(FT3-FT4) Leica will not immediately join the micro four thirds world


According to two very close Leica sources, and contrary to our previous
report. In fact they have told us Leica is now focusing on realized
technology and existing product range (which includes the S-Series).
They are very interested to see how the market will accept Micro
Four Thirds products but they haven’t YET choosen to join the
venture. So it seems Panasonic will NOT develop the first compact
micro four thirds camera together with Leica.

What remains true is that Leica and Panasonic will develop the
LX5-DLUX5 together, but we are probably still more than one year away
from an official release.

43rumors opinion: Yes this rumors comes from known and trusted sources
but Leica could as always come with some surprises. They surprised the
world with their S-Series which came really unexpected. We have to put
some kind of James Bond secret microphone inside the Leica LAB :(


(FT 4) Final m4/3 camera from Olympus will have a different look then the mockup


We are sure everyone has in his mind this photo, the secret Olympus camera covered with a blue cloth. We already made the prediction that the final REAL camera will look different than the orange mockup. Now we have the first REAL confirmation give by a Japanese photographer. According to Kimio Tanaka, photographer and camera technology writer, the camera wore blue velvet was a real prototype very nearly finished! He said he couldn’t believe that story at first. But it was true.

Link to his homepage:


english translation

Thanks to N.M. for sending us the link!

UPDATE: It is rumored to be silver.

UPDATE 2: Our main sources told us that under the cloth they have the final version of the micro four thirds camera!