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Panasonic 4K Cameras at CES.

Fast test of Pana 12-32 vs Oly 9-18 on both E-P5 and GM1 at Paleonature.
Panasonic’s first-person 4K camera debuts at CES, set for launch in late 2014 (Engadget).
Review: Olympus Stylus 1 Compact Premium Bridge (Digitalversus).
Panasonic GM1 review at Photoreview.
Olympus STYLUS 1 Review by Robin Wong.
The world’s first smooth focus controller released- V-Control Evolution (Aputure).
First Impressions: Panasonic 42.5mm f1.2 (ThePhoBlographer)
Can a m4/3 mirrorless system be a professional system? A personal view (Soundimagesplus).
More images of the new Kodak S-1 MFT camera at DC.watch.

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$250 off on the E-P5 at Henrys. E-M1 grip base will ship next week.

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Here are a couple of deals related news sent by 43rumors readers or found via DealsRunner:
Henrys (found via DL) lowered the price of the E-P5 down to $750.
The E-M1 J.B. Grip Base will ship next week says Amazon US (Click here).
The new Nocticron can now be preordered at Adorama (Click here).
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20 for $99 at BHphoto (Click here).
Olympus E-PM2 with 14-42mm and 40-150mm Two Lens Kit for $429 at Amazon US (Click here).
Still running: $200 off on Olympus Cameras+Lens combos at Amazon US (Click here).

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Did you notice it? No Olympus cameras at CES!

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Full current list of still available Olympus compact camera can be seen at Amazon US (Click here).

I don’t know how many of you noticed it but Olympus is the only photo company that has not announced any new camera at CES. More important to know is that CES was usually the right event for the launch of consumer compact cameras. This is just one more sign that Olympus is dissociating from that kind of market (with the exception of ultra zooms or high-end compacts).

That said what really matters for us 43rumors readers is to know that right before the CP+ show in Yokohama (Start February 13) Olympus will announce the E-M10, the new 25mm f/1.8 and a new compact zoom lens :)

P.S.: Still, at CES Panasonic announced the Lumix ZS35K (preorder and specs here at Amazon) and Lumix SZ8K (preorder and specs here at Amazon) compact cameras.

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Olympus says they will may go back making DSLR if Mirrorless keeps growing.

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On top you can see the E-7 prototype close to the E-M1.

In an Interview at Amateur Photographer Olympus Manager Terada said:

“Nobody knows 10 years away… once we can get a very nice share [in mirrorless] we may expand the business to DSLR again, but at this moment we are just concentrating on mirrorless and we have no plan to go into DSLR.

Terada also believes that:

Olympus has the potential to take a large chunk of the market, in two ways: by winning over existing DSLR users; and by pulling in complete newcomers to system cameras.”

Hmmm, don’t think this will ever happen…Olympus going back to DSLR. Niet.

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