Let’s have some fun. Use your Nintendo DS to control the E-P1 :)

Did you know that you can jailbreak your Olympus software? Once you do that you will be able to use your Nintendo DS to capture timelapse shots with a built-in alarm and triggering the shutter by clapping your hands instead of pressing the button (Yeah I know it is exactly the feature we were all looking for).

You need to install the Open Camera Controller (which is Open Source).

Your camera will now have following features:
* Unlimited AEB
* Sound Trigger
* Motion Sensing
* Timelapse
* Sun-/Moonrise aware

A complete description of the software is available here: http://www.hdrlabs.com/occ/index.html

A youtube video (test on Canon DSLR) is available here: canonwatch.com

Imaging Resource Interview: Yoshiyuki Inoue, Panasonic

Imaging Resource had a chance to talk with Yoshiyuki Inoue (senior camera planner from Panasonic Corporation).

Key points of the interviews:

– The main people buying the GH1 are enthusiasts and some pro movie editors.
– When asked if  the future GH1 successor will have a strong video focus Yoshiyuki says that “maybe our video cameras will be improving in this direction.” (in the direction of higher-end videographers) because “Our G-series is aimed at more the average customer.
– Panasonic wants to focus on the production of new lenses.
– He also says the GH3 or a GF3 may having different AF in movies.
– “I want to make an absolutely “mechanical-less” camera” -> No more mechanical-shutters

Very interesting!

New mirrorless camera forum almost finished. Call for Beta testers!

Dear readers!

Finally after months of work I almost finished the new forum. Now I need some help from you!
1) I need Beta testers: contact me at 43rumors@gmail.com and I will give you the link to the forum.
2) I also need some genious for a new logo for the forum only (not for 43rumors!). Contact me if you want to make one!

I need you to make me suggestions for forum settings, forum categories and I also need a vBulletin expert to fix an issue :)

Cheers!