(FT4) UPDATED -> Olympus and Panasonic small rumors update.


Other big companies like Canon (January 9) and Sony (Today live via ustream) already have their programmed press release. I still don’t know when Panasonic and Olympus will make their press realease. If you know something let me know!

The Panasonic compact cameras have been leaked yesterday and I do not expect other surprises from Panasonic. Olympus will also announce compact cameras. Is that all what we should expect for now? I know that Olympus plans to update some of their FourThirds cameras. Will they surprise us and present a new FourThirds camera this week? We hope to know more soon…

UPDATE: Do not expect the E-3 successor.


Deals: 45mm and 20mm Panasonic lenses are in Stock at Amzon (via third-party reseller)


If you won’t wait Amazon, BHphoto or Adorma until they have the lenses in Stock I will show you a little “trick”.
Third party resellers do have the Lenses in Stock at amazon. But normally it is difficoult to find it:

Click the link to get the Panasonic 45mm f/2.8 lens.. Scroll down a little bit and you see the Lens in Stock via J&R for $899.99. Haystack Electronics has it also in Stock for $849.95.

And click here to get the Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 lens via GadgerClick or Leo Li.


Digital Camera Review: Low Light Photo and Video (with Panasonic GF1)


A 43rumors reader sent me the video and following text:
Here is a simple video explaining some techniques I use to shoot low light video. I am not an expert in this area but I wanted to share some things that help me because so many people have problems taking good low light pictures and videos.

Almost all of the videos and pictures were taken with the . The lenses and cameras I used for each scene are listed below.
Video of the Enzo 14-45mm F3.5-5.6 Panny Kit zoom lens
Video of the Cat on the couch Sigma 30mm F1.4 Nikon mount MF lens
Video in the Garage doing auto focus 14-45mm F3.5-5.6 Panny Kit zoom lens
Video of the girl playing in the snow Olympus 50mm F1.4 MF lens
Boy Indoor rock climbing Panasonic 20mm F1.7 Pancake lens
Aperture adjustment Panasonic DMC-ZS3
NHL hockey game Canon 35-70mm F2.8-4.0 MF Legacy lens
Shamu at Sea World 14-45mm F3.5-5.6 Panny Kit zoom lens


New Lexar and Eye-Fi cards.


The new Eye-Fi Pro X2 card supports 802.11n Wi-Fi. The press release at Dpreview says: “he Eye-Fi Pro X2 is an 8GB SDHC card offering class 6 transfer speeds (guaranteed 6MB/s) and faster (802.11n compliant) wireless data rates. It also features an optional ‘Endless Memory’ mode in which the card will automatically delete content it has already transferred, when it fills to a user defined level.

And Dpreview also presented the new Lexar cards: “Lexar has announced upgrades to its Professional line of memory cards. The company’s Professional 300x CompactFlash card is now available in a larger 32GB capacity, while the Professional 233x CF cards are available in 32GB and 16GB capacities. In addition, the Professional 133x SDHC cards have been upgraded to Class 10 speed rating.

As usual when something new is announced the “old” stuff gets very interesting price-drops:
The old Eye-Fi 4GB card price dropped by $50!
– Click here to check the actual Lexar prices


US DEALS: MicroFourThirds best offers


All the listed cameras are in Stock!

Panasonic GF1 +14-45mm lens:
Amazon US: $897

Panasonic GH1+14-140mm lens:
Amazon US: for $1,248
Adorama: $1,300 (Once clicked sroll down to see the special KIT deals)

Olympus E-P1+14-42mm lens:
Amazon US: $651.29.
BHphoto: $673.95

Olympus E-P1+17mm lens:
BHphoto: $749.95
Amazon US: for $760.00

Olympus E-P1 (Body Only):
Amazon US: $629.00 (via third-party reseller)

Olympus E-P2 (Both option with 17mm or 14-42mm Lens):
Amazon US: $1,099.99


(FT5) new Panasonic compact cameras leaked!


As we reported one month ago Panasonic will launch new compact cameras. And now we have the first image leaks thanks to photorumors.com.

The Panasonic Lumix FP3

Panasonic Lumix FP3:
* 4x zoom
* very compact
* 3.0” touch screen LCD
* 14.1 MP
* start-up time: 0.97 sec
* shutter release lag: 0.006 sec
* HD video 1280 x 720p @ 30 fps
* SDXC computable
* available in different colors

The Panasonic Lumix F3

Panasonic Lumix FP1:
* 4x zoom
* very compact
* 12.1 MP
* 2.7″ LCD screen
* start-up time: 0.97 sec
* shutter release lag: 0.007 sec
* HD video 1280 x 720p @ 30 fps
* SDXC computable
* available in different colors

The Panasonic Lumix Fh1

The Panasonic Lumix FH3

Panasonic Lumix FH3/FH1:
* 12.1MP sensor
* 5x zoom
* HD video 720p motion jpeg video
* advanced Venus Engine IV image processor

Panasonic Lumix F3:
* 12.1 MP
* 4x zoom
* HD video 1280 x 720p @ 30 fps
* 2.7” LCD display
* Face detection
* SDXC memory card support
* two colors: silver and black

Panasonic Lumix FH20:
* 14.1MP sensor
* 8x zoom
* HD 720p motion jpeg video
* advanced Venus Engine IV image processor