January 19, 2012
Posted in Rumors

BHphoto: Panasonic G3 (body and kit) discontinued. GH2 (with 14-140mm) discontinued.


Last week BHphoto (Click here) informed that the Gh2+14-140mm lens kit has been discontinued and Amazon (Click here) itself isn’t selling that kit anymore. This doesn’t necessary mean that a GH3 is imminent. The GH2 body only is still available and that could also mean that there will be a new GH2+12-35mm X kit option (or 35-100mm X) soon.

But today also the Panasonic G3 body has been officially discontinued at BHphoto (Click here). And the RED, White, Brown G3 + kit lens too (again here at BHphoto)! You don’t discontinue the body only version without having an upcoming new model!

I am pretty sure that not only Olympus but also Panasonic will have a BIG announcement right before the CP+ show in Yokohama (mid February).

P.S: US deals:
Olympus 12mm lens now for $703 at Amazon (Click here).
Panaosnic GF2 with kit lens for $355 at Amazon (Click here).

January 19, 2012
Posted in Rumors

Focus on Imaging show invites you to see the Olympus “high-end” camera.


Our reader “Alan” just sent us the latest newsletter from the Focus on Imaging show that will take place in Birmingham on 4 – 7 MARCH 2012:

Olympus – new enthusiast centred product
Focus 2012 will be the first UK viewing of Olympus’ hot new high-end product aimed at the enthusiast market. To be formally announced on 8 February, Olympus promises an action-packed stand full of surprises to mark the occasion – One Major camera’s much anticipated first public view in the UK. We can’t tell you what but there is a clue beginning with One.

I am working a lot on the rumors front. You know I am a bit conservative and I try to post good rumors only. I am right now checking some info I got about the sensor. If the rumors I got are correct than the sensor is really NEW! And different than the one used for the Panasonic GX1. Let’s cross the fingers guys! This could be a good shot from Olympus!

P.S.: Daywalker just told me the first black 12-50mm weather sealed lens fro m43 is now for sale on eBay (Click here).

P.P.S.: Someone asked me if I will go to the show in Birmingham. Answer, I don’t know. I am already using some of my holiday bonus to work on the Olympus OM rumors.  But I would love ot go there!


January 19, 2012
Posted in news

One more fake OM-D camera…


Just for fun guys: This is a Olympus OM-D design made by blog.livedoor.jp. It’ based on the current rumors and looks like a mix between the OM-1 and E-P3. But that grip doesn’t look that nice for me. Would prefer no grip at all :)

January 18, 2012
Posted in news

Panasonic GX1 and 100-300mm firmware updates (+review and in Stock status)


Panasonic announced a new firmware updated for the new GX1 camera and the 100-300mm zoom lens. You should soon be able to download the firmware at http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/dsc/. For some mysterious reasons the download is still not available but the new features are already here:

-Enhancement in the performance of AWB
-Enhancement in the performance of [AFF] (AF Flexible) and [AFC] (AF Continuous)
-Improved stability when used with the SD Memory Card complying with UHS-I
-Addition of [STEP ZOOM] and [ZOOM SPEED] in the setting of [Fn] (Function) button and [Q.MENU]
-Reflection of [DRIVE MODE] settings to [CUSTOM SETTING]
-[MENU RESUME] in each menu tab
-Page flip in the menu tab with [DISP.] (Display) button

LUMIX G VARIO 100-300mm / F4.0-5.6 / MEGA O.I.S. (H-FS100300)
-Improved performance of O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer)

Jordan Steele (Click here) posted a new GX1 review: “for still imaging, this is easily Panasonic’s best compact style CSC to date, and rivals the flagship of the Lumix line, the GH2, in everything but video. Outstanding.

For USA readers: The Silver GX1 body only is in Stock at Amazon (Click here) while the black body will be in Stock within 3-5 weeks again at Amazon (Click here). More Panasonic GX1 search links: Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay.

January 18, 2012
Posted in Rumors

Funny: You can already get that Olympus OM shirt for the CP+ show!


Our reader KTF just sent us that CP+ invitation image he recived via email (Click here to see the full invitation). It says that a new Olympus OM t-short will be distributed at the event. What is really interesting is that “PEN OM IZM XA TRIP” you read on the T-shirt. These are all indications of former Olympus-camera’s.

Olympus PEN -> you all know what they mean with it :)
Olympus OM -> That the new system based on OM film cameras.
Olympus IZM ->  ‘AZ SuperZoom’ also known as IZM meaning ‘Infinityzoom’ (Click here to see them on eBay)
Olympus XA -> Also 35mm film cameras (Click here to see them on eBay)
Olympus TRIP -> Also filmcameras (Click here to see them on eBay)
Olympus µ -> The compact cameras.
Olympus Camedia -> More compact cameras. (Click here to see them on eBay)
Olympus E-system -> The Four Thirds line.


Thanks Winfried

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