May 27, 2010
Posted in Rumors

(FT2) Olympus future modular camera with tilt-shift option?

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The following rumor has been sent by a new source. I post it because I was not able to get confirmation from other sources. Maybe some of you can tell me more about it ;)

According to the new source “One module will use the space that is taken up normally with the mirror to perform tilt&shift functions with the sensor…..so in other words if you think about how tilt and shift was done with the old $loc = $_SESSION['geoip'];

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May 27, 2010
Posted in news

How-to install the Panasonic GH1 firmware hack (EosHD)

EosHD just made a wiki entry where he explains how to install the Panasonic GH1 firmware hack.

List of major improvements:
– 24p native footage, no need to unwrap from 60i or use pulldown on NTSC models
– Increase in image quality
– Higher bitrates in AVCHD mode
– Interface language can be selected from large range of international options

Sounds awesome. Let me know if the firmware hack works without any flaw. And please keep in mind that this is a hack soyou have to be aware of the risks!

May 27, 2010
Posted in deals

Availability check of the Panasonic G2

Now that Amazon US has the Black G2 in Stock let’s make a quick availablity check!

EUROPE:
Amazon Deutschland -> versandfertig in 1 bis 3 Wochen.
Amazon UK -> will be released on 1 Jun 2010
Amazon France -> preorder

US:
Amazon US: Black G2 in Stock
BHphoto: Approx. Arrival June

JAPAN:
Amazon: in Stock

May 26, 2010
Posted in news

What’s better: digital or optical distortion correction? (dpreview)

Dpreview tried to found an answer to the following question: Can software ever take the place of optical excellence?

They tested four cameras: Canon Powershot S90, Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3, Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 and the $loc = $_SESSION['geoip'];

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And what did they discover? “Purely optically-corrected design have an edge over the Micro Four Thirds lens that combines both optical and digital correction.
Interesting!

Read more on dpreview.

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