(FT4) Guess what? Both compact camera rumors may be correct. New XZ now and High End compact later.

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Yesterday I posted a low rated FT2 rumor about an XZ camera with 28-300mm zoom and a Four Third sensor camera with fixed lens. I wasn’t sure which one was correct but with a little bit of help of one trusted and one new source (Thanks!) I learned that most likely both rumors are correct!

1) The new XZ compact camera with 28-300mm zoom and same sensor size like current XZ cameras will be announced in October.

2) Olympus is definitely working on a High End Premium compact camera with Four Thirds sensor. But it’s likely NOT going to be announced in October.

So there was the reason of the confusion, I got small bits of rumors about two different cameras and not one camera :)

 

Some of the glorious High End fixed Lens filmcameras from Olympus:

Olympus Trip 35 (here on eBay and article on 43rumors)
Olympus 35 SP (here on eBay and article on 43rumors)
Olympus XA (here on eBay and article on 43rumors)

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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

 

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GX7 now in Stock and Shipping in Europe (and a great E-PL3 deal).

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Image courtesy: Fotohanskeuzekamp.

Just a short note to tell you that the new Panasonic GX7 is now In Stock and Shipping in many European stores like for example Fotohanskeuzekamp (Holland) and Redcoon (Germany). I would be glad if you could help the 43rumors community to share the GX7 in Stock store links via DealsRunner.com. By doing so the in Store name will automatically appear on the right sidebar of this site helping other 43rumors readers to get the cameras as soon as it gets. Thanks!

P.S:: Amazon Germany will launch a Gold Box deal on the Olympus E-PL3 (more info here at DealsRunner.com).

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New E-M1 news roundup…

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You really thought I would let pass this day without an Olympus E-M1 post? Here are four new links to learn more about the camera performance. Don’t worry, I will stop soon with E-M1 news. After all there are plenty of new cameras that will be announced in October ;)

The E-M1 news roundup:
Olympus OM-D E-M1 review updated with thoughts on RAW quality (Ming Thein)
E-M1 presentation in Ireland via DSLRmagazine (google translation here).
Video Features and Capability by Luminous Landscape.
Low light performance (ISO and stabilisation) and E-M5 comparison at Bestmirrorlesscamerareviews.
E-M1 hands-on with all JPEG and RAW samples at The.me.
Finland is having E-M1 Touch and Try events – five in ten days (Facebook)
List of E-M1 events in Germany via SystemKameraForum.
The E-M1 still sells (preorders) well according to Amazon mirrorless ranking (Click here).

Preorder Links:
Dedicated page at Amazon.
Olympus E-M1 body at Amazon, Adorama and BHphotoAmazon DE (via DL), Amazon UK (via DL), Amazon ES (via DL), WexUK, Topshot FI, CameraWorldUK.
Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO Lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, AmazonDE (viaDL), Amazon ES (via DL).
Olympus E-M1 with 12-40mm Lens kit at Amazon DE (via DL), WexUK and CameraWorldUK, Amazon UK (via DL), Amazon ES (via DL).
Olympus E-M1 with 12-50mm Lens kit at Amazon DE (via DL), WexUK, CameraWorldUK, Amazon UK (via DL), Amazon ES (via DL).
Olympus EP-13 Eyecup for E-M1 at Adorama and BHphoto.
Olympus HLD-7 Battery Grip for E-M1 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
Olympus LC-62D Metal Front Lens Cap for 12-40mm at Adorama and BHphoto.
Olympus LH-66 Lens Hood for 12-40mm at Adorama and BHphoto.

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(FT2) UPDATED: Some Olympus high end compact info.

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An Olympus XA compact and fixed lens film camera (Image courtesy: Camerapedia).

I wouldn’t get too excited about that rumor as it comes from a new source. So there is only a low chance this is correct. But sometimes even FT2 rumors become true and this sounds so good that I hope this is one of these rare times :)

The new source reported this:

I´ve got som news from japan: Olympus will very soon show a new high end camera. It will have a four thirds sensor. it is no system camera. bigger and better than the xz-series.

UPDATE: Another anonymous source said the rumor from the other sources isn’t correct. He writes:

This rumour about the compact camera with 4/3 is incorrect. The new compact will have the same size sensor as the XZ-2, it will however have a new lens, 28-300mm with a constant f2.8. Will m
Be announced in Oct

I hope trusted sources can soon confirm which one of the two is correct.

If it’s going to be really a completely new camera than they may will revive seom glorious film camera from the past:
Olympus Trip 35 (here on eBay and article on 43rumors)
Olympus 35 SP (here on eBay and article on 43rumors)
Olympus XA (here on eBay and article on 43rumors)

You choose the best name :)

For sources: Sources can send me anonymous info at 43rumors@gmail.com (create a fake gmail account) or via contact form you see on the right sidebar. Thanks!
For readers: Don’t miss any news. Join our group on facebook and follow our tweets.

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

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