Where is the Olympus E-P2 available in Europe?

That’s strange, the was always easy to find in european shops but not so in US stores. Now with the Olympus E-P2 we have the exact opposite experience. I daily check amazon and pixmania stores and couldn’t find any!

the only exception is Amazon Germany wich has one single E-P2 in Stock!

Amazon UK has only a Soft-Display protection sheet for the Olympus E-P2 :)

Let me know if you find some stores withe the E-P2 in Stock! Thanks!

UPDATE: A first list of european shops with the E-p2 in Stock (Thanks for sending the links)

Alfred Hitchcooks Pen

Fabio sent us following images and text from the movei Topaz (Alfred Hitchcook 1969):

A fantastic Pen-f, it starts in a sandwich and ends in a chicken:”

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Alfred yould probably love the new digital Pens :)

Japanese Top 3 brand for the year 2009!

BCNranking just published the market shares grouped by brand!


Japanese Market share for compact cameras (non interchangeable lenses)

1 place (share) 2nd (share) 3rd (Shared)
2009 Canon (19.6%) Casio (18.6%) Panasonic (14.6%)
2008 Canon (18.3%) Casio (15.4%) Panasonic (15.2%)
2007 Canon (19.8%) Panasonic (16.1%) Sony (14.1%)
2006 Canon (21.0%) Casio (16.3%) Sony (15.2%)
2005 Canon (18.5%) Casio (14.7%) Panasonic (12.7%)

Japanese Market share for cameras with interchangeable lenses

1 place (share) 2nd (share) 3rd (Shared)
2009 Canon (39.1%) Nikon (31.3%) Panasonic (8.7%)
2008 Canon (40.1%) Nikon (39.9%) Sony (9.2%)
2007 Nikon (43.8%) Canon (40.0%) Pentax (5.8%)
2006 Canon (44.6%) Nikon (33.6%) Pentax (9.2%)
2005 Canon (52.1%) Nikon (29.3%) Pentax (7.3%)

Thanks to MicroFourThirds Panasonic gained the third place! It is also interesting to see how much Nikon lost. I didn’t expect that.

43rumors changes

Dear readers,
in two-three weeks I will move the 43rumors content on a new and more powerful server. After that I will slowly and carefully add the new 43rumors content. That’s the new stuff I will add:

– CameraDatabase with reviews and news about every single camera
– User-reviews section. You will be able to write camera reviews and post it on 43rumors
– Photocontest
– Forum
– Photographer Database. If you are a professional Photographer shooting with Olympus and Panasonic cameras I will add your name and website to our database.

In December I tested many different softwares and wordpress plugins and I believe you will enjoy the new stuff. It is a lot of work and I am doing it alone. That’s why it will take some time until all works fine….I also have to take care of the new rumors coming ;)