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November 7, 2011
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Panasonic GX1 announced!


The new Panasonic GX1 m43 camera and the new external viewfinder have been announced. I will continually update this post with all the interesting news and reviews I will find on the web.


Black GX1 body at Amazon (Click here)
Silver GX1 body at Amazon (Click here).
Black GX1 with 14-42mm X lens at Amazon (Click here)
Silver GX1 with 14-42mm X lens at Amazon (Click here).
Black GX1 with 14-42mm at Amazon (Click here)
Silver GX1 with 14-42mm at Amazon (Click here).

Previews and Image samples

GX1 preview at Cameralabs.
Panasonic GX1 news at Amateur Photographer (with Panasonic statement).
HOT: Panasonic GX1 Interview at Photographyblog
Korean preview at Popco.
CNET Asia hands.on.
comparison between GX1 (v0.1) and Sony NEX-5N at Hello Mirrorless.
high iso samples at Hello Mirrorless.
monochrome high iso samples at Hello Mirrorless.
Hands on: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 at Techradar.
HOT: Panasonic GX1 Photos at Photographyblog.
Panasonic Lumix GX1 preview and video on Dpreview.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 First Look at DCresource.
Panasonic GX1 Hands-on Preview at Imaging Resource.
Panasonic Lumix GX1 First Impressions Review at ePhotozine.
FIRST LOOK: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 at Photoreview.
GX1 hands-on at expertreviews.
Panasonic Lumix GX1 hands on first look review at Whatdigitalcamera.
First Look: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 review at Pocket-Lint.


Hands-on by Which on youtube.
Hands-on review by Engadget on youtube.
Interview from Cameralabs on vimeo.
HOT: Panasonic GX1 video interview at Dpreview

Press release

Four Thirds User
Imaging Resource
Photoscala (german) and SystemKameraForum (german)
Quesabesde (spanish) and DSLR-Magazine (spanish)
Focus Numerique (french) and Lemondedelaphoto (french) and Declencheur (french).
Photography Blog
Imaging resource


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November 7, 2011
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New firmware update for the Panasonic GH2 coming in December!

There is a good news for all current Panasonic GH2 owners! A new GH2 firmware update is coming in December. You can read the news here Panasonic website (Click here). There are many new features and fixes:

  • – New video mode which is suitable for editing video recorded at high bit rate (24Mbps)
  • – New functional option with Power Zoom Lens ([DISP FOCAL LENGTH (Display of Focal Length)], [STEP ZOOM], [ZOOM RESUME], [ZOOM SPEED] and [ZOOM RING*])
  • – Full area enlargement of AF area setting
  • – Improvement in the speed of consecutive shooting when shot with auto bracket
  • – Increased number of recordable images in consecutive shooting
  • – [EX.TELE CONV. (Extra Tele Conversion)] can be set ON/OFF separately in photo or video recording
  • – More accurate light adjustment of built-in flash
  • – Improvement in the AF performance in video recording
  • – Synchronization of alarm volume for low battery with [BEEP VOLUME]
  • – New [HALF-PRESS RELEASE] function
  • – Improved NR (Noise Reduction) in high sensitivity shooting
  • – ON/OFF control of the touch-screen

Just a reminder. The GH2 got a $200 discount at Amazon (Click here).

November 3, 2011
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Panasonic digital camera sales: not so good as expected.

Photoscala (Click here) analyzed the latest Panasonic financial report. In summary, Panasonic lost 6% sales in the second fiscal quarter and the division “Digital AVC Networks” (which includes the digital cameras) had a 7% loss compared to last years quarter.
Panasonic also announced a new group organization (Click here to download the pdf).

Editor’s note: Neither Olympus nor Panasonic are doing very well this year. But I also saw that other companies are having problems. Strong YEN, Tsunami, Fukushima and now the Thai flood. There are many reasons why japanese companies are having a bad year!

November 3, 2011
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The reason why the new LVF2 adapter cannot work on your current GF camera.

The old beauty: The Panasonic Panasonic GF1

Our reader TAGO (Thanks!) found the reason why the current GF cameras Panasonic by reading an old article at (Sep. 2009).

Here it is: “The External terminal for EVF,it is necessary to run through high-frequency parallel data. In that case, EMI increases and cannot confirm a standard. Therefore, GF1 cannot output data of more than 200,000 pixel to the external terminal.

So it sounds like it is not a bade joke or marketing trick if the new LVF2 adapter will not work on your GF cameras. The new adapter has 1.44k dot and that’s an amount of data the “old” connections of the GF1/2/3 cannot handle!

October 30, 2011
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a little bit of everything…(+ refurbished Olympus stuff ending soon)

The author of the Extreme eye macro video on top wrote: “Who needs the nanoha when all you need is an old pentax lens and some 2 dollar extension tubes!

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 Review (Neocamera).

Bokeh comparison @ 200mm and 300mm (m43photo).

Olympus Seeking Flickr Member Photos for PEN Ads (Photographyblog).

Panasonic G3 Lumix 45-175mm X lens review – Part 3 (Soundimagesplus).

And here are the Olympus refurbished cameras and lenses ending today and tomorrow:
Olympus E-PL1 with kit lens
White Olympus 75-300mm lens
Olympus E-PL1 with kit lens
Olympus E-PL1 with kit lens
Olympus E-PL1 with 14-150mm lens
White Olympus 75-300mm lens
Olympus E-PL1 with kit lens
Olympus E-PL2 with kit lens

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