August 6, 2010

a little bit of everything…

High on London from Matt G on Vimeo.

Olympus E-P2 review on Infosyncworld.

Panasonic G2 ISO TEST on SmugMug

The Complete Sigma DP2s (and Accessories) Review (ThePhoBlographer)

Olympus celebrates 70 per cent market share in the ‘mirrorless’ camera category by offering a two year Australian warranty across its PEN range (Imaging Resource)

Olympus Mju 9010 Review (Digital-Photography-School)

Samsung EX1 / TL500 vs Panasonic LX3 Shootout – Detail Captured at 24mm Equivalent (Seriouscompacts)
Panasonic Leica 25mm f1.4 vs Canon 50mm f1.4 (Photoramblings)

August 5, 2010
Posted in news

Olympus digital camera sales down by -18%

In the fiscal first quarter (April-June 2010) Olympus sold 18% less cameras than in the quarter before. The result is not surprising if you consider that there have been no new FourThirds camera for a year now. “Only” two MicroFourThirds cameras, the Olympus E-P2 and the Olympus E-PL1 have been announced since July 2009. 43rumors expects at least two new Olympus cameras to be announced at Photokina (E-5 and a new Pen). Let’s see if that will stop the sales loss.

Source: Photoscala.de (google english translation)

August 5, 2010
Posted in Rumors

(FT3) UPDATED: a new “tweaked” sensor for the MicroFourThirds camcorder?

According to 43rumors sources the AG-AF100 will use a “tweaked” sensor which works slightly different than the GH1 and GH2. Panasonic could use a “non RGB flow” that is optimized for the video codec. One of our sources also added an awesome detail: Panasonic is working on a loss less compression! He doesn’t know if that compression will be added to the camera but he knows they are working on it!

Bye the way, Panasonic officially said that the AG-AF100 will not use the GH1 sensor…(Source: DVXuser)

Reminder:
FT= FourThirds
FT1=probably fake rumor
FT2=rumor from unkown sources
FT3=50% chance it is correct
FT4=rumor from known sources
FT5=almost certainly correct!

August 5, 2010
Posted in news

work in progress (and sorry if I failed to answer your mails!)

Good morning!

Sorry guys if I am failing to answer your mails or posting your links to video or articles. I have been very busy lately so if I forgot something please resend me your message.

I am currently working on a lot of bugfixes and new features:

Camera Database:
– BUG: The camera database doesn’t scroll when you are inside an article. On homepage the scrolling works.
– FEATURE: New logo will be made soon
– FEATURE: Press release, reviews and user reviews will be added for every camera and lens
– FEATURE: Also an adapter list will be added

Social features:
– FEATURE: Avatar will be shown in the comment system
– FEATURE: Every user will have the possibility to create a photographic album.
– FEATURE: Forum and Wiki will e added with the next verison of buddypress (expected to be released in few weeks)

Other stuff:
– FEATURE: There has been a reader suggestion -> SHould we add an Artist Database? A list of important photographers that actually do work with MicroFourThirds cameras
– BUG: Better pagination with numbers (1,2,3…)
– BUG: we have a major problem with the 43rumros database. An important plugin is causing slow loading times. That’s probably the biggest challenge for us :(

I am very busy at this moment but still working on new rumors. We are currently experiencing the famous “silence before the storm” ;)

So don’t worry, there will be hot rumors soon!

Bye

August 4, 2010
Posted in reviews

3D Panasonic camcorder tested

Last week Panasonic launched a 3D camcorder and a 3D lens for MicroFourThirds. The in depth review of the HDC-SDT750 camcorder has been posted on camcorderinfo (Click here to read it). The article may be also helpful if you want to know how the 3D lens will work on your MicroFourThirds camera.

Reminder: The 3D lens is not available for preorder. The HDC-SDT750 is available for preorder ($1,399.95).

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