UPDATE on Olympus savings: Save $100 on the new E-M10 and 25mm combo!

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These are the savings you get on each lens when you buy them along a new Olympus camera

 I didn’t notice it yesterday but Olympus updated the camera+lens saving page on GetOlyympus (Click here) and Amazon (Click here). Not only can you save up to $800! But you can also get the new E-M10 (or any other Oly OMD or E-P5) and the new 25mm f/1.8 lens and save $100 on the combo!

I thought it was worth to mention because some of you may have the new E-M10 on their shopping list. Take the chance to buy some lens and save on it!

All other current Olympus/Panasonic deals:
Save $200 on Select Panasonic Lenses with the Purchase of a Qualifying Panasonic Cameras at Amazon (Click here).
$50 off on the Panasonic GM1 (Black or Orange kit) at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Olympus XZ-2 for $299 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), GetOlympus (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Olympus XZ-10 for $199 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), GetOlympus (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Full deal page overview at Amazon and GetOlympus.

Thanks Joe!

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Black and Silver E-M10 bodies in Stock at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.

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For the first time the Black and Silver E-M10 bodies are in Stock and shipping at Amazon US (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and at BHphoto (Click here). Now let’s see if they surpass the X-T1 in Amazon’s ranking :)

All current Olympus/Panasonic deals:
Buy a Qualifying Olympus Compact System Camera and Save $200 on Select Olympus Lenses at Amazon (Click here) and GetOlympus (Click here).
Save $200 on Select Panasonic Lenses with the Purchase of a Qualifying Panasonic Cameras at Amazon (Click here).
$50 off on the Panasonic GM1 (Black or Orange kit) at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Olympus XZ-2 for $299 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), GetOlympus (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Olympus XZ-10 for $199 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), GetOlympus (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Full deal page overview at Amazon and GetOlympus.

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(FT5) Picture of Kurt Russel with the new G4K! And new info about the video specs…

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Image courtesy: Defy on Facebook. (Thanks David Peterson for sharing the link.)

The image on top shows Kurt Russel with the new Panasonic G4K camera! I guess that’s a set of a commercial for the new camera :)

I also got some more info about the video specs of the camera:
1) It will have a quad core processor.
2) Sensor reading is 50% faster then GH3 so much less rolling shutter.
3) maximum bitrate of 200Mbps ALI and 100Mbps IPB
4) 4K, you will have MOV + MP4 only.
5) In 1080p you will also have AVCHD.
6) The camera will have focus peaking and the user will be able to change the color. Focus Peaking will also work from smartphone through wifi.
7) Focusing will be faster and have more AF points (compared to GH3).

An anonymous and nice ;) source sent me the following info too:  I am not 100% sure about this, but I was told the G4K will have an optional attachment and as I was told it will have XLR as well as dual 3G SDI output. Panasonic wants to position this to serious film makers.

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Panasonic financial report: “Operating Profit Increased Significantly”.

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Panasonic issued their latest financial report (PDF download here). And the good news is that “Operating Profit Increased Significantly”.  Bloomberg reports:

Net income rose 20 percent to 73.7 billion yen ($730 million) in the three months ended Dec. 31, the Osaka-based company said in an e-mailed statement today. That beat the 44 billion-yen average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Bloomberg News.

The reason why Panasonic did so well is because they did cut investments in unprofitable businesses (like Plasma TV) and started a huge restructuring program. Panasonic is particularly doing well in the car supplying industry. There is no info in their report about the camera business. The only major camera related news is that Panasonic announced the reorganization of the Semiconductor Business and Transfer of Shares of Subsidiaries regarding Overseas Factories (PDF here).

Good news for the company while it remains a bit of a mystery what will happen with the camera business. Panasonic said many times they now want to focus on the more professional market. And the G4K is exactly going into that direction.

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All Panasonic and Olympus US deals roundup (combo rebates also valid on the new E-M10).

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Yesterday Olympus and Panasonic launched their new US deals. The Olympus camera/lens combo deals are also valid for the new E-M10:

Buy a Qualifying Olympus Compact System Camera and Save $200 on Select Olympus Lenses at Amazon (Click here) and GetOlympus (Click here).
Save $200 on Select Panasonic Lenses with the Purchase of a Qualifying Panasonic Cameras at Amazon (Click here).

$50 off on the Panasonic GM1 (Black or Orange kit) at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Olympus XZ-2 for $299 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), GetOlympus (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Olympus XZ-10 for $199 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), GetOlympus (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).

Full deal page overview at Amazon and GetOlympus.

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