September 10, 2010
Posted in Rumors

Recap: Our best rumors (GH2, E-5 and more)

It’s time for a rumors recap! All those rumors are from our reliable sources so there is an 80-90% chance those rumors will prove out true!

Panasonic rumors:
1) Panasonic will announce new products on September 21
2) Following products will be unveiled:
- GH2
- 14mm (f/2.5?)
- 100-300mm
- 3D lens
3) The GH2 has a new 18Megapixels multi-scale sensor (16 effective Megapixels)  -> Click here to read more
3) The compact GF2 will be unveiled few months after Photokina (December-February) ->Click here to read more
4) There will be a new lens roadmap that will include the fast lenses we were talking about since months (faster than f/1.4!)

Olympus rumors:
1) Olympus will announce new products on September 14. ->Click here to read more
2) The E-5 will have a 12Megapixel sensor ->Click here to read more

Is that everything we are going to see at Photokina? Don’t believe that! What I can tell you is that I received tons of rumors about the following stuff:

1) Olympus new camera system (modular, super43 sensor, Kodak and more). Maybe Olympus will talk about that at Photokina…
2) Panasonic new technology (?)
3) One more company could release MFT products soon (and we will give you more news about that soon!)

A personal note: Talking with my sources I got the feeling that there is much more to come than just the GH2 and E-5. Don’t know if there will be other real products but my bet is that there will be some unexpected BIG news coming from both companies!

Stay tuned on 43rumors….

Ale

September 9, 2010
Posted in Rumors

Olympus E-5 teaser leaked!

We just recieved that teaser posted onPphotofan.jp. Can someone please translate the text?

P.S.: Would be funny to make a call :)

UPDATE: There is some more info on Facebook

E-?
2010.09.15
Great Launch
Wednesday 2010.09.10
Howard Hall III, Taipei Horward Hotel (one of the very prestigious hotel in Taipei)
2:00~2:50 pm. New Camera Body Fucntion & Specification Introduction, Q&A TIme
Special Guest
Olympus Japan
Marketing Support Group
Marketing Support Dept.
Mr. Ogasawara (Google translated name) here to present
2:50~3:30 pm E1/E3 Sharing Experiences
Presented by Olddo & Simon
3:40~4:30 pm New Camera Body Hand-On Experience

September 9, 2010
Posted in Rumors

(FT4) First E-5 image!

Some days ago I received that crop from a supposed “Olympus E-5″ camera. I thought that image was fake because it looks exactly like the older Olympus E-3. But two of my sources told me this is the real E-5 image! The trusted sources also sent me the camera specs.

- Weather-proof (Magnesium) body
- 12.1Megapixel sensor (We don’t know yet if it is the same Olympus PEN sensor!)
- ISO 100 – 6400 in 1/3 or 1 EV steps
- AVI Motion JPEG(30fps) HD (720)
- 5fps
- it can take a picture with sound.
- mono mic with stereo external microphone input
- 3 inch LCD with 920.000 dots resolution
- 11 points full-twin cross AF sensor (phase-difference detection system)
- 11 area multiple AF (contrast detection system)
- CF and SD dual slot
- Built-in wireless flash

The E-5 should be announced on September 14.

Reminder: That is what one of our sources told us a few weeks ago about the E-5: “Oh, will like to let you know that I have seen the new Olympus pro dSLR, the E-5, already. It’s a solid, wicked piece of camera that’s weather sealed just like the Olympus E-3. And, it will be announced prior to Photokina. I don’t have other specs on it, except i have tried it and the focusing is really fast. It still uses a 4/3 lens mount. From what i know, it will support HD video recording as well. The top control panel remains largely the same, and it will also have a flip and swivel screen like the E-3. Oh, the sensor resolution is still 12 megapixels, and it will compete against the 7D. Not sure if the megapixels will play a major role here as well. But olympus is hoping that it’s Zuiko lens can outdo Nikon and Canon. Early samples of photos taken with the E-5 shows that the picture quality is almost on par with the D300s and 7D.

September 9, 2010
Posted in Rumors

(FT2) More (false?) E-5 rumors

UPDATE: I post the following rumor because many people sent me the link to the rumor.  This is a lot simpler than answering everyone personally :)  I believe those specs are NOT real.

Via dpreview forum “Jason” gave us following E-5 specs:

Excellent video,
perfect glass optical viewfinder,
remote flash control (without the need to pop-up the flash),
horizon indicator,
low noise,
high dynamic range,
multi-aspect ratio 16:9, 4:3 3:2 and 1:1,

magnesium and titanium body (for lightness, strength and water-resistance), durable shutter,
very unique sensor design,
super high-res OLED 3.5″ articulating screen,
6 stops of built in image stability,
1080p/720p up to 60 frames AVCHD,
super fast Live vIew autofocus – like
GF1/GH1,
dual memory slots SD and Compact – with custom write functions,
more intuitive pro interface/layout on back and top of camera,
studio Liveview for direct connect to computer

I don’t believe those are the correct E-5 specs :(

September 8, 2010
Posted in Rumors

(FT3) Panasonic will demonstrate a new technology (?)

Weeks ago a very good source wrote me a text: “stay tuned for the upcoming surprises by panasonic ;-)

I asked him if he was talking about the GH2 and the answer was: “No, we will definitly see a demonstration of a new technology, but I won’t tell you ,-)

It doesn’t sound like he is talking about the 3D technology and it is certainly related to photography. I tried to get some more information (also from other sources) but I didn’t find anything. That’s why I ask you here if you heard something about the “mysterious” new tecnology. I am sure there is something because that source always gave me correct informations in the past!

So please help us ;)

P.S.: Dear readers, feel free to start your own speculation :)

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