Micro Four Thirds

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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Sony set to launch micro four thirds camera on May 11

Sony set to launch micro four thirds camera on May 11

When the micro four thirds cameras first started to hit the market, it was easy to mistake them for more compact DSLR cameras. The big difference between the micro four thirds units and the DSLR is that the former lacks the mirror used by DSLR cameras.

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Panasonic LUMIX G2 and G10 priced, due May 2010

Panasonic LUMIX G2 and G10 priced, due May 2010

Panasonic have announced pricing for their recently-launched LUMIX G2 and G10 digital cameras.  Revealed last month, we now know that the LUMIX G2 - available in red, blue and black - will come in at $799.95, while the LUMIX G10 - in black only - will land at $599.95.

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Panasonic AG-AF100 micro four thirds HD camcorder outed

Panasonic AG-AF100 micro four thirds HD camcorder outed

Panasonic have outed their latest Micro Four Thirds camera, but rather than try to squeeze DSLR-style interchangeable lens flexibility into your pocket, they're strapping it to the front of a relatively compact HD camcorder.  The Panasonic AG-AF100 has a single-chip micro 4/3-inch 12.1-megapixel sensor and records at native 1080/24p.

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Olympus PEN E-PL1 on sale now for $600

Olympus PEN E-PL1 on sale now for $600

Olympus' PEN E-PL1 "budget" Micro Four Thirds camera - announced earlier this month after a reasonably bizarre teaser campaign - is now on sale in the US.  The 12.3-megapixel camera is priced at $599.99 from Amazon, including a 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 digital zoom lens.

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Sony PMA 2010 Alpha concepts outed

Sony PMA 2010 Alpha concepts outed

Sony have brought along a raft of concept cameras to PMA 2010 this week, including a new hybrid - in the manner of Micro Four Thirds shooters - that has a CyberShot-sized body but interchangeable lenses, an Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor and full AVCHD video recording.  They're also showing off a mid-range concept replacement for the α700 together with several new lenses including a Super Telephoto Lens (500mm F4 G).

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Panasonic Lumix GF1 updated with pink & silver versions

Panasonic Lumix GF1 updated with pink & silver versions

If you were tempted by Panasonic's Lumix GF1 micro four thirds camera last year, but put off by its intimidating black casing, excellent news.  The company has announced two new versions of the GF1, with the only differences being that they get silver and pink shells.  The two new Lumix snappers have the same 12-megapixel sensor as the original, together with the interchangeable lenses.

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Olympus PEN E-PL1 “budget” micro four thirds camera unveiled

Olympus PEN E-PL1 “budget” micro four thirds camera unveiled

Olympus' latest micro four thirds camera has come out from behind the hand and had a proper announcement.  The Olympus PEN E-PL1 shaves $200 off the original E-P1 despite using its 12.3-megapixel sensor and offering the same mixture of DSLR-style lens swapping and HD video recording.

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Olympus budget PEN Micro 4/3 camera leaked?

Olympus budget PEN Micro 4/3 camera leaked?

Remember Olympus' unusual camera teaser from earlier in the week?  According to 43rumors you're looking at the knurled knob of Olympus' latest micro four thirds camera, freshly leaked to an Asian forum.  Their tipsters have apparently confirmed that the incoming shooter will have the same sensor as the Olympus E-P1.

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Olympus digicam teaser: new Micro 4/3 on the way?

Olympus digicam teaser: new Micro 4/3 on the way?

"You can't hide innovation" says Olympus, and then promptly proves themselves wrong by obscuring their latest digital camera behind an unfortunately-placed hand. The company's newest teaser has already got tongues wagging, with the rumor forerunner being a fresh micro 4/3rds camera.

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