April 13, 2010
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First 43rumors images of the new AG-AF100 camera and brochure (+video)

Our friend Dracore sent us pictures from the new the AG-AF100. He also confirmed that the camera will cost $6000.
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April 13, 2010

a little bit of everything…

Olympus E-PL1 review on CNet (Greetings to Lori Grunin form 43rumors)

I give you one single link: http://www.photoshopuser.com/cs5. On that website you see an easy and clean new feature list. Well done!
P.S.: The CS5 suite is yet not available on amazon.
Samyang lenses with Olympus mount are now on sale on foto-tip.pl
Canon S90 review on dpreview and compared with the Panasonic LX3.
If you visit Japan do not buy the GF1. The japanese Menu language cannot be changed! (Focus Numerique)
Second Take: Olympus EPL-1 (ThePhoBlographer)
Short Olympus E-P2 review on dpreview

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April 12, 2010
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GetOlympus app available on appstore!

Today we have only good news for you :)


CENTER VALLEY, Pa., April 12, 2010 – Olympus today announced its free GetOlympus App for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. The App is available on the App Store. The App features a user photo gallery, photo tips, Olympus social media networks, special offers and more. Designed by Olympus to provide dynamic interaction with consumers, the App will be updated with new content and features over time.

“We’re always seeking innovative ways to connect with consumers,” said Christopher Kemmerer, manager, Engineering and Development, Olympus Imaging America Inc. “Offering the GetOlympus App for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad is one more way to engage our customers.”

The new GetOlympus App, designed and developed by Olympus, will provide iPhone, iPod touch and iPad users with easy, remote access** to many of the features and content currently available on www.getolympus.com and Olympus’ social network pages.

Features of the App include:

  • Olympus Resolution User Gallery – view amazing user-submitted photos and read the “behind the shot” stories for inspiration to capture your own spectacular images.
  • Tips – whether you want to learn to take vacation, underwater, panorama or any other memorable photos, tips are available for many different shooting environments. Read Olympus’ tips or submit your own!
  • Connect With Olympus – visit Olympus social networks, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Flickr, with the touch of a button.
  • Offers & Promotions – be among the first to know when Olympus is offering a special promotion or cash rebate. Learn about the latest photo contests sponsored by Olympus. Get cash back – trade in your old working digital camera for a new Olympus camera using the Olympus ‘Trade In Trade Up’ program.
  • Favorites – save your favorite photos, tips and news and share them via email with other GetOlympus users.
April 12, 2010
Posted in news

Excitement about the new Panasonic AG-AF100 professional camcorder (Price $6000)

The recent Panasonic AG-AF100 announcement created a lot of enthusiasm. Almost every MicroFourThirds user and professional videographer is getting really excited. Also Philipp Bloom is expressing his positive feelings on his blog!
According to him the camcorder should cost $6000.

The picture above shows the camera with the Olympus Zuiko 14-35mm Lens!
I believe that camera will add a huge value to the MicroFourThirds system. Of course there are also some challenges:
1) We need more video dedicated lenses (like the Panasonic 14-140mm)
2) We need also very fast zooms. That will be a very difficoult hurdle because of the bigger image sensor. Normal camcorder do have zooms which do start with f/1.7 aperture.
3) The AVCHD codec. The bitrate is a little bit to low. I hope Panasonic will find a better solution until the final release of the camera.

Let’s see the reactions on the WorldWideWeb:
On dpreview you can find a long discussion about the AG-AF100. Someone also made their own camcorder mockup!
The DVXuser thread is now 14 page long.
Only RED users seems to not be happy with the camcorder :)

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April 12, 2010
Posted in news, Rumors

Next Olympus FourThirds camera will come “in the relatively near future” (FourThirdsPhoto)

Olympus answered to a question list from FourThirdsPhoto.

Key points:
- When asked about future FourThirds development Olympus answered “expect to satisfy those waiting in the relatively near future
- About lenses: “Later in 2010, we plan to announce additional M.Zuiko Lenses; both zoom and prime focal lengths

[Thanks M.G.!]

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