August 23, 2010
Posted in Rumors

(FT4) First trusted source tested the new Olympus E-5!!!

Finally our trusted sources are starting to get in contact with us ;)

The following rumor is from a very known and good source. The only mistake that could happen now is that he saw the wrong camera or that he didn’t read the specs well :)

That is what he wrote to me about his “experience” with the new Olympus E-5:
Oh, will like to let you know that I have seen the new Olympus pro dSLR, the E-5, already. It’s a solid, wicked piece of camera that’s weather sealed just like the Olympus E-3. And, it will be announced prior to Photokina. I don’t have other specs on it, except i have tried it and the focusing is really fast. It still uses a 4/3 lens mount. From what i know, it will support HD video recording as well. The top control panel remains largely the same, and it will also have a flip and swivel screen like the E-3. Oh, the sensor resolution is still 12 megapixels, and it will compete against the 7D. Not sure if the megapixels will play a major role here as well. But olympus is hoping that it’s Zuiko lens can outdo Nikon and Canon. Early samples of photos taken with the E-5 shows that the picture quality is almost on par with the D300s and 7D.

I am surprised (but also happy) to hear that Olympus sticks at 12 Megapixel! What really matters is that the image quality goes up. If it really matches the 7D and D300s quality than this is good news!

I ask my other sources (or possible new sources) if they can confirm that rumor! Use the sidebar on the right if you want to keep yourself anonymous. It doesn’t store name, email or IP-address!

UPDATE: According to another source there is still one very important feature never seen in any DSLR before. So expect Olympus to surprise us!
P.S.: The source doesn’t want me to post that now.

August 23, 2010

a little bit of everything…


DSLRmagazine (google english translation) tested the Panasonic G2 video quality. They also used the Konica 50mm f/2.0 lens. (via Fotoactualidad)

Another Panasonic G2 review at Reghardware.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX75 Review at Digitalcamerareview

The Sigma DP2s vs. The Olympus E-510 (ThePhoBlographer)

Olympus E-PL1 review at Amateur Photographer

August 21, 2010
Posted in news, Rumors

HOT! The AG-AF100 MicroFourThirds camcorder website has been launched!

Check it out: http://pro-av.panasonic.net/en/af100/index.html

The AVCHD recording format used by the AG-AF100 series includes a professional PH mode with maximum AVCHD bit rate for stunning image quality. Two SD card slots allow continuous recording for up to 12 hours* in PH mode and up to 48 hours* in HE mode with two SD (SD/SDHC/SDXC) cards on board.

The AG-AF100 series records in 1080:59.94i/50i/29.97p/25p/23.98p or 720:29.94p/50p/29.97p/25p/23.98p with its multi HD format.
You can render movie-like images. The Dynamic Range Stretcher, Gamma Select and other image features have also been inherited from previous Panasonic professional camera recorders.

The AG-AF100 series features HD-SDI output, XLR audio 2-channel input, and other interfaces that are typically found on professional camera recorders. Time code recording also supports precise video production. In addition to its compact, lightweight body, the AG-AF100 series’s professional camera recorder design with grip, handle and large viewfinder firmly support reliable camera work.

With XLR input and multi-HD format the AG-AF100 easily beats the Sony NEX-VG10! Now let’s wait and see the final price…

August 21, 2010
Posted in deals

Olympus US cash back action: Get money for your old camera to buy a new Olympus!

Olympus US just launched a new Cash Back action. And this time it is a particularly interesting offer! You can trade in your “old” camera (from every brand) and you will get cash to buy an Olympus camera.

But now the funniest part: They also created a Digital Camera Value Estimator that calculates the value of your camera!

I would never trade in my Olympus E-P1 but I still own an old Pentax K10D. I used the estimator and Olympus US would give me $178.00 for it! To bad that I am located in Europe :(
Anyway, you would probably get more for your camera if you sell it on eBay

I guess it’s a good moment to shop for the Olympus E-PL1 ($519 on amazon) or the Olympus E-P2!

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