Message to sources and readers. Very hot rumor time coming!

First a message to my sources:

Thanks for all the rumors you send me almost daily. As usual please keep in mind that I will always try to double check the info. Don’t worry, I receive ALL your info :)
For people who never sent me rumors but want to do it in future. Please use the anonymous contact form on the right sidebar. It would be nice if you can send me some kind of fake name you can use in future too. It will be easier for me to recognize if you are already a trusted source that gave me correct rumors in the past. You can also create a fake gmail account if you want to know my feedback. Thanks!

Hot rumor time coming!

I am taking some time off because I need a lot of time to investigate about the future Panasonic and Olympus products. There will be two announcements in June, one from Panasonic and one from Olympus. And we can expect a lot of nice products! I postponed my vacation to France in July to have more time on 43rumors.

Hot rumor time coming….reloaded!

And you should follow too! Sony and Samsung will both announce new products in June and July! And some of the products they are going to announce are really intriguing. Like the Zeiss 24mm f/1.7 for NEX for example.

New server and your support.

There are still many issues on that website (like for example the impossibility to edit your own avatar). I now have an online ticket system where my designer can see the issues and work on them. SO feel free to suggest me your improvement ideas! One more thing: I will buy a $2000 server to move 43rumors and Mirrorlessrumors on a much faster platform. The website loading time should become 3x-4x time faster! And in times like this where there are many rumors and announcements it should avoid crashes too.
Thanks to tour support I am able to cover almost all costs of the new server + designer and technician work. I want to thank you for that! Amazing how we can make this website growth!

For those who don’t know how to support me here is how it works: I am not going to use 43rumors as a advertising banner wall. As you know I have only two banners on my website (where other photography websites do have much more of them as you know!). Instead, to support the costs of this website feel free to use our links if you plan to purchase in some of our linked affiliate stores. Once clicked on the link you can buy whatever products you want (Books, Cd’s, cameras or lenses….) and I will earn a small commission for it. You still pay the normal price for every product of course! But the online store will send me some penny for the linking. This is the best way to support 43rumors without to donate any single penny. Thanks!

So now back to rumors because after yesterdays GF rumor you can expect an explosive news coming even today ;)

UPDATE: Some readers asked me to add the donate button to support the server costs. So for that occasion only I am going to post one (Click on the button, you chose the amount you want to donate):


P.S.: This is the list of stores I am affiliated with (alphabetical order). It contains the links to the Panasonic GH2 (just an example). If you have some other store you want me to add let me know!

Australia: CameraPRO, Amazon, BHphoto, Digitalrev,
Austria:,, Fotomundus,
Canada:,, Olympus Canada, TheCameraStore, B&H,
China: Digitalrev,, eBay
Denmark: eBay
Finland: eBay
Germany:,, Fotomundus,
Hong Kong: Digitalrev, eBay, Amazon, B&H
Ireland:, WexUK,
Japan:, DigitalRev, eBay
Norway: eBay
Poland:, eBay
Singapore: Digitalrev, eBay
Sweden: eBay
United Kingdom:, ParkCameras, Jessops, WexUK,
United States: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Olympus US store, FocusCamera, eBay

(FT5) HOT: New Panasonic GF camera and the 25mm f/1.4 Panasonic-Leica coming in June!!!

Today I am pretty sure (let’s say around 99,9%) that Panasonic will announce a new Micro Four Thirds camera (oh yes!) and the highly anticipated 25mm f/1.4 Leica branded lens. A couple of weeks ago a trusted source told me that this camera would be a new GF model. I checked around and a couple of trusted + new sources confirmed that Panasonic will launch the new GF camera in June. I didn’t get any image of it so I am not sure yet how it will look.
I confess that I was really surprised when I first got the rumor. The Panasonic GF2 is only 6 months old. Is it already going to be replaced? The GF1 production have been stopped and the GF2 is getting some bigger price drops. I am not counting on a L1 resurrection yet (at least not yet in June). Hmm, I hope some of my other sources can send me the answer after reading that post! As usual if you know something use the contact form on the right sidebar. No name, no email address needed!

Stay tuned because I am constantly working to get more info about that camera. Don’t miss any rumors: Join us on Facebook and Twitter! Subscribe our RSS feed!

Links to the two current GF cameras:
Panasonic GF2 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Olympus US store, FocusCamera, eBay Panasonic GF1 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Olympus US store, FocusCamera, eBay

The L1 at Amazon (Click here) and eBay (Click here).

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(FT4) HOT: Samsung offers a 16 Megapixel sensor to Olympus!!!

I just got a very hot and reliable rumors form one of my very best Samsung sources (via Mirrorlessrumors). The korean company is looking for export their new CMOS technology. A couple of weeks ago there have been a meeting with representatives of digital camera companies. Samsung showed them their latest generation sensor. It’s a 18MPx CMOS sensor with 4K support. One of the present representatives was from Olympus. Samsung offered them a 16MPx 4/3 version with 1080p!!!

The current Samsung sensors cannot deliver the same image quality as the Sony sensors but we know from our sources that Samsung is putting a huge amount of money into the sensor development. The next generation of sensors could close the gap. I think it’s good news that Olympus can now choose between multiple sensors. The source will certainly let us know as soon as Olympus decided what to do!

A reminder. We know from another trusted source that Olympus is designing their own sensor for the Pen PRO. That sensor will be produced by Panasonic fabs.

Links to current Samsung cameras:
NX100 Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Olympus US store, FocusCamera, eBay.
NX10/11 Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Olympus US store, FocusCamera, eBay.


Reminder -> Rumors classification explained (FT= FourThirds):
FT1=1-20% chance the rumor is correct
FT2=21-40% chance the rumor is correct
FT3=41-60% chance the rumor is correct
FT4=61-80% chance the rumor is correct
FT5=81-99% chance the rumor is correct

Mirrorless rumors from others (Samsung cool prototypes and Sony NEX-C3)

A bit of advertising for my second website The new Sony NEX-C3 will be announced on June the 3rd. Now it’s coming in pink too (Click here ot see the pink NEX on MirrorlessRumors). I also posted the full NEX-C3 and new macro lens specs (Click here)

But the really cool thing is that Samsung showed some of the prototype NX cameras they are working on (Click here to see the cameras on I wish Panasonic and Olympus would show us some prototypes too. And let us readers decide which one goes into mass production :)

P.S.: I am trying to unify the user accounts on both websites. t will be easier for you to comment on both wbesites with the same member account.

(FT4) The Olympus 12mm f/2.0 coming in June. Already in production in Tatsuno.

A video from the Tatsuno plant.

Our Japanese friends from Digicam-info (Click here) contacted us to share a rumor they received from a reliable source. According to that source Olympus is already producing the 12mm f/2.0 lens for Micro Four Thirds. Production began in April and the lens will be announced in June. The lens production is in Tatsuno (where Oly’s high level lenses are made) and you can expect a top of the notch image quality. This is the very first Pro lens for Micro Four Thirds! It’s also one of my favorite focal lengths! So how will this lens be compared to other lenses?

1) The closest lens we can compare with is the upcoming Olympus Zuiko is the Panasonic 14mm f/2.5. The Zuiko will very likely be more expensive, bigger in size, but also be a bit faster, have a better build-quality and hopefully deliver a huge step forward in image quality. See the review of the Panasonic lens at Photozone, and check price at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Olympus US store, FocusCamera, eBay.

2) The two Micro Four Thirds lenses that do cover the 12mm focal length are the Panasonic 7-14mm f/4.0 and the Olympus 9-18mm lenses. But I expect the new Oly prime to be less big and to deliver a higher image quality. I do hope it will also be cheaper than the Panasonic zoom. See the review of the Panasonic lens at Photozone, and check price at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Olympus US store, FocusCamera, eBay.

3) An extravagant comparison can be made with the Pentax 12mm f/1.4 C-mount lens. Unlike the Pentax lens the Zuiko lens has autofocus and much better image quality. The only advantage of the Pentax lens is the price. The Pentax sells for around $20 on eBay (Click here).

Our sources told us that this is not the only lens Olympus will announce in June. The second lens is a portrait lens and I hope to get the specs very very very soon! Also that lens is a high quality lens. Finally Olympus!!! June will be full of new Micro Four Thirds stuff announcements (because new products are coming from Panasonic too!).

P.S.: The video on top shows the Tatsuno plant and one of the lenses made there: The Olympus 300mm f/2.8. it’s the most expensive lens ever made by Olympus. Check the scary price at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Olympus US store, FocusCamera, eBay (if you find them in Stock). There is an article about the Tatsuno plant here at Olympus Website.

One more thing: I am working on many new rumors, I am very busy with it. Sorry if in those days I missed to answer some of your emails. Please email me again if I forgot something ok? Thanks for your understanding.

Reminder -> Rumors classification explained (FT= FourThirds):
FT1=1-20% chance the rumor is correct
FT2=21-40% chance the rumor is correct
FT3=41-60% chance the rumor is correct
FT4=61-80% chance the rumor is correct
FT5=81-99% chance the rumor is correct