Panasonic GF3 Available for Pre-Order

Pink Panasonic GF3The Panasonic GF3 (including the pink one shown above) is available for pre-order at B&H Photo, which usually means it should be in stock any day now.  For now, the GF3 w/ 14mm f/2.8 lens kits are the only ones available.  However, you should probably expect the body-only and 14-42mm kits to be available soon as well.

Full listings are here at B&H Photo.

Canon “Will Launch an Interesting Product Next Year”

Masaya Maeda, head of Canon’s camera division, spoke to Reuters and said that production is back to pre-earthquake levels and is planning an increase for its SLR market next year.

When asked about whether Canon would enter the mirrorless camera market to combat against Sony, Olympus and Panasonic, he said that Canon is “considering the technical aspects [and the company] will launch an interesting product next year.” [Read more...]

“Luxury” Fuji Mirrorless Cameras Coming Soon

Fuji’s camera division head honcho spoke out in an interview with Reuters, noting that the company has some lofty goals to be the No. 3 camera maker ahead of Samsung and Nikon.  To get to that point, Fuji will re-enter the interchangeable lens camera market with new “luxury” mirrorless models and dedicated lenses developed in house. [Read more...]

Olympus E-PM1, E-PL3 and E-P3 Unveiled

Olympus has opened up its Micro Four Thirds line of cameras to three new cameras.  The Olympus E-PM1, E-PL3 and E-P3 (shown above) essentially make up the small, medium and large categories for the series.  Of course, “large” is a relative term with respect to the Olympus Micro Four Thirds line as a whole.

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