UPDATED-> (no rumor ranking) Quesabesde: The E-5 is the last FourThirds camera and there will be no more new FourThirds lenses (but will 43 continue to exist in a “different” way?)

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Quesabesde is a very serious and very well known photographic website. So what we are publishing here is not just a simple “cheap” rumor. And honestly 43rumors received very similar rumors from other sources in the past months.

What’s the news? Olympus will definitely abandon (or change?) the “classic” FourThirds line. The Olympus E-3 FourThirds camera and there will be no more new FourThirds lenses. And I believe that most of the 43rumors readers will not be surprised to hear that.

We already reported on 43rumors months ago that Olympus deleted the launch of the new entry and medium level camera (a very last minute cancel !). MicroFourThirds and maybe the modular system that could be launched in 2011 will be the future.

Source: Quesabesde

UPDATE: A very important 43rumors note: Olympus officially said that they will not abandon FourThirds. Maybe Quesabesde and Olympus are both telling the truth and FourThirds will find a new way to get further (modular?). I for myself do trust in Olympus and I do not believe they are misleading us! I guess Photokina will give us the real and definitive answer!

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MISTAKE from Panasonic Deutschland (reference to the new GF2).

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Look what Panasonic Germany is showing us! A reference to the new Pansonic GF2!
UPDATE: It’s a mistake. It should be the Panasonic G2!

Few days ago Panasonic UK leaked the new LX5 (and removed the leak after few hours).
We all Thank “Robot” for the nice catch ;)

I confess that I received rumors about the GF2 from a reliable source, but we have learned no source is reliable enough, we have to get some more details also from different sources before to post something about it. But I expect an official presentation by late August/early September.

Maybe that’s one of the reasons why the Panasonic GF1 price is falling (click here)Panasonic GF1 price is falling (click here)Panasonic GF1 price is falling (click here)Panasonic GF1 price is falling (click here)Panasonic GF1 price is falling (click here)Panasonic GF1 price is falling (click here)Panasonic GF1 price is falling (click here)Panasonic GF1 price is falling (click here)Panasonic GF1 price is falling (click here)Panasonic GF1 price is falling (click here)Panasonic GF1 price is falling (click here)Panasonic GF1 price is falling (click here)Panasonic GF1 price is falling (click here) :)

An example? Amazon sells the Panasonic GF1 + 20mm Lens for $779.99 only (that’s the lowest amazon price ever) and the Panasonic GF1 with 14-45mm Lens for $729.99 (also the lowest amazon price ever)

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Livedoor GF2, GH2, LX5, FZ100 renderings (Fake!)…and some speculations.

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Livedoor is very well known for their very cool renderings of future camera. Those are NOT the real cameras but I like their designs!
See more of those pictures on: http://blog.livedoor.jp/e_p1/archives/51464445.html

They also say that the LX5 and the FZ100 will be released on July 29th. Other two cameras will be announced on July 25th.
But one of our sources already told us that they are not correct. The cameras will be annoucned a little bit earlier…

P.S.: If the guys from Livedoor are reading me…one suggestion: Remove the “HD” mark form the GH2 and the FZ100 and add “FullHD” ;)

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Panasonic GH1 discontinued in UK

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Panasonic UK removed the GH1 from their online shop. One of our friends called them to ask why he can’t buy the GH1. Their response was that the camera has been discontinued. Try to call them and to ask when the GH1 replacement is coming ;)

Other european stores like Panasonic Deutschland do have the GH1 in Stock

For now no european or US shop do have the Panasonic GH1Panasonic GH1Panasonic GH1Panasonic GH1Panasonic GH1Panasonic GH1Panasonic GH1Panasonic GH1Panasonic GH1Panasonic GH1Panasonic GH1Panasonic GH1Panasonic GH1 out of Stock.

Thanks ROB!

P.S.: Deals reminder: Olympus 9-18mm $100 instant rebate (Click here)

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(FT4) FZ100 leaked in Korea.

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We were told that a very advanced videocamera would be introduced by Panasonic soon. It is certainly not the Panasonic GH1Panasonic GH1Panasonic GH1Panasonic GH1Panasonic GH1Panasonic GH1Panasonic GH1Panasonic GH1Panasonic GH1Panasonic GH1Panasonic GH1Panasonic GH1Panasonic GH1 successor which is expected to be released in September. We just found a leak inside an official korean website that shows the name of the new Panasonic FZ100. It is the successor of the current Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ38Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ38Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ38Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ38Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ38Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ38Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ38Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ38Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ38Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ38Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ38Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ38.

I was told that it will have a “huge” lens and record in FullHD. Even if it is not a MicroFourThirds camera I was told to closely watch that camera because it will bring some very advanced features that may we will see inside the future GH2. Release of the FZ is expected by late July.

The current FZ35/38:

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New version of the Panasonic GH1 hack (+ europe price drops)

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A newer firmware patch for the Panasonic GH1Panasonic GH1Panasonic GH1Panasonic GH1Panasonic GH1Panasonic GH1Panasonic GH1Panasonic GH1Panasonic GH1Panasonic GH1Panasonic GH1Panasonic GH1Panasonic GH1 has been released: http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread.php?t=206788&page=225

Version 3.40d adds following new features:
Interface redesign, now each patch have proper place.
Settings storage (up to 10) and sharing.
More tight integration with forum.
Many hints are rewritten to be more clear.
720 GOP settings ported to GF1.
MJPEG Compression Cut patches (for testers only).

In the meanwhile the GH1 price is dropping in Europe (above you see the GH1 price graph from idealo.de).
Check the current price in your country on: Amazon UKPixmania SpainPixmania ItaliaAmazon ÖsterreichAmazon DeutschlandPixmania BelgiumeBay AustraliaAmazon FrancePixmania HollandeBay CanadaAmazon JapanPanasonic GH1Amazon US. Very important for europeans: If you buy the GH1 Panasonic will give you 200Euro cashback (the action runs out on July 31)!

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