Kodaks new camera is not MFT!

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Kodak…no wait JK Imaging (LOL) displayed that new “PixPro” camera on the P&E show in China. I say JK Imaging because the Chinese company acquired the brand rights from Kodak. And as you may remember they also announced a Micro Four Thirds camera back in January (article here).

Some websites  and some 43rumors readers speculated that this may be another interchangeable MFT camera but I think it is not. This looks more like a fixed lens camera with tiny sensor. Why do I believe this? Easy, look at the lens specs. Can you do 2cm thick  28-112mm f/1.7-2.4 lens that covers the image circle of a FT sensor? Nope :)

The camera itself takes some inspiration from the Kodak pony 135 film camera (here on eBay).

 

Source: Zol (via PhotoRumors).

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(FT5) New 14-140mm lens to be faster with f/3.5-5.6.

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Digicaminfo reports that the new updated Panasonic 14-140mm lens will be a tiny bit faster. The new lens has a f/3.5-5.6 compared to the f/4.0-5.8 of the current lens. The lens will be announced along the G& and the Panasonic LF1 on Wednesday April 24th at around 6-7am London time.

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Rumors classification explained (FT= FourThirds):
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

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E-M5 for $881. And collecting rumors about the next OMD camera…

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That’s the cheapest price I have ever seen on a new E-M5: $881 via third party reseller (and Amazon fullfilled) at Amazon US (Click here). That’s a great price and also Europeans just had a 200 Euro price drop (like here at Amazon DE).

If you are waiting for the new E-Mx than know that it is going to be announced in September with availability in late 2013. I am right now collecting the rumors about the next OMD and Panasonic MFT September announcements. If you “heard something” you can share it at 43rumors@gmail.com or anonymously by writing a message through the contact form you see on the right border of the browser. Thanks!

Reminder: Panasonic G6 and LF1 and 14-140mm announcement on Wednesday. Olympus PEN announcement in early May!

UPDATE: Panasonic GX1 X kit for $399 at Groupon.

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(FT5) Panasonic announcement on Wednesday morning (6-7am London time)

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The brand new LF1 compact camera, the G6 Micro Four Thirds camera and the new updated 14-140mm MFT lens will be announced that Wednesday April 24th at around 6-7am London time! You are kindly invited to be online at 43rumors by that time to follow the live updates with news, reviews and first comments on the new Panasonic stuff.

Reminder:
The LF1 is a compact camera with fixed lens, tiny built.in EVF and 1:1,7 inch sensor like the current LX7
The G6 has a 16 megapixel sensor, same GH2 video quality, mic input and similar G5 size

For sources: Sources can send me anonymous info at 43rumors@gmail.com (create a fake gmail account) or via contact form you see on the right sidebar. Thanks!
For readers: Don’t miss any news. Join our group on facebook and follow our tweets.

Rumors classification explained (FT= FourThirds):
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

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readers mail roundup…

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Panasonic Australia Lumix camera GH3 Tech Tips – Videography

This will be an exciting week with Panasonic scheduled to announce the new LF1 and G6 camera on Wednesday. But before that let me catch up with some readers mails:

Russ:Here’s my latest vid, a promo for wood-fired hot tub delivered by bicycle! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q622LMXN9ic. Shot with a GH2, 20mm 1.7, 45mm 1.8 and 50mm 1.4 Nikkor.

Matt:I just thought this was kind of an interesting project that I shot with a hacked GH2 in 720 60 for slow mo. It really ended up quite beautiful (though the ladies definitely help with that) and color corrected really well. If it’s interesting at all, feel free to share it. The video is for a kickstarter project for the swimsuits. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fn31fqzvq3U&sns=em

Anonymous:The project got funded!   I don’t see that you have published anything on the digital Bolex.  This might be a good time and to provide a link to the kick start project. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cappuccino/beyond-the-bolex-a-documentary-film.http://nofilmschool.com/2013/04/beyond-bolex-documentary-jacques-bolsey/ 43rumors Editor’s answer. Sorry, I simply missed to read your mail. And when I found it hours before the kickstarter money collection ended I tweeted this with my 43rumors twitter account!

Vincent:I’ve shot a highway car race on the GH3. Maybe it’s interesting for the GH3 lovers! https://vimeo.com/64343246
FILM INFO:
What happens when young people start to listen to music in their cars? Well.. THIS happens!
You will probaly recognize yourself in this little short film. Young people tend to start racing when listening to music in their cars! In this film our main character starts to ‘visualize’ an entire racetrack on his way to work.
TECHNICAL:
This film was pre-produced in 2 days and shot in 1 one day. The driving part was pretty dangerous as our actor had to drive like an idiot on the highway and our camera-car almost had an accident. We took the same driving route for 5 times. Between these ’rounds’ we switched angles and put people inside the cars with shakey Canon 5D’s and 550d

Marc:I thought you might be interested in my work, all taken on an Olympus E-P2, I run a photo blog and recently I’ve been contributing to Untitled Cities, a New York based online magazine about all things urban. Anyway just in case you fancy dropping me into the next readers round ups…http://marcprovins.blogspot.co.uk/    http://untappedcities.com/author/marcprovins/

Lawrence: “Music Video in Hong Kong shot on the GH3 with a Voigtlander 17.5mm mainly. 50p .mov low bitrate mode. Rode Video Mic Pro. Thanks! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZQBmHPAGV0

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