Panasonic GF6 gets DxOmarked.

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DxOmark (Click here) posted the full GF6 sensor test. The GF6 scores exactly like the GX1 (that has the same sensor) but it under performs compared to the best Sony and Olympus compacts. DxO writes: “As an entry-level camera the GF6 has some promising features but the imaging performance is sadly lacking, at least when compared with rival offerings adopting much newer and more capable sensors. If sharing (or even remote camera control) using the built-in WiFi feature is high on your list of priorities the GF6 appeals but based on sensor performance alone there are better choices available.”

Panasonic announced two new cameras this year but between the GF6 and the G6 I would definitely go for the latter if you do not care about the bigger camera size. And now let’s  hope Panasonic can catch up with the best mirrorless cameras with the new GX7!


Panasonic GF6 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), Technikdirekt, Wex UK,
Panasonic G6 at Amazon (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and at Wex UK (Click here).

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Panasonic G5 is the most sold overall camera at Amazon.

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You really don’t see that usually with a Micro Four Thirds camera: Right now the most sold camera at Amazon US is the Panasonic G5 (Click here to see the ranking). This is the overall ranking containing all cameras (compact, DSLR and mirrorless). This happens because of the great G5 double lens kit deal for $437 (Click here to see it).

24hours ago I wrote how bad Mirrorless sales were doing in US and Europe. And we were questioning about the possible reasons for this. We probably need more of this kind of deals to push the sales?

All new deals of the day (EU and US) at DealsRunner.com.

 

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Mirrorless sales in EU and USA doing pretty bad.

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Vitaly from Personal View (Click here) analyzed the CIPA data (pdf here). He highlighted in red where the sales shrinked and in green where there was a growth. As you can see oversea sales (means outside Japan) shrinked in all camera segments (from compact camera to DSLR to mirrorless). And mirrorless sales are doing worse than DSLR.

Europe: Almost half of cameras were sold compared to the previous period. While the DSLR sales had a minus 10% only.
USA:  Around 30% less mirrorless cameras sold while DSLR had a negligible 3-4% loss only.

Question: Is the mirrorless hype over? What has to be done to bring mirrorless cameras back to success?

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$75 on the special E-M5, E-PL5 and E-PM2 kits.

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Olympus is not only running the discount on their “normal” cameras and lenses. Also their three special kits got a $75 discount. Note that the E-PL5 and E-Pm2 kits have exactly the same price as the Normal camera+lens kits. So grab the superkits instead!

Olympus E-M5 with 17mm f/1.8 Silver kit with metal hood and metal lens cap at Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Olympus E-PL5 with 14-42mm lens, case, mini tripod, and memory card at Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Olympus E-PM2 with 14-42mm lens, case, mini tripod, and memory card at Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).

The full Olympus deal pages at BHphoto (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and Amazon (here the cameras and here the lenses).

All new deals of the day (EU and US) at DealsRunner.com.

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Rumors from others: Samsung goes Android, Sony makes new RX and Fuji X100s gets water damaged.

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There will be no new MFT announcement this month. But the compettiton isn’t standing still and we will see many new cameras in the two coming weeks:

Samsung:
Samsung will launch the Galaxy NX camera with Android OS on June 20. (more info at MirrorlessRumors).

Sony:
Sony will launch two new RX cameras, the RX1R and RX100MII. (more info at MirrorlessRumors).

Fuji:
Fuji will announce a new entry level X camera. But they better be sure to take care of their shipments because the latest Fuji X100s US shipment got water damaged :) (more info at MirrorlessRumors).

 

Reminder: The big Olympus and Panasonic camera and lens release are expected by late August and early September.

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