New Olympus 14-42mm EZ and auto cap lens in Stock at Amazon.

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For the first time the new Olympus 14-42mm EZ lens is marked as in Stock in USA via Amazon US (Click here). And the useful auto cap for the new lens is also in Stock in Silver (Click here) or Black (Click here).

More deals:
Olympus E-M1 with lot of free extras for $1153 at 6ave on eBay US (Click here).
Olymus 12-50mm lens for $365 at Amazon (Click here).
List of all current Olympus deals can be seen at GetOlympus (Click here).

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First GH4 vs GH3 high iso comparison. And 4K video available for download!

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Image courtesy: SLRlounge.

SLRlounge (Click here) is the first website posting a GH4 versus GH3 High ISO comparison:

Overall, there is a clear improvement in the GH4 low light, high ISO performance when it comes to shooting jpegs. So, based on my first impression, Panasonic took what’s great about the GH3, from the ergonomic to the video quality, and improved just about everything. The new sensor produces noticeably better image quality especially in low light, the EVF and LCD are vastly improved, and of course, the headliner is the 4K video output, which we will cover more in-depth in the near future.

Bestmirrorlesscamerareviews posted a short GH4 hands-on article which also includes original 4K video for download at Google Drive (Click here).

 

 

 

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January shipment report: Huge DSLR shipment drop, Mirrorless doing worse in Japan.

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Image courtesy: Personal View (Click here).

As usual Personal View (Click here) did a great job summarizing in graphs the Japanese camera shipment data (contains exact number of shipped cameras manufactured by Japanese companies). And there are two important news we can learn from the January report:

1) DSLR shipment dropped down to the lowest level since two years.

2) While mirrorless shipment to EU slightly increased (from 39,483 in December to 48,321 in January) and America where constant the shipment in Japan surprisingly dropped in Japan.

It’s really a challenging time for all companies producing system cameras! I am now wondering if sales will ever go up again…

More graphs can be seen at Personal View (Click here).

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Big BHphoto deals roundup: $100 off on the E-M1.

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We have many new interesting deals. First off there is a huge 24 hour Gold Box deal with Up to %65 off on Sony SD cards at Amazon US (Click here).

And than there is the big  BHphoto deals action that can be seen on that page (Click here). Some of the cool MFT deals:

$100 off on the Olympus E-M1 (use promo code “107510326998772173902”).
up to $18 off on Lensbabies (use promo code “107510326998772173902”).
$100 off on the Bower 16mm Cine Lens (Click here).
10% off on Yashuhara lenses and accessories (Click here).
$130 off on the Blackmagic camera kit.

But there are so many deals that you really have to check out that BH deal page (Click here) for yourself!

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