October 1, 2010
Posted in news

Download the AG-AF100 presentation file.


Image courtesy: Norman Princen

Norman Princen just sent us the following text:

I attended DV Expo today and sat through the AG-AF100 presentation by Jan Crittenden. I had my GH1 with me and snapped photos of her presenting the charts with intent to post them here. After the presentation, I asked Jan for permission to post my shots of the slides on DVXUser. To my surprise, she offered to give me the original presentation file! So, attached to this message are a link to a picture of Jan presenting the first slide and a link to the entire presentation converted to a PDF for everyone to read. There are a few new nuggets in the presentation, including the new official price of $5,000.

Download: http://www.mediafire.com/?2j3qiaa7gcu7snp

More info here: http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread.php?t=224660

Thanks Norman Princen

September 30, 2010
Posted in reviews

First Panasonic GH2 review at Grafika.cz

Grafika.cz (Click here) posted the first Panasonic GH2 review. There are many image samples from 160 to 12.800 ISO.

Are you satisfied with the GH2 image quality and noise handling?

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September 30, 2010
Posted in deals

The Panasonic GH1 deal is back (again for $999)

The big GH1 deal is back. Click gere ot get the GH1 with 14-140mm lens for $999 at Amazon (via J&R).

This makes the current Panasonic deals offer even bigger:

1) Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10 with 14-42mm Lumix G Vario f/3.5-5.6 MEGA OIS Lens for $409.95 at Amazon (Click here).

2) The Panasonic GF1 + 20mm lens deal is still ongoing. You can have it for $674.95 at Amazon (Click here). That’s a nice $50 price drop!

3) The Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 lens is in Stock for $336.95 at Amazon (Click here).

4) The Panasonic 45-200mm is in Stock for $265.00 at Amazon (Click here)

September 30, 2010
Posted in reviews

Three very interesting Panasonic GH2 AF speed test videos!

Panasonic GH2 autofocus speed test on follwing three lenses:

- Panasonic 20mm f/1.7)

- Leica 25mm f/1.4)

- MZD 17mm f/2.8)

Panasonic GH2 – AF in low light test

Panasonic GH2 Light Speed AF Test (AFC)

So what do you think about the AF performance? Very fast and precise or not?

Thanks Jesper

September 30, 2010
Posted in reviews

Panasonic GH2 raw MTS footage now available for download (via EosHD)

Andrew Reid from EosHD just posted a new GH2 video you can download here: http://www.vimeo.com/15410936. It’s shot in 1080/50i and taken with a Panasonic GH2 prototype present at Photokina. Andrew also discovered some more iteresting things: “On the final day there I spotted a few more GH2 features. It now has an option in the menu for Continuous Preview which gives a what-you-see-is-what-you-get live view display in manual stills mode without having to switch to movie mode. A feature I wanted, and it seemed Panasonic realised was lacking on the GH1. Manual audio control allows us to adjust levels, which can only be a good thing – I also noticed that sound from the onboard mic seems much improved.Also Panasonic’s new press release confirms the presence of live HDMI out, simultaneously whilst recording video. It even goes as far as mentioning that this is for professional monitoring on sets. It does seem that they really are listening quite well to us filmmakers! I doubt it is an uncompressed output like on the AF100 with it’s HD-SDI output but I do know for what it’s worth that the GH2 has much improved HDMI output quality all round, without the same loss of fidelity and colour that the GH1’s had. The HDMI spec is now at V1.4 to support 3D as well.

Meanwhile one for our readers (Joe) found that GH2 image samples on Flickr (Click here).

Request to our european readers. Is there any European store having the GH2 available for preorder? I only found it at Amazon UK and Amazon France :(

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