October 21, 2014
Posted in Rumors

(FT4) Panasonic GH4 firmware update coming on November 19-21?

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There are still some small or few major quirks that need to be fixed on the GH4. Among them we have the fatc that in HDMI 25p is still outputting 50i. But there is a good news coming via the Atomos itself:

I’m hearing rumors that Panasonic may be announcing this patch at InterBEE which is November 19th-21 with the actual patch being released shortly afterwards, again fingers crossed!

It’s good to hear Panasonic is alreayd working on a new firmware update. Some extra wishes form our readers? :)

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GH4 North American store links:
GH4 camera at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Ritz Camera and Panasonic. Price: $1,698. In Canada at Vistek.
GH4 camera with interface unit at Adorama and BHphoto. Price: $3,298
Interface unit only at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Panasonic. Price: $1,998

GH4 Europen store links:
Germany: Wexcameras, Marcotec-shop.de.
UK at Wexphotographic, CameraWorld, UKdigital, CVP, TipTop.
Holland at Fotohanskeuzekamp.
Belgium at Fotokonijnenberg.
Norway at Fotovideo.
Sweden at Cyberphoto, Skandinavianphoto.
Finland at Telefoto, Topshot, Verkkoauppa.
France at Photocineshop.
Spain: Fotoboom.

Asian store links:
Digitalrev and Digidirect Australia.

4K cards
Kingston 16-32-64 GB SDHC UHS-I Speed Class 3 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Sandisk 16-32-64 GB Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-II Memory Card at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Transcend 64-128 GB High Speed 10 UHS-3 at Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Panasonic 16-32-64 GB SDHC-UHS-I U3 Card (90MB/s) at Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).

October 21, 2014
Posted in reviews

First full GM5 review at ePhotozine.

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Image courtesy: ePhotozine

ePhotozine (click here) posted the full Panasonic GM5 review. The camera got a a full 5 star score:

Despite being one of the smallest Micro Four Thirds cameras available with built in EVF, and also being smaller than most other mirrorless cameras, the Panasonic Lumix GM5 doesn’t compromise on image quality or features, and delivers advanced options in a camera small enough to fit in your pocket, even with the lens attached! The camera has a good 3 inch touch screen which makes it easy to use in combination with Panasonic’s clear and logical menu system. Built in Wi-Fi makes sharing photos or using the camera remotely easy and fun. There are a few negatives, including the short battery life, and the kit lens doesn’t offer as good macro performance as other kit lenses available, but for those that want excellent image quality, the ability to change lenses, and one of the smallest compact system cameras possible with a built in electronic viewfinder the Panasonic Lumix GM5 is our Editor’s Choice!

Panasonic preorders:
LX100 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto. Europe at WexUK.
GM5 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto. Europe at WexUK.
GM5 in red at Adorama.
35-100mm at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.

October 20, 2014
Posted in deals

The best cheap US MFT camera you can get: Refurbished E-PM1 with lens for $199.

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If you need to buy a cheap MFT camera get this refurbished E-M1 with kit lens for $199 sold on eBay US (Click here).

Reminder: Olympus US lowered the price of most MFT lenses. Here is the list ordered by focal length:
$100 off on the 12mm f/2.0 lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
$100 off on the 12-40mm lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
$50 off on the 14-42mm lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
$50 off on the 17mm f/2.8 lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
$50 off on the 25mm f/1.8 lens at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, GetOlympus.
$50 off on the 40-150mm lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
$50 off on the 45mm f/1.8 lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
$100 off on the 75mm f/1.8 lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
$50 off on the 75-300mm lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.

And here are the Camera and accessory deals:
Save $100: Award-Winning OM-D E-M1
$800 Off Lenses with OM-D or PEN Purchase
New OM-D E-M10: $50 Off + FREE CASE
M-D E-M10 Premium Kit $100 Off + FREE CASE
PEN E-P5: Over $479 in Savings!
VF-4: Only $99.99 with E-P5 Body Purchase
Save $200 on the Award-Winning OM-D E-M5
PEN E-PL5: $100 Off + FREE Wi-Fi Card

Full list at GetOlympus (Click here).

 

October 20, 2014
Posted in Rumors

GH5 could have 4K 60fps and 8K recording?

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Mapcamera interviewed Mr.Tadokoro Yoshifumi from Panasonic. Asked about the features that could come in future cameras Mr.Yoshifumi said they are working on:

1) 4K 60fps recording
2) 8K recording

I guess the first feature will certainly make it into the GH5. But I am yet not sure if 8K will come that soon…

October 20, 2014
Posted in deals

Unexpected good news for Germans: 100 Euro off on the LX100 (and 50 Euro gift card too).

Our readers noticed a 100 Euro price drop on the yet non shipping Panasonic LX100. And there is also a 50 Euro gift card at Fotomundus (via Dealsrunner). It’s unusual to see a price drop on a few weeks old product but I am happy for our German readers :)

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