(FT3-FT4) Olympus E-P2 rumors summary


This is a fake E-P2 image (source: dpreview)

Photorumors discovered that Olympus is planning an announcement on October 31th. We made a small rumor summary about the future E-P2 (will it be called E-P2?):

Chasseur d’image knows that the E-P2 should be released before the end of the year and it will have an electronic viewfinder. A japanese website claims to know that the EVF will be external (like the one from Panasonic) and the E-P2 should come all in black. Akira Watanabe CEO from Olympus said the next MFT camera will have an electronic viewfinder and faster AF and  not get any bigger in size than E-P1. And it will have built-in flash.

If all this rumors are true the E-P2 should probably have following features:

– 12 Megapixel sensor (same as the E-P1)

– Body similar in size and weight to the E-P1 (No grip?)

– Built in flash

– External Viewfinder
– faster AF

– Black only

This camera should become a strong Panasonic GF1 concurrent (if the E-P2 price will not be to high).

Interesting times indeed!

follow us on twitter!


Panasonic updates firmware for 45-200mm lens



Press release:

“Panasonic is pleased to announce that a new firmware is released for the Lumix G interchangeable lens LUMIX G VARIO 45-200mm / F4.0-5.6 / MEGA O.I.S. (H-FS045200).  The firmware includes improvement of auto focus performance in AFC mode for taking photos. It also enhances performance of auto focusing and stability of O.I.S.(Optical Image Stabilizer) while reducing noise of aperture control for taking movies(Except for FHD mode of AVCHD in DMC-GH1).”

Download the firmware:



Amazon US: Panasonic GF1 and 14-45mm lens estimated arrival date is September 28


M.K. received following email from amazon US:

“Panasonic DMC-GF1K-K 12.1MP Micro Four-Thirds Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera with 14-45mm Lens”
Estimated arrival date: September 28 2009

The updated preorder table:

Amazon US:
Panasonic GF1 with LUMIX G 20mm f/1.7 Aspherical Lens
PanasonicGF1 with 14-45mm Lens
Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 Aspherical Pancake Lens for Micro Four Thirds Interchangeable Lens Cameras
Panasonic 45mm f/2.8 Aspherical MEGA OIS Lens for Micro Four Thirds Interchangeable Lens Cameras
Panasonic DMW-LVF1 Viewfinder

Panasonic GF1 with LUMIX G VARIO 14-45mm/F3.5-5.6 ASPH/MEGA O.I.S Lens
Panasonic GF1 with LUMIX G 20mm/F1.7 Aspherical Lens
Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 Lumix Aspherical Lens for Micro Four Thirds Lens Mount Systems

Amazon UK
Panasonic Gf1 (all configurations and colours)