January 19, 2010
Posted in Rumors

Rumors summary and a not so important poll.

I will make a quick rumor summary. Click on the linked text to open a new window with the original rumor article:

1) Olympus will at least announce two new FourThirds cameras. The E-620 successor and the E-3 (and E-30?) successor. The E-620 should use a new generation Panasonic sensor and be announced in February. The E-3 successor should also use “some kind of new sensor”. Available in March and maybe announcement at PMA (late February).
P.S.: Everyone is sending me rumors about that new sensor without giving me details about it :(

2) Panasonic will launch a new Lumix camera. Very likely a MicroFourThirds camera (G1 successor?)

3) Olympus will announce a new MicroFourThirds camera in May-June

3) Panasonic and Olympus will both soon launch the new MicroFourThirds lenses.
– Olympus 9-18/4.0-5.6 (February-March 2010)
– Olympus 14-150/4.0-5.6 (May-June 2010)
– Olympus 40-150 lens (February-March 2010)
– Panasonic Lumix G Vario f/4.0-5.6 100-300 mm (February-March 2010?)
– Panasonic Lumix 14mm pancake lens (February-March 2010?)
– Panasonic Lumix G 8mm Fish-Eye APSH f/3.5

4) And finally Samyang will release two new FourThirds lenses in March. The 85mm f/1.4 and 8mm f/3.5 fisheye!

I know you don’t have enough informations to seriously answer the poll. But I am really curious to know what you are waiting for:

If specs are correct (1080p60 included) and real image quality ok will you buy the GH2?

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January 19, 2010
Posted in news

Amazon Europe Charts.

Yesterday we posted the Amazon top 20 chart. We thought it would be interesting to compare it with Amazon Europe charts. This is not a scientific comparison because rankings do also depend from deals and prices which are very different from Amazon US.
The biggest surprise is that the Olympus E-520 leads the ranking in Germany!

Top 5 cameras in Amazon Germany (click on the camera name to visit the product page):

Position Position in US Brand Camera Price
1 14 Olympus Olympus E-520 inkl. 14-42mm & 40-150mm Objektive EUR 490,45
2 9 Canon Canon EOS 7D Gehäuse EUR 1.327,95
3 2 Canon Canon EOS 450D inkl. EF-S 18-55mm IS Objektiv EUR 540,45
4 1 Canon Canon EOS 500D inkl. 18-55mm IS Kit EUR 667,95
5 13 Canon Canon EOS 500D Gehäuse EUR 595,45
more Olympus and Panasonic cameras
25 not in the top 100 Olympus Olympus E-620 inkl. 14-42mm & 40-150mm Objektive EUR 738,45
45 24 (Black model) Panasonic Panasonic GF1 inkl. Objektiv F3,5-5,6/ 14-45mm/ OIS titan-silber EUR 817,95

And here the results for Amazon UK:

Position Position in US Brand Camera Price
1 1 Canon Canon EOS 500D incl. EF-S 18-55 mm IS Lens £569.10
2 3 Nikon Nikon D3000 with 18-55 mm VR Lens £369.00
3 2 Canon Canon EOS 450D incl EF-S 18-55mm IS Lens £482.60
4 ? Canon Canon EOS 1000D EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens £392.08
5 5 Nikon Nikon D90 Digital SLR Camera 18-105 VR Kit £774.70
Olympus and Panasonic cameras
9 not in the top 100 Panasonic Panasonic Lumix G1 Digital System Camera Kit – Black £454.80
18 32 (with 14-42mm lens only) Olympus Olympus Pen E-P1 Micro Four Thirds Digital SLR Camera (14-42mm Black & 17mm Silver Pancake Lenses & VF-1 External Optical View Finder Kit) – Silver £749.99
18 44 Panasonic Panasonic GH1 Camera – Black £1,065.48
January 18, 2010

a little bit of everything…

Olympus E-P2 Art Filter Video Samples

The Panasonic Lumix G 20 1.7 Lens Review by Steve Huff (tested on the E-P2)
Improvement suggestions for the Olympus PEN E-P1 camera (Martin’s Blog)
Weekly japanese DSLR sales ranking: Two Panasonic GF1 inside the Top-10!
Today Deals:
Amazon US: Olympus E620 with 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Zuiko Lens for $549.99

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