(Part one for US) Get a cheap Panasonic GF3 camera before they are gone!

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As I told you recently there will be no new GF camera this year and Panasonic main focus will be on the GM line. And I suspect the Gm line will never be as cheap as the GF cameras and that’s why it could be a good idea to grab one of the highly discounted GF cameras you can find right now. Let’s start with the GF3 camera. It’s really a good-looking (in my opinion) and well spec camera. Reviews can be read at Dpreview, Photographyblog, Imaging Resource and CameraLabs. And these are the best prices I found in USA:

Black body only for $117 on eBay US (Click here).
Black refurbished camera with 14-42mm lens for $179 on eBay US (Click here).
Black camera with 14-42mm lens for $299 at Amazon US (Click here).
Black camera with 14mm pancake for $318 on eBay US (Click here).
Red camera with 14mm pancake for $318 on eBay US (Click here).
White camera with 14mm pancake for $318 on eBay US (Click here).
Brown camera with 14-42mm X pancake lens for $349 at Amazon US (Click here).
White camera with 14-42mm X pancake lens for $349 at Amazon US (Click here).

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Full GH4 review by TheCameraStore TV (with Gh4 production camera).

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The CameraStoreTV team testes a production GH4 and posted that final impression video. Definitely worth to watch! And CameraLabs also posted plenty of video and image samples.

Editor’s note: Some people did complain that I talk to much about the GH4 lately. Well guys, this is the only new MFT cameras we got the last 6 months and the only new camera to come is the E-Pl7 (with same E-M10 specs). So there is really not a lot to talk about on the Olympus side. And the GH4 is really a unique camera it’s really interesting (at leats for me) to talk about. But this will change soon guys, within the next couple of weeks I will start with the Photokina rumor work. And there will be some surprises :)

North American preorders, shipping date and price:
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

Europen preorders, shipping date and price:
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 preorders, shipping date and price:
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).

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Olympus 25mm f/1.8 also in Stock at Ritz and Focus Camera.

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The Black Olympus 25mm lens is in Stock at FocusCamera (Click here) and Ritz Camera (Click here). The Silver version is in Stock at Ritz Camera (Click here).

Reminder:
GH4 in Stock is Ritz Camera (Click here).
extra $100 gift card offered on the GX7/GH3/GM1 cameras at Adorama (Click here).
Preorders of the 4K recorder Atomos Shogun (here at BHphoto).
First English GX7/GM1 book written by our readers Rob Knight on Amazon US (Click here).
All current Olympus US deals can be seen on that GetOlympus page (Click here).
The Panasonic GX7 with kit lens now sells for $899 only at Amazon US (Click here).
The Panasonic GF6 with kit lens now sells for extremely lo $347 at Amazon US (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).

 

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Panasonic GH4 audio background noise test.

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Before to panic I have to say that the audio test you can hear on top has been boosted to display the issue. In any normal recording condition you will not notice the issue at all! So this is just for “audio-peepers”.

Suggestionofmotion posted that video on top to show the background audio issue on the GH4:

It’s common knowledge that camera preamps are not the highest quality to begin with. The best practice is to set the in-camera audio gain as low as possible to keep the camera from introducing noise.
Now instead of just noise, we also have a buzz to contend with in the GH4. Just like noise, the buzz is always there regardless of gain level.
At the same time, like noise, if you set the gain as low as possible and feed the camera a strong audio signal, the buzz is buried pretty well.

The good news is 1) In no real word recording condition you will notice that and 2) Panasonic is already working to fix this (Source: Facebook). So unlike Suggestionofmotion I do not see that as a serious issue. TheDingo at DVXuserforum answered to that video test:

When I first heard about this audio buzz issue I was a bit worried about the audio quality of the GH4, but the more I hear about it, I am becoming convinced this is people listening to the actual noise-floor of the camera, which is something that would NEVER happen if you have all your audio ducks in a row.

So don’t worry guys!

North American preorders, shipping date and price:
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

Europen preorders, shipping date and price:
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 preorders, shipping date and price:
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).

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