New GM1 and lens news and tests roundup! Preorder in EU and BHphoto too.

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The image on top shows you the GM1 with probably the tiniest and cutest vertical grip ever made :)

And now let’s catch up with all the must read news of the day:
In US you can preorder the GM1 with lens at GM1 with kit lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.
In Europe at Wex Germany, Amazon UK, Fotohanskeuzekamp, Cyberphoto Sweden and Wex UK.
ISO test at Focus Numerique.
Image samples at Panasonic.net.
The special GM1 page at Panasonic.com.
Yes, the 2-32mm lens has the best MTF graph of all kit zoom: Panasonic.net
A bit surprising. Panasonic dropped the 150mm tele prime lens inf avour of that super 15mm f/1.7 Leica branded MFT lens (Panasonic.net) Price and availabilty are unkown yet.
The 35-100mm zoom will be “Non-X” and a picture of the mockup can be seen at DC.watch.
The Nocticron 42,5mm f/1.2 will arrive early 2014.

Did you know the GM1 is so well made that it can support your weight? (Image via Fotohanskeuzekamp)

And here is a GX7 vs GM1 size comparison

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Panasonic GM1 and 12-32mm and 15mm f/1.7 lens officially announced!

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Preorders:
In US you can preorder the GM1 with lens at GM1 with kit lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.
In Europe at Wex Germany, Amazon UK, Fotohanskeuzekamp, Cyberphoto Sweden and Wex UK.

Previews and tests:
Dpreview , Cameras.reviewed, Hybridcams (french), m43.eu,
The 12-32mm lens has the best MTF graph of all kit zoom: Panasonic.net

Press text:
Dpreview, Focus Numerique (french), Quesabesde (Spanish), DhaRha (english), SystemKameraforum (German), Sansmirror.

Images:
ISO test at Focus Numerique.

Video:
Draadbreuk (dutch), Videorama (spanish), Commercial (panasonic)

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UPDATE: Also the 15mm f/1.7 lens got announced:

Commercialization of LEICA DG SUMMILUX 15mm / F1.7 ASPH.
Digital Interchangeable Lens for Micro Four Thirds System
Panasonic is announcing a commercialization of new digital interchangeable lens LEICA DG SUMMILUX 15mm / F1.7 ASPH. complying Micro Four Thirds System standard*.
The LEICA DG SUMMILUX 15mm / F1.7 ASPH. is an excellent 15mm single focal length lens of F1.7 clearing LEICA’s stringent standard. It also features sophisticated exterior that matches the stylish design of the world’s smallest** LUMIX GM*** digital single lens mirrorless (DSLM) camera.
In addition to “LEICA DG SUMMILUX 25mm / F1.4 ASPH.” and “LEICA DG MACRO-ELMARIT 45mm / F2.8 ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S.” which are already released to the market, Panasonic has also announced product commercialization of LEICA DG NOCTICRON 42.5mm / F1.2 to enhance the lineup of LEICA digital interchangeable lens, attracting professional photographers worldwide.
In the meanwhile, Panasonic is further expanding the range of LUMIX G digital interchangeable lens with the development of new LUMIX G VARIO telephoto zoom lens of 35-100mm in stylish, compact design that also matches the LUMIX GM camera.

* Details of the product specifications, the date of release and the price are under study.
** For a body of digital interchangeable lens camera, as of October 17, 2013, according to research by Panasonic.
*** Released on October 17, 2013.

• The inserted image is that of an engineering mock-up and the final design of the product may differ from this.
• LEICA is a registered trademark of Leica Microsystems IR GmbH.
• SUMMILUX, ELMARIT and NOCTICRON are registered trademarks of Leica Camera AG.

 

And this is the new lens roadmap: The 150mm prime tele has been taken off the roadmap! And the 35-100mm lens is “non-X”

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