May 12, 2011
Posted in deals

(UPDATE: Sold out) Panasonic GH2 in Stock at Amazon US!


UPDATE: Now out of Stock!

The GH2 with 14-140mm lens WAS in Stock at Amazon US (Click here!). Sold by Amazon itself. They HAD only 4 left in stock but more on the way! Hope this is a good sign for the new G3 too (which should be in Stock in July). You can preorder the G3 at Amazon US (Click here).

P.S.: There is a $27 price drop on the Olympus XZ-1 at Amazon (CLick here).

May 12, 2011
Posted in news

Continually updated: Panasonic G3 announced! Preorders available now!


This post gets continually updated. Latest addition are on top of each categories. UPDATE: preorders now available!

Links to preorders

Preorder the black,white, red or brown G3 at Amazon US (Click here)
Now preorders in Europe too! At Amazon UK (Click here).
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3 14-42mm Lens Kit at Bhphoto (Click here)
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3 Camera Body at Bhphoto (Click here)

Reviews and Previews

First look at Amateur Photographer.
Full review at Techradar: “Panasonic appears to have a winner on its hands. The Panasonic G3 manages to combine the best elements of the G2 and GF2 and as a result is a camera that is likely to find favour with many enthusiasts, especially those who like street and reportage photography. G3 test (You need to be a registered member)
First Impressions Review at ePhotozine.
Hands-on preview at Dpreview.
HOT! Full G3 review at Photographyblog. And the camera earns 5 of 5 stars!!! It’s an “essential” camera: “The Lumix DMC-G3 is the most well-rounded Panasonic compact system camera to date
HOT! Interview with Panasonic at Photographyblog (Nice job Photographyblog!). Panasonic confirms they will launch the m43 version of the Panasonic 25mm f/1.4 Four Thirds lens (Click here to see that on eBay). And there is a small surprise, it will be Leica branded!
G3 unboxing (Photographyblog)
G3 size comparison (Photographyblog)

Image and video samples

Test images at Imaging Resource.
Image samples on Flickr (taken with beta firmware).
Panasonic G3 presentation from Panasonic Uk on youtube.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3 hands-on and interviews at London 2012 HQ on youtube.
Panasonic DMC G3 first look from PhotoRadar on youtube.
Another G3 presentation video (italian) on youtube.
Stuio scene comparison at Dpreview.
Samples gallery at Dpreview.
ISO test at Focus Numerique
First video sample on youtube

Official press release

Le monde de la photo.
Amateur Photographer
Focus Numerique

Hot new features of the G3

16.3Mp Compact System Camera
3.0″ Free Angle Touch Enabled LCD
Micro Four Thirds 14-42mm Zoom Lens
Electronic Eye-Level Viewfinder
Multiple Lens Options Including 3D Still
Intelligent Auto Plus


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May 12, 2011
Posted in Rumors

(FT5) Panasonic confirms the Leica branded 25mm f/1.4


Photographyblog posted a very long and very interesting Interview with Panasonic (Click here). And Panasonic confirmed the 25mm f/1.4 lens is coming, but there is a surprise. It will be Leica branded!!! So we will finally have an exact m43 version of the current Panasonic 25mm f/1.4 Four Thirds lens (Click here to see that on eBay)!

“Question: And there’s a new lens to go with the G3 isn’t there?

JM: “Yes, here’s the first working sample of the 25mm f/1.4; really eagerly anticipated and not planned for launch until the second half of this year. It will be Leica approved and branded. For those looking for more affordable alternatives of course Sigma has recently announced that it’s going to start making Micro Four Thirds lenses. We’ve got a large following of consumers who are going to be looking for that affordability, and also the enthusiasts who want everything to be the highest quality. The factory is committed to three to four lenses every year so this won’t be the only product we’ll be showing you this year.

May 12, 2011
Posted in Rumors

(FT5) Pictures of the G3 on Bhphoto!


Click here:
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3 14-42mm Lens Kit at Bhphoto (Click here)
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3 Camera Body at Bhphoto (Click here)


Product Highlights

  • 16.3Mp Compact System Camera
  • 3.0″ Free Angle Touch Enabled LCD
  • Micro Four Thirds 14-42mm Zoom Lens
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • Electronic Eye-Level Viewfinder
  • Multiple Lens Options Including 3D Still
  • Intelligent Auto Plus
Dimensions 3.29 x 4.54 x 1.84″ / 8.3 x 11.5 x 4.6cm
Weight 11.84 oz / 335.6g

Thanks Newuser

May 12, 2011
Posted in Rumors

Surprise: Panasonic announces a 14 Megapixel sensor!!!


Right before the G3 announcement Panasonic announced a new 14 Megapixel sensor that will be sold in December 2011!!!


Current high-sensitivity MOS image sensors suppress unevenness in brightness. CCDs have low color-mixing characteristics that suppress color unevenness. The rapidly expanding market for digital cameras with higher image quality and a slimmer body has resulted in greater demand for a stable supply of image sensors that offer both high sensitivity and uniform picture quality.

Panasonic has achieved both MOS image sensor’s high sensitivity and uniform picture quality using the new MOS image sensor technologies, enabling digital cameras and camcorders as well as cameras incorporated in smartphones and other mobile terminals to be slimmer with higher sensitivity and improved picture quality.

The new MOS image sensor has the following features:

-The fine process technologies provide a sensitivity of 3050 el/lx/sec/μm2, the industry’s highest as a MOS image sensor.
-The new light-focusing structure significantly expands the incident light angle, ensuring uniform and high picture quality, as well as produces a slimmer camera.
-The simple manufacturing process is based on the current MOS image sensor structure, ensuring a stable supply.

The new MOS image sensor has been created using the following Panasonic technologies:
-The 32 and 45 nm (nanometers) leading-edge semiconductor process technologies lower the wiring layer profile, expand the opening area, and increase the photo diode volume.
-The low color-mixing characteristics are enhanced by light-focusing structure design technologies that use a three-dimensional wave optics design to minimize light leakage at the structural boundaries.
-Image sensor mass-production technologies allow stable production of MOS image sensors with high picture-quality.”


Via Akihabaranews

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