April 27, 2010
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Funny: Canon is “still discussing whether this mirrorless system is just a hype”

Minister Niihori Kenichi (Canon Camera Business Unit) “said that Canon has no plan yet to develop a new system and still discussing whether this mirrorless system is just a hype / temporary phenomenon or the real thing.

I bet Canon is already developing their system!

Source: Radiantlite

April 27, 2010
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Firmware hack brings 720 24p at 24Mbps to Panasonic GH1 (source: eosHD)

According to EosHD a new Panasonic GH1 hack allowed to increase the bit rate to 24Mbps!

The Hacker is called “tester13″ and you he is active on dvxuser.com

He even doesn’t own the Panasonic GH1. So may you help him to buy one by donating via paypal  (click here -> the money goes directly to him not to 43rumors!)

Do you have an idea on how to make pressure on Olympus and Panasonic to create cross-compiler environments?

April 26, 2010

a little bit of everything…

Dear readers, I want your opinion on that video. It looks like the Olympus commercial wants to promote MicroFourThirds instead of FourThirds. May I be wrong…

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The Olympus E-PL1 is CNET editor’s choice!
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Contax G to Micro 4/3 Lens Adapter Now Available for Ordering (Contaxgm43)
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2 Photo Gallery (DCresource)
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First Olympus 9-18mm user report on dpreview
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PRUEBA Lumix G 14-140 en GH1 (via spanish MicroFourThirds forum / google english translation)
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Canon SX210 IS, Casio FH100, Panasonic TZ10/ZS7 y Sony HX5V: frente a frente (quesabesde / google english translation)
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Leica S2 versus Panasonic GF1 (Thepubliceye / google english translation)

P.S.: Thanks to all of you sending me daily the links and news!

April 26, 2010
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Thom Hogan: Why Samsung failed with the NX system (and why MicroFourThirds rules)

In his latest post (click here to read it) explained the importance of having “open mounts”.

Some excerpts:

MicroFourThirds: “One of the things that is pushing their success amongst current DSLR users is that you can get a mount adapter for virtually any mount.

About Samsung: “They simply don’t see the mount issue that’s holding them back. Where Olympus is quietly encouraging mount adapters, Samsung isn’t.

The future: “it’s a game of keeping losses to a minimum to slow the contraction that happens after market saturation. I know I’m repeating the same thought, but the solution is simple: redefine what a camera is. Right now, Panasonic and Olymus are closer to doing that than Nikon and Canon.

Let’s see how Thom Hogan would redefine the camera:

  • Modular. Remember that non-stop technology march? Well, we can completely junk our equipment every time a sensor generation comes down the pike, or we can just replace the sensor module. Which would you prefer?
  • Programmable. This necessarily doesn’t mean you, the user, has to write programs. It means that there’s a known API to the underlying hardware (and modules!) and a way to take advantage of it. Whatever you need to do, there should be an app for that, not a dedicated feature with restrictive parameters.
  • Communicating. The camera sits in the middle of so many processes and initiates most of them. But right now we’re using Sneaker Net to communicate (that’s an reference to the old practice of taking a disk out of your computer and going down the hall to put it in another one in order to move files). But here’s another thing: cameras should be able to communicate with other cameras, other camera accessories, and things outside the camera world, all simultaneously. Right now most of the communication that is done by our cameras is proprietary, highly restricted, and often sequential.

I would love to see such a camera system and you?

April 26, 2010

a little bit of everything…


Panasonic GF1 camera Review Part 2 (Robert White)

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Olympus E-P2 Quickreview (dpreview)
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Tipa award for G2 and EPL-1 (Tipa)
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Takumar 35mm f/3.5 on the panasonic GF1 (clubantietam)
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Digitalrev: “5 Reasons To Buy an Olympus PEN Lite E-PL1 (& 5 Reasons Not To)”
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Underwater pictures taken with the Olympus E-PL1 (pen-and-tell / google english translation)
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Olympus SP-800UZ review (Forum Olympus France / google english translation)
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