April 10, 2010
Posted in deals

Olympus US rebates summary (and Panasonic GH1 rebates in Germany?)

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As you probably know Olympusamerica started a new rebates program valid from 4/1 through 5/31. Now all the major US shops do show the reduced prices of the single items:

One more thing for German 43rumors readers. One of our readers noticed a special Panasonic rebate program on the Panasonic GH1. “Today I bought an Panasonic GH1 at may local dealer here in Germany: 1199EUR. (see this link http://www.foto-haas.de/pdf/201003_aktion.pdf -> page 5)
Regular price 1399EUR but when you bring in your old camera you get 200EUR discount. For me this was an great offer. As far as I understood my dealer right, this is an offer from Panasonic …

I checked on Panasonic Germany but they do not mention any special rebate program. And Amazon Deutschland doesn’t show the same deal. Let me know if you find something else…Thanks!

April 9, 2010

a little bit of everything…


GF1 vs EPL1 Shooting Performance

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Hands On With The Panasonic Lumix G2 Micro Four Thirds Camera (Gizmodo Australia)
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 Review at digitalcamerareview
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550d vs E-PL1 (dpreview forum)
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How would you change Olympus’ E-PL1? (Engadget)
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Olympus E-PL1 review on the Wall Street Journal.
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“My E-PL1 Review” by Sam Bennet (dpreview forum)

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April 9, 2010
Posted in Rumors

(FT2) UPDATED -> Panasonic camcorder with m43 lenses to be on NAB?

UPDATE -> NAB Press conferences will take place from April 10 (tomorrow) to April 15. I will follow the event and keep you updated.

As you may know on April 12 the NABshow starts. The NABshow is a dedicated Broadcasting event.

And we just received a rumors from a new source (so we can’t say if the rumor is more or less reliable or not):

Confirming that Panasonic Pro Video dep. will present at NAB a VCR with micro 4/3 optic.
It will enter the market late Nov 2010.
Its have a non DSLR shape, more shaped like Hasselblad.
No more detl. known now, its still parts of it that is work in progress.
OBS
its outside consumer products but thist focus on the bright future of the Micro 4/3 lens system.

If that rumor turns out to be true this will be indeed awesome news! Would you not love to use your MicroFourThirds lenses on a deicated camcorder? Wow!

April 9, 2010
Posted in deals

Hot Amazon US deal: Panasonic 7-14mm lens for $999!

Hot deal on amazon: For the first time you can have the Panasonic 7-14mm f/4.0 Micro Four Thirds Lens for $999.77 (click here) (via third-party reseller). Amazon itself sells it for $1,024.95. Probably the new Olympus 9-18mm f/4.0-5.6 lens is pushing down the price of the Panasonic lens.

A review of the 7-14mm lens is available on slrgear.com

One more amazon deal: Panasonic 45mm f/2.8 Lens for $866.97 (You Save: $32.98)

April 9, 2010
Posted in Rumors

(FT5) Leica version of the Panasonic TZ10-ZS7

UPDATE: This is not a 4/3 or m4/3 rumor but I thought I should post that because at least it is interesting to see that Leica and Panasonic are still working together. To bad Leica didn’t choose to join the MicroFourThirds system.

Soon Leica will launch the new C-Lux 20 (the Leica C-Lux 3 successor). It will be the “copy” of the Panasonic TZ10-ZS7 camera.

Source: Leicarumors

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