Interesting for everyone (not only for Panasonic include("buy/gh1.php"); ?> owners). Dvxuser.com posted a CCD versus CMOS video artifacts comparison:
What it looks like through the DMW-LVF1….dpreview
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 Performance, Timings and Image Quality at digitalcamerareview.
Since weeks we try to get some more infos about the long awaited E-3 successor. We received rumors from here and there and only now we are getting an idea what’s happening. Remember this are rumors only and not official Olympus news. We have no affiliation with Olympus and read our disclaimer at the bottom of the left sidebar if you need to understand what the word “rumors” means.
At the beginning of the year we thought to know the E-3 successor will be unveiled at the end of 2009. It should be an upgraded E-3 camera. Now our sources told us that the huge MicroFourThirds success may has changed their roadmap. Of course there will be an E-3 successor but the release may has been postponed. Probably there will be NO! E-3 successor this year. One new source said “this will be a complete new developed camera“. A trusted source told us that “the E-5 will be a revolutionary camera, not just an E-3 evolution“. Anyway all sources do confirm that Olympus will continue their engadgment in classic FourThirds cameras and lenses.
Some of our sources do believe the E-5 will be a mirrorless High-End camera.
In summary (remember it is a rumor!):
1) there will be no E-3 successor this year
2) The E-5 may be a mirrorless High-End camera
3) classic FourThirds camera and lens development will continue but Olympus priority is to develop new MicroFourThirds products.
4) After the include("buy/e-p1.php"); ?> Olympus is ready to announce the second MFT camera on October 31th
Thanks to all our sources for sharing their infos.
The 43rumors team
The updated preorder table:
Panasonic GF1 with 20mm f/1.7 Aspherical Lens $899.95 (Not in stock but amazon is shipping the first cameras!)
Panasonic GF1 with 14-45mm Lens $899.95 (In Stock)
Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 Aspherical Pancake Lens for Micro Four Thirds Interchangeable Lens Cameras $399.95 (probably early October)
Panasonic 45mm f/2.8 Aspherical MEGA OIS Lens for Micro Four Thirds Interchangeable Lens Cameras $899.95 (probably early November)
Panasonic DMW-LVF1 Viewfinder $199.95 (probably early October?)
Panasonic GF1 with LUMIX G VARIO 14-45mm/F3.5-5.6 ASPH/MEGA O.I.S Lens$899.95 (In Stock)
Panasonic GF1 with LUMIX G 20mm/F1.7 Aspherical Lens $899.95 (probably early December)
Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 Lumix Aspherical Lens for Micro Four Thirds Lens Mount Systems $399.95 (?)
Panasonic GF1 (all configurations and colours) (probably early October)
Panasonic GF1 (probably early October)
In all Pixmaniashops the listed shipping date is October 16. They have the black silver and white model (no red model in all pixmania shops!) Click on your country to see the GF1 product list.
availabile from 26 Sept 09 in all colours (but first shipment will be taken up V. quickly). price is 7490 hkd from Panasonic (both kits).
Panasonic Australia have indicated that they will receive their first shipment of the Panasonic DMC-GF1/20 PC lens and the viewfinder around late September to early October. The DMW-LVF1E Electronic viewfinder will set you back $379.00AUD