January 11, 2011
Posted in news, reviews

E-PL2 and XZ-1 news

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Olympus PEN E-PL2 “It’s Love It’s PEN” 30s

There is a gallery of 24 shots made with a pre-production E-PL2 – firmware 0.9 (and the new 14-42 MSC or 40-150 MSC) at Forum Olympus France.

Olympus XZ-1 preview samples (Dpreview).

Olympus E-PL2 Hands-on review at Amateur Photographer.

GF2 vs E-PL2 vx NEX-5 at Pcpop.

Olympus E-PL2 test at Fotopolis.

You can now pre order the Olympus E-PL2 at Amazon, Adorama, Amazon France
And the Olympus XZ-1 at Amazon, Adorama, Amazon Deutschland, Amazon France and Amazon UK.

January 10, 2011
Posted in Rumors

(FT5) The Panasonic G3 is coming soon!

There was a reason why the Panasonic G10 has been discontinued at BHphoto! According to our trusted sources Panasonic will soon announce the new Panasonic G3! The camera will bring some major improvements like a completely new sensor (not the same Panasonic GH2 sensor). And de facto the Panasonic G2 will take the place of the G10.

A new source also sent us the following informations:
DMC-G3EG-K(body only and black only)
DMC-G3KEG-K (kit lens, black, red and brown)
DMC-G3WEG-K (some double zoom kit, don’t know about the lenses, black only).

Those are the shop item codes and this means the camera is very likely going to be announced soon! We hope to be able to post more details soon!

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January 10, 2011
Posted in deals

Updated Olympus E-PL2 and XZ-1 preorder list (where are the accessories?)

We updated the new Olympus camera pre order list (Click on store name to visit the product page):

You can now pre order the Olympus E-PL2 at Amazon, Adorama, Amazon France
And the Olympus XZ-1 at Amazon, Adorama, Amazon Deutschland, Amazon France and Amazon UK.

Feel free to add other store links to help others to pre order the new cameras.

P.S.: Did you find any store accepting pre orders of the new Olympus accessories like the MAL-1 Led light? Thanks!

January 10, 2011
Posted in news

a little bit of everything…

Field Review: Olympus E-5 (ThePhoBlographer).

Olympus E-PL2 image samples at Olympus Asia and FourThirds user.com.

Olympus E-PL2 preview at DCfever.com.

Olympus PEN E-PL2 et XZ-1 : le plein d’accessoires (Forum Olympus France).

My GH2 review updated (E-P1.net)

Olympus XZ-1 : Prise en main (Forum Olympus France).
Olympus E-PL2 : Prise en main (Forum Olympus France).

GH2 improvements list (Vitaly at DVXuser).

New weekly japanese system cameras sales ranking (BCNranking).

January 9, 2011
Posted in Rumors

Mirrorless rumors from others: NEX roadmap and NX lens release (+ Sigma surprise?)

I once heard from a trusted source that Olympus also tested Sigmas Foveon sensor on one of their Micro Four Thirds prototypes. I haven’t heard anything since then. But I remind you that Sigma is member of the Four Thirds coalition. So let’s be careful about the following Sigma rumors although I don’t believe they will make a Micro Four Thirds camera ;)
Mr. Rytterfalk writes: “in a few month we will (I still hope for Feb) see the new Sigma SD1 which is really the result of years and years of dedicated hard work – The new generation of sensors that will come out from the Foveon labs and starting with the SD1, are for sure the most interesting things sensors since the original SD9 and for the first time I really feel that this will change how people look at Sigma and three layered photography in general.
I would love if Sigma would join the Micro Four Thirds system with an interchangeable SD camera. But that is probably a dream only. Anyway, if Olympus really tested foveon sensor why not let us hope that Sigma will do sensors for a future MFT camera?

And Let’s take a quick look into the mirrorless competition. Andrea from SonyAlphaRumors posted the possible Sony NEX roadmap. With the announcement of the new NX lenses Samsung created high expectations. But according to latest info posted on X-rumors those lenses will be available much later than expected.

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