MFT sensor better than the $5,500 Leica FF sensor!

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Today DxOmark (Click here) published the full Leica M-E test results and the 18MP Full Frame sensor cannot match the newest MFT sensor quality. A pretty good result if you consider the price of the Leica M-E ($5,500 here at Amazon). Do you still want Panasonic/Olympus to go Full Frame? :)

One more US deal: Today also the Silver GX1 with X lens kit got a price drop and now sells for $499 at Amazon (Click here).

DxO news found via Lepidi.

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Definitely no Zeiss primes for the Micro Four Thirds system.

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My sources told me that Zeiss is going to announce three prime lenses for the X and E mount system in April. And Zeiss definitely will NOT introduce them for the Micro Four Thirds system! If you wonder why Zeiss decided to not make a MFT version is than read what they said back at Photokina in September: “We intend to concentrate initially on the biggest sensor size in this segment which is APS-C. It would be possible for us to make lenses for Micro 4/3-bajonet as well but we have not made a decision on that yet. If current APS-C lenses were also used for the Micro 4/3-bajonet, we wouldn’t be able to achieve the best tradeoff between lens size (weight), and image quality

I think there is another reason. The Sony NEX and Fuji X system have only a limited offer of lenses and it’s easier for Zeiss to sell their lenses.

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GX1 with X lens gets a $200 price drop…

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New deals:
One month to go until Panasonic will announced the new MFT cameras. I still didn’t get a 100% reliable info about a possible GX2 but in the meantime the camera got a new price drop and you can grab it for $499 with X lens at Amazon (Click here). That’s a $200 saving over the regular previous price.
There is also a new $120 price drop on the 12-50mm Olympus lens again at Amazon (Click here).

I am way more certain the GF and G series is going to updated. And also here we have running US deals:
G5 with kit lens for $499 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
GF3 with 14mm pancake for $299 at Amazon (Click here).
Many GF5 X kits for less than $400 on eBay (via Slidoo). Some of them are Power sellers

GH3 is in Stock at Amazon US (Click here).

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