G6, LF1 and 14-140mm pricing and US/UK preorders!

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The new Panasonic stuff US pricing, shipment info and preorder links are here:
Panasonic G6 at Amazon (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and at Wex UK (Click here).Shipment End of June.
Panasonic 14-140mm lens at Amazon (Click here), BHphoto (Click here) and at Wex UK (Click here).
Panasonic LF1 at Amazon (Click here), BHphoto (Click here)Adorama (Click here) and at WexUK (Click here). Shipment End of June/early July.

My personal thoughts on the new stuff:
The G6 is a nice camera although I would have liked to have the multi-aspect feature of the GH2. And finally we have focus peaking! I know some of you don’t like the new G6 design…but I actually do not dislike it (it looks a bit similar to the Leica S2).
What I really do like a lot is the new 14-140mm lens. A lot smaller, lighter, a bit faster and with Power OIS. All that for a lower price compared to the previous lens. That sounds great! For comparison, the new 14-140mm lens has the same size as the Canon 18-55mm kit lens.The Panasonic is x10 and the Canon a X3 zoom. You choose :)
The LF1 is certainly not a camera that stands out when compared with the competition.

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Panasonic G6 and Panasonic LF1 and 14-140mm MFT lens announced!

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Specs and Preorders:
G6 at Amazon (Click here), BHphoto (Click here) and at Wex UK (Click here).
14-140mm lens at Amazon (Click here), BHphoto (Click here) and at Wex UK (Click here).
LF1 at Amazon (Click here), BHphoto (Click here) and at WexUK (Click here).

Previews and reviews:
G6 Hands-on at Dpreview, SmallCameraBigPicture, Techradar, Trustedreviews, Expertreviews, Photographyblog, Whatdigitalcamera, ePhotozine, Hybridcams (French) and official page at Panasonic.
LF1 hands-on photos at Photographyblog, Quesabesde (Spanish),

Image samples:
G6 at Panasonic website, Techradar.

Videos:
First Look Preview by Whatdigitalcamera, official shooting video by Panasonic, Italian presentation, Italian unboxing,

What’s hot:
The G6 gains considerably improved movie capabilities, including full exposure control, an external mic socket and the sensor from the GH2. It also adds the NFC-aided Wi-Fi for simple remote control and image download that we first saw in the GF6. it has the same GH2 sensor, albeit without that model’s multi-aspect feature. (Source: Dpreview).
14-140mm lens is smaller, lighter, less-expensive alternative to the original G Vario HD 14-140mm F4.0-5.8 ASPH Mega OIS. The latest version features three aspheric and two ED elements and an internal focus design with linear stepper motors to make the most of the faster focus processing of the latest Micro Four Thirds bodies (Source: Dpreview).
The LF1 marries the sensor from the LX7 to a longer, slower lens (but longer zoom range) and adds an electronic viewfinder (Source: Dpreview).

Official press release:
G6 press text at Dpreview, Pocket Lint, Cnet, Fotopolis (Polish), Imaging Resource, SystemKameraForum (German), Photoscala (German), DSLRmagazine (Spanish), Quesabesde (Spanish).
LF1 press test at Dpreview, Cnet, Dpnow, Whatdigitalcamera, ePhotozineSystemKameraForum (German), Photoscala (German), DSLRmagazine (Spanish), Quesabesde (Spanish).
14-140mm press text at Dpreview, ePhotozine, Photoscala (German), DSLRmagazine (Spanish), Quesabesde (Spanish).

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(FT5) LF1 with 28-200mm f/2,0-5,9 lens.

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I just got some info about the new LF1 compact camera with fixed lens and 1:1,7 inch sensors:
1) The sensor has 12 megapixels.
2) The lens specs are 28-200mm f/2,0-5,9.

P.S.: I am still not sure if the G6 16 Megapixel sensor is from the GX1, GH2 or GH3. All I got is the Megapxiel number. It could be that Panasonic didn’t specify that part. Anyway, we know the video quality is the same of the GH2.

The announcement will be at 6-7am London time. Meantime help me to find leaks on Panasonic websites like the one on the new 14-140mm lens :)

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(FT4) New E-P5 and E-PL6 info

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The image on top has been posted by Olympus China. It confirms that the new E-P5 will be displayed at the Shanghai show on May 11th. I have been told by a source that the official worldwide announcement will be made 2-3 days before the event.

And according to a source from Digicaminfo these are the prices in YEN of the new E-P5 and E-PL6 cameras:

  • E-P5 body 99,800 yen (770 Euro, 1,000 Dollars).
  • E-P5 with body cap lens included for 105,800 yen (816 Euro, 1,070 Dollars).
  • E-PL6 body 69,800 yen (538 Euro, 700 Dollars). with kit lens 79,800 yen (615 Euro, 800 Dollars). and with double zoom kit is 99,800 yen (770 Euro, 1,000 Dollars).

I calculate the price based on the current currency conversion. But keep in mind that the US price is usually lower than the from YEN converted price.

Reminder: The E-P5 has the same 16 megapixel OMD sensor, no built-in EVF, it has built.in WiFi.

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