Micro Four Thirds
Panasonic GX7 announcement date is August 1
The Panasonic GX7 announcement date is getting closer and closer. Right now, it is so near that you can almost touch it, as the rumor mill is reporting that the camera will be officially revealed on August 1. New specs have also appeared on the web, reminding people of why the GX7 will be called the “dream MFT camera”.
Panasonic set to reveal new Leica Micro Four Thirds lens soon
Leica is currently selling a pair of lenses for Panasonic’s Micro Four Thirds cameras. According to the rumor mill, a new Leica Micro Four Thirds lens is in the works and it will be officialized very soon. Details are rather scarce, but the product is rumored to be unveiled during the same Lumix GX7 event on August 1.
New Panasonic Lumix GX7 specs and photos show up online
Panasonic will announce a new high-end Micro Four Thirds camera this summer. The device will go on sale this fall and it will pack an interesting set of specifications. Before the official announcement, the rumor mill has leaked plenty of details about the Lumix GX7, including its detailed specs list as well as a bunch of images.
Kodak S1 Micro Four Thirds camera has been delayed
The Kodak S1 Micro Four Thirds camera might have been delayed until 2014. Sources have revealed that the company does not have a working product yet, therefore the device will not be released during Q3 2013. The reasons for the delay are unknown, but it is worth noting that a 52x bridge camera is indeed coming soon.
Detailed Panasonic GX7 specs list and photo leaked online
There will be numerous camera announcements by the end of the summer. One of these devices will be revealed by Panasonic and it will sport a Micro Four Thirds mount. It has a name, too, while its specifications have just been leaked. Beside the Panasonic GX7 specs, one of its press photo has just been leaked.
Panasonic 150mm f/2.8 lens price to be higher than $3,000
The Panasonic 150mm f/2.8 lens price is rumored to be higher than first expected. The product has been announced at Photokina 2012 and put on display at CP+ 2013. However, the company did not mention any costs, so the rumor mill decided to look further. According to leaked info, the lens will cost more than $3,000.
Olympus E-M6 rumored to replace E-M5 this fall
Olympus E-M6 has been rumored for quite some time and it appears that the Micro Four Thirds camera is coming in September. The shooter will replace the OM-D E-M5, despite the fact that the rumor has previously believed that the entry-level OM-D E-M1 will not be joined by other high-end cameras this fall.
Panasonic GX7 caught seeking regulatory approval in Taiwan
The Panasonic GX7 is being leaked all over the place. The Micro Four Thirds camera has just been caught at the National Communications Commission in Taiwan, which is the Asian country’s regulatory agency version of the US-based FCC. The device should be officially introduced in August, along with a set of interesting specs.
Fotodiox Pro to release Vizelex Light Cannon Mark II soon
Micro Four Thirds photographers got excited when they found out that Fotodiox Pro will release a Nikon G lens adapter for their cameras. However, their joy turned to sorrow as the Vizelex Light Cannon failed to meet the demands. Now, the company has revealed that the Mark II version is coming soon to fix all the problems.
Olympus E-M1 announcement scheduled for September
The Olympus E-M1 announcement appears to have been scheduled for the second week of September. Two different sources are reporting that the entry-level Micro Four Thirds camera will be revealed around that time. Moreover, Olympus fans might also receive a pair of new lenses along with a Four Thirds shooter.
Panasonic GX7 launch date confirmed on Instagram
The Panasonic GX7 launch date has been previously rumored to be August 2013. Well, the company has just confirmed that the Micro Four Thirds camera will replace the GX1 next month, courtesy of its official Instagram account. The name has also been mentioned, so fans should prepare for a big Lumix launch this August.
Panasonic GX7 schematics leaked on the web
In an unexpected turn of events, the Panasonic GX7 schematics have appeared online, at the EU Trade Marks and Design Office. The Japanese corporation has filed for a patent there, in order to let the European Union know that a new camera is coming. According to the designs, the GX7 will definitely be larger than the GX1.
Panasonic GH3 and G5 cameras receive new firmware updates
The Panasonic GH3 and G5 Micro Four Thirds cameras are now upgradeable to a new firmware. Both mirrorless shooters have a different changelog, with a big plus for GH3 owners, who will receive a lot more features than G5 users. Either way, newer firmware versions are better and they can be downloaded right now.
Ultra small Panasonic camera to join the GX series in 2014
An ultra small Panasonic camera is rumored to be under development. The compact shooter with a Micro Four Thirds mount will join the GX series in early 2014, contrary to previous reports suggesting that it might be a GF or G device. Its name will be composed of three digits and it will be aimed at advanced photographers, sources say.
Olympus E-M1 to become the next OM-D camera this year
A new Olympus OM-D camera is coming soon. It is believed that it will be called Olympus E-M1 and that it will resemble the E-M5, while borrowing its 16-megapixel sensor. Plenty of the device’s specs have been leaked, making Micro Four Thirds fans think that Olympus will redefine the entry-level market with higher-end specs.
Panasonic Lumix G 20mm f/1.7 II ASPH lens officially unveiled
Panasonic has launched a new version of its popular 20mm f/1.7 lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras, just days after discontinuing the original. The brand new Lumix G 20mm f/1.7 II ASPH glass will be released towards the end of June for MFTs with the same fast aperture and internal design, but with slightly less weight.
Panasonic GH3 firmware update to be released in early July
Panasonic has revealed that the Lumix GH3 will be upgradeable to a new firmware soon. The Micro Four Thirds system will get several new features, including a Silent Mode and Low Light AF support, as well as having an WiFi bug fixed. The Panasonic GH3 firmware update will become available for download in early July.
Voigtländer Nokton 42.5mm f/0.95 lens release date and price revealed
Earlier this year, Voigtländer surprised the world with another super-fast lens: the Nokton 42.5mm f/0.95. The company has revealed that the lens will become available later this year, but failed to announced any specific dates. Well, Cosina has broken the deadlock, by disclosing the lens’ August 2013 release date.
New entry-level Olympus OM-D camera to be announced this fall
The rumor mill is once again targeting Olympus, as the Japanese company is working on an entry-level OM-D camera. The cheaper device will support Micro Four Thirds lenses and is rumored to be announced in September 2013, alongside a high-end compact camera, as well as a hybrid FT-MFT shooter.
Sony RX2 camera will not replace the RX1
Sony is rumored to release a new full frame RX camera this fall. It has been believed that the device might replace the RX1, but sources have revealed that this is no longer the case, since the current shooter is not getting a replacement anytime soon. Moreover, the new Olympus OM-D camera will not supersede the E-M5 either.