(FT5) Panasonic GX7 name registered at Taiwan NCC government site.


There is one clear proof that the GX7 is about to come soon: The Taiwanese NCC agency registered the “DMC-GX7” camera. The camera will have all these great features I mentioned many times here on 43rumors. Now let’s hope Olympus will also deliver us an amazing new OMD MFT camera!

via DigicamInfo.

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Sony sets a new miniaturization record. Creates a lens only camera!


As you know Panasonic will launch a new GX-XXX camera that is rumored to be extremely small. At the time I posted the rumor there were some comments making fun of it and saying the camera could be as small as the mount only. And guess what, Sony almost did it! According to SAR they will launch a new Lens-Camera soon. What is it? it’s a Lens with built-in sensor and no screen at all. You will have to sync the Lens-Camera with your mobile device via WiFi or NFC to see the Live View images. The Lens has a 1inch large sensor (same as the RX100MII).

Ok, this isn’t what Panasonic will do with their GX camera. But it shows how crazy the Miniaturization war has gone. Crazy…and funny :)

P.S.: You can see here a concept camera that shows how it works (not from Sony). Just watch from minute 1 towards:


a little bit of everything…


GH3 vs E-P5 – SHOOTOUT – PEN EP5 or Lumix DMC-GH3? You decide…

Olympus 15mm f8 Review at Photographic Central.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1 DxOmark test.
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 45-150mm ASPH & 45-200mm f/4-5.6 Mega OIS lens DxOmarked.
Olympus XZ-2 review at Imaging Resource.
BBC about photography future http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-23235771
Nanoha X5 review by Brian Byrd.

Manuel:As part of your call for readers submissions, I would like to share with you my short documentary “Crowded Healing” on health and overpopulation issues in Manila, which was shot exclusively with micro 4/3 equipment. Cameras used where the Panasonic GH2 and Olympus OM-D, mostly with the Voigtlander 17.5 f/0.95 lens. Watch it here: https://vimeo.com/65404491

Nico:I have a blog at http://bee-colours.blogspot.com where I show UV-photos of flowers and other subjects taken with a broadband-modified Panasonic Lumix G1 and the required filters. I also do composite images to create “simulated bee-colours” meaning how bees, that see a different spectrum of the light (including UV but missing deep red), do likely see a flower. Recently, I’ve also started to capture UV-induced fluorescence, with a Lumix GH2 (not modified) and special UV-blocking filters. Gear and methodology are described in more detail in my blog that I will keep updating with new posts. It’s certainly a very special topic, but some might find it interesting, maybe even as fascinating as I do.

Andrew:Hi Ale, Your readers might be interested in my 10 part review of the Lumix GH3 on my Camera Ergonomics blog. The first part starts here: http://cameraergonomics.blogspot.com.au/2013/03/lumix-gh3-review-part-1-introduction.html Hope you like it.

Tomek:Today we have published a test of Sigma 60 mm f/2,8 (compared a little bit with Oly 60 mm): http://www.m43.eu/obiektywy/test-sigma-60-mm-f28-dn/


New E-P5 review at ePhotozine (In Stock in many US stores).


Hands on by Steve Huff

ePhotozine (Click here) posted the next E-P5 review. And like so many other reviewers before the only real drwaback is the high price. That’s what ePhotozine says about the E-P5:

The only problem with reviewing the Olympus “PEN E-P5 is the potential to run out of superlatives when describing how amazing this camera is. Although we, along with many others, do think the Olympus menu system is due a refresh, and to get the best out of this camera we’d recommend investing in one of the excellent Olympus or Panasonic prime lenses available. The price of the Olympus PEN E-P5 puts it at a very similar price to the E-M5, however, for those that want a more compact body, and the latest features, the E-P5 is the one to go for.”

Meantime mroe E-P5 kits are in Stock in USA stores:

Black E-P5 superkit at Amazon (Click here) and Adorama (Click here).
White E-P5 body only at Amazon (Click here), BHphoto (Click here) and Adorama (Click here).
Black E-P5 with 17mm lens at BHphoto (Click here).
Black E-P5 body only at Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).