Micro Four Thirds

Schneider-Kreuznach “working intensively” on Micro Four Thirds lenses

Schneider-Kreuznach “working intensively” on Micro Four Thirds lenses

If you're even a little familiar with the world of camera lenses then you're likely aware of Schneider-Kreuznach, and so you'll probably be excited to hear that the company has signed up as a new member of the Micro Four Thirds System Standard Group. It's not just out of vague interest, either; "We are working intensively on a corresponding series of lenses" CEO Dr. Josef Staub confirms.

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Panasonic LUMIX GF2 priced plus Camcorders & Point-&-Shoots

Panasonic LUMIX GF2 priced plus Camcorders & Point-&-Shoots

Panasonic has outed pricing information for its 2011 camera range, including the much-anticipated LUMIX GF2. The Micro Four Thirds camera will drop in the US later this month - in a choice of black, silver, red or white - with a body-only price of $499.95. Alternatively, it'll be offered with the 14-42mm lens at $599.95, or with the 14mm pancake Prime lens at $699.95.

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Pentax digital mirrorless Auto 110 and APS-C mirrorless incoming?

Pentax digital mirrorless Auto 110 and APS-C mirrorless incoming?

Pentax is tipped to be readying a pair of mirrorless camera technologies, one of which is being described as the digital version of the Pentax Auto 110. According to k-rumors, the new camera will feature a sensor that's smaller in size than an APS-C sensor, set to arrive within the next 2-3 months.

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Olympus PEN E-PL2 official: $600 this month

Olympus PEN E-PL2 official: $600 this month

As expected, Olympus' latest Micro Four Thirds camera, the PEN E-PL2, has made its official debut at CES 2011 this week. A 12.3-megapixel interchangeable lens camera, the PEN E-PL2 supports in-camera image stabilization, 720p HD video, a 3-inch 460k dot display with Live Guide II for photos and video, and ISO 6400 support. There's also a new iDetect feature, which goes one better than face detection and makes a subject's eyes the focus of the frame.

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Olympus PEN E-PL2 leaks again with Close Up Spotlight accessory

Olympus PEN E-PL2 leaks again with Close Up Spotlight accessory

A second shot of the Olympus PEN E-PL2 has leaked ahead of the micro four thirds camera's official debut at CES 2011 next week, and it seems a Bluetooth dongle isn't the only unusual accessory the company has planned. 43Rumors' latest shot shows the E-PL2 with a Close Up Spotlight addition, two independently posable LED lights that attach to the hot-shoe.

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Olympus PEN E-PL2 leaks: new lens kit & PENPAL Bluetooth dongle

Olympus PEN E-PL2 leaks: new lens kit & PENPAL Bluetooth dongle

A new micro four thirds camera has leaked, the Olympus PEN E-PL2, ahead of its official debut at CES 2011 next week. According to 43rumors, the E-PL2 has a new high-resolution 3-inch 460k-dot LCD and will be paired with a 14-42mm f3.5/5.6 MSC (Movie & Still Compatible) kit lens; optionally, it can also be used with the Olympus PENPAL, a Bluetooth dongle that attaches to the E-PL2's hot-shoe and wirelessly sends photos to Android or Windows Phone 7 smartphones.

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Panasonic AG-AF100 micro-4/3 camcorder on sale now

Panasonic AG-AF100 micro-4/3 camcorder on sale now

Panasonic's AG-AF100 micro-four-thirds camcorder has begun shipping, with the interchangeable lens camera offering native 1080/24p recording for $4,995. The AF100 can record up to 12 hours of footage across two 64GB SDXC cards in PH mode, as well as capturing 2-megapixel stills, and supports ISO 200 to 3200, variable frame rates in 20 steps from 12p to 60p at 60Hz or from 12p to 50p at 50Hz, and can use regular micro-4/3 lenses from still cameras.

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Olympus PEN Lite E-PL1s updates ISO & gets new, lightweight lens

Olympus PEN Lite E-PL1s updates ISO & gets new, lightweight lens

Olympus has given its Micro Four Thirds range a slight polish, in the shape of the updated Olympus PEN Lite E-PL1s. Still dubbed the world's lightest interchangeable lens camera, the new E-PL1s gets a mild spec tweak to support up to ISO 6400 (from 3200) and a new Lithium-Ion battery; more interestingly, there's a new lens, the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II, with which the PEN manages to be just 454g.

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Panasonic LUMIX GF2 official: Full HD, touchscreen & 19% smaller

Panasonic LUMIX GF2 official: Full HD, touchscreen & 19% smaller

Panasonic has officially announced the LUMIX DMC-GF2, their latest Micro Four Thirds camera and 19-percent smaller than the LUMIX GF1 it replaces.  The LUMIX GF2 has a 12.1-megapixel sensor which Panasonic is calling Live MOS, and reckons it offers the image quality of a CCD with the low power consumption of a CMOS; it's also capable of Full HD 1920 x 1080 60i video (or 1280 x 720 60p) with stereo audio recording.

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Panasonic LUMIX GF2 pictured ahead of official reveal

Panasonic LUMIX GF2 pictured ahead of official reveal

Panasonic's Micro Four Thirds LUMIX GF2 has been spotted in the wild - in poster form at least - by a French 43rumors tipster, who caught sight of the advert in Paris.  The GF2 is expected to be officially announced at an event on Thursday, as the smallest mirrorless kit so far (when paired with the Panasonic 14mm f/2.5 lens.

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Panasonic AG-AF100 Micro Four Thirds HD camcorder dated & priced

Panasonic AG-AF100 Micro Four Thirds HD camcorder dated & priced

Panasonic has confirmed availability and pricing for their AG-AF100 Micro Four Thirds HD camcorder, announced back in mid-September and capable of recording full 1080p and 720p HD using a range of micro 4/3-inch lenses, filters and adapters.  The AG-AF100 (and, we're guessing, its AF105 Japanese sibling) will drop on December 27 2010, priced at $4,995.

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Olympus Micro Four Thirds plans could eclipse entry-level DSLRs

Olympus Micro Four Thirds plans could eclipse entry-level DSLRs

Olympus expects its ageing entry-level DSLRs to be replaced by Micro Four Thirds models, rather than new DSLRs, according to product manager Toshiyuki Terada.  Speaking to fotopolis, Terada said that while no specific models could be announced, the company had no "concrete plans" to update the E-620 and other entry-level DSLRs.

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