No updates as you may have noticed. Since I own my new mobile phone (Nokia N8) I completely lost interest in compact camera’s and put my quest for the perfect compact camera on hold. Even though Panasonic did offically announce the GF2, I haven’t even read the full specs. Is the Nokia N8 that good as a camera? Absolutely not, but I found it’s good enough for casual snapshots and excellent for short HD video takes. So I keep my money in my pocket (if any!).
For 2011 I’m planning new shoots and I’m looking for a calendar widget or something that I can add to this site. Not that I will be shooting full time, I’m aiming at 2 shoots per month. More would be nice, but let’s see how things go.
According to 43rumors.com, Panasonic will announce their new GF2 tomorrow, November 4. The site doesn’t mention lots of detail yet, except that the GF2 won’t have a rangefinder style viewfinder such as the Fuji X100 (which I totally love by the way). I must admit I’m not following the micro four thirds developments recently because I postponed my super compact buying decision until next year. I first want to explore the camera possibilities of my new Nokia N8 phone which I expect to receive today.
One month to go until the Photokina in Cologne. All photo gear related sites have started speculating about what to expect from which vendors. We’ll see… Maybe Panasonic will announce the GF1 successor, maybe even sooner (rumors go that there is an important announcement by Panasonic next week). We’ll see… With the Canon S95 and Panasonic LX5 introduced lately, I’ll wait just a few more months before I decide whether or not I’ll but a supercompact to keep my DSLR’s company…
Not so long ago I wrote about the silence at the rumors front. Yesterday, 43rumors.com mentioned an upcoming camera by Panasonic, not the much anticipated GF2, but a fixed lens compact, slightly larger than the LX3, with a larger sensor and an optical viewfinder. Only rumors of course, all details still to be confirmed. Interesting detail is that the camera will probably be introduced in July, well before the Photokina in September.