And here is the next GX1 deal. This time the X kit gets a $90 price drop at Amazon (Click here). Still didn’t get any rumor about the GX2 (a part of the fact that it will arrive AFTER photokina).
A couple of weeks ago I got that anonymous message: ” “Although the EP3 is set to be discontinued, updates to the EPL range should include some sort of viewfinder. Not sure of any further details yet.” Trusted sources now confirmed that there is NO built-in viewfinder. The major changes on the E-PM1 and E-PL3 are the ergonomic and a slightly increase in image quality.
If the anonymous soruce told us the truth than the viewfinder news may be just related to an external viewfinder kit option. What’s sure is the E-P range as we know is not going to continue. There may be some news regarding that a couple of months after the Photokina show.
P.S.: Check out the Olympus RC film cameras on eBay.
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
Yesterday Sony announced the new NEX-5R (Click here) and one of the features of the Sony NEX cameras is the “Focus Peaking”. According to tops sources Panasonic is going to implement that feature on the new Panasonic GH3! The video I posted on top shows you how it works. Great news I would say!
P.S.: Some Panasonic camcorders like the 90-series has the Focus Assist feature (Here is the description page)
These are the FT5 info about the GH3 for now: New 16 megapixel sensor, 72Mbit/s ALL-I recording, new bigger and more rounded body, weather sealed, battery grip available, WiFI, application support and backup service, focus peaking.
Don’t know who made this video! Worth to be seen :)
More E-M5 news:
1) a test with the Auto-S 40mm F1.4 at DC.watch.
2) TheDigitalStory bought a third party E-M5 battery from Amazon.
3) The firmware update is back (DC.watch)
4) And I can’t explain this but indeed Italian stores are selling the E-M5 for much less than other European stores! The body only can be found for 777 Euro at ePrice.it (that’s a 22 Euro discount). And so on eBay Italy here and here.
5) E-M5 plate at Reallyrightstuff.