Panasonic announces new SDHC cards (24GB and 32GB)

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Features (attention google translation!)

(1)maximum transfer rate of 15MB / s, Class 4.

Class 4 in combination with stable high-quality recording equipment for application is suitable for video recording. Full HD digital camcorder for up to 24GB at about 6 hours, 32GB can record about 8 hours.

(2)the amount of plastic packaging use 65%  3 eco-packaging paper cut package

(3)can be classified as easy to write content matches

(4 ) high durability performance (temperature range -25 ℃ ~ +85 ℃) Japanese-made cards

Read the Panasonic pres release in japanese or english (via google translation)

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Olympus E-P1 low light video with 20mm f/1.7

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brisbanetimes reviews the Panasonic GF1
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Also akihabaranews made a Panasonic GF1 review
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Australia finally has the Panasonic GF1. Thanks Digidirect.com.au
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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 (Beta Version)

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Adobe launches the public Lightroom 3 beta version. You can download the software for free!

Some of the new features included for you to play with in the Lightroom 3 beta are:

* Brand new performance architecture, building for the future of growing image libraries
* State-of-the-art noise reduction to help you perfect your high ISO shots
* Watermarking tool that helps you customize and protect your images with ease
* Portable sharable slideshows with audio—designed to give you more flexibility and impact on how you choose to share your images, you can now save and export your slideshows as videos and include audio
* Flexible customizable print package creation so your print package layouts are all your own
* Film grain simulation tool for enhancing your images to look as gritty as you want
* New import handling designed to make importing streamlined and easy
* More flexible online publishing options so you can post your images online to certain online photo sharing sites directly from inside Lightroom 3 beta (may require third-party plug-ins)

The official Adobe announcement: http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/lightroom3/?PID=3154956

A first look review from Terry White: http://terrywhite.com/techblog/archives/3747

And Adobe Lightroom 3 videos are available here: http://www.photoshopuser.com/lightroom3/

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Panasonic reposts the LX3 firmware! (Version 2.1)

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The firmware update is back again in version 2.1. And there is also an official Panasonic apologizes text:

We’d like to apologize for the inconvenience as the download had been suspended in order to make sure the reliability of the firmware, more specifically in case of the use of some newly added functions in Ver.2.0 on Custom shooting mode.
Please download the newly released firmware, which has now become available as Ver.2.1.

< For the users who have already updated LX3 to Ver.2.0 >
The camera which has been already updated to Ver.2.0, is also advised to update again to Ver.2.1, as which is now available on this page.

Download the firmware here: http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/dsc/download/LX3/index.html

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Panasonic GF1 Europe: What’s back in Stock today

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There has been few changes since yesterday and some items are back in Stock.

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Amazon Germany:

One Panasonic GF1 + 20mm f/1.7 Schwarz is in Stock today but higly overpriced….1.072,95 EUR ! The same camera is has a far cheaper price (869,00 EUR) inPixmania Deutschland

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Amazon UK:

The Panasonic Viewfinder for Lumix GF1 is back in Stock.

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Amazon France

The Panasonic 7-14mm is in Stock (Habituellement expédié sous 4 à 5 jours.)

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Pixmania Europe still has almost every GF1 combination in Stock! You will only miss the red version. Single lenses are not available

Pixmania Deutschland
Pixmania Österreich
Pixmania Holland
Pixmania Belgie

Pixmania Italia

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Panasonic GF1 on a Steadycam!

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Good news for Linux users, UFRaw version 0.16 works with EP-1 .ORF files.  Now you can use GIMP on the RAW files and have fun for free. Source: http://e-p1.net/index.php?topic=857.0
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Lumix 20/1.7 lens vs Summilux 25/1.4 comparison: http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1041&message=33424721
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Fastest growing DSLR market in Europe? Russia! via Imaging-resource
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Funny: The shortest E-P1 review ever! http://e-p1.net/index.php?topic=481.0
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