Huge Panasonic GH1 price drop…now $949 only -> and the GH2 is coming ;)

UPDATE: The price is now back to $1150! But we epxect the price to fall again soon.
That’s a huge price drop…. -$200!!! Click here to check out the current price on amazon!

Oh yes, it is not a secret anymore that in one month exactly the new GH2 will be announced!
via: noisycamera

Brief summary of other current deals:
1) There is an $80 dollar instante rebate for the Olympus 14-150mm lens on Adorama (click here). It says “out of stock” but if you preorder the lens you will get the discount!
2) Still ongoing: Free EVF with the Panasonic GF1 and 14-45mm Lens -> $729.99 on Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto
3) Very last days for the Olympus 9-18mm $100 instante rebate ($599 instead of $699): Amazon, Adorama and BH
4) The NEW Leica 35mm f/1.4 ASPH Summilux-M now ships within 1 to 3 weeks (it’s a veeery expensive lens!)

Reminder and poll: Panasonic announcement next week (new consumer 3D videocamera)

One week ago we told you that Panasonic will introduce a new 3D videocamera on July 28. I don’t know if Panasonic will also announce the development of 3D photocameras. My question to you is if you are interested in 3D photocameras…or 3D mirrorless system :)

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My two cents: There is something weird behind all that 3D hype. And I can’t understand why I have that feeling. Is it just me? And do you know the reasons why the giants (Panasonic-Sony-Samsung) are pushing 3D?

Panasonic 3 layer patent (like the Sigma Foveon sensor)

The japanese website Egami discovered a new Panasonic patent which discloses a “3 layer sensor” that works like the current Foveon sensor from Sigma (Click here to read more about the Foveon sensor on Wikipedia). The new sensor will improve the color reproduction and image sharpness. It also has Back-side Illumination. The Patent No.2010-153658 has been published 2010/07/08 and filled 2008/12/25. We don’t expect Panasonic to announce any camera with that new sensor in 2010.

Source: http://egami.blog.so-net.ne.jp/2010-07-19-english

P.S.: Sigma is the only manufactorer that released cameras with such a tecnology. But many others (like Canon) are “experimenting” with the three layer sensors.

a little bit of everything…


Panasonic GF1 with Manual Video Controls

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DxOMark now reviews lenses! Currenyly only two Olumpus lenses have been reviewed: http://www.dxomark.com/index.php/en/Lens-with-Camera
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Olympus E-PL1 review at InsideHW
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Sony NEX-3 vs. Olympus E-PL1 vs. Leica X1 at Motimotion
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Panasonic GF1 Sample Photos on Photographybay
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Panasonic Leica Lumix DG Macro-Elmarit 45mm f/2.8 1:1 Macro review on M43photo
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Panasonic G2 review on Hardwarezone

Photokina is getting closer: What new camera and lenses do you want?

Based on rumros, roadmaps and speculations we made a list of possible new products we could expect at Photokina. Some of them are very likely to be announced and some are not. But what we want to know is what you are waiting for! Let Panasonic and Olympus know where you want to spend your money ;)

Will you buy the X100?

  • No! (55%, 1,645 Votes)
  • Yes! (23%, 684 Votes)
  • Don't know yet (22%, 638 Votes)

Total Voters: 2,967

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