The rumors summary (and then we will start with new rumors!)


It has been a busy week. it’s time to make a rumors summary before we start to post new rumors.

1) Olympus will have a press release on February 2nd. And they will probably unveil new compact cameras. We know that Olympus will also at least release two new FourThirds cameras during the next weeks but we don’t know if they will announce them on the same press release. The E-620 successor and the E-3 (and E-30?) successor. The E-620 should use a new generation Panasonic sensor and be announced in February. The E-3 successor should also use “some kind of new sensor”. Available in March and maybe announcement at PMA (late February).

The crazy rumor we received says the E-5 (or whatever the name will be) will have a new type of mount!

2) Panasonic will launch a new Lumix camera on January 31?. Very likely a MicroFourThirds camera (G1 successor?). Also the new Panasonic ZS-7 and TS2 cameras should be unveiled. We also heard that the LX3 successor could be unveiled but I really hope our sources didn’t make the mistake to believe the ZS-7 is the LX3 successor. We will know it soon…

3) Olympus will announce a new MicroFourThirds camera in May-June

4) Panasonic and Olympus will both soon launch the new MicroFourThirds lenses.
– Olympus 9-18/4.0-5.6 (February-March 2010)
– Olympus 14-150/4.0-5.6 (May-June 2010)
– Olympus 40-150 lens (February-March 2010)
– Panasonic Lumix G Vario f/4.0-5.6 100-300 mm (February-March 2010?)
– Panasonic Lumix 14mm pancake lens (February-March 2010?)
– Panasonic Lumix G 8mm Fish-Eye APSH f/3.5

5) Samyang will release two new FourThirds lenses in March. The 85mm f/1.4 and 8mm f/3.5 fisheye!

6) And here the new BIG question: What’s going on with Fuji? Are they going to announce their MFT camera soon?


a little bit of everything…


Olympus E420 and E520 review by What Digital Camera magazine

E-P2 EVF and Voigtlander 50mm f1.1 (dpreview forum)
Adriano Lolli made a new MicroFourThirds-ARRIFLEX adapter!
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(FT1) UPDATED -> Crazy rumor: E-5 with new mount


Please allow me to post one of the crazy rumors we are receiving in this days. Really don’t take it to much seriousely ok?

That’s what one source told me:
E-system Fans will be no intersted in New camera
I Guess new camera may change mount
I Believe it is true about 70%
I’m not sure Olympus New camera sitll use 43 mount.

Just receivend a new mail from an anonymous source. he says “I can’t say much, but do not be too dismissive of a new lens mount for the E5. Expect something new.“,

Hmmm… maybe the rumor is not that crazy ?

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