February 4, 2011
Posted in reviews

Olympus E-5 tested at DPreview (new E-PL2 tests)


You can read the full Olympus E-5 review at DPreview (Click here): “The E-5 is a tough and capable camera that is fun to shoot with…but the E-5 isn’t the game-changer that we always hoped Olympus might come up with“.
Click on the store name to directly check price and availability of the E-5: Amazon US, BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR.

Leonard Goh from CNET Asia tested the Olympus E-PL2: “Shutterbugs who are looking to buy a mirrorless ILC should really keep the E-PL2 in mind because it offers plenty of useful features in a compact body.”
Also Steve Huff tested the E-PL2: “The E-PL2 is basically a “Hot Rodded” E-PL1 and it really is a fantastic photographic tool.”
Click on the store name to directly check price and availability of the E-PL2: Amazon US, Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR

February 3, 2011
Posted in deals, news

Black and Silver Panasonic GH2 in Stock at Adorama (+ Panasonic bad financial results)

Five months (!) after the GH2 announcement Adorama is having the Black Panasonic GH2 in Stock (Click here). Also the Silver Panasonic GH2 (Click here) is in Stock. Also Amazon will soon have the Silver GH2 in Stock (Click here).

The five months delay may explains why Panasonics digital camera sales have fallen across all three fiscal quarters by 8.6% over the previous year (Source: Photoscala). We not only need good cameras, we also need to buy them within a reasonable time frame!

February 3, 2011
Posted in Rumors

Pentax doesn’t want to compete against m43 :)

Pictured above: The Pentax Auto 110 analogue camera.

We just published a few details on MirrorlessRumors.com about the ucoming Pentax mirrorless system. The huge suprise is that it will use a 5.6 crop sensor taht is even smaller than the one used inside the new Olympus XZ-1. So Pentax is not going to compete against the m43 system. I guess it would have been better for Pentax to join the m43 coalition!

More about the Pentax system at www.mirrorlessrumors.com

February 3, 2011
Posted in reviews

Panasonic 14mm f/2.5 lens tested at SLRgear.

SLRgear published their Panasonic 14mm f/2.5 test. The lens is very sharp, Chromatic Aberration is somewhat high for this lens, Vignetting and Distortion are negligible. And their conclusion is very short: “With sharp results and only slight issues with CA, Panasonic has produced a very nice walk-around lens “. Read the full review (with image samples and graphs) at SLRgear.

M43photo.blogspot compared the Panasonic 20mm with the new 14mm lens.

Check the price and availabiltiy of the lens:
USA: Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, eBay
Germany: Amazon.de, Pixmania.de, eBay.de
France: Amazon.fr, Pixmania.fr, eBay.fr
UK: Amazon.uk, Pixmania.uk, eBay.uk

February 3, 2011
Posted in Rumors

An FT5 rumor about Pentax coming soon at Mirrorlessrumors.com

As you know a few months ago I started Mirrorlessrumors.com. I needed a place where I can “park” the rumors I do receive about our competition. I didn’t write a lot on that website but now that Nikon and Pentax are coming with their systems it will become very interesting to follow the website.

To celebrate our first Pentax rumor we created a countdown like we did in the old days of when we started 43rumors ;) In a few hours we will post a few (but surprising) info about the upcoming Pentax mirrorless cameras. Take a look here: http://www.mirrorlessrumors.com/hot-pentax-mirrorlessrumors-countdown/.

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P.S.: Pentax will not join Micro Four Thirds (at leats not for now).

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