June 8, 2010
Posted in Rumors

The Atlanta rumor could be true? The new “E-system” is coming at Photokina.

Few days ago we posted the email we received from one of our readers. He said that he saw the new Olympus camera (the modular camera) in Atlanta. It is a new source that’s why I posted the news with a low value (FT2= 20-40% chance the rumor could be true).

But I was quiet surprised to see that one of my trusted sources sent me following email:
“I have a good reason the new camera would be seen in Atlanta. The gy who does all the training powerpoints for Olympus lives in Atlanta, and would be hanging out with the Japanese gentleman (probably Akira Watanabe) taking sample photos for use in his technical training powerpoints. The Olympus E-3 could have been spotted in a similar manner back in 2007, and I know this for a fact. ;)

And a second (very good source) confirmed that few people is testing the new “E-system” camera in the field. So keep your eyes open! :)

P.S.: Click here ot read the rumor posted few days ago.

June 8, 2010
Posted in deals

Panasonic G2 available in all worldwide amazon stores (The G10 is only available on eBay). It takes third party batteries?

All amazon stores do have the camera in Stock:
Amazon Deutschland / Amazon UK / Amazon France / Amazon US / Amazon Japan

The G10 is still out of stock and only available here: $loc = $_SESSION['geoip'];

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{?>Link to Panasonic G10 on eBay

One of our readers sent us follwoing message:
It seems that Panasonic G2 doesn’t bother is battery genuine or not!
It accepts anything you feed into battery compartment, any object that supplies proper voltage and has proper size..
Ordinary serial G2 specimen just bought in ordinary Russian shop was used for tests. It takes without questions three types of cheap China replace batteries, taken from three different sources. All three batteries were rejected by G1 with v.1.5.firmware.
It’s really strange that none of numerous pre-reviews ever mentioned this most useful feature of G2

One moe thing: New G2 image smaples have been posted at Whatdigitalcamera, Fotopolis and Pixinfo.

June 7, 2010

a little bit of everything…


Steadicam Merlin, $loc = $_SESSION['geoip'];

if ($loc == 'GB' OR $loc == 'UK')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic GH1 if ($loc == 'ES')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic GH1 if ($loc == 'IT')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic GH1 if ($loc == 'AT')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic GH1 if ($loc == 'DE')
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{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic GH1 if ($loc == 'NL')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic GH1 if ($loc == 'CA')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic GH1 if ($loc == 'JA' OR $loc == 'JP')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic GH1 if ($loc == 'US')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic GH1 if ($sel != '1')
{?>Panasonic GH1 w/ Panasonic 7-14mm in Tmes Square

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Olympus puts it in “park” (PMAnewsline)
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Panasonic G2 review at Techradar
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$loc = $_SESSION['geoip'];

if ($loc == 'GB' OR $loc == 'UK')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus E-PL1 if ($loc == 'ES')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus E-PL1 if ($loc == 'IT')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus E-PL1 if ($loc == 'AT')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus E-PL1 if ($loc == 'DE')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus E-PL1 if ($loc == 'BE')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus E-PL1 if ($loc == 'AU')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus E-PL1 if ($loc == 'FR' OR $loc == 'FX')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus E-PL1 if ($loc == 'NL')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus E-PL1 if ($loc == 'CA')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus E-PL1 if ($loc == 'US')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus E-PL1 if ($sel != '1')
{?>Olympus E-PL1 beats Canon 7D in 3200 ISO LOW LIGHT Comparison. (dpreview forum)
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Olympus FE-5030 Review (Photographblog)
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More Olympus 14-150mm image samples at Digitalkamera.de
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I am sure everybody knows here that the new iPhone has been released. Now visit that link to see the first Engadget Hands-On. Do you notice something inside the first picture? It is the Panasonic GF1!

June 7, 2010
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Posted in reviews

Sony NEX tested and compared with the Olympus E-PL1 (at dpreview)

Dpreview (click here) tested the $loc = $_SESSION['geoip'];

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if ($loc == 'GB' OR $loc == 'UK')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus E-PL1 if ($loc == 'ES')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus E-PL1 if ($loc == 'IT')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus E-PL1 if ($loc == 'AT')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus E-PL1 if ($loc == 'DE')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus E-PL1 if ($loc == 'BE')
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{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus E-PL1 if ($loc == 'US')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus E-PL1 if ($sel != '1')
{?>Olympus E-PL1, $loc = $_SESSION['geoip'];

if ($loc == 'GB' OR $loc == 'UK')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Samsung NX-10 if ($loc == 'ES')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Samsung NX-10 if ($loc == 'IT')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Samsung NX-10 if ($loc == 'AT')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Samsung NX-10 if ($loc == 'DE')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Samsung NX-10 if ($loc == 'BE')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Samsung NX-10 if ($loc == 'AU')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Samsung NX-10 if ($loc == 'FR' OR $loc == 'FX')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Samsung NX-10 if ($loc == 'NL')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Samsung NX-10 if ($loc == 'CA')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Samsung NX-10 if ($sel != '1')
{?>Samsung NX-10 and the Canon T2i

1) The NEX images do have slightly less noise than the smaller sensored Olympus E-PL1 but the images do not have much more detail
2) Olympus jpeg engine works better than the Sony engine
3) Very bad handling of the NEX

Overall score:
Nex5 64%
E-PL1 69%

Read the review at: Dpreview

June 7, 2010
Posted in Rumors

Panasonic LX4 with more zoom (and much more news on Quesabesde)

Quesabesde had the chance to visit the Panasonic factories in Japan (click here to read the google english translation). Quesabesde is sure that soon Panasonic will release the Panasonic LX3 successor (the LX4?) which will probably have more wider zoom range. Panasonic also denied that they are preparing a camera with larger sensor (or with a square sensor). But we can’t expect Panasonic to tell us the truth about that :)

Thanks Quesabesde for allowing us to copy one of their pictures!

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