(UPDATED) New GF1 and E-P1 reviews and tests!

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Panasonic GF1 on street review …..ohhh! what kind of language is that? Thai! :)

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First GF1 unboxing images http://www.jacobheftmann.com/news/archives/8878

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Imaging resource just posted some Panasonic GF1 image samples (with ISO comparisons).

And they also finished their E-P1 review: “It’s clear from the image analysis of our test shots that the Olympus E-P1 has more to its appeal than good looks and a fine form...”

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Panasonic Lumix GF1 – studio test photos can be seen at fotopolis.pl

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zone-10.com reviews the E-P1

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Mark (the owner of which43.com) posted many GF1 versus E-P1 comparisons.

For example take a look at the shutter noise comparison (first set of noises is the GF1, second is the E-P1)

He says “the GF1 is slightly louder and I find the noise more intrusive.You can download the mp3 audio at http://which43.com/?attachment_id=87

Autofocus test are available here (part one) and here (part two)

Good job Mark! ;)

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a little bit of everything…

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Do you want to see something crazy? Take a look at the Panasonic LX3 on board of the Dragonflyer!

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Biofos tested some OM lenses on the E-P1: http://www.biofos.com/cornucop/omz_ep1.html

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Ascii Japan played around with the E-P1 hidden menu…

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Olympus FE-4000 Firmware 1.1 has been released

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Panasonic GF-1 with Leica M mount lens and GF-1 with 7-14mm image samples at dpreview.

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43rumors message: contact form error fixed

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Sorry guys, the contact form didn’t work the last 3-4 days. We never received your messages. Now we fixed the problem so please contact us again!

We also had some database problem and we had to clean old posts and images.

Thanks for your understanding

43rumors team

P.S. Rahan, Davi and Gunnar we only recieved your names today and not your messages :(

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(FT4) Next Panasonic cameras or lenses early 2010

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This rumor has been confrimed from many of our sources. Panasonic is not going to release any new MicroFourThirds product in 2009. (They already have done a good job this year!). Maybe a new camera and 1-2 new lenses are expected to be unveiled early 2010 (in February?).

And one more thing, other two sources confirmed us that in 2010 Panasonic will announce more MicroFourThirds lenses than Panasonic showed us on the roadmap!!!

Not only the 100-300mm f/4-5.6 OIS, 8mm f/3.5 fisheye and 14mm f2.8. Some Leica branded Panasonic lenses are expected to be announced during next year!

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Panasonic GF1: first user experiences

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Many people is talking about the new Panasonic GF1 and we thought we should summarize you the most interesting forum threads:

1) Japanese are getting the Panasonic GF1 as first and here we have some first GF1 images: http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/readflat.asp?forum=1041&thread=33148117 and here: http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/readflat.asp?forum=1041&thread=33155455

2) Here you have a picture of the GF1 with Leica lenses: http://www.flickr.com/photos/philou95/3952449825/ Generally you can find many pictures here: http://www.flickr.com/search/?ss=2&w=all&q=GF1&m=text#page=0

3) First US people is receiving their GF1 directly from Panasonic. Amazon is also starting their shipments. The waiting list is long so many have to wait days or weeks to get the GF1.

4) We havn’t got any info from Europe. I still havn’t heard of any european who got the GF1. Strange that Amazon Germany has not even listed the GF1!
Amazon UK says the GF1 will “usually dispatched within 2 to 5 weeks“. It also says that the Panasonic DMW-LVF1E External Live Viewfinder for Lumix GF1 is due to be released on September 30, 2009. So in UK you can get the Viewfinder before the camera :)

amazon France gives no shipment information (“À paraître – Commandez-le dès aujourd’hui!“)

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