New Amazon Olympus XZ-1 deal! Panasonic 12-35mm X now at BH.


ALong the new PEN’s also the XZ-2 will be announced soon. Amazon is trying to get rid of the XZ-1 by offering a lightning deal (Click here). I have no info about the XZ-2 specs yet. I hope it is closer to the Sony RX100 than it is to the Panasonic LX7.

Two more deals:
Also BHphoto (Click here) has now the lens in Stock
Panasonic GF3 body for $269 at Amazon (Click here).

  • Not really in stock as, reading the delivery notice, it will take between 7 to 12 working days to be delivered .. ” This product is stocked with our supplier” ..

  • mpgxsvcd

    Why in the world would you want it to be more like the Sony RX100 than the LX-7? The Sony camera has way too many megapixels and quite frankly its lens is very disappointing at F1.8 – F4.9.

    I would much rather have the F1.4 – F2.3 lens of the LX7. Especially since it goes down to 24mm instead of only going to 28mm like the RX100.

    Really I can’t see any benefit the much more expensive Sony has over the LX7 besides the larger sensor? And that really isn’t that big a difference because the LX7 uses much fewer pixels than the Sony.

    Neither of these cameras are going to give you shallow depth of field with those lenses. However, at least you can take pictures in low light with the LX7.

    What am I missing that makes you really want the Sony?

    • admin

      A larger sensor. That is my main wish.

      • mpgxsvcd

        What Benefits do you see the larger sensor having in this size of sensor? In my opinion the aperture and focal ratio have a much bigger impact on the image quality than the sensor size in this class of camera.

        • Will

          Megapixel count does not effect lowlight performance. Just down sample to 10 megapixels and you’ll get something that looks better. Its why dxomark scales everything down to 8 megapixels in testing to get true performance. Compare the sony to nikon v1 at 10 megapixels and it’s a bit cleaner.

  • Ed

    The 75mm is hardly a “deal”, the price is 1000 euros, which is $1250, which is completely boinkers.

  • Yun

    My prediction on the incoming XZ2 will be remain the same megapixel as it’s predecessor .
    Can’t see a 10 megapixels camera rival the RX100’s 20 megapixels .
    Although megapixel comparation is not quite relevant nowsday in justifying a good camera but it’s always better if can get higher .
    Just test the RX100 , not a handful camera ( too small ) , prefer it in GF size .
    That is a ideal pocket camera it suppose to be .
    Let’s see what the XZ2 can offer ?
    If I have to pick a fixed lens camera , the Fuji incoming X200 fit my bill .

  • Anonymous

    So we are having another pixel count issue, as far as I’m concerned the morepixels the better aslong as the IQ is still there, my reason for wanting more is the greater ability given regarding cropping if required, one thing I tend to consider when shooting, it’s no good wanting to add that little bit extra after taking the picture………………..

    • I hope they have emphasized IQ over megapixel brawn. Plus of course, the higher megapixels mean the macbook HD gets filled up sooner.

  • Casadilla

    I believe that the DR and image quality is pretty even across the S100, LX7 and ZX1 cameras. Each one has something it does a little better than the other. But they’re pretty close.

    However, the RX100 is different. It’s DR is noticably better in darks AND lights.

    As amazing as the fast aperture is on the ZX1, I think I would have to choose the RX100 sensor as a really big deal in the prosumer compacts. Everyone else must respond to Sony now.

    • EddyKilowatt

      I think you’re right. Amin over at Mu-43 has an interesting DR comparison of existing Sony and Panasonic sensors. There’s a lot riding on the upcoming GH3 for Panny… I hope they rise to the challenge. Another warmed-over sensor will be a big disappointment.

  • The Master

    Hey Admin, the G5 is in stock on Amazon!

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