At least in USA some Micro Four Thirds cameras are now cheaper than high end compact cameras! The black GF2 with 14-42mm lens now sells for $299 at Amazon (Click here and than look on the right sidebar under “more buying choice”). That’s $68 less(!) than the Panasonic LX5. I know we are comparing apple with oranges. The LX5 fits in your pocket while the GF2 with 14-42mm will not. But at that price even the not so hot-seller GF2 gets very attractive.
There are also other price drops on Panasonic products.The Gh2+14-140mm has a $300 rebate at BHphoto (Click here).
Maybe this is the result of the pressure they get from Sony and Nikon. The Sony NEX-5n is a real hot-seller and Nikon is doing better than I would have expected (Source: Amazon Ranking). Time to lower the price of the new GX1 too Panasonic