(FT5) More rumors about the E-P5


I got this mail from a Chinese 43rumors reader (Thanks!):

“Jun GAO, a travel photographer in China, shared on his Weibo (twitter equiv. in China) today: A new Pen model from Olympus will be announced after Labor Day vacation (1st May). It looks quite good with all classic Pen elements. Technical spec will be superior to EM5 with seamless integration of WiFi control capability.

He also mention he will share his photo work with this new Pen camera right after the announcement.

Mr. Gao appears to be partner photographer of Olympus in China. He actively promoted EM5 and shared quite some travel photography work using EM5. Follow his tweets here http://www.weibo.com/jamesgao75#_rnd1365743777678.”


(UPDATED) Sigma beats Olympus and makes fastest zoom for DSLR system.


The Four Thirds system offers two unique zooms with constant f/2.0 aperture. The 14-35mm and the 35-100mm lens. Neither Canon nor Nikon systems can offer a fast zoom like that. UPDATE: But today Sigma announced the new Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 constant aperture lens! It’s an APS-C lens and the price and mount is yet unkown. But I don’t think it will come for FT mount…

The official page can be seen and seen here at Sigma Photo website.


Links to the two superb Zuiko f/2.0 zooms:
14-35mm f/2.0 on eBay (Click here) and via Slidoo eBay.
35-100mm f/2.0 on eBay (Click here) and via Slidoo eBay.


LX7 for $289 makes room for the new LF1.


The LF1 is coming and the LX7 is creating the “price room” for the new camera. Today it sells for $289 only at Amazon (Click here to grab it). At such price plenty if people is buying it and that’s the reason why it is almost on top at the Overall Amazon camera sales ranking.


And the second super deal of the day is the first ever price drop on the Panasonic GH3 that now has a $100 discount at Amazon (Click here).

I still don’t know the price of the upcoming new LF1 and G6 cameras. But both will be announced by end of next week!


(FT5) G6 has 16 Megapixel sensor and mic input.


Yesterday I gave you some bits about the new Panasonic LF1. Today I can share some bits about the upcoming G6 camera. Both, the LF1 and the G6 will be announced end of next week!

I have been told that the G6:
– has a 16 Megapixel sensor
– New Venus Engine
– mic input
– looks sexy and size is similar to current G5
– Same Gh2 video quality.

I hope to get more details about the cam soon. But this could become a reborn and updated Panasonic GH2 and that alone sounds great :)

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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