The very good noisy camera website speculates with the idea that Panasonic and Olympus may want to combine to get Pentax! Of course this sounds crazy to me but may you want to read it for yourself…
I just found an old Ken Rockwell prediction (http://www.kenrockwell.com/olympus/e1.htm) he wrote back in the year 2004:
“My intellect says 4/3 is a fantastic idea, and my crystal ball derived from over 30 years of experience watching trends come and go says 4/3 will be passed over and forgotten. I will not be surprised if this format goes away by 2007. It’s a minority format, like APS and Elcassette.”
Now we are in year 2009 and the include ("buy/e-p1.php"); ?> camera is selling very well, the include ("buy/gh1.php"); ?> is the best hybrid-camera for videos (The Canon 5d is wonderful for stills but gives you less setup choices and no dedicated video-lenses)
What does it mean? Nothing! Only that Ken Rockwell isn’t on the same level as Chuck Norris ;)
Letsgodigital reviewed the Olympus E-450.
The E-450 is a good, light and very cheap camera. You really don’t need a more expensive camera to take good photos.
A new E-P1 review is available at digitalcamerainfo.com ! ( I like the “good and bad”Â table they made!). It is a 21 page review with lot of comparison with other cameras.
An E-30, E-620, E-P1 Art Filter comparison is available at DCwatch (japanese website). Click here to read the google translated english version.
I made some research in Korean and Chinese forums and I havn’t found any new rumor or leaks about the Panasonic GF1. But I suspect you will not have to wait to many days before we get new leaks!