UPDATED: Also the GF1 has been hacked! It can do 1080p -> GF1 video samples (32Mbit)!!!

UPDATE: The GH1 hack also works for the Panasonic GF1Panasonic GF1Panasonic GF1Panasonic GF1Panasonic GF1Panasonic GF1Panasonic GF1Panasonic GF1Panasonic GF1Panasonic GF1Panasonic GF1Panasonic GF1Panasonic GF1!!! The video above has been shot with:
Panasonic 20mm f/1.7
Panasonic 45-200mm

[Thanks J.]

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Tester13’s Firmware Hack test, before – after comparison from Gunther Machu on Vimeo.

Shot with kitlens at f8, 1/160 shutter, iso 100, manual in creative movie mode at 5300K. For MJPEG, the settings of Pappas (see thread MJPEG 70Mbits+ 1080p settings) were used, for AVCHD the “safe” settings indicated at the end were used (from jobless, see thread AVCHD high bitrate tests, mud free footage).

I tried to keep the pans at the same pace, but thats difficult. What is incredible, the MJPEG clearly shows a better resolution (I used just the 1440x1080p settings as my card is only class6), plus the AVCHD shows no mud and increased resolution (before, on low contrast scenes islands of unsharp areas could be seen), as can be clearly seen in the comparison (e.g. look at the shadow area right to the gardenhouse).

(FT3) Canon goes 18 Megapixel…Panasonic new sensor with 15 Megapixel ?

The Panasonic GH1 has found a worthy competitor with the announcement of the new Canon T2i. The Canon T2I costs $799.99 at amazon (body only) but Canon can’t deliver a dedicated video lens like the Panasonic 14-140mm lens. Now that competition is becoming stronger we are really curious how the Panasonic GH2 will look like! According to Zone-10 says the Panasonic GH1 successor will come with a new Panasonic 15 Megapixel sensor and “the new sensor is almost certainly to be fully AA filterless with only electronic means of correcting moire and aliasing.“. Let’s see if their speculation will become true…

DxO mark tests the GH1 sensor and compares it with the Canon 7D sensor!

The GH1 even outperforms a hypothetical four-thirds sensor cut from a
(wider) Canon EOS 7D sensor (with the same pixel size). With its 50%
larger sensor surface (corresponding to 9 DxOMark Sensor points), one
would expect the 7D to have outperformed the GH1 by 9 points. Instead,
it achieves a DxOMark score of 64.9 — only slightly more than 1 point
above the GH1’s score of 63.6.

Except for the Olympus E410 and Olympus E510 (both released in early
2007), which have a DxOMark Sensor score of about 50, most four-thirds
sensors have a DxOMark Sensor score of about 55. The GH1 outperforms
them all with a DxOMark Sensor score of 63.6.

The GH1 outperforms other four-third sensors in terms of Low-Light ISO
(772 for the GH1 vs 571 for the Olympus E3, the second-best performer)
and Dynamic Range (11.6 for the GH1 vs 10.8 for the Panasonic DMC L10,
second-best performer).

Canon 7D’s performance is similar to the G1’s at ISO settings up to
800, and similar to the GH1’s at ISO settings from 3200. The GH1
outperforms the 7D for ISO settings up to 800.

source: DxO mark

(FT2) Panasonic future MicroFourThirds cameras recording 1920×1080 progressive?

This is the Panasonic camcorder with 1920x1080 progressive recording (not the GH2)

The greek website FullHD.gr posted an extremely interesting rumor. They posted an image of the first Panasonic camcorder with three sensors, CMOS, Leica lens and a huge (two-digit number of megapixels) resolution. But what’s really amazing is that it can record in 1920×1080 progressive (1080p)!

And here the BIG rumor for you: They say (if the google translation is correct) that this year Panasonic will also implement 1920×1080 progressive in future MicroFourThirds cameras!

a little bit of everything…

“Near Sighted” A collection of macro clips created with the Lumix GH1 and a Sigma 105mm f2.8 Music by Clint Mansell

GF1 vs D700 (dpreview forum)
Steve Huff “Abandoned” with the Olympus E-P2 and Kit Zoom
Fake Ricoh Fullframe camera (ricohforum)
Today Deals:
Amazon US: Panasonic 45-200mm Lens for $282.00
Amazon US: Panasonic GH1 for under $1,250.00!
Pixmania Deutschland: Panasonic GH1 rot + Stereo-Mikrofon DMW-MS1E + Tasche DMW-BAG1 für 1 162,32 €
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