GH3 to ship in January in US (and new US deals roundup).

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As you know Panasonic Japan announced a short two weeks shipment delay. And the GH3 shipment status at Amazon (Click here) has been modified and it says it will ship in January. Some bodies are available in Canada on eBay (via Slidoo) and in UK (via eBay again), Wex UK and Wex DE.

And here are some new US deals:
E-P3 with kit lens for $499 at Adorama (Click here).
Save $100 on the 40-150mm f/4.0-5.6 R Lens when purchased along the E-M5 at BHphoto (Click here).
$50 price drop on the XZ-2 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the Olympus 75-300mm at Amazon (Click here).

Ongoing US deals:
GH2 body for $499 at Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
-$50 on the E-M5 body only at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto (Click on store names to open the page).
-$50 on the E-M5 body with 14-42mm lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
-$100 on the E-M5 body with 12-50mm lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
-$100 on all E-PL5 kits at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
-$100 on all E-PM2 kits at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.

 

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  • http://www.43rumors.com/members/jshaw6000/ Jshaw6000

    This is SOOO irritating that Panasonic STILL can’t get its production right. Why does a company that is this established still have these production woes. I’d understand if they were a smaller company like GoPro (production also delayed on Hero3 Black, which I was also originally supposed to get before Xmas). I’m almost considering canceling my preorder and maybe going with an EM-5 or another GH2. I’m mad.

    • MDavid

      It’s your fault you don’t have your GH3 already JShaw.

      I pre-ordered when it was announced– which is why I’ve been rocking mine since November 30th.

      Maybe it’s yourself you should be angry at.

      • Coby

        Just remember that until it gets hacked, European stock will only shoot at “PAL” framerates.

        • Coby

          Argh – that was a reply to Dan

  • Steve

    Henry’s and Vistek have stock in Canada.

  • re

    What about info on rebates for lenses with gh3?

  • Cristian

    Oh nooo!!!, I’m waiting a couple of months for this camera and still delayed one more time :( … I’m disappointed

  • Evan

    Why does Panasonic hate Christmas? I remember the same thing with the GH2, you couldn’t find them in Nov-Dec. Bad business decision IMO.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for the update.

    Also, the price dropped a dollar. Yippii!!!!

    We are going to have to get used to this delay. There are just so many of us wanting this camera so early it is extreemly difficult to manufacture them fast enough.

    A larger factory would help, but it would result in higher costs and a factory that has too much capacity to meet demand after the first year of production. Not a wise business decision.

    Oh well, one good thing, the wait only increases the anticipation.

  • snowflake

    Thanks for the update

    Also the price dropped another dollar, yippi!!!

    A larger factory would help but that would result in higher costs and an under utilized factory after the first year of production. I think our disappointment is just a part of wise manufacturing.

    One good thing, the delay increases anticipation.

  • youareaone

    I’ll wait to next Olympus camera with advanced video functions on january 2013, if rumor becomes true.

  • http://www.images-photo.com/rechercher.php?query=gh3 JackF

    I got mine today, after ordering on Tuesday, in France they are available in some stores and on line.

  • Dan

    Hey Steve (or anyone), Do you know how much it costs to go through customs into the US?

  • Oliver

    Dan,

    it should not cost anything to import into the US.

  • snowflake

    If I remember right, when the Gh2 was coming, there was a delay as well, and we were told it would be a while. Then the orders started coming for those who preordered. Those who had not pre ordered were the ones getting the cameras around the new delivery date.

    I think the new order date is just when they think they will get caught up on the preorders.

  • Dan

    @Oliver… You sure? I believe there’s no tax, but it has to go through customs… correct ?

  • Boddicker

    Just want to point out.. E-PM2 + 14-42 II + 40-150 at BH runs you $598 total… And you get a mail-in for a Flashair card worth $80 as well. If you prefer the E-PL5 it would cost you $100 more for the same deal. That is a great deal for anyone looking to get started in m4/3rds.

    However, if you are on this site odds are you don’t need one or both of those lenses. So if you just want the body the lenses and flashair card could be resold in a month or so, after all the sales on these things stop, and probably net you $300-$350. So basically right now you can get a E-PM2 for $250-300 and a little trouble, or an E-PL5 for $100 more than that.

  • http://www.ok-rimr.com RiMr

    I buy GH3 this week (Prague, Czech Republic) and I have GH3 for now only with M42 lenses with a reduction, 14-140 is on the way to me.
    I “study” GH3 and for now, and I have a some questions about this camera. For example, I don’t understand, why is so big problem for GH3, with 4core CPU, smooth preview of final picture (aperture/shutter preview), you must switch-on this function again and again. My old A65 show this instantly and without a flickering and jumping… Circle on back side of body is not easy to control without a problems in cold weather, with gloves impossible…
    But, final feeling about video quality and still picture quality too, is VERY possitive.
    And, it is not so big camera, how you can read. In comparation with Sony A65 it is a “hobit” :)
    A make a small tests, for example here – nothing “profesionall”, but maybe it can be fine for someone:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQZWnX573QM
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0c6c-kSkOPE
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KaYnXvHxaWg
    https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/3ESnj0TM2gNJhJ4oRYAFkNMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=directlink

  • Oliver

    @Dan

    Yes, I’m sure.

    if I’m not mistaken, I’ve purchased stuff from Henry’s of Canada before, too. If you were involved in commercial enterprises like reselling or what not, there might be a small fee involved. But not for personal use.

    I used to do a lot of business in Vancouver and crossed the border a lot, did a lot of talking to customs people while paying my commercial use fees (!).

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