There was a time when everyone was talking about the 3D future. And we MFT users also got the first 3D lens for a digital mirrorless system from Panasonic (the 12.5mm f/8 here at Amazon). Now the hype is over but I am sure 3D will come back. Image Sensor World spotted that Panasonic design explaining the new Single Lens technique. Instead of using special 3D lenses you focus on the use f special 3D sensors. I guess smartphones and compact cameras may will be released with the mentioned technique. Don’t believe Panasonic will make a MFT 3D camera but if they do you may be able to use all your MFT lenses for shooting 3D. Nice.
Finally we are back on track on rumors and new products are about to be announced in early April! To be more specific I have been told by two different sources that Panasonic is going to announce two new MFT cameras in early-mid April and another completely new camera that will be the first of a new line of cameras. I have no clue yet about what Panasonic means with that “new line”. It could be a new high end compact camera with fixed lens or something completely different. Sources didn’t unveil that.
Anyway, I am 90% sure the info I got in these weeks is correct. I hope other sources can soon share me some info about all three cameras by contacting me at firstname.lastname@example.org or by sending an anonymous message via the website contact form (on the right side of the website).
On the other (Olympus) side I got only an info about a possible June release of the E-P5. But let’s see if there will be something else in April too…
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
A Review of the Panasonic GH3 Compact System Camera by David Thorpe on Youtube.
Sigma 19mm f/2.8 EX DN review at M43photo.
New Olympus 75-300mm lens will ship in Japan from March 1 (DC.watch).
Mirrorless Battle: OM-D vs GH3 vs X-E1 by Admiringlight.
E-PL5 review at TechHive.
Olympus 15mm f/8 Body Cap Lens review at Admiringlight.
Spanish M.ZD 17mm f/1.8 review at Juansinponte.
Riccardo: “My last work with my gh2, Hope you like it (youtube)“
Only a few weeks from now Panasonic will announce the new GF model. And as you know all current GF models keep getting some nice price drops. Today it’s the turn of the Brown GF3 with 14mm pancake lens kit that now sells for $309 at Amazon (Click here). The GF3 X kit sells as low as $329 on eBay US (Click here).The GF5 with X lens for $374 on eBay US (Click here) and the GX1 X for $499 again at on eBay US (Click here).