(FT5) GM1 with 12-32mm lens to cost around $600-700

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I just got a price in an Asian currency. Translated in Dollars and Euro the Panasonic GM1 with 12-32mm lens will cost around 600-700 Dollars/Euro. This is a very good price if you consider that the GM1 features the same GX7 sensor, has an LF1 size (smallest MFT camera ever), the 12-32mm is the highest quality standard zoom of all mirrorless systems and at the same time the smallest too. Oh forgot, and it’s a very well built camera!

The Gm1 with 12-32mm is the first mirrorless interchangeable camera with zoom lens that really fits in your pocket! The camera is made to compete against the high end compacts like the Sony RX100MII which do cost $50-150 more than the Gm1 kit.


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New Ultralight Panohead for panorama photography

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Panorama photography lovers can get a new tool at Tomshot360.com (Click here). Here is the press text:

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TOM SHOT 360 releases the new Ultralight Panohead for panorama photography, for taking spherical panorama photos in as few as 4 to 6 shots.

The new design stays true to its goal to provide a portable solution for mirrorless cameras. At 110g and 128mm high, it is easily one of the most lightweight and compact panoheads available, compared to other heads that are geared towards large DSLR cameras.

The new design has a click stop rotator, a 6082-T6 aluminum base, stainless steel detent disk with 12 or 24 clicks, and the most distinguishing feature, a 3D printed polyamide nylon upper ring. Additional features include a friction lock and bubble level.

Currently there are models available to fit the following lenses, with plans to expand the list in the future:
Samyang 8mm f2.8 Fisheye Lens (Sony NEX E-mount, Samsung NX, Fuji X)
Samyang 7.5mm MFT Fisheye Lens (Micro 4/3, Sony NEX E-mount – adapter required)
Yasuhara Madoka 180 Fisheye Lens (for Sony NEX E-mount)
The Samyang 7.5mm MFT Fisheye Lens is compatible with Micro 4/3 cameras.

Made in and ships from Germany
http://www.tomshot360.com

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Amazon US now ships the E-M1 preorders (and a 5% coupon code deal)

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43rumors readers got notified by Amazon US that their E-m1 preorder shipped today. And the shipment info at Amazon US now changed to 2-4 weeks (Click here). And if you plan to make some purchases at Adorama grab one of the 100 $5 saving codes available now at Dealsrunner.com (UDPATE: Deal now over).

Preorder Links:
Olympus E-M1 body at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto, Amazon DE (via DL), Amazon UK (via DL), Amazon ES (via DL), WexUK, Topshot FI, CameraWorldUK.
Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO Lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, AmazonDE (viaDL), Amazon ES (via DL).
Olympus E-M1 with 12-40mm Lens kit at Amazon DE (via DL), WexUK and CameraWorldUK, Amazon UK (via DL), Amazon ES (via DL).
Olympus E-M1 with 12-50mm Lens kit at Amazon DE (via DL), WexUK, CameraWorldUK, Amazon UK (via DL), Amazon ES (via DL).
Olympus EP-13 Eyecup for E-M1 at Adorama and BHphoto.
Olympus HLD-7 Battery Grip for E-M1 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
Olympus LC-62D Metal Front Lens Cap for 12-40mm at Adorama and BHphoto.
Olympus LH-66 Lens Hood for 12-40mm at Adorama and BHphoto.

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(FT5) Surprise: The 12-32mm not only is the smallest but also the best standard “cheap” kit zoom!

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Image courtesy: Camerasize.

On Thursday (October 17) Panasonic will unveil their new little gem, the Panasonic Gm1 ultracompact camera which has about the same size nd thickness as the LF1 compact camera. It will become the smallest MFT camera ever made.

The astonishing thing is that I have been told by trusted sources that the standard 12-32mm kit zoom not only is as thin as the 14mm pancake…it is also the highest built and image quality of all standard kit zooms on the mirrorless market! With standard zoom I mean the cheaper kit zooms like the 14-42mm from Olympus or Panasonic or the Sony 16-50 and so on. The 12-32mm is made of all metal!

I repeat it. This is Panasonic answer to the Sony RX100. Same size, bigger sensor, and interchangeable mount! What do you want more? Oh yeas, maybe a compact f/1.8 Zeiss zoom would be nice :)


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EU deals: Already first price drop on the PRO 12-40mm lens.

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There are a couple of new EU deals to report and at least one of them is a quite surprising deal. The still to be shipped Olympus 12-40mm PRO lens got a 142 Euro price drop in Spain (Click here). I don’t know if you can order the lens from outside Spain. If the answer is yeas this is really a great deal.

Another great deal is the 150 Euro off on the E-M5 with 12-50mm kit at Fotomundus (via DL) and the 80 Euro off on the 60mm macro again at Fotomundus (via DL).

HOT UPDATE: Forgot to mention two gold Box deals running otday in UK! On the Panasonic GX1 (Click here) and on the Olympus XZ-10 (Click here).

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