Rumors roundup (This is the week of the G3)

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This is the week of the new Panasonic G3. It’s going to be announced on Thursday (May 12 in Japan). But before to report the latest G3 rumors we should make a small summary of the last week rumors (including rumors of Sony, Samsung, Pentax and Nikon mirrorless cameras):

1) Olympus will make a own designed sensor for the Pen PRO (Click here to read the article).

2) Valentin Sama’s prediction about all camera manufactors (Click here to read the article).

3) Panasonic G3 with lens will be priced at $649 (Click here to read the article).

4) Nikon delayed the mirrorless camera announcement (Read at MirrorlessRumors.com).

5) Samsung leaks a 300mm f/2.8 XF-ED lens on youtube (Read at MirrorlessRumors.com).

6) Sony NEX-C3 manual and lens leaked (Read at MirrorlessRumors.com).

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  • gee eff three

    Wow G3 AND GF3 this week? Nice!
    Great summary… now, about those latest rumors..?

    • admin

      oooooooooooops! Typo! it’s the G3 not the GF3. Sorry. Thatìs deifntiely a lapsus. I am collecting GF3 rumros too. But it’s to early to talk about that…

      • LC2

        Just joking, I knew it was a typo. Nice to know that GF3 is in the works, though.
        Most interested in that second prime lens for June announcement!

  • Pleeeeease anymore leak of G3 spec? Can’t wait even just a few days :)

    • I bet since Sony entered the mirrorless game, Pannay doubled its effort to prevent leaks. On one side both want to not look bad compared to another. On the other side, both obviously do not want to release all the innovations they have on table right away – to milk the customer base longer with less R&D investments.

      I wish Samsung was little bit faster and more aggressive. But for a newcomer they are already doing pretty good. Including new features in the firmware updates? I can’t remember when camera manufacturers ever did that before.

  • Thursday? I’ve read that the anouncement will be on Wednesday 11

    • admin

      Yes, it dpeends from the time zone. I said Thursday 12 in Japan Could be Wednesday 11 in US.

  • Currently, the only manufacturer that has been trying to cater for still photography enthusiasts is Samsung. Sony produces P&S products with a super sensor compromised by low quality, large lenses, Panasonic is becoming a victim of miniaturization and the megapixel race, Nikon is apparently hesitant about introducing a system which combines the wrong sensor and the wrong lenses, Pentax plans to compete with Ricoh over a non-existent market share with an interchangeable-lenses, tiny sensor system and Olympus is taking its time to introduce quality primes (and perhaps a new, albeit 1st generation, sensor). Too much consumer electronics, too little optics and functionality.

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