Short break from the Photokina coverage because there is a surprising $200 price drop on the 12-35mm X lens at Amazon (now sold out!) and Samys (Still in Stock!). That’s a nice 15% price drop and makes the X lens sudenly much more attractive.
Dieter Knüttel interviewed Markus Matthes, Senior Product Manager of Panasonic Germany. You can read the full interview at Personal View. Here are just some interesting answers:
– He didn’t comment the question if the sensor is actually made by Sony.
– the OLED viewfinder and LCD have an amazing Contras of: 10,000 : 1. That’s double the contrast of the NEX-6 (specs here).
– HDMI output at 4:2.0, 8 bit.
– He said “many user didn’t notice the Multi aspect feature of the Gh3” What answer is that? :)
– Price with kit lens. 14-140mm for 1799 Euro. And 12-35 for 2199 Euro. Grip for 300 Euro
– End of November ” they will have sufficient numbers”
Hope it is true that there will be no more that 3-6 months Panasonic delay in EU and US countries!
As you know the Olympus E-M5 is using Epson viewfinder technology. Epson now announced a new viewfinder that will may be used by Olympus for future external or internal electronic viewfinders: “Measuring just 0.48 of an inch diagonally, the new panel offers XGA (1024 x 768) resolution in red, green and blue for a total of 2.36 megapixels. It is the latest addition to Epson’s renowned ULTIMICRON series, which already includes a 0.47-inch SVGA panel and a 0.52-inch QHD panel.”
This is the first time I see the Olympus 75mm lens in Stock via third party resellers at Amazon (Click here). A new price drop on the Olympus XZ-1 which now sells for $289 again at Amazon (Click here).
If you are visiting Photokina and want to share some videos and images you took of the Panasonic and Olympus booth send me a message at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will post links and/or images on 43rumors. Would be nice if you cans end me your name and website link too for an appropriate credit! Thanks!
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