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July 20, 2011
Posted in deals, reviews

E-P3 in Stock at Amazon US and J&R. New studio comparison at Dpreview.

Dpreview posted the Olympus PEN E-P3 studio raw comparison files. But what’s even more important is that unlike Panasonic Olympus is very fast in delivering the new products! The E-P3 is now in Stock for the very first time at Amazon (Click here) and J&R (Click here). And the new top Olympus 12mm lens is also in Stock at Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here) and Amazon (Click here).

One thing I noticed is that usually Panasonic stuff is first in Stock in Asia, than in Europe and than in US while Olympus stuff is first in Stock in Asia, than in US and than in Europe. So it looks like Olympus preference is for the US market instead for the European market.

July 20, 2011
Posted in reviews

New E-P3, E-PL3 and 12mm hands-on at Techradar (BHphoto shows the E-PL3/E-PM1)

Olympus E-PL3 first look from

There is a new triple Hands-on post at Techradar:

1) First up the Olympus PEN E-P3 Hands-on
2) Secondly, the Olympus PEN E-PL3 (Lite) Hands-on
3) and lastly, the Olympus M.ZUIKO 12mm f/2.0 lens Hands-on

In the meanwhile BHphoto added the E-PL3 (Click here) and E-PM1 (Click here) in their database. But there is no price indication yet!

REMINDER: Those are the direct search links to all the new Pana/Oly stuff:
Panasonic G3 search page at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay.
Panasonic GF3 search page at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay.
Panasonic-Leica 25mm f/1.4 search page at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay.
Olympus E-P3 search page at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay.
Olympus 12mm f/2.0 search page at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay.
Olympus 45mm f/1.8 page at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay.

July 19, 2011
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G3 is in Stock in Europe! New review at Outbackphoto

Outbackphoto (Click here) posted a new Panasonic G3 review: “The Panasonic Lumix G3 is clearly the m43 camera we like so far the most (except that the GH2 has better video support). The G3 is now an integral part of our m43 camera kit and our GF1 will get retired.

In the meanwhile the G3 is now available in many European stores! Here is the list (Click on shop name and you will see the G3 price and availability!):
Finland:, eBay
Norway:, eBay
Poland:, eBay
Sweden:, eBay
United Kingdom:,,

P.S.: The GF3 is now available in Asia at, and Digitalrev.

July 17, 2011
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New Panasonic G3 review at Photoreview and

Photoreview Australia published a full G3 test: “Overall, we found the G3 very agreeable to use. It provides some worthwhile improvements on its predecessor, while taking on some of the more user-friendly features of other recent additions to the G-Micro stable. The key manual controls required by serious photographers remain reasonably quick and easy to access, not buried deep in menus where they can only be reached with many button presses.

There is also a Real World Review with Full Size images at

Olympus and Panasonic announced many new products. Those are all the search links I usually sue to see if the new camera and lenses are in Stock (Click on shop name to visit the page in a new tab):
Panasonic G3 search page at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay.
Panasonic GF3 search page at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay.
Panasonic-Leica 25mm f/1.4 search page at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay.
Olympus E-P3 search page at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay.
Olympus 12mm f/2.0 search page at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay.
Olympus 45mm f/1.8 page at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay.

July 16, 2011
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Panasonic Interview and new Panasonic/Olympus reviews

On top: E-P3 Video Review from Digitalrev.

Fotopolis published an English interview with Michiharu Uematsu from Panasonic. In short, he confirms they are working on new viewfinder technology and focus speed improvement. And for him the future is Mirrorless (not DSRL).

Panasonic Lumix GF3 review at Trustedreviews: “It’s really hard not to like the GF3 – it’s very small, very stylish, very easy to use and is capable of delivering very good image quality too. On top of this it also offers a generous amount of user control, some useful shooting features and excellent HD video recording abilities. Our only real concern is that the removal of the hot-shoe is a step backwards in terms of flexibility. ” New GF3 studio shoots are available at Imaging Resource.

Panasonic G3 review at Fotopolis (google translated!): “Panasonic Lumix G3 is an interesting proposition for amateurs and for those who prefer a little more size than access controls. It offers image quality comparable to the SLR, but it is closed in a much smaller package. Items that are missing in the new Lumixie is primarily the removal of the proximity sensor with an electronic viewfinder and the lack of artistic modes, HDR images and vast panoramas

Olympus E-P3 review at Adorama: “Would I recommend this camera for photojournalism, street, documentary, and travel photography? Absolutely—even with the higher price tag, and even though I would have to pay extra for an eye-level viewfinder—because in the tradeoff between speed and quality, in these particular areas of photography speed will inevitably win, and the E-P3 is faster than anything else out there in its size and price class for capturing the decisive moment.

Those are all the directs search links to the new Oly/Pana products! Click on shop name to visit the search pages of every single product:
Panasonic G3 Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay
Panasonic-Leica 25mm f/1.4 Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay
Panasonic GF3 Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay
Olympus E-P3 Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay
Olympus 12mm f/2.0 Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay
Olympus 45mm f/1.8 Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay

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