May 6, 2010
Posted in Rumors

New Olympus patent shows innovative double simultaneus focus system

We just found an interesting new patent. It seems that Olympus is working on a double TTL and contrast autofocus system which do work simultaneusly:
It is to be noted that the TTL phase-difference AF and the imager AF have the following characteristics, respectively.
The TTL phase-difference AF is the AF at a speed higher than that of the imager AF.
The imager AF is the AF having a precision higher than that of the TTL phase-difference AF
.”
and
an automatic focusing device is disclosed in which the TTL phase-difference AF is combined with the imager AF to perform focusing control. Specifically, in this automatic focusing device, after coarse control is performed by the TTL phase-difference AF, fine control is performed by the imager AF.

This would be possible with the use of a half mirror which reflect portions of lights to the Phase Detection Sensor.
My speculation: would that camera not be able to record video using the faster TTL autofocus?

source: http://www.freepatentsonline.com/7711260.html

May 6, 2010
Posted in news

Olympus 3D and contest

I already posted that but I have seen that many missed tha. Olympus launched a new 3-D virtual tour. Take a look here: http://www.getolympus.com/pen/index.asp?intCmp=geto_rdrct_pen3d

And if you have some time look at the Olympus contest videos on youtube. Some of them are really funny ;)

Oh! One more thing: The $loc = $_SESSION['geoip'];

if ($loc == 'GB' OR $loc == 'UK')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus E-PL1 if ($loc == 'ES')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus E-PL1 if ($loc == 'IT')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus E-PL1 if ($loc == 'AT')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus E-PL1 if ($loc == 'DE')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus E-PL1 if ($loc == 'BE')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus E-PL1 if ($loc == 'AU')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus E-PL1 if ($loc == 'FR' OR $loc == 'FX')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus E-PL1 if ($loc == 'NL')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus E-PL1 if ($loc == 'CA')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus E-PL1 if ($loc == 'US')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus E-PL1 if ($sel != '1')
{?>Olympus E-PL1 will appear in the inaugural digital edition of WIRED for the iPad.

May 6, 2010
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Posted in reviews

That hurts! What Jonathan Wong thinks about the Samsung NX10 (vs Olympus E-PL1)

Jonathan Wong reviewed both cameras, the Samsung NX10 and the Olympus E-PL1. You can read his review on SteveHuffPhoto.com.

In short what he didn’t like about the Samsung NX:
- the AF gets confused easily in low light
- the Auto-ISO programming is AWFUL (Some daft genius at Samsung, however, has decided in their infinite wisdom that a minimum shutter speed of 1/15 is ok!!!)
- the EVF is pretty horrid (pixels galore!)
- the Samsung has a tendency to blow colors out with all the elegance of a rhino in ballet shoes.

And here the conclusion:
For all intents and purposes, this review could end here: the Olympus E-PL1 is a far superior camera.

That hurts!

May 6, 2010
Posted in deals

Adorama also shipping the Olympus 9-18mm. New E-PL1 price drop.

Small update:
The Olympus 9-18mm lens is now in Stock on Amazon, Adorama and BH.

Still no news in Europe. No Lens is in Stock there :(

One more price-drop: The Olympus E-PL1 now sales for $539.99 on amazon

UPDATE:
BeachCamera has the E-PL1 in Stock for $474.

May 5, 2010
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a little bit of everything…


For those of you who might missed my first Noktor video :)

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Olympus E-PL1 review on quesabesde (google english translation)
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Some fake ads for Olympus (dpreview forum)
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Olympus Mju 9010 review (Letsgodigital)
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You need more Megapixels? DALSA Announces 140MP Custom Designed CCD (Image Sensor World)
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10 review (Letsgodigital)
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Panasonic GF1 + paris kynor 20mm f3.5 (blogs.yahoo)
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