Next Panasonic GM1 roundup!

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Time for a new GM1 roundup:

1) On top you can watch the next GM1 unboxing video. You can see once again how incredibly small that thing is!
2) There is a new first impression review with plenty of images at Popco (no translation available).
3) Cameras.reviewed added a video on their initial first impression review: “For the user who wants high image quality in a go-anywhere form factor, the Lumix GM1 looks to be a great option—easily a better choice than the RX100 II
4) Short hands-on at Newsshooter.
5) The GM1 will ship in mid December in USA according to BHphoto.
6) Great set of GM1 pics at Panasonic Germany.

GM1 preorder list:
In US at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.
In Europe at Amazon Germany, Wex Germany, Amazon UK, Fotohanskeuzekamp, Cyberphoto Sweden and Wex UK.

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Olympus teases a new “high-end compact” announcement.

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Olympus UK launched a photo competition and one of the prizes is “the soon to be announced latest high-end compact from Olympus“. We already know what it is. The Stylus 1 that will be announced on October 29 and feature a 1:1.7 inch sensor and 24-300mm zoom.

This could be the last announcement from the year for Olympus. Both, Olympus and Panasonic are likely going to announce more new products in January. And I expect some great new stuff by then!

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Lomo Experimental Lens review.

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Image courtsey: PetaPixel.

We have the first review of the newly announced Lomo experimental MFT lenses:

Petapixel tested the lenses and writes: “I think it is a great addition to the MFT family. It shows that the system has enough users for new companies to produce lenses for it. No need to mess around with quirky adapters to get these lo-fi shots. No messing around with post processing if you want to add a certain effect to your pictures.” The original article is from Dirk and can be found at Essl.de.

The lenses are already in Stock at http://shop.lomography.com/ (worldwide shipment).

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60% off on Sony SD cards. $50 off on Panasonic 100-300mm lens

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You can never have enough of these SD cards. And that’s why you may check out the up to 60% savings on Sony SD cards at Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).

More deals:
$50 off on the Panasonic 100-300mm lens at MZgamers (Click here).
$200 off on GX7 with 20mm pancake at Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).

GM1 preorder list:
In US at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.
In Europe at Wex Germany, Amazon UK, Fotohanskeuzekamp, Cyberphoto Sweden and Wex UK.

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(FT4) Full Panasonic GH 4K camera specs!

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Image on top shows the Canon EOS C300. The new GH will compete against it.

Panasonic said many times that they want to focus on the pro market. And I am certain Panasonic will launch a 4K Micro Four Thirds camera in 2014.

And I already have some possible specs of the new camera! One of my long time trusted sources shared the full specs. I wasn’t able to doublecheck the info yet so don’t take it as a full FT5 rumor yet. Her they are:

Panasonic GH4
16mp
1/8000 shutter
1mil dot OLED screen
21mm OLED viewfinder, 3,000+ dot.
Time code
200mbps mp4 All-i/100mbps IPB
4k/30p
4:2:2 10/8bit output
3G-SDI and XLR adaptor (An adaptor that the camera sits on with XLR x2, HD-SDI x4)
Price: €2799

The source also said that it’s a rather chunky slab of a thing taking the whole width of the GH4 and about an inch deeper front to back, with the outputs all facing out the left if you were to view when holding the camera facing away from you. Certainly not an item expected to be used outside of a rig by the looks of it.

A second source confirmed that a High End Panasonic MFT camera is likely going to be announced in Spring. He cannot confirm the specs but he told me Panasonic will put all the best tech they have into that camera. The camera will compete against the Canon EOS C300 but for 1/5 of the price!

UPDATE: A detailed analysis can be read at EosHD.


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