(FT2) GX2 in Spring and with no built-in EVF?

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An anonymous source just told me that the GX2 is due for a release in Spring 2013. Furthermore he told me, that it will not (!) have an integrated viewfinder. Other sources told me that it has design changes and the GH3 sensor.
I don’t know what you think about the GX not having an integrated viewfinder. The Fuji X-E1 and the Sony NEX-6 are selling well and I think a competitor against those cameras should be released. Don’t you? My modest opinion is(as you already know) that a Panasonic DMC-LC1 alike camera would be a hotseller. Hope other sources can soon confirm or deny this rumor! Thanks!

P.S.: Some Panasonic LC1 cna be found on auction at eBay (Click here).

Meantime in US and some other countries the GX1 is as cheap as the GF5:
GX1 price at Amazon, Olympus US store, Adorama, B&H, eBay.
GF5 price at Amazon, Olympus US store, Adorama, B&H, eBay.

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

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EU deal: Nokton 17.5mm for 1020 Euro (you save 280)

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It’s always hard to find deals in Europe. And I know many of us are jealous of all this constant US deals. So here is a real deal on my favorite lens, the Nokton 17.5mm. Usually you get the lens for 1.289,99 but you can finally have it for 1.019 Euro at FotoMundus eBay (Click here).

This is definitely the one lens I would pickup for my everyday shooting. And if you want to read some review just check out Lepidi, Admiringlight and Pekka Potka’s articles.

Dela found via Slidoo eBay -> our little new ebay search toll you have too join :)

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New E-PM2 wrap up. Gets DxOmarked, reviews and a new TvAD!

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New E-PM2 ad from Olympus.

The cheapest of all new Olympus MFT cameras got DxOmarked and unsurprisingly scored the same result as the E-PL5 and E-PM5. Neocamera also tested (and liked) the E-PM2: “Given it outclasses its predecessor in terms of image quality and speed, it presents a worthy upgrade for those not ready to move to a more expensive model.” For the size and price this little camera may turn out to have the best price-image quality ratio of any MFT camera! Now Panasonic really has to come out with a new GX model to compete against Olympus…what are you waiting for?

E-PM2 at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto. In EU at Amazon Germany, Amazon UK, Amazon France. And the Gariz case for the camera in Black (Click here) and Brown (Click here).

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The day after. One deal left on the GF5 with lens ($349)

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The super GH2 and GF3 deals are now gone and what remains is that the GH2 is on top of the Amazon rankings (Click here). Today we have one new deal on the GF5 with 14-42mm lens for $349 at Amazon (Click here). Reminder: GX1 with same lens for $449 at Amazon (Click here). On both cameras there is a long list of discounts when purchasing a second lens (Click here).

Full list of Black Friday deals on Amazon (Click here) on Adorama (36 pages of deals!) and on BHphoto (Click here).

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New Jackar 34mm f/1.8 MFT lens.

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The Hong Kong located company Jackar Optical just announced a new 34mm f/1.8 Micro Four Thirds lens. The lens has manual and mechanical smooth focus and aperture rings. You can read full specs and more at Snapshooter.jackarlens.com. Image samples can also be found on Flickr. The retail price is $190. It will soon be on sale on eBay. Jackar currently sells many adapters and fisheye lenses on eBay (Click here). For a $190 this looks like a well packaged present!

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