January 25, 2011
Posted in reviews

Fuji X100 Hands-on at Dpreview!

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Dpreview posted a new Fuji X100 hands-on! And they were very impressed by the camera. They body quality of the working prototype is “absolutely superb“. But the most impressive thing about the X100 is “the way Fujifilm has managed to build a high quality EVF into a relatively compact body“. The hybrid EVF/OVF viewfinder gives “the best of both worlds“.
The X100 should be available in march for $1.200. Sadly both both Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here) do not accept preorders anymore! You can still sign up at Amazon (Click here) to be notified when it becomes available for preorder.

UPDATE
: There is one more hands-on at Akam.no!

There are three reasons why we talk about that camera on 43rumors:
1) Fuji is part of the Four Thirds product
2) We were told by an anonymous source that Fuji is getting help from one of the current Micro Four Thirds members (which is making some part of the cameras).
3) Because many 43rumors readers do like innovative concepts and well made cameras and I hope Panasonic/Olympus will take notice of our interest to make a DMC-LC1 or Olympus 35RC version fo the X100 (of course with interchangeable lenses!) :)

January 25, 2011
Posted in deals, reviews

Olympus E-PL2 in Stock in Europe (+ Kirk’s Definitive Opinion about the E-PL2)

Olympus is much faster than Panasonic in making announced products available in stores. Three weeks after the announcement many european stores do have the E-PL2 in Stock! Click the shop links to visit the shop links:
Germany -> Amazon.de, eBay.de
France -> Amazon.fr (available next week), Pixmania.fr (available next week), eBay.fr
UK -> Amazon.uk (available next week), eBay.uk
Italy -> Pixmania.it, eBay.it
Austria -> Amazon.de, eBay.at

Feel free to comment this post to add your shop links.

Kirk Tuck posted his final view over the new Olympus E-PL2: “While I like the EP2 I find that the real reason to want the EPL2 is its sheer stealth. The matte black finish is less showy and more businesslike. The lines of the design serve to visually reduce it’s profile. It fits in my hand with very little to spare around the edges and when I wear it against my chest on a black sweat shirt its aspect nearly vanishes. I can barely feel its weight on the strap. Little more than the premium compacts in size and weight and price but a huge step up in performance. At $599 it’s hard to make a case against it.” Please visit his website to read the very long article!

January 25, 2011
Posted in news

Help Vitaly to hack the new Panasonic GH2! (and maybe the AG-AF100 too)

The well known GH1 hacker Vitaly (or tester13) asked me to make a support call on 43rumors. That is the text he sent me:

As you may know, I have GH2 firmware now. But it is encrypted, and uses compacts UPD format. It’ll require bunch of resources and expertise to try to dump compacts firmware and learn how encryption is performed. Please publish this info with bold request all engineers NOR flash (and especially LSI with NOR) experience contact me. I can guarantee anonymity if they want.

If you can help him please contact Vitaly at the following address: info@pentax-hack.info. More info are available here: http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread.php?236360-News-about-GH2-firmware

And Vitaliy is also working on a hack for the AG-AF100. Here is the link to the thread: http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread.php?236194-Good-news-about-AF100-firmware

Thanks Vitaly for your great job!

January 25, 2011
Posted in news

a little bit of everything…


HILLS GREEN teaser trailer from Ryan Glover on Vimeo.

Voigtländer 25mm f/0.95 for m4/3 (suwenchee.blogspot).

E-P1 Birthday Cake (E-P1.net).

Olympus PEN E-PL2 Test Images (Imaging resource).

Short Olympus E-PL1 review at Photocomment.

How to Launch a Camera: The Fuji X100 (arcrental).

Olympus camera service menu for E-5 and PENs:

Hold ‘menu’ button and power on the camera,
Go to LCD brightness page,
Press ‘OK’ and ‘Info’ together,
a display of your model number will display,
Then press N,S,W,E (the four direction button), press shutter and N again,
The service menu will show.

January 25, 2011
Posted in news

Panasonic introduces four new compact cameras

Panasonic just announced new compact cameras (Source: Dpreview):
1) The ZS10 and ZS8 compact superzooms.
2) The TS3 (FT3 in Europe) rugged compact camera
3) The FX78 ultra-compact with an F2.5-5.9 5x zoom lens starting at 24mm.

That’s it ;)

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