Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!


Dear 43rumors readers,
I wish you and your family and friends a peaceful and happy Christmas Day! Enjoy the Holiday and spend the time with what that matters most in our life. I Thank You for all the company you give me every day, it’s a pleasure to be here with you even if I don’t really know you or have you ever seen for real.


E-P3 superkit Christmas deal by Adorama.


The Olympus E-P3 with 14-42mm Lens and Olympus Mini-Messenger Bag and 8GB SDHC Card is for sale with a $400 discount for a final price of $499 only at Adorama (Click here). The E-P3 is officially marked as “discontinued” at Bhphoto!

More US deals:
The Panasonic G3 sells for $249 at Amazon (Click here).
Also the GH2 and GX1 are discounted and selling well according to Amazon ranking (Click here).


The new Panasonic GH3 videos and tests roundup!


Barcelona 2012 test Panasonic gh3 from The Windcharger on Vimeo.

For now only European can find the GH3 in Stock and shipping. For example at Wex UK and Wex DE or on eBay (via Slidoo). Amazon Japan should have the camera in Stock for the first time tomorrow. US and Canadian readers have to wait a bit before the camera will arrive massively in their stores. Some auctions can be found one Bay (via Slidoo) while GH3 accessories like battery grip and mic are alreayd in Stock on eBay (via Slidoo) .Let’s check some of the latest video mostly shot by regular 43rumors readers that were lucky enough to get the camera before Christmas. Enjoy!

A GH3 Codec Test on Vimeo.
A first GH3 audio test by FrugalFilmmakers on Vimeo.
GH3 vs Hacked GH2 vs Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera vs 5DMKIII shootout on Vimeo. And you have to guess which camera is which!
Another GH3 flies on an Cinestar 6 multirotor (Vimeo).
A first GH3 test by Jon Bryant on Vimeo.
Nice video of Bragg Creek on Vimeo.
GH3 and snow on Vimeo.
GH3 50p slow motion test on Vimeo.

Panasonic GH3 in Stock status and price check: Amazon, Olympus US store, Adorama, B&H, eBay.


What if…Olympus would join Sonys new Full Frame mirrorless system?


Image on top. The “Full Frame” OM-1 film camera.

In one year from now Sony will launch their Full Frame mirrorless system. I have absolutely no info yet if Olympus will get involved in that project. Sony and Olympus said that they will share their tech for future camera developments but there were never any talk about a joint adventure on the FF system. So it is highly unlikely it will happen but nevertheless there is a small chance. Sony desperately needs lenses for the system and the FF mirrorless system wouldn’t be a competitor of the MFT system because of the much higher price of the cameras.

And now, try to imagine a new joint FF system from Sony and Olympus. And Olympus making a $2500 Full Frame OMD camera….

Would you be interested in buying a camera like this?

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I am curious to here your opinion on that!

By the way, all OM film cameras were Full Frame! Here is the chronological ordered list of all OM film cameras ever made by Olympus. Click on the names to see them on eBay (ordered by first announced camera): M-1, OM-1, OM-1 MD, OM-1N, OM-2, OM-2N, OM-2S/SP, OM-3, OM-3Ti, OM-4, OM-4T/Ti black and chrome, OM-10, OM-20 (OM-G), OM-30(OM-F), OM-40 (OM-PC), OM-77AF (OM-707), OM-88 (OM-101), OM-2000.


Panasonic GX1 kit deal, X zoom price drop, 17mm 1.8 and GH3 in Stock.


There is a new deal on the GX1. You can get it with the Black X kit lens + T-Dimension AU SAA Power Cord / Adaptor + T-Dimension 3.0 LCD Protector + T-Dimension Cleaning Cloth for $582 at T-Dimension on eBay (Click here). There are many GX deals coming and going all the time. The GX2 really can’t be far away from the announcement. And to get notified on new GX1 deal on eBay just login and save this search at Slidoo (if needed change country in settings). The Silver GX1 X kit is in Stock for $499 at Amazon (Click here).

35-100mm X:
The $100 rebate on the Panasonic X zoom is now available by Amazon (Click here) itself!

The Gh3 is still out of Stock in regular stores like Amazon and BH. But some are auctions keep coming on eBay. Also in that case login and save that search on Slidoo to get notified.

17mm 1.8:
There is one single lens for sale via Popflash (Click here). Save that search on Slidoo to get notifications.