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The updated preorder table:
Panasonic GF1 with 20mm f/1.7 Aspherical Lens (probably early October)
Panasonic GF1 with 14-45mm Lens (Sep 24, 2009)
Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 Aspherical Pancake Lens for Micro Four Thirds Interchangeable Lens Cameras (probably early October)
Panasonic 45mm f/2.8 Aspherical MEGA OIS Lens for Micro Four Thirds Interchangeable Lens Cameras (probably early November)
Panasonic DMW-LVF1 Viewfinder (probably early October?)
Panasonic GF1 with LUMIX G VARIO 14-45mm/F3.5-5.6 ASPH/MEGA O.I.S Lens (probably early October)
Panasonic GF1 with LUMIX G 20mm/F1.7 Aspherical Lens (probably early December)
Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 Lumix Aspherical Lens for Micro Four Thirds Lens Mount Systems (?)
Panasonic GF1 (all configurations and colours) (probably early October)
Still no Panasonic GF1 in Amazon Germany
availabile from 26 Sept 09 in all colours (but first shipment will be taken up V. quickly). price is 7490 hkd from Panasonic (both kits).
Panasonic Australia have indicated that they will receive their first shipment of the Panasonic DMC-GF1/20 PC lens and the viewfinder around late September to early October. The DMW-LVF1E Electronic viewfinder will set you back $379.00AUD
Gearlog made an autofocus test with the new firmware 1.1. Their conclusion is that there are no remarkable improvements. Focus Numerique also made a test (french). English google translation is available here . Their conclusion: “In AF-C mode, the autofocus does seem more responsive and especially in video mode, the problem of pumping and loss of focus was not resolved“
A more simple test has been made by Lucifer himself
thanks to noisycameras for providing the links!
Adobe just announced the new Adobe Photoshop Elements.
If you want to see what’s new visit the adobe website: http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshopelwin/features/?view=topnew
You can buy the software from adobe directly or from amazon US (click here to preorder Adobe Photoshop Elements)
The software will be available for October 22.
Photoshop Elements 8 (amazon Germany)
The GF1 showed impressive image quality and “…All these factors provide reasons for nominating the GF1 as an Editor’s Choice in both the Advanced and Four Thirds System categories.”
P.S.: For those interested