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  1. Is the new Panasonic Lumix GX8 a game-changer?

    Panasonic's new GX8 is packed with cutting-edge developments for Micro Four Thirds



    Don't just look at the Lumix DMC-GX8 as an update to the two year old GX7, or a flat-top version of the recently released G7. I had an afternoon to try out the GX8 recently at a rather blustery Brighton and discovered why the GX8 is rather special.

    • One-third more pixels - a 20 megapixel first for Micro Four
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  2. So the Olympus OM-D E-M5 sensor isn't a Panasonic, but does it really matter?


    Olympus has found a new source of sensor for the OM-D E-M5

    As I revealed on the forum earlier in this week after a tip-off from a highly trusted contact in the camera industry based in Japan, I am completely convinced that the Olympus OM-D E-M5 sensor is not made by Panasonic, so marking an end to the exclusive use of Panasonic sensors in Olympus Four Thirds and Micro Four Thirds cameras since Olympus' last Kodak ...
  3. Daily FTU Hints and tips: Differences between Panasonic/Leica and Olympus Zuiko lenses.

    No.5: A quick look at some detail differences between Panasonic Leica and Olympus Zuiko Digital Four Thirds lenses.

    Panasonic Leica lenses for Four Thirds bodies are not very common, but they are highly coveted. Designed and manufactured by Panasonic's own engineers, in Japan, Panasonic's Leica-branded lenses need to meet tight optical quality standards set by Leica in Germany.

    Not all Panasonic lenses are branded Leica, indeed only one Micro Four Thirds Panasonic lens ...