GH3 best camera at Stiftung Warentest.

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Yesterday I reported that Consumerreports said the “GH3 scored higher than all the SLRs tested in this group”. Some of you didn’t trust their report. So if you need one more proof than check out today’s news at Panasonic Germany (found via Photoscala). They proudly announced that the German Institut “Stiftung Warentest” gave them the best rating of all DSLR or DSLM (mirrorless) cameras! I speak German and know Stiftung Warentest very well and I know that we can 100% trust them. They judged the overall quality of the camera (image quality, features and so on) and gave them the best note with 1.8 (the lower the score the better). And guess who came second….come one you will not believe it…the Panasonic G5!

That’s a truly remarkable result for Panasonic! And with $499 the G5 is a total bargain and with merit the hotseller at Amazon (Click here to see the ranking). The GH3 is in Stock at Samys (Click here) and Adorama (Click here).

One more curiosity: The camera with the best image quality was the Canon 6D and the camera with the worse image quality was the Canon EOS-M! Canon really can’t do serious mirrorless stuff :)

One more deal: Panasonic SZ7 for $89 as deal of the day on eBay (Click here).

 

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Olympus-Sony partnership now completed.

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AP reports that “Sony has today become the largest shareholder in Olympus as the firms complete a £400m deal first announced last year.” Only in the years to come we will see how far the Olympus and Sony partnership will go when it comes to develop their digital cameras. For now there is no doubt that Olympus will keep reinforcing the MFT system and Sony will do the same with the NEX system. But they may share some tech like sensors, OLED technology and more.

Their first main goal has been defined last year by Olympus President Hiroyuki Sasa “the company might need further collaboration with Sony to turn around Olympus’s unprofitable compact-camera business.” (Source: Wall Street Journal).

 

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Olympus refurbished roundup for EU readers.

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European readers can grab a new long list of refurbished Olympus cameras offered by Olympusmarket. There are plenty of different PEN’s with different colors…even pink ;)
Latest added auctions are on top (Click on the name to see the auction):

Olympus E-M5:
Black E-M5 with kit lens

Olympus E-P3:
Silver double lens kit Silver E-P3 with kit lens White E-P3 with kit lens Silver E-P3 with kit lens Silver E-P3 with kit lens Silver E-P3 with kit lens

Olympus E-PL3:
Black E-PL3 with kit lens Silver E-PL3 with kit lens White E-PL3 with kit lens Silver E-PL3 with kit lens Silver E-PL3 with kit lens

Olympus E-PL2:
Black E-PL2 14-150mm lens

Olympus E-Pm2:
White E-PM1 with kit lens

Olympus E-Pm1:
Brown E-PM1 with kit lens Silver double lens kit Silver E-PM1 with kit lens Pink E-PM1 with kit lens Brown E-PM1 with kit lens Black E-PM1 with kit lens Brown E-PM1 with kit lens White E-PM1 with kit lens Silver E-PM1 with kit lens Brown E-PM1 with kit lens Black E-PM1 with kit lens Brown E-PM1 with kit lens

Olympus E-PL1:
Black E-PL3 with kit lens

 

Good Luck!

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GH3 outscores SLRs in Consumer Reports’ lab tests! And in Stock at Adorama and Samys.

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Last week we hit hard on Panasonic because of the two small issues with the 12-35mmX long exposures steady shot problem and the unreliable Intervalometer of the GH3. But today we can reports some very good news for Panasonic and I hope this will bring them to love me back again :)

The usually very sever Consumerreports website (Click here) just posted an extremely positive report about the GH3! They write: “We recently tested a number of new SLR-like (mirrorless) cameras, and we were surprised to find that one, thePanasonic Lumix DMC-GH3, scored higher than all the SLRs tested in this group.” and also  “So if you’re in the market for an advanced camera, you’re not restricted to models with mirrors in them—SLRs, that is. The age of mirrorless SLR-likes appears to have arrived.

And for US readers: Finally the GH3 is in Stock at Samys (Click here) and Adorama (Click here).

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