BH marks some E-P3 kits as “discontinued”

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The well known US store BHphoto just marked most of the E-P3 kits as being “discontinued” (Click here to see the list). This doesn’t necessarily mean that the successor is coming but it matches the rumor we posted two weeks ago saying that new Olympus cameras are going to be announced within the next 2-3 months. Question is what’s coming?

Meantime, the E-PL5 is in Stock at Amazon and BHphoto. And so the E-Pm2 (Amazon and BHphoto). But the most sold camera at Amazon is the Panasonic GF3 (ranking here).

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Surprise: The NEX-5R and E-M5 have the same Dynamic Range!

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How much difference in dynamic range do we have between the Sony 16 Megapixel sensor of the new NEX-5R and the 16 Megapixel Sony sensor of the Olympus E-M5? That question has just been answered by DxOmark (Click here). And it’s quite a surprise to see that both cameras have exact the same dynamic range! The only real difference is that the E_m5 has no ISO 100 and that’s why the NEX-5R has a better overalls core. But from ISO 200 up to ISO 12800 both cameras are delivering the same performance. The question now is, why can’t we have ISO 100 on the E-M5 too?

UPDATE: Some people still think that I made up the story of the E-M5 having a Sony sensor. Guys, Hiroyuki Sasa CEO of Olympus said it!!! Here is the source: DC.watch.

E-M5 Case deals:
There is a small E-M5 $30 price drop via third party resellers on Amazon (Click here). Plenty of refurbished E-M5 in US at Cameta (Click here) and in Europe at Olympusmarket (Click here).

E-M5 Case:
There is the official CS-36FBC Olympus case. A leather half case from Hong Kong. A full leather case with strap from Cina. Than we have half cases from two well known producers, Zelenpol, Kaza and Gariz.

E-M5 Batteries, and other things:
The Olympus GS-4 strap and the DSTE E-M5 batteries you have to use with an extra charger. There is an E-M5 car charger a new E-M5 LCD screen and a Front Cover+ Top Panel.

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Great GH3 hands-on by TheCameraStoreTV

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You really have to watch the video on top. It’s the best GH3 review I have seen til now! Really a great work from these guys! And here is a well deserved big link to their GH3 preorder store: www.thecamerastore.com.

GH3 preorders at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here)Panasonic US and in Europe at Wexphotographic UK and Technikdirekt. Shipments starts in mid December!

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Europe: All MFT cameras you can get for less than 300 Euro/Pounds.

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And here is a new roundup of the MFT (MicroFourThirds) cameras you can buy for less than 300 Euro. Sorry if I include eBay stores only but it would take weeks for me to check every single store in every single European country. Take this post as an indication of how much you have to spend on a new MFT camera. If you find other stores having even cheaper offers than drop us a comment! Thanks!

Panasonic GF3:
Body only for 199 at Digitalcameraprofi DE.
Body with 14-42mm lens for 299 at Digitalcameraprofi.
Body with 14mm pancake lens for 285 at Crampton UK.
All GF3 eBay auction for less than 300 Euro/Pounds on Slidoo DE, Slidoo UK (Login to change the country of reference to IT, FR or other EU countries).

Panasonic GF1:
Body only for 275 at Wichern DE.
All GF3 eBay auction for less than 300 Euro/Pounds on Slidoo DE, Slidoo UK.

Olympus E-PM1:
Body only for 209 at Digitalcameraprofi DE.
Body with 14-42mm lens for 270 at Trustmultimedia DE, 275 at Mobileplanet DE, 280 at Web FR and 285 at Parkcameras UK.
Body with 14mm pancake lens for 285 at Crampton UK.
All GF3 eBay auction for less than 300 Euro/Pounds on Slidoo DE, Slidoo UK.

Olympus E-P1:
Body only for 279 at Digitalhandel DE.
All GF3 eBay auction for less than 300 Euro/Pounds on Slidoo DE, Slidoo UK.

Olympus E-PL3:
Body only for 253 at Topfoto DE.
All GF3 eBay auction for less than 300 Euro/Pounds on Slidoo DE, Slidoo UK.

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New lupe alike Kenko filter & E-M5 grip/stay (+ GH3 & E-PL5 tests)

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Don’t kow you guys, but I never saw a filter like this! It has been announced by Kenko-Tokina and you may check out their website to learn more about it. Looks  abit tricky, don’t knwo if I would carry one of these along my camera…

More news bits:
The US company J.B. Camera Designs made a new E-M5 grip&stay you can already buy on Amazon (Click here).
Frugalfilmmakers posted a short GH3 hands-on report. Full size GH3 image samples by Optyczne.
Mobile01 (translation here) posted the full Olympus E-PL5 review.
Sgoldswoblog posted a short body cap lens test. Bye the way, you can win that lens by participating the latest E-P1.net contest.

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