Micro Four Thirds

Leica denies Micro Four Thirds plans: M9 as small as it gets

Leica denies Micro Four Thirds plans: M9 as small as it gets

Leica has denied rumors it intends to join the Micro Four Thirds ecosystem, despite reports in Europe that it was preparing to launch a mirrorless camera based on Panasonic's LUMIX models. "We have no information on anything like that at the moment" a Leica spokesperson told Amateur Photographer, going on to point out that "With the Leica M9 we have the most compact, full-format, mirrorless camera with interchangeable lenses on the market."

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Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GF2 Review

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GF2 Review

Panasonic's LUMIX GF1 worked its way into the kit-bags of several on the SlashGear team, charmed by its compact size and solid picture and video quality. Now the Micro Four Thirds camera has a successor, the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GF2, packing the same sensor but new image processing and a refreshed touchscreen interface. Does the smaller GF2 lose some of its sibling's charm? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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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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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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