Thirds lenses.
– Olympus developed MFT lenses for general users. We are focusing on the tele lenses.
– Collaboration between Olympus and Sony is mainly on the medical business.

 

Source: www.sulantoblog.fi

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The GX1 and E-P3 double lens kit deals in UK/Germany.

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The E-P5 is here and the GX successor is also on the horizon. And even in the usually not so exciting European Deal front we can share some great deal on the “old” E-P3 and GX1 cameras:

1) There is a Panasonic GX1 Black Digital Camera with 14-42mm PZ and 20mm f1.7 Lenses for 656,00 Euro at Wex Germany (Click here) and 528 Pound at Wex UK (Click here). If you calculate the single price of the lenses you will notice that you pay almost nothing for the camera itself!

2) The E-P3 with 14-42mm II R + 40-150mm R lens sells for 599 Euro at FotoMundus Germany (Click here). In that case you pay 300 Euro only for the camera.

As you know the E-P5 is way more expensive than the E-P3 and so will be the new GX camera. This may be a good time to buy very good cameras for few pennies!

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