New Samsung waterproof SDHC cards.

Samsung just released a new type of high speed SD-card which is waterproof,impact proof and also magnet and x-ray proof!!!
The SAMSUNG SDHC Plus Card is protected by securely assembled case and non-conductive polymer coating material. Beneath that first line of defense is SAMSUNG NAND Flash Memory. The NAND flash memory parts, which are core components, are once again protected by Molding Technology. By covering the surfaces of memories with EMC (Epoxy Molding Compound).

I will definitely buy some of those cards!

I found only few stores which have them in Stock: Amazon UK / Amazon DE / Amazon FR

via: interviewed Mr. Shinobu (Director General in charge of the SLR business – Panasonic)

The google english translation of the interview is really one of the worst we have ever seen. That’s why we post you the most interesting parts:

– “DMC-GF1 is sold out, DMC-GH1 had been a little short period of autumn. We might have a little too conservative production plan. ” -> In fact he is confessing that Panasonic didn’t produce enough Panasonic GF1.

– “…DMC-GF1 White sold more than expected.

– When asked about the Samsung NX he says “APS-C size sensor is not greater than FourThirds sensorIf you balance the quality and compact body, the FourThirds sensor has its advantage.

– Asked about future developments he said: “There will be small improvements rather than radical innovationsI think it’s important we continue to be based on improving existing models.” -> Panasonic is not working on a fixed-lens compact camera with FourThirds sensor.

– What are the future key-developments? “Never be satisfied with the status quo. We will improve the quality of the viewfinder, AF speed…the advancement of LSI technology, including the evolution of devices and elements used in LCD panels…

Today deals:
Amazon US: Panasonic GH1 Camera with 14-140mm Lens for $1,288.00!
Pixmania España: Panasonic GF1 por 787 €!!! (-12%)

The world camera market in 2009 (source:

source: photoscala
(click here for the google english translation).

– A total of 130 million digital cameras will be sold worldwide in 2009 (decrease of 7% -> about 140 million pieces in 2008)

one of eleven of them is a SLR camera

– Western Europeans do buy more expensive cameras

About 70% of all digital cameras were sold in Europe and North America (each 35%). Each 8% went to Japan and China, the remaining 14% in the rest of the world.

IMPORTANT 43rumors message -> Category changes!

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Our new categories are:
– “a little bit of everything”
– “news”
– “reviews”
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– “polls”

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Not a joke: Panasonic organizes a women only photo seminar (in Osaka)

Here the google translation of the official japanese text:

Panasonic, interchangeable lens type digital camera “LUMIX DMC-GF1” women-only seminar in January 2010 using 16 and Jan 17 days Panasonic Center in Osaka. The event is free.

The card for users who want to post photos and personal belongings, DMC-GF1 perform basic operations and shooting experience. Mr. Hitoshi Shigeru Sato instructor and photographer. DMC-GF1 who is considering making a purchase , if you bring a camera has already purchased their own.

Panasonic Center Osaka request to join the “LUMIX digital camera class” call addressed to Section (06-6949-2111) performed at. Hours are 10:00 to 18:00 (Wednesday, closed on holidays).

MicroFourThirds camera do have a lot of appeal on women! And it is probably not a case they show the white on the press release…