Double Panasonic G6 review

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We have two new Panasonic G6 reviews at WhatDigitalCamera and at Trustedreviews.

WDC gave the camera an overall score of 90/100: “Image quality is strong, delivering plenty of detail, and while it might not be quite a match for DSLRs at the higher sensitivities, it’s still more than adequate – especially if you shoot Raw – while the video performance will also appeal.

TR rated the camera with 9/10 points and writes: “Throw in some strong image quality performance and its compact proportions, as well as a selection of compatible lenses that continues to grow, and it’s safe to say that the Lumix G6 is one of the best CSCs on the market.

The camera will ship worldwide in one month from now. Preorders are up at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama and at Wex DE, Technikdirekt, Wex UK.

 

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Sigma says they will not design lenses for MFT only.

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Mr. Kazuto Yamaki from Sigma has been interviewed by ePrice Taiwan (google translation here). He said that there is no plan to develop and design lenses purely for the Micro Four Thirds system. They will keep designing them to cover the ASP-C sensor area and adapt the mount for both the NEX and MFT system. Smart move? Don’t know, it certainly keeps the costs of the lens very low.

These are the current Sigma MFT lenses:
Black Sigma 19mm f/2.8 lens at Amazon and Bhphoto.
Silver Sigma 19mm f/2.8 lens at Amazon and Bhphoto.
Black Sigma 30mm f/2.8 lens at Amazon and Bhphoto.
Silver Sigma 30mm f/2.8 lens at Amazon and Bhphoto.
Black Sigma 60mm f/2.8 at BHphoto.
Silver Sigma 60mm f/2.8 at BHphoto.

Thanks Miroslav!

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Europe: Panasonic GF6 shipping. GF5/G5 deals. Tamron 14-150mm coming in summer.

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Image courtesy: Fotohanskeuzekamp

The GF6 is finally in Stock in European stores like for example Technikdirekt in Germany and Fotohanskeuzekamp in Holland. And the GX1 also got some discounts in Europe too (after so many US deals). The Silver body can be bought for 245 Euro only at FotoMundus (Click here). And with the 14-42mm X lens for 389 Euro again at FotoMundus (Click here).

 One more news: A German reader got a notification from Tamron Germany. The new Tamron 14-150mm F/3.5-5.8 Di III VC will ship in Europe this summer only.

 

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Sigma Four Thirds Lens price drop.

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Finally a deal that could be interesting for classic Four Thirds camera owners. Sigma launched a new rebate on three lenses:
$50 off on the Sigma 10-20mm at Amazon and BHphoto.
$100 off on the Sigma 70-300mm at Amazon and BHphoto.
$100 off on the Sigma Normal 50mm at Amazon and BHphoto.

For Micro Four Thirds user:
Panasonic Lumix G X Vario PZ 45-175mm for $299 at Amazon (Click here).
E-Pm1 with 14-42mmII kit lens for $285 at Amazon (Click here).
E-P3 with 14-42mm kit lens for $369 at Amazon (Click here).
E-M5 and 17mm f/1.8 lens bundle at BHphoto (Click here).
E-Pm1 with 14-42mmII kit lens for $285 at Amazon (Click here).

Full (and worldwide) deal overview at DealsRunner.com.

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(FT5) GX2 is larger than the previous GX1.

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Another trusted source said that he saw the camera. And it’s larger than the current GX1. He couldn’t share the specs but he said it’s a beautiful camera that has all tech required nowadays. There will be a “special kit” for this camera too. Yep, he also said it’s has the lines and look that reminds of the L1-LC1.

As reported by Digicaminfo and my sources the camera has in-body IS, tiltable EVF, almost certainly a new 18MP sensor. And from what I read from the patent It could have an anti-alias filter and a new resolution EVF (close to 2 Mio).

Question to readers:

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The DMC-L1 on eBay (Click here).
The DMC-LC1 on eBay (Click here).

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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