Rumors summary (and message for all anonymous rumor sources)


First off: Thanks for sending me rumors! Every rumor you send helps me to get closer to the real Panasonic and Olympus intentions.

During the last weeks I received many anonymous rumors sent trough our contact form. Many of them I didn’t post because I am asking my trusted sources for more informations. Sometimes I want to write you back but if you don’t share your email address that’s impossible. If you want your rumor to be posted try to create a fake gmail account I can use to answer you and make you some questions. That would help me a lot. Thanks!

What kind of rumors did I receive? Some about the E-5 some about the next Olympus PEN some about the Pansonic MFT series and some about Sigma (yes Sigma). Maybe in one of our next posts I will post all this rumors under a “FT2 value” (from unknown and unreliable source).

And now the summary:

I expect an announcement for early March, probably during the first week of March as I expect the new products to be shown at the Panasonic UK event. As you know the Panasonic G1 has been officially discontinued in Japan. Honestly I can’t imagine the G2 to be just a little upgraded “G1”. That wouldn’t be enaugh. With the recent release of the Olympus E-PL1 Panasonic needs to add a Low-Budget MFT camera in their line. And I expect Panasonic to fill the gap. A new compact camera (LX5?) could also be announced.
We will definitely see new Panasonic MFT lenses. There is no secret here, they already announced them a while ago.

After receiving a storm of E-5 rumors it has been really quiet since two weeks. This made me a little bit suspicious and I am trying to understand what’s going on. Anyway the latest info I received from a good source was that there will be a High-End FourThirds camera soon (probably late March).
Today we received some info about the next Olympus PEN camera. We still need to check the rumor with known sources but I believe Olympus could unveil one more PEN during the next 2-3 months.

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  • Carlos

    Got really curious about Sigma……..cant you tell us nothing at all yet?………………..

    • admin

      Apparentely they made a FourThirds sensor. But I don’t know if they made it for someone else or for a future Sigma camera.

  • Don’t post every single rumor you receive, please! Just stay with your known and reliable sources, that’s the strength of this site!!!

  • Rob

    Yeah, ‘anonymous sources’ basically means ‘wishful idiots’ .. always interesting to hear however.

    The site is still young, in time you’ll get lots of reliable and regular sources. In the meantime you have to filter through all the rubbish…

  • Carlos

    Man oh, man if this is true, may luck put this sensor on a Oly pro m4/3 camera…….

  • A.

    Wow, imagine that: a Foveon-type sensor with good high-ISO performance for Micro43 cameras! Too nice to be true, I’m afraid…

  • oc

    Translated from Japanese (the translator didn’t give the source):
    “Time has come. New has come. Olympus has re-established its philosophy regarding photographic tools. We came to a conclusion that only m4/3 mirrorles cameras can fully benefit from 4/3 sensor and fulfill the promise of small yet capable devices. While we have decided to abandon the obsolete mechanics of DSLRs, the classic 4/3 line-up will remain supported in years to come. We’ll give you tools to make a swift transition to m4/3 and this is where the evolution begins.”

    • admin

      Hi OC. Were did you find the text? If there is no source the text is purely invented. If you have a source please share :)

  • oc

    The guy who wrote it didn’t give any source link (he only sad it was translated from Japanese but maybe he just thought it up):

  • Borbarad

    Well… the only camera of interest this year will be the Olympus E-5.

    And I need the E-5 on or before the 15th of May 2010.


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