New Leica camera registration. Is it a MFT or APS-C camera?


The Leica T Tye 701 name registration in Taiwan (found via Digicameinfo).

It may be that soon a third company will produce MFT bodies. It’s still very uncertain if Leica will really make a MFT camera but wo things are sure:
1) Leica will launch a new mirrorless interchangeable system soon
2) Leica signed an agreement with Panasonic for the delivery of new mirrorless interchangeable bodies for $1400 each.

It’s going to be interesting…and expensive ;)


An optional EVF idea by John Chan


EVF5 idea

If you have some smart ideas for future cameras you can do two things. 1) Patent them and 2) Send them to 43rumors to see if readers will like it and companies will call you :)

This is the text and idea that I got by John Chan:

“As a frequent visitor of your site I would like to share an idea I have of an optional EVF design for a Pen or Lumix.
We all hate the extra tumor created by the VF 2/3/4 above the hotshoe. And we can’t use an external flash when using the optional evf. Functionaly en esthetically we want the range-finder formfactor. Personally I do not need a tiltable evf.
From the manufacturer point of view they want to keep the body-price low and make money with their overpriced accessories.
I am not an technician, but maybe the solution is simple………….Finally we get a more well-balanced design with the M43-mount more in the middle of the body (more retro)
I am curious what you visitors think of this sketch……. You can pick the right moment to put it on your site….if it’s ok.
Regards, John”


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(FT5) New Olympus MFT camera and new MFT kit lens coming in Spring.


Rumor work never ends! By early 2014 we expect a bunch of new announcements. Not only Panasonic is almost ready to launch a new 4K GH camera. According to two trusted sources Olympus will also launch one new MFT camera with a brand new MFT kit lens. I hope to get some reliable specs soon. One more thing: One source said it’s not a PEN!

Overall it sounds like both Panasonic and Olympus will NOT wait til Photokina to launch some interesting new stuff.

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New Olympus OMD EM1 reviews and test.


Olympus OMD EM1 review by Digital Camera World.

New E-M1 review at Photolisticlife.
E-m1 review at Digitalcameraworld.
E-M1 review at Trustedreviews.
Japanese test at Mynavi.
Ducth review at Pixelmania.

Readers mail on the E-M1:

Anonymous:E-M1 review in Amateur Photographer, Nov 2, 2013: score 86%, the same as that of the Canon EOS 70D.

Spike: “I have written something to help people considering a move to the E-M1 from the E-M5; hope it might be useful:

Burkhard:gerade habe ich das neue Fotomagazin gekauft. Die OMD-EM1 ist mit 91% Bewertungspunkten die beste jemals getestete Kamera und die einzige, welche die 5-Sterne-Wertung “Super” erreicht hat. Im Testartikel wird darauf hingewiesen daß sie besser ist als die meisten Spiegelreflexkameras.

E-M1 Preorder Links:
Olympus E-M1 body at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto, Amazon DE (via DL), Amazon UK (via DL), Amazon ES (via DL), WexUK, Topshot FI, CameraWorldUK.
Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO Lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, AmazonDE (viaDL), Amazon ES (via DL).
Olympus E-M1 with 12-40mm Lens kit at Amazon DE (via DL), WexUK and CameraWorldUK, Amazon UK (via DL), Amazon ES (via DL).
Olympus E-M1 with 12-50mm Lens kit at Amazon DE (via DL), WexUK, CameraWorldUK, Amazon UK (via DL), Amazon ES (via DL).
Olympus EP-13 Eyecup for E-M1 at Adorama and BHphoto.
Olympus HLD-7 Battery Grip for E-M1 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
Olympus LC-62D Metal Front Lens Cap for 12-40mm at Adorama and BHphoto.
Olympus LH-66 Lens Hood for 12-40mm at Adorama and BHphoto.