Gosh! BestBuy selling the Panasonic 45-200mm lens for $99. G5 with lens for $349.

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What a price! You can grab the Panasonic 45-200mm zoom lens for $99 at BestBuy (Click here). UPDATE: I have been told you can’t buy this online. You have to pick it up in a local BestBuy store :(
And the G5 with kit lens sells for $349 at BHphoto (Click here).

Found via DealsRunner.com (more deals here).

Reminder: the Olympus US deals are back!

Superkits:
$50 off on the E-PM2 and E-Pl5 superkits at Amazon (Click here).
E-M5:
$150 off on the E-M5 with 12-50mm kit lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the E-M5 with 14-42mm kit lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the E-M5 body at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
E-PL5:
$50 off on the E-PL5 with 14-42mm kit lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$50 off on the Black E-PL5 Kit with 14-42mm lens, case, mini tripod, and memory card at Amazon (Click here).
E-PM2:
$50 off on the E-PM2 with 14-42mm kit lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$50 off on the Black E-PM2 Kit with 14-42mm lens, case, mini tripod, and memory card at Amazon (Click here).
Micro Four Thirds and Four Thirds lenses:
$50 off on the 45mm prime lens at Amazon (Click here).
$100 off on the 9-18mm f/4.0-5.6 lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the 12mm f/2.0 lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$150 off on the 14-150mm f/4.0-5.6 lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$50 off on the 75mm f/1.8 lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$50 off on the 40-150mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the 17mm f/2.8 lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
Micro Four Thirds accessory:
$75 off on the Olympus FL-600R Wireless Flash at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).

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(FT5) E-M1 video specs

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I finally received the E-M1 video specs. here they are:

MOV (MPEG-4AVC/H.264), AVI (Motion JPEG):

Full HD 1920 x 1080 (16:9) 30p, 24Mbps (MOV)
Full HD 1920 x 1080 (16:9) 30p, 16Mbps (MOV)
HD 1280 x 720 (16:9) 30p, 12Mbps (MOV)
HD 1280 x 720 (16:9) 30p, 8Mbps (MOV)
HD 1280 x 720 (16:9) / 30 frames per second (AVI Motion JPEG®)

Not really a Panasonic GH3 killer :(

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FT4=61-80% chance the rumor is correct
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Missing: Where is the Tamron 14-150mm MFT lens?

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Back in January Tamron announced a new 14-150mm F/3.5-5.8 Di III VC Micro Four Thirds lens. At the time they didn’t unveil neither the release date nor the price. After 9 months(!) Tamron website still doesn’t disclose the release date and price. The lens is listed on BHphoto too but without any useful info.

Some of our readers got any hint about the lens release???

Here are the lens specs:

Focal length
F/3.5-5.8
17 elements in 13 groups
0.5m (19.7 in.)
1:3.8 (at f=150mm: MFD 0.5m)
φ52mm
80.4mm (3.2 in.)
85.24mm (3.4 in.)
φ63mm
280g (9.9 oz.)
7 (Circular diaphragm)
F/22
Flower-shaped lens hood
Micro Four Thirds
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(FT5) More E-M1 testing report .

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I got some more tidbits from my sources:

1) While not official the E-M1 body price should be $1,500. There will be also two kit version with 12-40mm or 12-50mm lens.

2) It has no Anti Aliasing filter

3) True Pic VII processor improves video quality like moire reduction.

4) has mic Input, single SD card slot.

5) New Environmental Sensing System will adjust VF brightness automatically, according to scene.

6) The sources confirmed that FT lenses focus as fast as MFT lenses

7) The 12-40mm lens has a snap-manual ring – just like the 12 and 17mm!

8) The 12-40mm is the first lens of the new PRO lens line

 

The camera and lens will be announced on September 10 at 5-6 am London time!

For sources: Sources can send me anonymous info at 43rumors@gmail.com (create a fake Gmail account) or via contact form you see on the right sidebar. Thanks!
For readers: Don’t miss any news. Join our group on facebook and follow our tweets.

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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