Olympus launches the “Halloween” deals.

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Olympus launched a new campagn to get rid of the older (but still very good) PEN models:
You save $100 on the E-PL3 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
You save $50 on the E-PM1 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).

Don’t forget that there is also a 2% Back in Rewards at Amazon on all(!) cameras and lenses (Click here). The only way to get these “older” PEN cheaper and with warranty is to buy them refurbished at Camera (Click here) and in Europe at Olympusmarket (Click here).

 

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Trustedreviews about the GH3: “Nikon and Canon should be watching their backs”

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Panasonic Lumix GH3 Menu Walkthrough Video

GH3:
Also Trustedreviews posted a new GH3 preview and writes that: “The only DSLRs that come close to offering the video features and quality it offers cost significantly more. With all this goodness stuffed into a weatherproofed body that’s still smaller and lighter than most pro-level SLRs, Nikon and Canon should be watching their backs – though we’re sparing our final verdict till the full review.
We will soon see if that is an overstatement or not but one thing is sure. Nikon and Canon aren’t’ taking the new mirrorless market very seriously. And it will be hard for them to catch up with the MFT-NEX and Fuji X system.

E-PL5
Meantime the press keeps talking about the Micro Four Thirds system. The largest European weekly magazine just praised the new Olympus E-PL5. Read the article from Der Spiegel (translation here). They write: “The e-PL5 is one of the best compact mirrorless cameras. The picture quality is impressive and focus extremely fast and reliable”. I am a daily Der Spiegel reader and I know they do not often use such words for their reviews!
One more little news: Olympus Japan issued a statement to say that the E-PM2 will ship from October 26th. The E-PL5 is already shipping via Digitalrev (worlwide shipment) and eBay (Click here).

Panasonic and Olympus Preorder Links with specs and price:
Special GH3 page at Amazon (Click here) and a full Olympus presentation page at Amazon (Click here).
GH3 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here)Panasonic US and in Europe at Wexphotographic UK and Technikdirekt.
35-100mm X lens at Amazon (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here), Panasonic US.
E-PL5 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here). In EU at Amazon Germany, Amazon UK, Amazon France,
E-PM2 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here). In EU at Amazon Germany, Amazon UK, Amazon France,
XZ-2 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
60mm macro at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
12mm Black prime lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
15mm cap-lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).

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Editor’s note: Server transfer and small issues check.

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Dear readers,

this is just a short note to tell you that the last three days we worked on transferring 43rumors and mirrorlessrumors on a new server. We did a complete new installation and theme upgrade. There are still some issues to fix and I would like you to help me to send the problems you find on the website. One of them is that messages written through the contact form when using Chrome Browser are not being sent. UDPATE: Cna you pelase try to send me a message through the contact form? And If it doens’t get send please let me know what Browser, OS you are using and from what country you are sending it. Thanks!

New features:
There will be a small design change soon and also (finally!) a new iPhone and iPad version.

Personal note:
The last 10 days I was very busy because I moved from the mountains to Antwerp where I will stay for the next four months. SO again sorry if I didn’t manage to answer your question on the comment section or via email. I was super stressed.

 

Thanks!

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Next GH3 versus E-M5 comparison at ePhotozine.

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Image courtesy: ePhotozine.

ePhotozine posted a complete JPG ISO comparison between the E-M5 and the new GH3. Some examples:
ISO 200: E-M5 vs GH3
ISO 1600: E-M5 vs GH3
ISO 6400: E-M5 vs GH3

Take your time to analyze the results and than let us know:

On a first glance: Which camera has the best image quality?

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GH3 preorders at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here)Panasonic US and in Europe at Wexphotographic UK, Photogalerie FR and Technikdirekt.

E-M5 at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, Jessops, Amazon UK, Amazon Germany, Amazon France, Amazon Japan and Digitalrev.

E-M5 Case:
There is the official CS-36FBC Olympus case. A leather half case from Hong Kong. A full leather case with strap from Cina. Than we have half cases from two well known producers, Zelenpol, Kaza and Gariz.

E-M5 Batteries, and other things:
The Olympus GS-4 strap and the DSTE E-M5 batteries you have to use with an extra charger. There is an E-M5 car charger a new E-M5 LCD screen and a Front Cover+ Top Panel.

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