(UPDATED) LX7 for $299. GH2 for $499. G5 with lens for $499! Lightning deal on E-P3.



New Panasonic deals:
Yesterday we had those ncie Olympus PEN and OMD deal comeback And today we have some new great Panasonic deals too:
LX7 for $299 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here) and Panasonic store (Click here).
G5 with kit lens for $499 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
GH2 body for $499 at BHphoto (Click here).

There is also a new Lightning deal on two E-P3 kits at Amazon (Click here). It starts at 12:36 PM PST. And the E-PL1 body is available for $139 at Cameta (Click here).

And as I told you before E-M5 price drops in US, Uk and France:
USA E-M5 price drops:
-$50 on the body only at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto (Click on store names to open the page).
-$50 on the body with 14-42mm lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
-$100 on the body with 12-50mm lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
Same price drops on different auctions on eBay (to check here via Slidoo).
EUROPE E-M5 price drops:
E-M5 Lightning deal at Amazon UK (Click here). You save 150 pounds!
E-M5 body for 877 at Amazon France and 12-50mm kit for 1.058 (Click here).


  • fab

    299 dollars on the official Panasonic store, but apparently they don’t want to cut the prices in Europe: 499 euros (650 dollars)…

  • jimbo

    What price the e-p3 will be in the lightning deal. $399?

  • eb

    Never buy a Panasonic camera when it’s just released…just wait a few months to get a good price drop ! this announce new bodies in 2013 in all ranges (except GH)

  • BigBiskrem

    And 100 $ on the FZ200 !

  • Bite Me


  • Benjamin

    …Do we really need infos about compacts like the LX7? Is this Compact-Rumors.com?… .

    • Ulli

      sometimes i wonder too why news about compacts is included in this forum, but thats an opinion.

      • E-1

        Same here.

  • Garypen

    I purchased a G5 from the Panasonic Direct site a few weeks ago for the EPP price of $510. So, I’m not too bummed about this price drop.

    But, this confirms that my idea of getting the G5 for now, and waiting a few months for the GH3 is a prudent one. I can still stock up on good glass in the mean time.

  • wow the gh2 is at unbelievable value right now. soooo tempted to pick up another one…

  • O/T. A fierce Canon fan:

  • Es

    The G5 is now minimum 600 euros in Europe, and $500 in USA. Now THAT makes absolutely no sense what so ever. If I could buy a G5 for $500 I would do it today.

    • Yes couldn’t agree more and fed up with these postings on US deals. Now what about the GX2 rumour….

      • Garypen

        Look at the bright side: We Americans won’t get to enjoy our cameras for as long as our European counterparts, as our fat and lazy American asses are gonna die young from heart disease and diabetes. So, you got that going for you.

    • armadillo76

      Vacation in the US and buy a camera while you are here? I met a New Zealander this summer on vacation and he picked up a G5 with a 14-140. Markets and currency are a pain but I feel like most of these price drops (at least with Panasonic gear) are due to too much inventory and competition between Amazon-BHPhoto-other sellers. One drops the others change to compete. I’m lazy and just buy used gear when the price is down enough. It will be interesting to see what the GH3 eventually evens out to be once it has been out for awhile.

      • Anonymous

        I’ve already done that. Several times. I’ve spent a total of 5 months traveling around USA in the last decade.

        There are only so many USA vacations I can take!!

      • Es

        Once I went to USA with 10kg of luggage, came back with 40kg!! I thought that customs in Europe would rape me, but nobody took notice.

  • sygyzy

    Has there ever been a single price drop or sale post on this site where Europeans don’t complain about the price differences?

    • Ulli

      never, because they have a good reason to complain….everything here is expensive

      • Do you pay $25 for a pound of imported Swiss cheese?

        • Anybody?

          • *crickets chirping*

            By the way, 12 pieces Hanuta cost $18 in the US, but only 1,89 Euro in Germany. Quark, if you can find it, costs $4 for half a pound in the US. In Germany I pay 90 cents for one pound. So, please, keep complaining about high prices in Europe. I buy food every single day, but not electronics. ;-)

            • Ulli

              if you expect a fast reply, i dont sleep behind my pc, and your comparison about imported food does not hold. the switch from local currency to international euro made things as it is right now. advice for you, eat local stuff, unless you are too spoiled and seemingly have the money too waste.

              • I thought you were sleeping behind your PC – I apologize for being so presumptuous. :-P

                If it’s just a Euro issue, I suppose you can shop in the UK or in Switzerland. :-)

                As for food, it’s last area in my life where I will be stingy. How about trading me a 25 kg wheel of Emmentaler for some camera gear? :-)

  • FMJ

    I actually do appreciate posting deals on compacts, as i have pass this deal to several friends who are looking for backup.

    @$299, who’s going to buy those basic P&S?

  • EpyonXero

    I appreciate the news on the LX7. I have a GF3 which I really like as a semi-compact but I need something lightweight with 1080 60 video and an intervalometer and the LX7 fits the bill.

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