September 17, 2010
Posted in reviews

UPDATED: New Olympus E-5 image samples

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Tommaso (http://www.iwasthere.it) collected some E-5 images samples made by OLDDO and gave us a zip file you can download here: http://www.easy-share.com/1912283583/1912283583

UPDATE: More unpublished photos are available here: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=0OWDDEIT (Thanks Ision)

IMPORTANT: All those images were taken with a pre-production camera.

More full size samples are available here:

ISO 1600: http://exakta.net/images/stories/Pruebas/E-5-De-up/Oly_E5_GO_001AAA.jpg
ISO 3200: http://exakta.net/images/stories/Pruebas/E-5-De-up/Oly_E5_GO_004AAA.jpg
ISO 6400: http://exakta.net/images/stories/Pruebas/E-5-De-up/Oly_E5_GO_006AAA.jpg

UPDATE: more image smaples here: http://www.hsstudio.com/gallery.html?gallery=E5%20Dynamic (Thanks Edgaras)

Olympus America has a new E-5 page: http://www.olympusamerica.com/cpg_section/product.asp?product=1525

You can preorder the camera at Amazon: Olympus E-5 12.3MP Digital SLR with 3 inch LCD (Body Only)

And do you like those image samples?

September 16, 2010
Posted in Rumors

(FT4) More small Panasonic GH2 details (24Mbit/s and 1 stop ISO improvement)

IMPORTANT: Days ago a DVXforum user spotted and photographed the Panasonic GH2 on the beach. He contacted me and asked me to remove the leaked images I posted on 43rumors. I had to fulfil his request. Anyway, that’s one more proof that this was the real GH2! For those of you that didn’t see the camera don’t worry. Imagine the Panasonic G2 with flash card door on the same place of the Panasonic GH1…that’s it!

I already told you the GH2 uses a new 18 megapixels multi-aspect sensor (16 effective Megapixels).

Today 43rumors learned that the GH2 will record 1080/60i (UPDATE: this is the container! we will give you more details about the real output as soon as we can but it could be 60p!!! This because the AVCHD specification doesn’t include 1080/60p). The camera can also record at a higher bitrate 24Mbit/s AVCHD. I was a little bit worried because of the Megapixels number increase but according to our sources Panasonic managed to improve the High-ISO performance by 1 stop (if true that would be an awesome news!).

Price of the camera $1499 (The current Panasonic GH1 is in Stock for $1149).

If you have more news about the GH2 feel free to contact me using the right sidebar. It doesn’t store your IP-address and neither Name or Email are required. Every little help…helps! Thanks!

The rumor classification explained:
FT= FourThrids
FT1= 1-20% chance the rumor is correct
FT2= 21-40% chance the rumor is correct
FT3= 41-60% chance the rumor is correct
FT4= 61-80% chance the rumor is correct
FT5= 81-99% chance the rumor is correct

September 16, 2010
Posted in news

Samyang 35mm f/1.4 for FourThirds announced

Samyang just announced the new 35mm f/1.4 lens. It will be also available with FourThirds mount! Those lenses are manual focus only and very cheap. But the quality is surprisely good!

Read for example the Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Photozone review (Click here). That lens is available with FourThirds mount on eBay (Click here)

More info here: http://www.samyang.pl/article,8,news?PHPSESSID=a80e9b76f05b4e80b46c870a74e10177

September 16, 2010
Posted in news

UPADTED: Panasonic GH1 hack doubles the AVCHD bitrate to 86Mbit?

Very important reminder: The Hack will NOT work if you have a brand new Panasonic GH1 with a build date of June 2010 or later. Vitaliy can’t tweek his firmware tool if he can’t access the 1.34 firmware from the Panasonic site. More about that at DVXuser. (Thanks Sady for your information)

UPDATE: It looks like the info from EosHD is not correct. Follow the DVXuser post here: http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread.php?t=22290

September 15, 2010
Posted in deals

Preorder the Olympus E-5 at Amazon


Finally also Amazon has the new camera available for pre-order:
Olympus E-5 12.3MP Digital SLR with 3 inch LCD (Body Only)

P.S: I didn’t find the E-5 in European shops. Comment this post if you find it!

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