December 3, 2011
Posted in reviews

Panasonic GX1 review at Techradar (and NEX-5n comparison).

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The GX1 has been reviewed by Techradar (Click here): “Image quality is an area where the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 particularly impresses. Like the acclaimed Panasonic G3, the GX1 delivers a reliable, high-quality performance in most situations, while HD movies are also clean, smooth and detailed.“.

The chinese website Mobile01 (Click here) and the  japanese website DC.watch (Click here) also posted a review. But the most interesting article comed via another japanese website Itmedia (Click here) compared the GX1 ISO quality with the Sony NEX-5n. Here is an example at ISO 3200: GX1 versus NEX-5n image. I have to say the GX1 does a very good job against the camera that is known to be the deliver the best image quality of all mirrorless cameras. Only at ISO 12800: GX1 image vs NEX-5n image you can see a major difference between the two. But honestly, I have to say if you shoot from ISO 100 to 1600 you will not see any visible difference. I guess the lenses here will make the difference and that’s where Micro Four Thirds has a considerable advantage.

The Panasonic GX1 is already available in Japan but it will take a couple of weeks before it will be in Stock everywhere. Check the links: Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay.

December 3, 2011
Posted in deals

New refurbished Olympus weekend camera deals (Plenty of cameras!)

If you want to spend as less as possible for a camera as good as possible (LOL) than my European readers should take a look at the weekend refurbished camera list fromOlympusmarket. There are many new additions, with some double kits and also some nice (non m43) XZ-1 compact cameras. As usual first ending auctions are on top:

Olympus 14-150mm lens
Olympus E-450 with 14-42mm lens
Black Olympus E-PL1 with 14-150mm lens
Black Olympus E-PL1 with 14-42mm lens
Olympus 14-150mm lens
Silver Olympus E-PL1 with 14-42mm lens
Silver Olympus E-PL1 double lens kit
Silver Olympus E-P1 with 14-42mm lens
Silver Olympus E-P1 with 14-42mm lens
Red Olympus E-PL2 with 14-42mm lens
Olympus E-520 with double kit lens
Olympus E-420 with double kit lens
Black Olympus E-PL1 with 14-42mm lens
Black Olympus XZ-1
Black Olympus E-PL1 with 14-42mm lens
Olympus 14-150mm lens
RED Olympus E-PL1 with 14-42mm lens
Silver Olympus E-P1 with 14-42mm lens
Olympus E-30 body
Silver Olympus E-PL1 with 14-150mm lens
Red Olympus E-PL2 with 14-42mm lens
Olympus E-520 with double kit lens
Olympus E-5 body
Black Olympus E-PL2 with 14-150mm lens
Silver Olympus E-PL2 with double lens kit
Black Olympus E-PL2 with double lens kit
Olympus E-420 with double kit lens
Black Olympus E-PL1 with 14-42mm lens
White Olympus E-PL1 with 14-42mm lens
Black Olympus XZ-1
Four Thirds Olympus 40-150mm lens
Black Olympus E-P2 with 14-42mm lens
Olympus 75-300mm lens
Olympus 35mm macro lens
Black Olympus E-P2 with 14-42mm lens
Four Thirds Olympus 14-42mm lens
White Olympus XZ-1
Black Olympus XZ-1
Silver Olympus E-PL2 with 14-42mm lens
Four Thirds Olympus 40-150mm lens
White Olympus XZ-1
Black Olympus XZ-1
Olympus FL-14 external flash
White Olympus external viewfinder

December 2, 2011
Posted in deals

LX5 is the most sold camera. Discount on the E-P3 and GH2 at Amazon.


Panasonic is currently pushing their compact cameras with many rebates auctions. The current most sold camera at Amazon (Click here) is the Panasonic LX5. And today other compact cameras have been discounted (Click here).

Micro Four Thirds deals:

There is a $40 discount on the black E-P3 with 14-42mm lens which is now for sale for $759 at Amazon (Click here).
The GH2 with 14-42mm lens gets sold for $799 at Amazon (Click here).

December 2, 2011
Posted in deals

Black Friday deals: LX5 for $269 and GH2 for 759 at Amazon.

It’s Black Friday again, and you can find plenty of new deals at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), Cameta (Click here) and J&R (Click here).

The new deal of the day is the $100 discount on the Black Panasonic LX5 at Amazon (Click here). And if you need a m43 camera than you have to take a look at the GF3 camera bundle deal which is ongoing at Amazon (Click here). There is a GH2 body only option for $759 at Amazon (Click here). The megadeal running since yesterday is the GH2 with 14-140mm lens for $999.95 at Adorama (Click here). Please insert the Coupon Code “S2141401”. (I guess it will end soon)

—More deals—
Panasonic compact camera deals at BHphoto (Click here).
Olympus E-P2 body for $299 at Amazon (Click here).

December 2, 2011
Posted in Rumors

Olympus lens patent (8mm f/3.5 fisheye that will never come’)

The japanese blog Egami (Click here) found a couple of new lens patents. There is no surprise. These are the lenses:
8mm  f/3.5 fisheye
10mm f/2.8
12mm f/1.8
12mm f/2.0
12mm f/2.8

It’s easy to guess that the 10-12mm lenses are just different variant of the current Olympus 12mm f/2.0 lens. And if you look back at the early 2011 Olympis roadmap it contained an 8mm fisheye lens. But I doubt this lens will come any time soon. We already have a Panasonic 8mm fisheye and a super tiny and nice Samyang 7.5mm f/3.5 (Click here to get them on eBay) and an almost unknown Madoka 180 degree fisheye.

—-LInks:
The Olympus 12mm f/2.0 at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay.
The Panasonic lens costs around 600-700 dollars/Euro and is available at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay.
The Black Samyang 7.5mm lens is available on eBay (Click here).
The Silver Samyang 7.5mm lens is available on eBay (Click here).

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