(FT3) Panasonic compact camera announcement soon (no MFT).

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There could be soon a compact camera announcement made by Panasonic. At least one new FZ camera will be launched. As long as I know no new MFT camera is coming The GX7 will be announced in late August (confirmed by Panasonic US!). And the Olympus cameras will arrive in mid September.

In the long term both Panasonci and Olympus will step out from the low end compact camera business and focus on the high end market. The new Panasonic LF1 is a nice camera but Panasonic still has to launch a bigger size sensor camera to be really competitve against Fuji and Sony. Also Olympus plans to launch a high end compact camera soon!

P.S.: Super E-Pm2 Gold Box deal at Amazon Germany (Click here).

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FT2=21-40% chance the rumor is correct
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FT4=61-80% chance the rumor is correct
FT5=81-99% chance the rumor is correct

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Fotodiox will launch a new Vizelex adapter soon. Higher quality and 0.5x reduction for MFT!

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The Vizelex Light Cannon isn’t a good quality adapter. And the Fotodiox company acknowledged that and is preparing a new version. SpilledInk just sent me that message:

“Here are some non-pixel peeping test shots of the cheap and disappointing Fotodiox Vizelex Light Cannon (Lens Turbo clone). The reaction has been so poor that Fotodiox has promised a version 2 in a few months free to anyone that bought the original light cannon. They are even offering a 0.5x reduction version which would give our Micro 4/3 cameras full frame field of view. Hopefully the quality improves: http://www.flickr.com/photos/savanapridi/sets/72157634459659517/ Thanks. I hope your readers might find this test useful.” 

More news at personal-view.com. The current adapter sells for $149 at Amazon (Click here).

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Nikon G to MFT Speed Booster review. Preorder at BH.

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The brand new Nikon G to MFT Speed Booster can now be preordered at BHphoto (Click here). And a review of the new adapter can be read at Peterbphotos (Click here). He writes:

“There seems to be no real image quality issues with using the Speed Booster and for low-light work – a real treat. With DX lenses and the 0.71x magnification of the Speed Booster, you have a lot more wide options for the Olympus system.”

Links to Nikon G lenses at Amazon, Bhphoto and eBay.

P.S.: A Lens Turbo version should arrive by end of this year. Save this search on Slidoo to get notified when it’s available on eBay.

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(FT4) Olympus announcement scheduled for the second week of September

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While the Panasonic GX7 specs are well known (announcement in late August) we are still in the dark when it comes to talk about the new Olympus cameras. For now we got rumors from anonymous soruces about a new entry level OMD and a new FT camera.

Today two trusted sources confirmed that Olympus will announce new products the second week of September. I hope they can soon share us some details about the new cameras and elnses too!

Rumored OMD entry level info:
– Same shape as the E-M5
– Same 16MP sensor
– Built.in EVF with lower resolution EVF (compared to the 2.3 from the OMD)
– 2 axes stabilization
– no weather sealing

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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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