What are your questions to Olympus?


We have seen many Olympus manager being interviewed during the last days. I thought it would be nice to collect the questions you have. I will put them together and send an email to Olympus. Let’s see if they will answer us :)

Write a comment to this post and add your questions!


New Olympus E-PL1 reviews and tests (from all around the world)


I made a new “collection” of Olympus E-PL1 tests published during the last days:

Let’s start with the Focus Numerique High-ISO test (google english translation)

The  norwegian website dinside.no also tested the E-PL1 (google english translation)

Hon Kong:
Olympus E-PL1 review at unwire.hk (click here to read the google english translation)

And another review from China (dcdv.zol.com.cn / google english translation)
More “chinese” E-PL1 tests at blog.pchome.net

E-PL1 – Mini Review and Photos (dpreview forum)

and finally a E-P2 vs E-PL1 (clubsnap forum)


(FT4) Next Olympus MicroFourThirds camera with built-in EVF. Olympus E-5 at Photokina!


In these days Olympus managers are continually releasing new interviews. And the last Interview they gave on the spanish dslrmagazine is extremely interesting!

In summary:
– Olympus is working on a m4/3 camera with built-in EVF! They say “the technology is already here…
– Asked if the E-5 will come at Photokina the answer is “Not only possible, but highly possible.
– Three more MicroFourThirds lenses are to come within 12 months. No info were given about FourThirds lenses
– Will there be a new MicroFourThirds player? “We can not give information about it, but it is currently being carried out negotiations about it.

The Spanish magazine speculates about the next MFT beeing in fact the E-5. I do not believe the E-5 will be a MicroFourThirds camera but it will certainly be a very nice upgrade from the E-3!

There is much more information so click here to read the google english translation of the interview.

found via fotoactualidad


POLL CLOSED: What is the right definition for the new mirrrorless system cameras?


Few days ago we asked you to choose the correct definition for the new mirrorless interchangeable digital camer systems. This are the final results:

Do you like the design of the new Panasonic GF2?

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A nice side effect of the poll is that you found a lof of new definitions :)

MMC = Micro Multi Lens Camera
SLIC = Single Lens Interchangable Cameras
FLV = Full-time Live View
DDIL = Direct (view), Digital, Interchangeable (lens)
SLC = Single Lens Reflex
DSLC = Digital Single Lens Compact
SIC = Sensor Imaging Cameras
MILF = Mirror-less Interchangeable Lens Format
LVS = Live View System
DSLM = Digital Single Lens Mirrorless
LIVE = Lens Interchangeable Viewfinder Electronic.
ILEV = Interchangable Lens Electronic View
SHC = System Hybrid Camera
DHC = Digital Hybrid Camera
DHS = Digital Hybrid System

and finally
PMDL = poor man digital leica :)

P.S: I do like the LIVE definition.


Olympus about the Four Thirds future “you’ll have to trust us on that”.


Toshiyuki Terada from Olympus gave a new interview on fourthirds-user.com.

Key points:
– “it’s not difficult to work out that much of this work would be focused on the higher end of the E-System product line
– “Many technological developments are common to both” (FourThirds and MicroFourThirds)
– There is “a difference in the expectations of Micro Four Thirds by Olympus compared to Panasonic
– “future Olympus DSLRs would feature HD video, and he understands the aspiration for higher resolution LCD screens and improved autofocus performance

Thanks FourThirdfs-user.com for publishing such an interesting Interview!


a little bit of everything…


Olympus E-PL1 Unboxing

The japanese filmmaker Yuichi Kondo talks about the Pansonic GF1 video capabilities. (DC.watch.impress)
Samsung NX10 – new firmware available (samsung.com)
Large E-PL1 samples (dpreview forum)
E-P2 and OM 50mm f1.4 MC in London (dpreview forum)
The airlines are stupid. You have to be smart. (bythom)


(FT3) Panasonic LVF1 viewfinder replacement soon?


Yesterday we noticed a price drop on the Panasonic DMW-LVF1 External Live Viewfinder for the Panasonic GF1. This made us suspicious. We asked around a little bit and that is what we got:

According to infos we received from Japan the Panasonic DMW-LVF1 is going to be replaced!

ANother japanese source sent us following t0xte:
Sales clerks at several major retailers around Tokyo (Bic Camera, Yodobashi Camera) have confirmed that the LVF1 is no longer being manufactured by Panasonic, and most places are either out of stock or “on order” with no estimated arrivals.