Japanese rumors…


Some Olympus announcements today?
From Hiro Sakae on his blog!

In Japanese
in English (with google translate)

MNZ (who sent us this link) made this small summary for us.

He pointed out these things:
1) Today is Oly’s Statement of Accounts for the FY2008 and
their announcement of the next 3 years’ middle-term plan.
2) They announced the “New-concept DSLR” (must be micro-4/3)
at the stage of Statement of Accounts for the FY2006.
3) Original Olympus PEN was unveiled 5-12, May 1959.
4) The launching sales promotion  for the E-620 will be finished the Wednesday.

Is something coming up?

Thanks MNZ!


(FT 4) There will definitely be an E-3 successor (for 2009)



This is an image of the new E-5 (it’s probably a fake)

Everybody is anticipating the E-3 successor. It is the camera that most needs a refresh! From first rumors we received it will be not a revolutionary camera, just an “upgraded” E-3. So it will probably  have the latest 12Megapixel sensor (maybe the same E-30 sensor) + some gimmicks like Art Filters. Sorry that we can’t get excited over that rumor. :(
We do not have any idea when exactly the camera could be announced. So do not wait for it, buy the E-3 now if you need the camera!

Post scriptum: We made a lot of predictions in the last month. I will soon post a summary of all our best rumors.

Post post scriptum:

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Interesting Panasonic GH1 test-video!


Thrifty – GH-1 goes to the Thrift Store from kholi hicks on Vimeo.

This is exactly the video I was waiting for. A moving subject in outdoor and indoor locations. To date, the Panasonic GH1 has the only usable video capabilities. Of course you can use the Canon 5d markII or the Nikon D90 or the new rebel, but all three have very strong limitations. What that video shows me is that the camera handles motion very well. There isn’t any terrible “Jello” effect like the one from the Nikon D90.  Some scenes are overexposed but this may be down to user error. The only thing I do not like is the low 17Mb/s rate. On HD screens may you will see some compression artifacts. I hope to get the camera soon to test it.

Oh and yes, i like the shots taken with the Contax Zeiss 1.4 lens! Wonderful!

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A little bit of everything…


Gordon Laing is one of the most notorious youtube “skinheads” and one the most famous digital camera testers. He made a Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7 / ZS3 video tour in High Definition. Do you like him? I think most of you would dream to do his job!


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ANyone looking for a Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS1? There is another review available at digitaltrends.com. The conclusions are:

Highs: Extremely compact; good photo quality; 12x wide-angle zoom; attractive screen

Lows: Few manual adjustments; proprietary connections; no HD video; forget ISO 1600 and high sensitivity setting


Than we have another two Olympus compact camera reviews. The Olympus Stylus Tough-8000 does the rounds at about.com and the Olympus Mju 9000 Digital Camera gets reviewed at ephotozine.com.


Finally Go to the Olympus firmware download information page in order to find the updated Olympus μ-7000 firmware. The firmware improves the reliability of camera operation while viewing images taken in a vertical position and pressing the DISP button.