New GH3 video samples! E-M5 for 839 in Europe.

Panasonic GH3 Video, MOV, 25fps, 72Mbps ALL-I from photographyblog on Vimeo.

Photographyblog (Click here) posted a set of videos on his website. One of them I embedded here on top of this post.

Techradar also posted a first preview of the GH3 and writes: “With all this goodness stuffed into a weatherproofed body that’s still smaller and lighter than most pro-level SLRs, Nikon and Canon should be watching their backs, through we’re sparing our full verdict till the final review.

The GH3 preorder links at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here) and in Europe at Wexphotographic UK, Technikdirekt DE and Digit-photo FR.

For Eu readers: The E-M5 sells for 839 Euro in France. You can have it in Black (Click here) or in Silver (Click here).

First Olympus 15mm f/8.0 image samples!


Image courtesy Pekka Potka.

Finally you can see plenty of image samples taken with the strangest of all Micro Four Thirds lenses…the Olympus body cap lens.

Pekka Potka just posted the first B&W pictures of his dog and writes: “Aperture f/8 is far too dim to be usable (without flash) casually in a traditional P&S style whenever, if you expect normally sharp images. You really have to set your eye and mind to f/8 and work with the consequensies of it, namely blur.

Also Peter Norman (via mu43) posted a set of image samples on Flickr. This time in color!

Lens preorders at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and Bhphoto (Click here).

 

New Panasonic GH3 image samples!

Panasonic is now sending the GH3 cameras to bloggers for testing (not with me of course..LOL). Within the last 24 hours FourThirdsUser (Click here), Pocket Lint (Click here), Photographyblog (Click here) and ePhotozine (Click here) posted new GH3 image samples. There are no RAW files available yet. As I said before I suspect the GH3 quality is more or less on par with the E-M5. Same sensor I guess…

The GH3 preorder links at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here) and in Europe at Wexphotographic UK, Technikdirekt DE and Digit-photo FR.

For EU readers: The less than 300 Euro camera deals:
White Olympus E-P1 body for 184 Euro on eBay Germany White Olympus E-PM1 body for 199 Euro on eBay Spain Black Panasonic GF3 body for 199 Euro on eBay Germany White Olympus E-PM1 body for 249 Euro on eBay Germany White Olympus E-P1 body for 249 Euro on eBay Germany Silver Olympus E-PL3 body for 259 Euro on eBay Germany White Olympus E-PM1 with kit lens for 279 Euro on eBay Germany Silver Panasonic GF2 with kit lens for 284 Euro on eBay Germany Black Olympus E-PM1 with kit lens for 285 Euro on eBay Germany Black Olympus E-PL1 with kit lens for 287 Euro on eBay Germany

Olympus 75mm review at Lenstip.

Lenstip published the full Olympus 75mm f/1.8 lens review. And the conclusions says it all: “I do not hesitate to write it: testing such lenses is pure pleasure which starts when you take the lens out of its box and you look at it for the first time. You already know you deal with a very solid instrument. Pleasurable experience lasts when you take sample shots or photos of testing charts“.

I hope the new 17mm f/1.8 lens will be as good as that lens!
The best price I found in Europe is at Pro Video France (Click here). A third party lens hood is sold by ProPhotoshop Germany (Click here). In US the lens will be back inS tock at Amazon on October 22th.

More reviews:
60mm macro image samples at Letsgodigital. Part two of the 60mm macro battle posted at Admiringlight.
Panasonic 14-45 mm vs Olympus 12-50mm at Cameraergonomics.
LX7 review at Cameralabs and Steve Digicams.

Blackmagic versus Canon 5DmarkIII video test.

Comparing the Cinema Camera & 5D Mk III from OneRiver Media on Vimeo.

As you know not only Panasonic and Olympus but also Blackmagic announced their first videocamera with native Micro Four Thirds mount. The video on top shows how good the Blackmagic compares with the popular Canon 5DmarkII Full Frame camera.

The camera itself can be preordered at BHphoto (Click here) and will ship from December 30th.