September 28, 2013
Posted in reviews

E-M1 test roundup.


Olympus OM-D E-M1 Demo Video from Jurek Ugarow on Vimeo.

There are many new E-M1 tests to link. First of all our reader Jurek made the video on top: “Here is a test video I did a few weeks back with an almost finished version(firmware 0.9) of the Olympus OM-D E-M1. Most of it was shot with the 12-50mm f/3.5-6.3 ED M. Zuiko EZ and a few final shots with the Olympus 75mm f1.8 M. Zuiko Digital ED. All clips straight out of the camera.

The video quality of the E-m1 is certainly not one of the strenghts. That said it’s goo enough for most of us. And here are all other new tests and reviews: E-M1 hands-on review at Ayton. E-M1 review at PCmag. Hands-on at E-M1 test by Thomas Leuthard. Test by Steve Huff. Size comaprison by TheAaronLoy. Praxistest by Photoscala. Video illustrations comparing AF speed with MFT and FT lenses on E-M1 and E-3 at

That’s it for now. I am back working on Olympus rumors now. I am 100% sure there will be an announcement in October!

Preorder Links:
Olympus E-M1 body at Amazon, Adorama and BHphotoAmazon DE (via DL), Amazon UK (via DL), Amazon ES (via DL), WexUK, Topshot FI, CameraWorldUK.
Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO Lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, AmazonDE (viaDL), Amazon ES (via DL).
Olympus E-M1 with 12-40mm Lens kit at Amazon DE (via DL), WexUK and CameraWorldUK, Amazon UK (via DL), Amazon ES (via DL).
Olympus E-M1 with 12-50mm Lens kit at Amazon DE (via DL), WexUK, CameraWorldUK, Amazon UK (via DL), Amazon ES (via DL).
Olympus EP-13 Eyecup for E-M1 at Adorama and BHphoto.
Olympus HLD-7 Battery Grip for E-M1 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
Olympus LC-62D Metal Front Lens Cap for 12-40mm at Adorama and BHphoto.
Olympus LH-66 Lens Hood for 12-40mm at Adorama and BHphoto.

September 27, 2013
Posted in Rumors

New GX7 tests (and in Stock reminder)


Image courtesy: Tyson Robichaud

The GX7 is in Stock and shipping at Amazon US (Click here). And it is also easily on top of the most sold mirrorless camera ranking (you can see it here). And there are alreayd plenty of new tests and reviews to report today:

Our friend Tyson Robichaud (Click here) posted the first part of his ongoing GX7 review. He likes the camera a lot but also marked some quirks that can hopefully be fixed by Panasonic via fw update:

“Oddly, if you are using a Lumix lens that also has OIS, the GX7 will disable the In Body Image Stabilization and as far as I can figure out, you cannot use it.  This also follows a very odd omission of the lack of IBIS for video requiring optical stabilization for video shooters.  Silly.  I certainly hope this is remedied in a near future firmware update.”

Hardwarezone wrote a very positive conclusion:

“The Panasonic Lumix GX7 has genius. When I first learned about the camera I was not impressed, but when I started to use it I became impressed by how smoothly the camera handles. When I got the chance to use it side by side with the Olympus PEN E-P5 I became even more enamoured with the camera. On paper, the GX7 seems like it doesn’t hold up to many of the E-P5′s specs. But Panasonic’s great strength is in making their cameras easy to use, and that’s a metric you can’t judge on paper.”

And there are more test here:
GX7 test at Dime. And Jonas sent us a link to his own test: “I did a quick videotest with a GX7 and a slider. Have a look man! It’s all filmed as flatt as possible. -5,-5,-5,0 Natural style on 1080p 50fps then converted to 24fps 720p in premiere elements 11.

GX7 links:
Silver GX7 body at Amazon US, BHphoto, Adorama, Samys, Wex Deutschland, Wex UK , Amazon JP.
Silver GX7 with 14-42mm lens at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, Samys, Henrys, Wex Deutschland, WexUK, Amazon UK.
Black GX7 body at Henrys, Wex Deutschland, Wex UK, Amazon UK, Amazon Japan.
Black GX7 with 14-42mm lens at Henrys, Wex Deutschland, Wex UK, Amazon UK.
Black GX7 with 20mm lens at Henrys, Wex UKAmazon UK, Amazon Japan.
Silver GX7 with 20mm lens at Henrys, Wex UKAmazon UK, Amazon Japan.

September 27, 2013
Posted in Rumors

(FT4) Panasonic ultracompact GM1 to be the first MFT camera with full electronic shutter!


The new GM1 MFT camera is said to be close in size with the Sony RX100MII (pictured on top)

A source just unveiled some intriguing info about the new Panasonic ultracompact camera that will be announced in early October:

1) It’s named Panasonic GM1. Now we have Panasonic G, GF, GH, GX and GM series….what a mess :)

2) The source wrote that “Its a lot smaller than i thought i would be“. It cannot be compared to other mirrorless interchangeable cameras. it’s more close to the Sony RX100 in terms of size (cool!).

3) The camera is very thin and that goal is possible because the camera is the first MFT camera with no mechanical shutter! it has an electronic shutter only! This is supposed to be better than the current e-shutters. And it can work with flash (with a certain shutterspeed)

4) The body is made of magnesium with a leather finnish. It comes in total black, silver/black, silver/brown.


The source writes that if you were hoping got a compact camera with FT sensor and fixed prime lens…forget it. The GM1 is better!

That sounds good! Stay tuned on 43rumors. Panasonic and Olympus rumors and announcements coming the next days and weeks!!!

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