Panasonic G3 studio comparison and first vimeo footage (G3 will be released on 17 June 2011!)

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Finding Waves – Hamburg Surffestival 2011 from Saubere Filme on Vimeo (via EosHD).

Dpreivew added the Panasonic G3 images on the studio comparison tool (Click here and than select the G3 to compare the results with the GH2). As you can see the G3 and GH2 are pretty close at low ISO. Only at 1600 you will see a small difference between the two cameras. Last week Digitalcamerareview posted the full G3 test and the camera became an “editor’s choice! And Popphoto posted a new set of G3 image samples.

And now the good news. According to Amazon UK (Click here) the G3 will be released on 17 June 2011! You can preorder the camera at Amazon US (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and Amazon Germany (Click here). And some fool reseller offers eleven G3 for 2.029,00 on eBay (Click here)!

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Olympusmarket: Today’s refurbished Olympus deals list.

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I still cannot believe how many refurbished Olympus cameras you can find on eBay. Hope it doesn’t mean that Olympus camera do get “kaputt” more often than other cameras..joke ;)
Take a look at the list of refurbished (Micro-) Four Thirds cameras ending today (first ending auctions on top):

Olympus E-450 with 14-42mm lens (Click here to see the auction).
Olympus E-PL1 with 14-42mm lens (Click here to see the auction).
Olympus 9-18mm lens (Click here to see the auction).
Olympus E-450 with 14-42mm lens (Click here to see the auction).
Olympus E-PL1 with 14-42mm lens (Click here to see the auction).
Olympus E-PL1 with 14-42mm lens (Click here to see the auction).
Olympus E-PL1 with 14-42mm lens (Click here to see the auction).
Olympus E-P2 with 14-42mm lens (Click here to see the auction).
Olympus E-450 with 14-42mm lens (Click here to see the auction).
Olympus E-450 with 14-42mm and 40-150mm lens (Click here to see the auction).
Olympus E-P2 with 14-42mm lens (Click here to see the auction).
Olympus E-PL1 with 14-42mm lens (Click here to see the auction).
Olympus E-450 with 14-42mm lens (Click here to see the auction).
Olympus E-PL1 with 14-42mm lens (Click here to see the auction).
Olympus 9-18mm lens (Click here to see the auction).
Olympus E-450 with 14-42mm lens and 40-150mm lens (Click here to see the auction).
Olympus E-450 with 14-42mm lens (Click here to see the auction).
Olympus E-P2 with 14-42mm lens (Click here to see the auction).
Olympus E-30 with 14-42mm lens (Click here to see the auction).
Olympus E-PL1 with 14-42mm lens (Click here to see the auction).
Olympus E-PL1 with 14-42mm lens (Click here to see the auction).
Olympus E-PL1 with 14-42mm lens (Click here to see the auction).
Olympus 9-18mm lens (Click here to see the auction).
Olympus E-P2 with 14-42mm lens (Click here to see the auction).
Olympus E-450 with 14-42mm lens (Click here to see the auction).
Olympus E-PL1 with 14-42mm lens (Click here to see the auction).

I confess, I bought three Olympus E-P1 cameras in almost 2 months! And for those being worried that I am might causing a price increase don’t worry. There are dozens of m43 camera auctions ending every day!

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Refurbished G10-E5-EPL1 cameras on eBay and BHphoto (Fuji X100 in Stock)

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UPDATE: Many here are looking for getting the X100 for a decent price. It’s not a m43 camera but if you are interested it is in Stock right now at BHphoto (Click here)!!!

Finally I found some cool refurbished deal in US! There are many refurbished PEN cameras BHphoto (Click here). And there is also a refurbished Olympus E-5 for $1,494.95 (Click here to see it at BH).

And if you want to buy a really cheap m43 camera than you should take a look at the ten refurbished GF10 cameras with 14-42mm lens that are for sale on eBay (Click here).

The GH2+14-140mm lens is in Stock at Amazon (Click here).

Both white and black Olympus XZ-1 are in Stock at Amazon (Click here) for $470.

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GF3 ve GF2 vs NEX-C3 vs E-PL2 size comparison

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A popco forum user took my original E-PL2 vs NEX-C3 vs GF2 size comparison and added attached the GF3 on the GF2 image. The proportions are correct because he took the mount size as reference. As you can see the GF3 keeps the same height as the GF2 in the middle where you have the mount. It’s also a bit less wider. I think the size advantage of the GF3 over the GF2 is minimal and the question here is if you really will notice it in daily usage. So who will win the miniaturization war between Sony and Panasonic? I think the smaller lenses of the m43 system are playing a bigger role than the camera size. A Panasonic 14mm f/2.5 lens is almost half thick than the Sony 16mm f/2.8 lens. So m43 still has a considerable advantage!Anyway, I am also curious to see how the Olympus Pen mini will look like!

At that point a reminder for everyone: The Sony NEX-C3 will be announced on Wednesday (June 8th), the GF3 on Monday (June 13th) and the Olympus mini on June 30th. That’s why you should keep following us! P.S: Join us on Facebook and Twitter

Links:
The Panasonic 14mm f/2.5 at Amazon, Olympus US store, Adorama, B&H, eBay.
Panasonic GF2 at Amazon, Olympus US store, Adorama, B&H, eBay.
Sony 16mm f/2.8 at Amazon, Olympus US store, Adorama, B&H, eBay.

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(FT5) HOT! Panasonic GF3 leaked!!!

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And here it is the new Panasonic GF3!!! It has been leaked inside the video you can see below. Panasonic chose to replace the only eight month old Panasonic GF2 in order to compete against the upcoming NEX-C3 (which will be announced on June 8th). Yes guys, as we all know the Megapixel war is over and let’s say hello to the Miniaturization war! P.S.: You can see the GF2 vs NEX-C3 size comparison here. The GF3 has about the same size of the current Panasonic TZ cameras (Click here to see them on eBay).

Two more pictures (Click on them to enlarge!):

The GF3 mount is actually higher than the camera itself. We know from our sources the camera has no hot shoe and it’s almost completely a touchscreen oriented devices (why do we need buttons? Bleh!). We are not sure about the specs now but we do believe it features the same Panasonic G3 16 Megapixel sensor. The camera will be announced on June 13 at 7 am London time along the new Panasonic Leica 25mm f/1.4 lens (yes guys that’s FT5 for us!!!)

For those of you waiting for a more professional GF camera and worthy Fuji X100 competition wait a couple of months when Panasonic may will announce the Micro Four Thirds version of the Panasonic L1 (Click here to see that cam on eBay).

You can see the GF3 inside that video starting from minute 3:40. It’s an official commercial made for Panasonic! I bet the video will be rmeoved soon!

Links to the cameras discussed in that article:
The current GF2 camera at Amazon, Olympus US store, Adorama, B&H, eBay. P.S.: You can get the Panasonic GF2 with 14-42mm lens for $499 only at Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Panasonic G3 at Amazon, Olympus US store, Adorama, B&H, eBay.
The current Sony NEX cameras at Amazon, Olympus US store, Adorama, B&H, eBay.
The Panasonic L1 Four Thirds camera at Amazon, Olympus US store, Adorama, B&H, eBay.
The Panasonic TZ compact cameras at Amazon, Olympus US store, Adorama, B&H, eBay.

The beauty contest poll. Do you like the GF3 design?

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Reminder -> 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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