Kinetics says this is a GH3 underwater case??? Only a marketing trick?

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A couple of readers sent me a link to that image. It is coming from the Nauticam Europe Wholeslae store. On the image and within the text specification you can read many times GH-3. So what the heck is that? A huge error? Or…they know the GH3 is coming soon?
I think this is probably a marketing trick to promote the Gibson Underwater Housing by BS Kinetics (for sale here on eBay).

 

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  • mister_roboto

    well, it DOES say “BS” at the top 😉

    • Vivek

      LOL!

  • Narretz

    could be … wouldn’t accessory companies have the measurements and specifications earlier to prepare their releases?

    • Mr. Reeee

      Yes. It’s certainly plausible. I’d suspect that if the GH3 is supposedly to be announced around Photokina time, the body would have already been finalized and even being produced at this point. Software tweaks are another issue.

      There have been many instances of iPod and iPhone and iPad accessory makers leaking specs, new or relocated ports and whatnot.

  • Camaman

    One daring and a bit illegal marketing trick?
    They would have to have a working prototype do develop the case.

  • Stephen

    If you look at their website, or eBay listings, it’s full of photos of housings for other cameras than what they are advertising.

    Their GH2 underwater housing on eBay:
    http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Panasonic-Lumix-GH1-GH2-G1-G2-G3-Gibson-Underwater-Housing-BS-Kinetics-/370606578224?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&var=&hash=item95048ac0c9
    Is the same front photo (with possibly a Canon lens inside,) the 3/4 rear view shows a Canon camera back, and the rear view shows an Olympus E-620.

    I’m assuming they don’t even build a housing until someone orders one, at which point you hope they can actually pull it off. …And possibly send them your camera as a reference.

  • Come on, this is obviously a typo, its supposed to be g3. How on earth can someone make a case let alone an underwater case for a camera that’s not even finished. Its not healthy to speculate over such small rumors. More valid rumors please admin!

    • admin

      Typeo? Writing 10 times GH3 here and there?

  • Mike Fix

    This can’t be! The GH3 is supposed to be waterproof to 1000 feet, levitate by mind control, have 3 universal shutters (for 3x 3D imaging) with 333 megapixel sensors (it needs universal shutters since they need to be bigger than global).

    So I doubt this is an underwater case for the GH3.

    (/comedy)

    I have a GH2, I hope the GH3 is worth upgrading to!

  • Lumix619

    Hey admin! Does the design look a little like the rumored patented design you leaked sometime last year… The one with the collapsible body?

    Found the link: http://www.43rumors.com/hot-patent-panasonic-working-on-a-compact-micro-four-thirds-videocamera-with-sliding-grip/

  • Camaman

    Well if Samsung’s new phone can track your eye, wake at your glance, i dont see why GH3 couldn’t to at leasas much for its expected price!:-P

  • pn

    Maybe “BS Kinetics” assume that they have built a kind of “flexible” housing that could also fit a GH2 successor.

    Unlike other manufacturers, they seem not to put in actuators for all buttons, but just a a few they consider “relevant” – which would make it easier to adapt to another model.

  • safaridon

    If this really is a case that will fit the GH3 then maybe the GH3 shape will look a lot like the leaked pictures of the coming G5?

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