Micro Four Thirds

Olympus E-5 Micro Four Thirds shows a shoulder & some specs

Olympus E-5 Micro Four Thirds shows a shoulder & some specs

The first image of the Olympus E-5 has leaked, though you'd need a Victorian sensibility to truly appreciate it as so far all we can see is a shoulder.  According to 43rumors, their trusted sources have confirmed that the shot is indeed a crop of the upcoming E-5, and they've also provided some hardware specs too: a 12.1-megapixel sensor, ISO 100 to 6400 and a weatherproof magnesium body.

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Samsung NX100 Official Press Shots Revealed

Samsung NX100 Official Press Shots Revealed

Samsung's newest edition to their micro-four-thirds line-up, the NX100, is still unannounced (but previously teased, but that's not stopping some folks from revealing the official press shots of the device ahead of any kind of announcement. No surprise here, though, right? It's almost impossible to keep a secret ahead of an official announcement, after all. And while the photos are indeed drool-worthy, there's still plenty of information missing about the upcoming camera.

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Olympus PEN E-P2 black-on-black kit debuts alongside new zoom lenses

Olympus PEN E-P2 black-on-black kit debuts alongside new zoom lenses

The tipped Olympus PEN E-P2 black-on-black kit has made its official debut, a black-clad P2 Micro Four Thirds camera complete with matching M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 17mm pancake lens and FL-14 flash, priced at $999.99 when it drops in October 2010.  Meanwhile a second version - which switches the black FL-14 flash for a black VF-2 electronic viewfinder - will also be launched, at €1,079.  There are also two new lenses to choose between.

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Olympus E-P2 black kit and E-5 12MP tipped imminent

Olympus E-P2 black kit and E-5 12MP tipped imminent

Olympus' new Micro Four Thirds plans have been outed, and you won't have to wait long for the fruits of their development to arrive.  According to 43rumors, on Tuesday August 31st the company will announce a new E-P2 kit complete with a black 17mm lens and matching external flash, together with two new lenses, while on September 14th there'll be a new 12-megapixel Olympus E-5 to drool over.

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Samsung tease Photokina NX camera reveal: NX100 ahoy?

Samsung tease Photokina NX camera reveal: NX100 ahoy?

It's not just the Galaxy Tab that Samsung are teasing us about for next week; the company's photography division has been sending out invites to a Photokina 2010 event where they'll be demonstrating their next-generation NX digital camera.  According to the invite, "the NX evolution" will be "Samsung's latest and most hotly anticipated camera"; they don't spare the hyperbole, either, claiming the new model will "change the lives of creative consumers around the world, and take the camera industry by storm."

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Olympus PEN E-PL1 gets augmented reality demo [Video]

Olympus PEN E-PL1 gets augmented reality demo [Video]

You might remember the augmented reality business cards we wrote about all the way back in July 2009; well, Olympus has taken the same idea and turned it into a pretty neat interactive demo for their PEN E-PL1 micro-four-thirds camera.  Using a paper cut-out of the E-PL1 and your computer's webcam, the demo can show a life-sized 3D representation of the camera with clickable features, working still and video capture, and instant upload of content you create to Facebook and YouTube.

Video demo after the cut

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Canon mini-DSLR tipped to take on Micro 4/3rds

Canon mini-DSLR tipped to take on Micro 4/3rds

Canon's head of Image Communication Products, Masaya Maeda, has revealed that Nikon isn't the only company looking at a new high-end compact camera.  Speaking as Canon increased their sales forecasts, Maeda confirmed that the company is looking at a new compact camera that could be a mini-DSLR; "It's not a question of whether or not you have a mirror," he told reporters, "there is a consumer need for good-quality cameras to be made smaller."

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Olympus PEN E-PL1 Micro 4/3 Digital Camera Review

Olympus PEN E-PL1 Micro 4/3 Digital Camera Review

Micro-four-thirds cameras may be small in your pocket but their impact on your pocketbook can often still be significant. Stepping into the budget micro-4/3 market is the Olympus Pen E-PL1, packing much of the functionality from the 12.3-megapixel PEN E-P2 but with a considerably cheaper price tag. Built with mainstream consumer photographers in mind, we've been putting it through its paces for the full SlashGear review.

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