July 20, 2010
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Panasonic GF1 hack improvements (now with manual movie modes!)

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The firmware patch is now bringing manual movie modes for the Panasonic GF1 (it works like on the Panasonic GH1). This includes all M, A, S modes.

Vitaly told us that “You need to go to menu and set appropriate mode. Also if you go to menu in picture shooting mode it’ll convert to corresponding movie mode, just turn wheel one click and return it back to go to back to normal picture mode. This can be even handy :-)
Tested and working. Including shutter control during recording, etc.
So, GF1 can be used as second camera now.

How-to and firmware download are available here: http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread.php?t=206788&page=225

Side note: Both cameras are sold in US stores with the cheapest price ever. Oh yes Photokina is getting closer…
Click on those store names to check the price and availability of the GF1: Amazon / Adorama / BH
and here for the GH1: Amazon / Adorama / BH

July 20, 2010
Posted in news

Update for the Olympus [ib] software

Olympus added video-editing features (like movie slideshows) and a new color management.

Download version 1.2: http://www.olympusamerica.com/cpg_section/oima_software_ib.asp

July 19, 2010
Posted in poll

Photokina is getting closer: What new camera and lenses do you want?

Based on rumros, roadmaps and speculations we made a list of possible new products we could expect at Photokina. Some of them are very likely to be announced and some are not. But what we want to know is what you are waiting for! Let Panasonic and Olympus know where you want to spend your money ;)

Will you buy the X100?

  • No! (55%, 1,645 Votes)
  • Yes! (23%, 684 Votes)
  • Don't know yet (22%, 638 Votes)

Total Voters: 2,967

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July 19, 2010
Posted in deals, news

New Panasonic G book in Germany

There is a new book avaialble for preorder in Germany: Lumix G: System Fotoschule (Klicke hier)
Source: Photoscala

Reminder: Also the book “Olympus E-PL1 For Dummies” is available for pre-order on Amazon US (click here), Amazon UK (click here) and Amazon Canada (click here).

July 19, 2010
Posted in deals

Last days of the Olympus 9-18mm and 14-150mm deals! (+ new Olympus E-P1/E-P2+flash deal)

You can save $100 on the Olympus 9-18mm lens or save $80 on the M.Zuiko Digital 14-150mm lens. Offer valid until 7/24/2010 only!
Click here to check availability and price of the 9-18mm lens: Amazon / Adorama / BH
Click here to check availability and price of the 14-150mm lens: Amazon / Adorama / BH

You also receive $100 Instant Rebate on the FL-14 flash when purchased with an Olympus E-P1 or Olympus E-P2 Micro Four Thirds camera body (or body with lenses).
Click here to check availability and price of the E-P1: Amazon / Adorama / BH
Click here to check availability and price of the E-P2: Amazon / Adorama / BH

Source: Olympus America

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