June 30, 2010
Posted in Rumors

(FT3) The Panasonic LX5


A source just sent us following infos about that camera:

The viewfinder is electronic and you can tilt it 90 degrees. it’s pretty small, so it doesn’t suddenly make the camera too bulky. It comes with its own small pouch you can attach to the cam strap if you want to. On top of 2:3, 3:4 and 16:9 the lx5 will also get 1:1 aspect ratio. The lx5 is coming soon. panasonic just finished designing packaging etc.

The current price of the LX3 is $400 (on Amazon)

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June 30, 2010
Posted in news

Amazon worldwide top-50 rankings: Most popular Panasonic and Olympus camera check

Amazon US:
The Panasonic GF1 and the Olympus E-P2 are selling very well because of the latest price drops. The GH1 also made it back into the top-30…probably because of the latest hack improvement? Click on the camera names to see the product price and availability on amazon (and Click here to see the full amazon ranking)

Place 18: Panasonic GF1 + 20mm f/1.7 Lens
19: Panasonic GF1 + 14-45mm Lens
21: Olympus E-P2 + 14-42mm Lens and EVF
28: Panasonic GH1 +14-140mm Lens
30: Panasonic G2 + 14-42mm (Black)
45: Panasonic G2 + 14-42mm Lens (Blue)
46: Panasonic G1 + 14-45mm Lens
50: Olympus E520

Amazon Germany:
We have seen it many times before, FourThirds cameras are very popular in Germany. To see the amazon Germany rankings click here. Germans also do love double-kits!

Place 13: Olympus E-450 + 14-42mm + 40-150mm Objektive
23: Olympus E-620 + 14-42mm + 40-150mm Objektive
31: Panasonic GF1 + 14-45mm Objektiv mattschwarz
36: Olympus E-620 + 14-42mm + 40-150mm Objektive
46: Olympus E-PL1 Double Zoom Kit champagner
48: Olympus E-620 + 14-42mm
50: Olympus E-420 + 14-42mm + 40-150mm Objektive

Amazon UK:
Also in UK FourThirds cameras are still selling well (click here to see the full amazon ranking):

Place 17: Panasonic GF1 + 14-45mm Lens Kit – Black
21: Panasonic GF1 + 20mm Lens Kit – Black
28: Olympus E-520 + 14-42mm lens
34: Olympus E-450 + 14-42mm Lens
41: Olympus E-620 + 14-42mm Lens
44: Panasonic GF1 + 20mm Lens Kit – Silver
47: Olympus E-P1 + 14-42 mm Black Lens Kit – Silver

Amazon France:
No glory for Olympus and Panasonic cameras in france. Only three cameras made it into the top 50! Click here to see the full ranking

Place 19: Panasonic GH1 + 14-140mm Lens
36: Olympus – Kit appareil photo numérique Reflex E-3 – avec objectif EZ-1260 SWD + Poignée d’alim.
47: Olympus – E-520 – Kit appareil photo Reflex numérique + objectif – 10 Mpix

June 29, 2010
Posted in Rumors

(FT5) Awesome new Panasonic camera with large(?) sensor, fixed 3x zoom lens and innovative Leica designed rangefinder!

There are days you can’t miss to visit 43rumors…and today is one of those days. Finally after three months of wait a new camera is going to be announced. And I am sure that many of you will like the rumors we are going to post today! As usual 43rumors is the first to report you the news ;)

UPDATE: According to our sources Panasonic will soon (yes in July!) launch the $loc = $_SESSION['geoip'];

if ($loc == 'GB' OR $loc == 'UK')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic LX3 if ($loc == 'ES')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic LX3 if ($loc == 'IT')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic LX3 if ($loc == 'AT')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic LX3 if ($loc == 'DE')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic LX3 if ($loc == 'BE')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic LX3 if ($loc == 'AU')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic LX3 if ($loc == 'FR' OR $loc == 'FX')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic LX3 if ($loc == 'NL')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic LX3 if ($loc == 'CA')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic LX3 if ($sel != '1')
{?>Panasonic LX3). The new camera will have 3x zoom lens which our source told us to be an awesome Leica lens. We do not have a reliable info about the focal lenght but we expect to get more detailled infos soon. And now hold in your breath…(drumming)….it will have a special rangefinder-type optical viewfinder that is borrowed from Leica with marks in it for max zoom and fully wide angle!

For Leica fans: One of our new sources said that there could be a Leica version of the camera. That sounds a little bit weird because Leica already launched a very similar camera…the Leica X1. We will try to confirm the rumor as soon as possible!

The $loc = $_SESSION['geoip'];

if ($loc == 'GB' OR $loc == 'UK')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Sigma DP2 if ($loc == 'ES')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Sigma DP2 if ($loc == 'IT')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Sigma DP2 if ($loc == 'AT')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Sigma DP2 if ($loc == 'DE')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Sigma DP2 if ($loc == 'BE')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Sigma DP2 if ($loc == 'AU')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Sigma DP2 if ($loc == 'FR' OR $loc == 'FX')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Sigma DP2 if ($loc == 'NL')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Sigma DP2 if ($loc == 'CA')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Sigma DP2 if ($sel != '1')
{?>Sigma DP2, the “older” Sigma DP1 and the Leica X1 are the only large sensor compact and fixed lens cameras to date but both do use a prime lens only.

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June 28, 2010
Posted in news

Crazy hack: Patched Panasonic GF1 now records up to 100MBit/s!!!

Panasonic GF1 ‘400 24′ settings – 720/30 100mbit 422 from huw jenkins on Vimeo.

Emmy Award winner Huw Jenkins just sent us the link to his video shoot with the patched $loc = $_SESSION['geoip'];

if ($loc == 'GB' OR $loc == 'UK')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic GF1 if ($loc == 'ES')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic GF1 if ($loc == 'IT')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic GF1 if ($loc == 'AT')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic GF1 if ($loc == 'DE')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic GF1 if ($loc == 'BE')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic GF1 if ($loc == 'AU')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic GF1 if ($loc == 'FR' OR $loc == 'FX')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic GF1 if ($loc == 'NL')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic GF1 if ($loc == 'CA')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic GF1 if ($loc == 'US')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic GF1 if ($loc == 'JA' OR $loc == 'JP')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic GF1 if ($sel != '1')
{?>Panasonic GF1 with 100Mbit/s!

Shot with my new ‘400 24′ settings.
these settings allow you to record clips of up to 2 minutes 27 seconds on the GF1 at 100mbits, 422 color space, 720/30fps
more stable than ‘410 24′, you can now delete from the class 10 SD card and re-record without needing to format (at a push, see below).

single error trip:
‘motion recording was cancelled due to the limitation of the writing speed of the card’
each time you turn on the camera, a single error trip will occur. as with all GF1 100mbit settings so far, the first high bitrate clip recorded will trip this error message, ignore it and continue shooting. the gf1 will record perfectly till you switch off the camera.

card formating:
use a freshly formated class 10 card. if the card already had data on it, files might be fragmented which is more than likely to cause multiple recording errors. this also occurs when deleting files and re-recording. Sometimes my sd (sandisk) can handle this, other times it fails.

when the card is full, the last 10-30 seconds on a 8gb SD fails to write.

file size / clip length:
the maximum size file i can record at any bitrate is 1.85gb. when using ‘400 24′, the bitrate is variable, depending on the complexity of the image being recorded. here is a clip length guide
4 minutes 42 seconds at 56.29 Mbits/second
2 minutes 27 seconds at 100.09 Mbits/second

the settings, for ptool 3.36 or higher:
change only the following
version change: 1 higher than your current version
all Q settings: set to 400
all T settings: set to 24
240->244: selected
leave everything else unselected

One more video has been made by mike 979 http://vimeo.com/12854862

Get the hack here: http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread.php?t=206788&page=225

Get the camera here: $loc = $_SESSION['geoip'];

if ($loc == 'GB' OR $loc == 'UK')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic GF1 if ($loc == 'ES')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic GF1 if ($loc == 'IT')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic GF1 if ($loc == 'AT')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic GF1 if ($loc == 'DE')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic GF1 if ($loc == 'BE')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic GF1 if ($loc == 'AU')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic GF1 if ($loc == 'FR' OR $loc == 'FX')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic GF1 if ($loc == 'NL')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic GF1 if ($loc == 'CA')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic GF1 if ($loc == 'US')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic GF1 if ($loc == 'JA' OR $loc == 'JP')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic GF1 if ($sel != '1')
{?>Panasonic GF1

Reminder: Amazon US now offers the Panasonic GF1+14-45mm and FREE EVF!

June 28, 2010
Posted in news

Olympus 14-150mm in Stock at BHphoto!

Good news for those of you waiting for the new Olympus 14-150mm lens. The lens is in Stock at BHphoto (click here!)

P.S: As usual japanese have been the first to have the Olympus 14-150mm lens in Stock (via Amazon). And Amazon Deutschland has the Olympus E-PL1 + 14-150mm/4,0-5,6 schwarz/schwarz in Stock!

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