Super GX1 deals back. And more G5, LX7 and GH2 price drops.


Panasonic US is again offering some amazing deals:

The super GX1 deal is now back! You can grab the GX1 with 14-42mm kit lens for $331 at J&R (Click here). You have to add the coupon code: “ATJANDR“to get that price! You can also get it for $10 more at Amazon (Click here).
While I am not sure if the GX1 replacement is coming soon I am sure there will be a new G camera. But there is a nice deal on the current camera that may tempt you to not way for the newer model. The G with 14-42mm kti lens is now in Stock for $498 at Amazon (Click here). And you save $300 on the double lens kit at Amazon (Click here).
For $280 less than the price of the GH3 body only you can now grab the GH2 with 14-140mm lens at Amazon (Click here) and J&R (Click here). For $581 you can get the GH2 with 14-42mm lens at J&R (Click here).
It now sells for $349 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.

The last three months Panasonic did launch plenty of deals and they always achieve to get on top of the Amazon rankings (Click here) when this happens. Question is…do they actually do some profit on it or is the financial situation forcing them to cash now?


(FT2) Panasonic GX2 specs.


A GX2 Mockup design made by 43rumors reader Mike (Thanks!).

The GX1 got a huge discount yesterday (reminder, $341 for the kit at Amazon) and Is till didn’t get FT5 rumors yet about the possible GX2. All I got is some bits from anonymous source. SO please take it as usual with a grain of salt as these kind of rumors sometimes are correct and sometimes not. But in the meantime let’s see what the GX2 may could be:

– 16MP sensor (same as GH3)
– non-weather sealed magnesium alloy body
– Same AFs peed as GH3.
– Price around $800.
– On market in April

The source also wrote about a new “1,744 OLED EVF” but he omitted to tell me if that viewfinder is integrated or just a new external attachable EVF. You may tell me more about this?

P.S.: Sources that may want to share what they know about the camera can send me an anonymous message using the contact form on the very right of their website or by sending me an email at Thanks!

Rumors classification explained (FT= FourThirds):
FT1=1-20% chance the rumor is correct
FT2=21-40% chance the rumor is correct
FT3=41-60% chance the rumor is correct
FT4=61-80% chance the rumor is correct
FT5=81-99% chance the rumor is correct



a little bit of everything…


Olympus OMD5 and FL-50 electronic flash

60mm lens test by Lepidi (translation here).
GH3 test bei DerSpiegel (in German).
A Shift Adapter from Kenko at
75mm lens review by MicroFourThirdsinfo.

Hajdu Tamás:Hi, I’m an old reader of your blog. I was thinking that maybe you are interested in a photo taken with an Olympus OMD and Panasonic 14mm f2.5 goal, that has become a finalist in the Sony World Photography Awards in the category Travel

Michael:I see you’re posting more reviews of the much-maligned Olympus 17mm F1.8 as they trickle in. I’ve had this lens for a week and I find it is plenty sharp for my needs, which are mostly video-related. It’s early days, but I believe the question of sharpness will be an non-issue for video shooters.
You can see my first video test with it here:

Rachid:Just to share with you a work entirely done on a Panasonic GH2 camera. It’s a trailer for a movie-play (movie sequences – memories of the main character – are projected during a play) called Quai 33. I hope you’ll enjoy it.

Hehku:It is up to you if you think this is worth posting but in Finland, you can get
E-PM1 + 14-42mm R II for 250 EUR
Olympus 12-50mm for 199 EUR
Olympus 75-300mm for 499 EUR
(and the Sigma 19/30mm for 109 EUR)
The store is at”


Olympus patent: All in focus macro.


Sometimes you find very exotic and unexpected patents like this one from Olympus (Source: Egami). And it was even a bigger surprise after learning that actually a camera having a feature like this already exists…it is the Casio EX-ZR1000. Basically it’s a feature where you can shoot multiple pictures in a sequence and different focus points to obtain an all sharp image.

Son’t know how many of you would find this useful but to have a feature like this doens’t hurt :)